Nonprofit Resources

OICF believes building the capacity of our nonprofit partners so that they can better serve the needs of the community is key to maintaining a vibrant community. OICF offers many services to all of the nonprofit and service organizations on the island, including:

  • Ongoing Best-Practices workshops
  • Use of the conference room at the OICF office (view calendar; call 360-376-6423 to schedule)
  • Board retreat materials including easels and paper and facilitation recommendations
  • Use of OICF’s bulk mail permit
  • Library of nonprofit books
  • Nonprofit directory

Resources from OICF’s Board Boot Camp

Data Points regarding Orcas Island and San Juan County

Salary & Benefit Surveys

Surveys conducted by OICF using SurveyMonkey to collect data about salaries and benefits offered by nonprofits on Orcas, Lopez, and SJI:

Helpful Online Resources for Nonprofits

  • BoardSource: National organization focused exclusively on good governance practices for nonprofit board of directors, chief executives, and funders.
  • Blue Avocado: “Practical, provocative, and fun food-for-thought for nonprofits” including Board Cafe (
  • GuideStar:  an information service specializing in reporting on U.S. nonprofit companies. In 2010, their database contained over 5 million IRS Forms 990 on 1.9 million organizations.
  • TechSoup: Technology resource aimed at nonprofit organizations featuring NPO discounts, discussions, articles, and recommendations.