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Nonprofit Partnerships

WCF / Nonprofit Partnerships


A healthy and vibrant charitable sector is critical to keeping our community strong.

Beyond grantmaking, we support local organizations with training, networking opportunities, and specialized endowment fund management.

Whatcom Nonprofit Network

Whatcom Nonprofit Network (WNN) strengthens local nonprofits by building relationships, sharing resources, and communicating the vital role of the sector in our community. Our monthly newsletter is packed with local, state and national opportunities and resources.

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Send content to by the first Friday of each month.

Read the latest WNN News here.

Below are just a few of the many local and regional resources we like:

501 Commons provides expertise to nonprofits through 30+ services, including a full range of management consulting; technology consulting (IT planning and database development); outsourced HR, accounting, IT infrastructure, and database management services; professional development and board training; and free information and referral services

Washington Nonprofits Some great resources include: “Boards In Gear” and Finance Unlocked for Nonprofits (FUN), actionable information and practical tools.

Bellingham Public Library Nonprofit Resource Center Information and tools to help grant-seekers find funds and to help nonprofits grow into vital community organizations.

Guide to Public Service Careers includes government, nonprofit, education and NGOs.

Board Match

Nonprofits need strong, well-equipped leaders. Board Match is designed for people interested in nonprofit board service; it offers a way to give back while advancing professional and personal goals, and it teaches skills for first-time or new board service.

Board Match is currently being redesigned, with plans to relaunch the program in 2025.  Contact us at or 360-671-6463 with questions or to be notified of registration details for our next session.

“I continue to hold so much appreciation for the incredible, adaptable, and powerful ways WCF is responding to community needs, and supporting us as we serve to do the same. Your trust-based philosophy and nimble and rapid responses are admirable, and this leadership is a beautiful model for others to aspire to.”

– Moonwater | Executive Director,
Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center