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  • 18 Dec 2014 7:08 PM | Beth Green (Administrator)


    Take Action for Affordable Housing in Shoreline!(An Advocacy Alert from the Housing Development Consortium (HDC)

    We have an exciting opportunity to make sure that Shoreline is a city where people of all incomes can thrive. The City is currently considering an incentive zoning policy for its 185thlight rail station area.

    Incentive zoning policies ensure that a portion of new development in select areas of a city is affordable to families earning low and moderate incomes.

    The Planning Commission is going over the details of this program with a fine toothed comb before sending them to Council, and we need to make sure the Commission and Council know how important affordable housing is for the city. Hearing from folks who live and work in Shoreline can really move them toward support.

    There are a few things you can do to help:

    • 1)      Email the Planning Commission and City Council using this easy link: We’ve pre-drafted a sample letter, so if you are in a time crunch, all you have to do is click send. If you have 5 minutes, wee strongly encourage you to edit the letter, letting them know that you live or work in Shoreline and are supportive of more affordable housing. Telling a story about the affordable housing needs you see in the community or the volunteer work you’ve done can be extremely effective.

    • 2)      Attend a Planning Commission or City Council meeting to testify in person. It’s not necessary to attend every meeting, but if each person can make one or two (or organize some friends to join them!) we can really make a difference. Here are some key dates:

    December 18: Planning Commission Meeting on Proposed Regulations, 7pm

    January 15: Planning Commission Public Hearing, 7pm

    January 26: City Council Discussion of Affordable Housing Regulations, 7pm

    February 23: City Council Adoption of Subarea Plan, 7pm

    Please let Kayla Schott-Bresler ( know which of these meetings you are able to attend, and if you are able to bring friends with you. HDC is happy to send along talking points and will be there alongside you testifying.

    Thanks for taking action for affordable homes in Shoreline! Best wishes for a happy and healthy holiday season!

  • 10 Dec 2014 12:55 PM | Beth Green (Administrator)


    Seattle Stand Down

    By ConnectUp on Dec 02, 2014 11:07 am

    Seattle Veterans Stand Down December 11 & 12, 2014

    If you or someone you know is veteran and are homeless or at risk of homelessness, we want to let you know about the Seattle Stand Down next Thursday and Friday at Seattle Central Community College.

    On December 11 and 12 the fourth annual Seattle Stand Down will take place at Seattle Central Community College.  This event is a “one stop” access point to community and Veterans Affairs social services. The event is all volunteer lead and supports our at-risk and homeless veterans by providing resources and services such as employment resources, housing services, legal advice, medical and dental assistance, food, and other social and human services. 

    FREE Services and Referrals Include:

    •             Medical Care

    •             Dental Care

    •             Legal & VA Assistance

    •             Housing Assistance

    •             Employment Assistance

    •             Counseling

    •             Financial Assistance

    •             Haircuts/ Showers/ Foot care

    •             Clothing & Food

    Thursday, December 11, 2014

    8 am to 4pm

    Friday, December 12, 2014

    8 am to 2pm

    Mitchell Activity Center

    Seattle Central Community College

    1718 Broadway, Seattle, WA (Capitol Hill)

    Metro bus routes 8, 9, 10, 11, 43, 49 and 60.

    For more information visit:

  • 20 Nov 2014 2:52 PM | Beth Green (Administrator)

     Joint King County Subregional Mobility Coalitions Convening 09/10/14 Meeting Summary

    Here is the link to read about this important work: 


    Joint King County Subregional Mobility Coalitions Convening-091014-Meeting Summary.pdf

  • 20 Nov 2014 2:01 PM | Beth Green (Administrator)

    Don't miss the 2015 FACES conference Crib to Classroom. A conference for early childhood educators, caregivers and parents of young children. This year's conference focuses on the importance of arts and sciences in early education.


    Please click the link for more details.    2015 C to C - Save The Date.pdf 

  • 10 Nov 2014 3:30 PM | Amy Pepper (Administrator)

    The Role of Effective Board Committees on Nonprofit Governance

    Join us to learn about the effective use of nonprofit board committees.

    The Role of Effective Board Committees on Nonprofit Governance
    Date: November 24, 2014
    Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Location:  DLA Piper, Columbia Tower, 701 Fifth Avenue, Suite 7000, Seattle, Washington 
    Phone: 206-839-4800
    Register by November 17 by clicking here.

    Presenters:  Seattle's own Judy Andrews, The Apex Law Group, will be presenting in-person during the last hour of the training. New York speakers include Liz Guggenheimer, Dep. Exec. Dir., Lawyers Alliance for New York; Theodore Altman, Partner, DLA Piper LLP (US); Jason R. Lilien, Partner, Zuckerman Spaeder LLP; Sean Delany, Executive Director, Lawyers Alliance for New York; Susan Burden, Board Chair &William J. Dionne, Executive Director, The Carter Burden Center for the Aging.

    Coffee, tea, water and and a light breakfast will be available.

    This seminar will provide information about the different types of board committees, and the pros and cons of delegating responsibilities to those commit- tees. It will review the difference between advisory committees and committees with authority to act on behalf of the board. It will then review relevant federal and state law issues as well as best practices related to the creation and oper- ation of board committees, including the role of board committees in reviewing executive compensation. Particular attention will be given to the charge of the executive committee. In addition, the board chair and executive director of a nonprofit with an active board committee structure will discuss practical consid- erations that help ensure your committees are operating effectively.

    This seminar is designed for executive directors, board and committee members, and other people responsible for nonprofit governance. It is also appropriate for anyone who wishes to strengthen their skills in this critical area. 

    Visit our website for more information.  Please let me know if you have any questions.

    Best regards,

    Jodi Nishioka

    Executive Director


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  • 15 Oct 2014 3:16 PM | Beth Green (Administrator)


    Celebrate Volunteers
    Making a Difference in North King County

    Tuesday, December 9, 2014

    Shoreline City Hall, Council Chambers

    Refreshments Provided

    It is not too late to nominate your favorite volunteer or volunteer program!
    Nominations due October 27th, 5:00 pm
    Nomination Application:   2014 Awards Nomination Form.pdf
  • 01 Oct 2014 2:27 PM | Beth Green (Administrator)


    Awaken Your Case

    Puget Sound Grantwriters Association

    22nd Annual Conference


    Washington Nonprofits is pleased to share information about this conference offered by one of our Nonprofit Support Organization partners, Puget Sound Grantwriters Association.  Please visit their website for more information.


    Awaken Your Case: Puget Sound Grantwriters Association 22nd Annual Conference

    October 29, 2014



    Washington State Convention Center
    Seattle, Washington



    The Puget Sound Grantwriters Association is proud to present its 22nd Annual Conference, “Awakening Your Case!” featuring keynote speaker Sonya Campion, President, Campion Advocacy Fund. Join your peers -- experienced grantwriters as well as those new to the field -- for practical, hands-on presentations on a wealth of topics. This year’s special focus on the Case Statement will offer you tools to revitalize your organization’s ability to win the confidence of potential funders. At lunchtime, taste something different: our first-ever "PSGA Smackdown," a no-holds-barred debate that will focus on the advantages and challenges posed by many funders’ newest approach, “Transformational Philanthropy.”

    $125 Members/ $175 Non-Members  Early bird before 10/18

    $145 Members/ $195 Non-Members






    The Puget Sound Grantwriters Association promotes responsible, effective grantseeking and fosters connections among grantseekers, non-profits and funders.  More information



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  • 17 Sep 2014 12:15 PM | Beth Green (Administrator)


    Navigating the Elder Care Maze

    “I need to find assisted living for my mom.”

    “My father-in-law doesn’t drive and can’t use Metro. He needs information on transportation options.”

    “I'm providing regular care for my adult son, who has a disability. I need help!”

    “Who do I call?!”

    Do those questions sound familiar? Finding help for an older adultundefinedyourself or a loved oneundefinedcan be a daunting task. Fortunately, two local programs provide guidance in navigating the maze of community and government programs:

    • ·        Senior Information & Assistance (1-888-4ELDERS) is the go-to number for anyone age 60+ and their family members who needs help identifying resources that meet their needs.

    • ·        The King County Caregiver Support Networkprovides guidance to unpaid primary caregivers of adults of any age who are unable to care for themselvesundefinedtypically family members or close friends or neighbors.

    Aging and Disability Services (ADS)undefinedthe Area Agency on Aging for Seattle-King Countyundefinedcurrently funds both programs. In the coming year, services may be enhanced to help a broader range of older adults and individuals with disabilities plan to live independently in the community.

    As part of that process, ADS would like community input. Please take a few moments to complete an online survey that will help with these important decisions. The survey is open through September 30. Here’s the link:

  • 11 Sep 2014 5:58 PM | Beth Green (Administrator)


    The Community Rallies to Host Giant Free Health Clinic at Seattle Center  
    More than 50 health, human service and civic organizations from across the State of Washington are joining together to produce Seattle/King County Clinic with Remote Area Medical® , Oct. 23 – 26, in KeyArena at Seattle Center. This giant health clinic offers a full range of FREE dental, vision, and medical care to underserved populations in the region.

    Healthcare professionals and other community volunteers will donate time, resources and expertise to serve as many as 4,000 patients at the four-day Clinic. “Organizing and implementing an event on this scale requires months of planning, hundreds of volunteers and dozens of actively engaged partners. It represents the serious dedication of a caring community to address healthcare issues at the local level, to make a difference for the most vulnerable among us,” said Christine Lindquist M.P.H., Executive Director of Washington Healthcare Access Alliance..

    In addition to the Clinic, a FREE resource fair will be held Oct. 25 – 26 in Seattle Center Armory to help individuals and families connect with local health, human and social service providers. HealthFest will include offerings ranging from free flu shots and health insurance navigation, to demonstrations of nutritional and fitness ideas, educational discussions and more.

    Learn more at: or 206-684-7200.  

  • 11 Sep 2014 5:54 PM | Beth Green (Administrator)


     As the new school year begins, it is sobering to reflect that 400 children are homeless in North King County. Homelessness affects all aspects of a child’s life including academic performance, the subject of this first blog by Firesteel, a network of Washington YWCA’s committed to ending family homelessness. If you are interested in joining efforts to end homelessness in North King County, The North King County Affordable Housing and Homelessness Work Group needs you. A new subcommittee to address homeless issues has just been formed. To become involved, contact Bill Kirlin-Hackett:

    Link to the Firesteel Article.

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