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Rest in Peace Hobie Alter – The Passing of a Legend

Hobart “Hobie” Alter, who started out shaping surfboards, and ended up shaping a culture, passed away peacefully at his Palm Desert home on March 29 surrounded by his loving family. Born on October 31, 1933 in Ontario, California, he was 80 at the time of his passing.   Read more or make a donation to the Deer Harbor Volunteer Fire Department in honor of Hobie.

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.

Other Services offered by Orcas Island Community Foundation

  • The OICF office includes a conference room (max 8) available free to any nonprofit group; call 376-6423 to reserve it for a meeting or gathering. See a list of other Orcas facilities on our website.
  • Any Orcas nonprofit is welcome to use our bulk mail permit to send bulk mailings through the postal service. The PO asks that applications come through us, and that we coordinate a time to drop off the mailing at the post office.
  • TechSoup (www.techsoup.org) is a nonprofit that focuses on connecting other nonprofits, charities, or public libraries with technology products and solutions. OICF is a member of TechSoup and can help your organization purchase software and hardware. Check out their website and let us know if anything looks useful.

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