Over the next few weeks, each student in our class will be working independently to answer the question, "How can I create a nonprofit organization to serve people in need?"

To begin our projects, we'll first explore some basic questions about nonprofits.

What is a nonprofit organization?
  • Not trying to make a profit, trying to serve
  • Don’t pay income taxes
  • 2,000 nonprofits in Whatcom County
  • There are state and federal nonprofits
  • Federal nonprofits can offer "tax deductions"

What needs do these nonprofits serve?
  • Camp Firwood
  • Save the Children
  • Hoops of Hope
  • Whatcom County Pregnancy Clinic
  • Whatcom County Food Bank
  • Clean Water for Haiti
  • Christ the King Church
  • Lydia place – women and children (abused, housing)
  • Whatcom Literacy Council
  • Lighthouse Mission
  • Mt. Baker Theater
  • Woodland Park Zoo
  • Whatcom Museum
  • Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association
  • Evangeline International
  • Praise 106.5
  • The Prom Shop Project
  • Cloud Mt. Farms Center 
  • Bellingham Public Library
  • Bellingham Christian School
  • YMCA
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • Boys and Girls Club
  • Re-Sources 
  • Royal Family Kids Camp
  • F.A.C.E.S.
  • Alzheimer’s Association

What are some ways nonprofits get money?
  • Events
  • Grants
  • Individual donations
  • Businesses

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