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First Grant Cycle Open in August 2018

Due to the generosity of a local donor, the Whidbey Community Foundation will provide grants to Human Service organizations “that act on and respond to the needs of people in need.” Grant applications for up to $5,000 will be accepted through the website from 8/1 to 8/31. See For Nonprofits and Apply for a Grant for online link to the grant application.

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Board Training Held in May 2018

Almost 70 board members and staff of Whidbey nonprofits attended free training in May provided by Whidbey Community Foundation. WCF Board Member Sara Kelly and her father Doug Kelly, both attorneys, donated their time to provide workshops on the Legal and Financial Responsibilities of Nonprofit Board Members. The workshops were provided free to Whidbey nonprofits, and held at the South Whidbey Community Center and the Oak Harbor Senior Center.

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Free Workshop! Legal and Financial Responsibilities of Non-Profit Board Members

One of the most important roles of a non-profit board of directors is to ensure that the organization complies with all applicable local, state and federal laws and to protect the organization’s financial assets. But what does that mean?

During this two hour program we will explore: What are the legal responsibilities of a board of directors? What kind of fiscal oversight is a board of directors required to provide? What are a board member’s individual responsibilities? What are the best practices for risk management?

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Whidbey Couple Bequests Portion of Estate to Whidbey Community Foundation

A local couple who retired to Whidbey Island 8 years ago from Seattle has recently decided to bequest a portion of their estate to the Whidbey Community Foundation.

The couple, who wish to remain anonymous, was recently updating their Will in conjunction with their periodic estate planning and decided to include the local community foundation after learning about the Whidbey Community Foundation’s ability to extend their legacy of giving even after their death.

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Nonprofit Training: “Tools for Running an Effective Nonprofit”

Whidbey Community Foundation is co-sponsoring a training session with Washington Nonprofits in Mount Vernon on April 21, 2018. Tools for Running an Effective Nonprofit is a daylong workshop for leaders of small organizations, completely or mostly run by volunteers, covering the basics on how to deliver on their missions. The training will be delivered by Washington Nonprofits, and will draw on tested tips and tools on boards, finance, law, and planning.

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