Below is a list of upcoming workshops and past workshops and gathering for Orcas Island nonprofits.

Upcoming Workshops


Introduction to Board Service, April 12 from 12-1pm via Zoom.

The Orcas Island Community Foundation is hosting an Introduction to Board Service on Tuesday, April 12 at noon via Zoom.  This hour-long program will provide an overview on Board responsibilities and how to select the right Board to make the most of your contributions. Content will be geared towards those who are new to Board service or who are considering future service. Topics will include rules and responsibilities, how to assess organizational culture to assure a good fit, understanding financial statements, and more. 

To register, call 360-376-6423 with questions.


Hone Your Board Skills

Are you interested in building your Board skills?  This spring, Washington Nonprofits is hosting a series of three Board trainings focused on the key cornerstones of effective board performance: board practice, finance, and law.  The series is on Zoom and available for free, thanks to support from the Secretary of State.  These programs will provide an excellent refresher on roles and responsibilities for all.

The first class is Boards in Gear, on April 19th, followed by Finance Unlocked for Nonprofits on May 11th and then Let’s Go Legal on June 8th

Sign up as an individual or sign up with your full Board.  Register here.



Dental Van, April 13–16
Dental Van, September 19–22
Dental Van, November 2–5

Checkout Washington Nonprofits calendar for online trainings.

Past Workshops and Convenings for Orcas Nonprofits


Dental Van: 4visits/year
Infrastructure Webinar, March 1


Dental Van: 4 visits/year
Nonprofit Wage & Benefit Survey, July
Walks with Hilary, summer


Intro to Board Service, January 15


Dental Van: 4 visits/year
Fundraising Workshop: How to Keep your Donors with Mazarine Treyz, January 17
Intro to Board Service, June 5
Special GiveOrcas Campaign in support of OPAL’s April’s Grove, June/July
LTAC Application workshop w/Rick Hughes, July 9
Executive Directors Round Tables x 3


Dental Van: 4 visits/year
Board Boot Camp with Diane Berreth and Hilary Canty 9/20
Eastsound Walk 7/19 and 8/9
SJC Prosperity Report 5/31
Medical Providers Roundtable 3/29
Roles & Regs: Workshop for Public Districts 1/10


Dental Van: 4 visits/year
Nonprofit Website Training with Kevan Rayne 2/1
Finance Unlocked for Nonprofits (online): Erin Welch and Nancy Bacon – Washington Nonprofits 2/7
Nonprofit Legal Checklist Webinar 3/7
Getting the Most Out of Your Board Webinar 5/31
Fundraising with Susan Howlett 6/7
Planned Giving: tools available for legacy giving” with Cornerstone Advisers 10/12
Ethical Wills Workshop with Margie Fox 10/23


Dental Van: 4 visits/year
Boards in Gear with Washington Nonprofits & Secretary of State 3/16


Dental Van: 4 visits/year
Wills & Estate Planning with Anthony McCormick 6/26


Dental Van: 4 visits/year
MLK Day of Service 1/14
Board Boot Camp 3/14
Fundraising with Susan Howlett 5/14


Dental Van: 4 visits/year
OICF Grant info workshop 1/13
Financial Workshop 5/13
Enterprise Risk Management Workshop w/Frank Topper 6/13
Measurements Workshop with Jim Connell 11/13


Dental Van: 3 visits/year
Board Boot Camp 6/12
Financial Statement Workshop w/Erin Welch 6/12


President’s Roundtable meetings-all year (Gates Capacity Building Grant)
Board Boot Camp 5/11 (Gates Capacity Building Grant)
Power of Stories Wksp w/Scott Farnsworth 6/11 (Gates Capacity Building Grant)


Volunteer Fair/MLK Day 1/10
Meaningful Financial Reporting for NPOs with Kathy Wehle 2/10
Board Boot Camp 5/10
Nonprofit Accounting Basics w/Alan Strand 6/10
Bulk Mail Workshop


Best Practices for the Nonprofit Board 3/09
Fundraising in Tight Times 6/09
Grant Writing Basics with Nanette Pyne 11/09
New 990 Form with Jane Searing of Clark Nuber 9/09