Give Where You Live: Annual Grants now Online

GiveWhereYouLive smOICF’s Annual Grants have been vetted and presented by the Grants Committee and are ready for your review and consideration!  We are excited about this year’s proposals and the good work being done in and for our community.  We hope you will join us in donating to one of the 32 vetted opportunities listed. Go to http://giveorcas.org to review the list and make a donation.

OICF Fundraising Workshop Scheduled for May 8, 2014

fundraising smallSusan Howlett (susanhowlett.com) is coming to Orcas!   Join us on May 8 (8:30 am-4 pm at the Parish Hall) for a full day of Fundraising Skills building.  Susan Howlett has been helping organizations thrive since 1975. Her consulting has helped hundreds of groups clarify their missions and goals, create plans, and raise money from every type of source – joyfully! She offers simple, low-cost solutions that are easy to implement with the resources you have on hand. And she always brings chocolate.

Susan’s practical solutions to recurring problems faced by boards and staff have earned acclaim among grassroots organizations, major institutions, grantors and businesses alike. The most common refrain heard after one of her consulting sessions, retreats or classes is, “Now that makes sense. We can do that!” Cost is $25 per participant and includes lunch.

Seating is limited to 50. Please reserve your seat by sending in a check or paying online. We will be polling attendees ahead of the event to gather hot topic issues to include on the agenda. Due to the limited space, we ask that each organization send no more than three participants.

Orcas Island Community Foundation (OICF) fosters philanthropy to enhance and preserve the quality of life on Orcas Island.  Since 1995 OICF has: