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Around the Sound

Allen Realtors will be conducting free home buying seminars at 7 p.m. tomorrow and 1 p.m. March 14 at their office in Lakewood. Information will be available about the local real estate market, the home search and buying processes, and financing. Call 582-6111 for more information.

Nonprofit organizations will be shown how to effectively use the rapidly growing Internet social media to benefit their organizations in a special workshop from 9 a.m. to noon March 10 at Thurston County Community Television, 440 Yauger Way SW, Olympia. The South Sound Partners for Philanthropy will host the workshop, "There's An App for That: Social Media and Community Development" presented by Laurie Cirivello. Seating is limited.  Call TCTV at (360) 956-3100 to purchase tickets. The training is free to South Sound Partners for Philanthropy member representatives. Member organizations can send additional staff for $12.50 each. Non-member tickets are $25. Click here for more information.

March 2010

Around the Sound

Individual help with foreclosure issues will be available to the public during a free workshop from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 6 at the Evergreen College Tacoma Campus, 1210 6th Ave. Attendees should bring current photo identification and Social Security Number, last two years of W-2s and most current tax return; last two pay stubs and two months worth of bank statements; and complete file for first and/or second mortgage. More information is available at and

Lift your glasses and toast to a fun-filled evening of jazz and wine at the 7th Annual Old Town Jazz & Wine Festival from 4 to 10 p.m. March 6 at Slavonian Hall,  2306 N. 30th St., Tacoma. Proceeds from the festival and silent auction will support the Tacoma Old Town Park Performance Stage Project, headed by the Old Town Business and Professional Association, with the goal of building a permanent outdoor performance stage in Old Town Park. Click here for more information.

March 2010

Thurston EDC selects recognition award finalists

The Thurston Economic Development Council has selected finalists for its Business Recognition Award.

In the Small Business category are 94.5 Roxy - KRXY FM, Scott Home Inc. and Shea Carr Jewell. The New Business category includes Diamond Technologies Inc. Fosbre Academy of Hair Design and Olympia Systems Inc.

March 2010

AmeriCorps has fall openings

More than a thousand slots are available this fall for people to serve their local communities while earning money for college.

Applications for AmeriCorps positions that begin during the fall are being accepted by the Washington Service Corps. Members serve with nonprofit organizations and local government agencies to address community needs, such as tutoring at-risk youths, fighting poverty, restoring waterways and preparing communities for disasters. In return, they receive a monthly stipend and an education award that can be used for college costs.

March 2010

Goodwill gets $1.36 million for older workers

A $1.36 million federal grant will provide more job training and placement services for older workers, particularly in Pierce, Thurston, Grays Harbor and Lewis counties where waiting lists are longest.
The Department of Labor grant will pay for 140 placements into the Tacoma Goodwill's Senior Community Service Employment Program, according to Richard Corak, director of Workforce Development for Tacoma Goodwill. The money also will provide for additional case management in South Lacey and Yakima, where the emphasis will be on Hispanic outreach. Additional recruitment of host agencies also will take place.

March 2010

Intra-Designs Inc. seeking grant nominees

Intra-Designs Inc. is accepting applications from local nonprofit companies for its creative services grant program.
Organizations may apply for funding to help their Web design and marketing needs in the range of $2,500-$5,000 for work during 2011.

March 2010

Nonprofits reducing, rebalancing, rethinking

In the face of declining revenue from donors, granting agencies, federal and state governments, and underwater endowments, nearly all nonprofit organizations felt the squeeze during 2009, according to Grant Thornton LLP's seventh annual "National Board Governance Survey for Not-for-Profit Organizations."

Organizations responded with all around cost cutting - including 57 percent of respondents reporting reductions in personnel. In addition, among the many policy changes boards undertook last year, Form 990 review was by far the leading focus for change. Consequently, more than half (55 percent) established formal policies for their board members to review the form, up from about 22 percent during 2008.

February 2010

Providence hospitals receive grants to expand palliative care

The Regence Foundation has awarded a combined $83,700 to Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia and Providence Centralia Hospital to expand access to palliative care services in their communities.

Providence St. Peter received a $63,000 grant to expand its existing inpatient palliative care program and provide palliative care education to area health providers. Providence Centralia received $20,700 to develop its hospital-based palliative care program.

February 2010

People on the Move

The Community Foundation of South Puget Sound has chosen its 2010
officers. Leading the 18-member board of directors are:  Marsha Tadano Long, state agency director, retired, chair; Mary Thompson, Thompson Consulting, vice chair; Gordon Shewfelt, Security State Bank, treasurer; Lori Drummond, Olympia Federal Savings, secretary; and John Clees, RSM McGladrey, past chair. New members include: Greg Rhodes, Younglove & Coker PLLC; Brian Vance, Heritage Bank; and Mary E. Williams, community volunteer. Continuing board members are: Dennis Adams, Virgil Adams Real Estate; Mike Barnard M.D.  Blase Gorney, Blase Gorney Design Ltd.; Tracey Lowrey, community volunteer; Dan O'Neill, Great Western Supply; Bob Buhl, Bob Buhl Insurance; Stefani Parsons, community volunteer;  Larry Poplack, Cooper Point Advisors LLC; Thomas L. Purce Ed.D., The Evergreen State College; Bret Wilhelm, Wilhelm Financial Services PLLC; and Rodney Youckton, Lucky Eagle Casino.

February 2010

Affordable and homeless housing grants available

Thurston County has about $2.55 million from the HOME & Affordable and Homeless Housing Programs that is available to organizations that produce, preserve or maintain low-income or affordable housing within the county.

The money also may be used for financial assistance and services to homeless households and for operational support to organizations that provide housing services that meet the goals of Thurston County's Ten-Year Homeless Plan and the HOME Consolidated Plan.

February 2010
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