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Nonprofit Learning Opportunities

Nonprofit Learning Opportunities

I wanted to share some online nonprofit learning opportunities that have come through my email box recently. There are lots of options for current new staff/board members, or people interested in joining your team. Please share widely! Washington Nonprofits...

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Unity

Unity

Sunset in Olga President Biden spoke of the need for unity during his inaugural celebration. It has me thinking about what unity means. It is more than accepting each other. True unity is our ability to recognize and act on our obligations to each other. It’s lending...

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Striving for justice

Striving for justice

As we prepare to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King on Monday and the inauguration of a new administration on the 20th, we are on guard as a Nation and as a community. The events at the Capitol on January 6th were both frightening and eye-opening. The white supremacist...

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The difference a decade can make

The difference a decade can make

I joined the staff of OICF just as the nation entered the economic crisis of 2008. It was an awakening for me personally and for the community as a whole. The nonprofit sector was not prepared as well as we needed to be. Boards were challenged to meet payroll much...

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Time for Reflection

Time for Reflection

Photo credit: Coleen O'Brien Happy New Year! As I reflect on the past year, I recall how, last New Year, I was anticipating OICF’s 25th anniversary and excited about the celebrations we were planning. Needless to say, those parties never quite materialized and the...

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All in Washington goes ALL IN

All in Washington goes ALL IN

I am writing to share some wonderful news. Last night we received word from the All In Washington Campaign that is providing a 100% match secured an additional $25 million from Jeff Bezos. This means that all donations to the Community Emergency Response...

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GiveOrcas fully funded

GiveOrcas fully funded

We shortened our GiveOrcas Holiday campaign this year and, frankly, didn't know quite what to expect considering the current situation. But wow; our community stepped up and delivered! Thank you. This year we raised $99,885 from 437 donors to fully fund 17 programs...

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Welcome, Flat Haley

Welcome, Flat Haley

Congrats to Peggy Rhoads, who guessed OICF's Flat Person correctly this year and was the winner of our drawing for $500 toward a nonprofit in this year's GiveOrcas Holiday Catalog! Peggy said, "What a surprise! All the possible organizations are worthy of this gift...

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Guess the 2020 GiveOrcas Flat Person

Guess the 2020 GiveOrcas Flat Person

While much of 2020 has been different, OICF is holding tight to the tradition of our 'Flat Person' mascot for the upcoming 2020 GiveOrcas.org Holiday Campaign! Tune in here--and on social media--for clues about this year's addition to our "Flat Family." Enter one...

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Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving

Future Pies of Olga There is much to be grateful for this week. The best news is that of the 33 people tested due to exposure at the public school, 32 are negative (the one positive is a family member of the original patient). This is especially wonderful, as it means...

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