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Seeing Results

One of the joys of living and working in a small community is that we can often see the impact of our work in the lives around us. A few months ago, I was visiting with my hair dresser, whose family was having housing challenges, as they recently left a job that...

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Get Connected

Joining a nonprofit board can be a great way to meet new people, use your professional skills, and contribute to causes that you are passionate about. With over 100 nonprofits serving the Orcas community, there is no shortage of opportunities to plug in. But…. ...

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Intro to Board Service Workshop

With over 100 nonprofits serving this community, the opportunities for Board service is great. The Orcas Island Community Foundation (OICF) is hosting a workshop for individuals who want to learn more about nonprofit board service. Content will be geared towards those...

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GiveOrcas Grants $237,000

The Orcas Island Community Foundation (OICF) capped the 2019 GiveOrcas Campaign with a festive celebration at Emmanuel Parish Hall on Wednesday, May 22. There was a great deal to celebrate as over 600 donors contributed and $237,000 was raised to support the many...

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Final Countdown

The generosity of this community is breathtaking.  The 2019 Give Orcas campaign has reached the final day. We did indeed meet and then beat my goal of 500 donors and are are now at 572 donors who have contributed over $209,000, fully funding 11 proposals. THANK...

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WaHOOOO!

What a remarkable week! We knocked the socks off our old record on unique donor game day with 432 donations raising $24,500 (last year was 302 donations for $20,000). Fantastic! Congratulations to the Early Childhood Education folks for top place with 92 donors,...

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Off and Running!!

Wowza! What a great start to the Give Orcas campaign! So far, we have had 114 individual donors contribute $57,000 in just TWO DAYS! The grantees are doing a great job engaging the community and seem to be having fun, as demonstrated in this video from the Senior...

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GiveOrcas 2019

On your mark, get set, GIVE! The 2019 GiveOrcas campaign will open this Wednesday, May 1st and run through May 17th. (www.giveorcas.org) There are 25 proposals in this years catalog that support a wide variety of programs serving the full span of the community. We are...

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OICF Investment Review

As part of OICF's due diligence to our stakeholders and community, the OICF Investment Committee conducted a review of Cornerstone, our financial advisers. The committee researched compliance, fees, and performance, as well as surveyed our fund owners. This week, they...

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