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Thank you to everyone who joined us for virtual meetings in April, May, and June. Our August "Laughter and Lemonade" summer party was a huge hit, and provided a much-needed (and well-deserved!) opportunity to have fun together. Our monthly meetings are wonderful opportunities to connect and share ideas, perspectives, wisdom, and encouragement, as well as receive valuable educational content relevant to our current situations. 

South Sound Partners for Philanthropy Meetings

Meetings are usually on the first Wednesday of each month

NEXT MEETING: Wednesday, September 16*, 2020

The board postponed the September 2 to Wednesday, Sept. 16, at 8:30 a.m. We experienced scheduling conflicts with panelists. We apologize for the last minute change and thank you for being flexible. We look forward to seeing you September 16!

Time:  8:30-9:30 a.m.

Location: ZOOM (invite will be sent to members via email -- if you are interested in attending a meeting as a guest, please email info@celebrategiving.org)

TOPIC: "Standing Out During a Presidential Election": This year not only marks a new, uncertain time with the COVID-19 pandemic, but also a presidential election year. Nonprofits and political candidates will be fighting for peoples' attention...how can you nonprofit stand out? Join us Wednesday to hear more on how your message can stand out in the midst of constant information overload.


Jim Kainber: Political and nonprofit fundraising

The Kainber Company

Doug Mah: Political and campaign strategy

Doug Mah & Associates, LLC

Elaine Vradenburg: Nonprofit messaging/storytelling and best practices

Window Seat Media

Membership is open to any nonprofit organization.  

Founded in 2000, South Sound Partners for Philanthropy is a consortium of more than 40 South Sound nonprofit organizations dedicated to promoting philanthropic efforts in Thurston, Mason, Lewis, Grays Harbor and Pacific Counties. The goal of the group is to work collaboratively to increase the awareness of local needs and the vital role that giving locally plays in the success and health of our community.

Residents of Olympia, Tumwater, Lacey, and rural Thurston County typically donate millions of dollars to local non-profit organizations that support the arts, health and human services, education, the environment, youth programs, senior services and much more. A recent community assessment reported more than half of Thurston County residents volunteer and more than two-thirds contribute financially to charities.

Members of South Sound Partners for Philanthropy hold each other accountable to a high standard of fundraising ethics so donors and volunteers in our community know that their time and money is being put to best use. Members collaborate on a variety of projects and communicate regularly to ensure that resources are used effectively and efficiently.

South Sound Partners provides regular education and training sessions to both members and the community at large so new and innovative ideas are brought to the forefront. In addition, education is provided to donors regarding planned giving and estate planning.

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South Sound Partners for Philanthropy
P.O. Box 4182
Tumwater, WA 98501

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