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Bring a brown bag lunch or reusable lunch box to Bellingham’s Nonprofit Brown Bags meet-and-greets once a month. Each month will be hosted by a different nonprofit with a specific peer-learning focus. Brown Bags occur on the last wednesday of every month from 11:30am to 1:00pm at St. Luke’s Health Education Center. Get a sneak peek of the events below.

Nonprofit Brown Bags from January to April 2019

1/24 – Non-Profit Partnership and Collaboration

Summer Starr, manager of the Volunteer Center of Whatcom County, will launch the Nonprofit Brown Bags with a lesson on program mapping. Come ready to discuss the goals of your nonprofit and find common ground. The goal is for everyone to go home with a future collaborative effort in mind, building the first steps toward partnerships.  

2/27 – Tips and Tricks for Social Media

Shawn Kemp, co-founder and COO of Actionsprout, will share his knowledge on organic social media outreach and how Actionsprout builds momentum for events on Facebook. See how you can implement different strategies to enrich your nonprofit’s online participation.

3/27 – Equity and Diversity Roundtable

Addie Candib, Community Education Coordinator of Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center, will be hosting an open discussion on the value of diversity in the workplace. The conversation will focus on fair and honest policy and how the spirit of diversity can be made to resonate in company culture.

4/24 – Board and ED Relations for Small Nonprofits

Kirk Roberts of Free Range Nonprofit Solutions and Executive Director of 3 nonprofits recognizes that a small nonprofit may have blurred lines between the board and the rest of the devoted staff. He solemnly notes that everyone is there for a reason. This luncheon will focus on the importance mutual respect, patience, and empathy within your organization.

Get Involved

Each quarter, a steering committee meets to plan upcoming Brown Bags. The goal is to bring in a diverse group of speakers offering unique insights on nonprofit work. Please contact Summer Starr if you’re interested in participating.

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