Registration Open for the 8th Annual NPI Summit

NPIMonday, May 23, 2016
9:00am – 4:00pm
(Registration Opens at 8:00am)
Campbells Resort, Chelan WA

The Community Foundation of NCW is pleased to host the 8th Annual NPI Summit!

Open to board, staff, volunteers and anyone interested in nonprofit work, the Summit provides professional development and unique training opportunities from experts in their field.

In this day-long conference, we’ll cover several topics related to nonprofit management and sustainability so that you can bring back tools and resources to better achieve your mission and grow your organization.

We are excited to have Nancy Straw of The Ford Family Foundation as our Keynote who will talk about “Making the Most of Being a Rural Nonprofit“. Other session topics include:

  • Leadership
  • Marketing and Branding
  • Crowdfunding
  • Fundraising
  • Board/Director Relations
  • Succession Planning
  • Finance
  • and Peer to Peer Learning Sessions
We are also excited about a few exhibits that will be at the Summit:
  • Washington Nonprofits will share information about the incredible array of nonprofit resources they have available to you
  • North Central Regional Library will bring information about their new Funding Information Network where you can find information about funding sources
  • Northeastern University will have information on their Nonprofit Management program and is sponsoring a yummy dessert break!

Registration is just $25 and includes a delicious lunch, including vegetarian and gluten free options!

This is going to be one of the best summits we’ve ever hosted, you don’t want to miss out this year!



The Nonprofit Practices Institute is a partnership between the Community Foundation of NCW and the Icicle Fund

Nonprofit Grant Writing Workshop Coming to Wenatchee and Twisp

grantwritingThe Ultimate Grants Toolkit

The Nonprofit Practices Institute (a partnership of the Community Foundation of NCW and the Icicle Fund) is hosting “The Ultimate Grants Toolkit” – an interactive workshop to guide nonprofit organizations through the grant writing process.

Facilitated by Maryn Boess of Grants USA, this workshop is designed for both new and seasoned grant writers, covering mission-centered grant-seeking, planning, research, and methods for writing a winning proposal. Participants will receive a comprehensive toolkit and reference guide containing all the topics covered during the workshop.

The Ultimate Grants Toolkit” will be held on Wednesday April 13, 2016 at Pybus Public Market in Wenatchee and Thursday April 14, 2016 at Aero Methow Rescue Service in Twisp. Both workshops are from 9am to 3pm. Registration is $15 and includes lunch.

Maryn has over 20 years professional experience in the nonprofit sector as a program developer and grant writer. She has garnered over $42 million in grants for her clients and as a grantmaker manages over $1 million a year in competitive grants for teacher training.


6th Annual Nonprofit Board Celebration Dinners – Reserve Your Seat!

Reserve by October 9, 2015

The Community Foundation of NCW is now taking reservations for the 6th Annual Nonprofit Board Celebration Dinners. In partnership with the Icicle Fund, the Board Celebration Dinner provides an opportunity to thank and recognize the dedication, leadership, and commitment of nonprofit board service across North Central Washington.

The dinner is open to volunteer board members serving nonprofits in Chelan, Douglas, and Okanogan counties. Guests can choose to attend on Wednesday, October 14, 2015 at Pybus Public Market in Wenatchee, WA or Thursday, October 15, 2015 at Sun Mountain Lodge in Winthrop, WA. Both dinners begin at 5:30pm and include a special presentation by Nancy Long, executive director of 501 Commons.

Reservations online are required along with a $75 refundable deposit to reserve a seat. The deposit is returned at the event. Attendees are welcome to bring a guest who does not serve on a board for a $75 non-refundable fee.

Seating is limited! Reserve online before October 9, 2015.

7th Annual Nonprofit Practices Institute Summit Registration Open

May 18, 2015 – Chelan, WA

2015SummitProgramAgenda-CropThe Nonprofit Practice Institute (NPI) will be hosting its 7th Annual NPI Summit on Monday, May 18th from 9:00am to 4:00pm at Campbell’s Resort in Chelan, WA. A partnership between the Community Foundation of NCW and the Icicle Fund, NPI provides training and professional development to help strengthen nonprofit organizations in the NCW region.

The Annual Summit is a day-long workshop that offers multiple sessions on various aspects of nonprofit management, including board governance, strategic planning, marketing, technology, growth and sustainability. This year’s summit includes a keynote by Donald Summers of Altruist Partners who will share management tools that drive an organization’s transformation and acceleration.

The summit will also include information on the coming changes of Community Foundation’s competitive grant program, which will now provide larger grant funding opportunities as well as a new crowdsourcing initiative, “Give NCW”, that the foundation will implement this fall.

The summit also provides important networking opportunities that allow nonprofits to learn and share best practices and discover collaborations that create efficiencies for impacting their communities.

Registration for the summit is $25 and includes lunch. This event is open to the public with focus on nonprofit board, staff, and volunteers; however, anyone interested in the topics covered is welcome to attend.



Now Accepting Applications for Nonprofit Leadership Circles Series

Community Foundation hosts program to support nonprofit leadership development

The Community Foundation of NCW is now accepting applications for Nonprofit Leadership Circles, an online peer coaching series for nonprofit executives. Ten participants will be selected to join one of two cohorts to increase competencies, effectiveness, confidence in leadership, and establish a professional peer network.

Pam Toal, a peer coach and consultant with 20 years of experience in leadership and management positions, will be facilitating the course. Pam is a former nonprofit CEO with extensive experience serving on boards and other community service roles and understands the challenges of leading complex and evolving organizations, specifically in philanthropy.

Open to nonprofit executive directors in Chelan, Douglas, and Okanogan counties, the series begins in September 2014 and meets monthly through March 2015 via the GoToMeeting online service and requires access to internet and high-speed connectivity. Tuition is $150 for the entire course and applications are due August 11, 2014.

This program is offered at a reduced rate thanks to the support of the Partners in Giving program at the Community Foundation. Partners in Giving is a special program that allows businesses, families, and individuals to significantly support the foundation without having to open a fund. To view a list of partners or become one, visit

To learn more about the leadership circles and apply, visit

Registration Open: Planned Giving 101

The Nonprofit Practices Institute is hosting a workshop on how to build a Planned Giving program for nonprofits on Tuesday, July 15 from 9:00am to 2:30pm at Wenatchee Valley College. In this course, you will learn how to establish and operate a program for securing planned gifts for your charity. The program is presented by Frank Minton of Planned Giving Services and Russell Speidel of Speidel Law Firm.

Online registration is required with a $15 fee that includes lunch. Learn more about the program, its presenters, and register online at

NPI Introduction to Plan Building – Registration Open

Dave Coleman, Presenter BoardTrek Nonprofit Consulting

Dave Coleman, Presenter
BoardTrek Nonprofit Consulting

Strategic Planning Workshop for Nonprofits

The Nonprofit Practices Institute (NPI) (a partnership between the Community Foundation of NCW and the Icicle Fund) and Washington Nonprofits are hosting a Strategic Planning Workshop for board and staff of nonprofit organizations.

This four-hour interactive workshop not only introduces strategic planning and gets you started. Some pre-work will be suggested for those who plan to attend, maximizing every minute of the time you spend at this event.

Presenter is Dave Coleman is the principal/consultant with  BoardTrek Nonprofit Consulting in Tacoma. He is a former grant maker with the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust and before that spent many years in local, regional, and national leadership with the Youth for Christ organization. His academic training includes a master’s degree in management from Chapman University. He is a leader of the Plan Builders program of Washington Nonprofits, and has a new book, Board Essentials, that has just been published.

We have two training opportunities available on Tuesday, March 25 at Pybus Public Market in Wenatchee and Wednesday, March 26 at Aero Methow in Twisp. 


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