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2016 Nonprofit Classes and Trainings

Nonprofits address vital community needs and are an important part of our local economy. The Community Foundation supports many of these organizations through our grantmaking program, but we are also committed to increasing the health and capacity of local nonprofits by offering high quality workshops and trainings.

The Community Foundation is proud to offer three low-cost training and workshop opportunities for local non-profits in 2016.

March 3rd, 2016, “Boards in Gear”

“Boards in Gear,” will be held March 3rd from 4:00-8:00 pm at SPSCC’s Lacey Campus. This workshop will focus on the important role that boards play in the success of any organization.
Learn more about “Boards in Gears” HERE

March 15th, 2016,
“Best Practices in Raising Money for Your Organization”

“Best Practices in Raising Money for Your Organization,” will be held March 15th from 1:00-4:00 pm at the Holiday Inn Express in Chehalis. This comprehensive workshop will cover the four major building blocks of creating a solid fundraising strategy.
Learn more about this program offering HERE

March 29th, 2016,
“Planning for Program Success: Program Design, Grantwriting and More”

And finally, March 29 in Shelton at the Mason County PUD, from 9:00am – 4:00 pm we will offer, “Planning for Program Success: Program Design, Grantwriting and more . . . “ During this daylong workshop, participants will learn the key elements of building and implementing an effective non-profit plan.
Learn more about this program offering HERE

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IRA Notice

2016 Scholarship Applications Available Feb. 1st

All scholarships available through The Community Foundation will have instructions and applications posted here by February 1, 2016.

Please check back then to apply. We welcome your questions after the initial information is posted. Thank you!

Community Foundation Grants Awarded

The Community Foundation will award $486,650 in discretionary grants to 71 nonprofits in Thurston, Mason and Lewis counties prior to yearend.

“These grants reflect our donors generosity and their goal to strengthen our communities,” according to Foundation President & CEO Norma Schuiteman.

More information on the grants will be available here early in the New Year.

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