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Ho,ho,ho….here we go!

The big reveal happened! Colleen Smith is the 2018 Flat Ambassador for the GiveOrcas Holiday Catalog. If you see her about town, stop and take a selfie for a chance to win $500 for the organization of your choice (you can read more about it here). When you give to any...

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Fundraising Workshop: Keeping Your Donors

Fundraising Workshop: How to Keep your Donors January 17, 2019 1-5 PM $10 per person; sign up online or call 360-376-6423 to register You may have just survived a GiveOrcas campaign or your year-end appeal--or both! Now that the big push is over, are you seeing people...

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Who’s Flat Now?

The Give Orcas Holiday Catalog launches this Monday. There are 18 catalog items supporting a wide variety of community programs.  Here is a link to a sneak preview of this year’s catalog- www.giveorcas.org. As always, Kate has several games to keep it fun and...

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Happy Thanksgiving

Last week I mentioned the North Valley Community Foundation and the donations they are providing help to those impacted by the Camp Fire. It turns out that they are using the software Chris Sutton developed for OICF. They have been receiving donations from around the...

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Grateful

Recently, OPAL Community Land Trust invited OICF and the Community Resource Center to meet with the San Juan County Emergency Management team to begin discussing our roles in a natural disaster. Watching the fires unfold in California has brought the topic to life in...

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Veteran’s Day

I ‘m back! I had a great couple of weeks, hiking the desert with Hank, three days with the Asset Development Alliance in Boston and then three days with Ry soaking in the brilliant fall colors in New England. Happily back on Orcas enjoying the slide into the damp and...

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OICF Open House November 30

Come check out our new space! We will host an open house Friday, November 30th from 3-6 PM. Stop by to see our new office and conference room. We are at 33 Urner Street, Unit #4 - across the parking lot from Wild Island. Hope you can swing by to say hi. Hilary, Megan,...

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Affordable Housing for Orcas

The Orcas Island Community Foundation (OICF) recognizes that access to affordable housing is the most pressing need currently facing the Orcas community.  When our workforce, our seniors, and our young families can’t find places to live, the entire community suffers....

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Investing in Community

If you have been curious about the benefits of investing in your local Community Foundation, I welcome you to join us at the OICF stakeholders investment meeting, Wednesday, October 17, 4:30-6:30 at the Eastsound Fire Hall. Dave Drews and Mike Milojevich from...

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Call for Submissions

Nonprofits serving Orcas Island: Information regarding OICF's 2018 Holiday Catalog Call for Submissions is now online! The deadline for submissions is 5 pm on November 16, 2018. Please contact us if you have questions. Mark your calendar for our Grantee Info Meeting...

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