vBBC, 5 February 2021 – The Bainbridge Community Foundation

Welcome to the 5th virtual BBC Friday of 2021 – Week #47 – with special guests Jim Hopper, Executive Director, and Brigette Yates, Development Officer, of the Bainbridge Community Foundation.

NOTES from this week’s meeting: BBC_vFriday47_5Feb2021

“The seeds of Bainbridge Community Foundation (BCF) were planted many decades ago. In the late 1970s, active citizens on Bainbridge Island recognized the need for a permanent and reliable source of income for area nonprofits when urgent needs arose—a complement to the annual fundraising of One Call for All“With residents so invested in the well-being of this island, it was no surprise that community members came together in 2001 to create the Bainbridge Community Foundation. The vision was simple: to encourage, inspire, and provide meaningful ways for people to enhance and sustain our unique way of life.” (bainbridgecf.org)

Brigette Yates joined BCF after working as Associate Director of Advancement for the Haring Center (a UW school and educational research facility). Prior to that she spent more than 10 years in advancement at UW, including at the School of Nursing and Regional Advancement. Brigette earned her MPA from UW’s Evans School of Public Affairs in 2010. She is the mother of three daughters, and her husband Jeremy is an estate-planning attorney in private practice.

Jim Hopper, Jim incorporates industry best-practices and a national perspective to guide the foundation through economic shifts and philanthropic trends. His leadership strategy is based on extensive experience serving nonprofits throughout the Pacific Northwest, particularly in the areas of operations and donor services. He lives on Bainbridge with his wife Sarah and their three children.

Be here – like virtually – be free, be businesswise. For, in a sense, me hearties, as serial entrepreneurials, we all be business wise! Really. Arr…

So Invite your friends and associates to join this strangely virtual-in-the-cloud event in real e-time and real e-space … and another delicious cup of vBBC!

(vBBC OfficeXpats hosted Zoom link is in BBC Newsletter. If you  wish to attend, contact Dave Kragen  [email protected].)

vBBC @ vOfficeXpats– virtual Madison Ave. N, Bainbridge Is., the virtual Pavilion.
7:30-8:00 – virtual coffee, check-in to Zoom, test connection, “wave” at others
8:00-8:55 – virtual BBC – Update from the Bainbridge Community Foundation 
8:55-9:00 – announcements, what’s next … what’s not …

Sincerely, the BBC management, KaveDragen Ink, and other entrepreneurial sentients from planet BBC.

vBBC Notices, News, Events

Accelerate Kitsap, Business Support Network acceleratekitsap.org: Multiple new business workshops through spring. With two workshops each month, topics include franchises, automating your books, email promotion, Google My Business, Zoom meeting mechanics, and HR compliance. Workshops are free and open to the public. 

Rosette Gault virtual art shows “Particle & Wave: PaperClay Illuminated” – Fuller Craft Museum, MA (fullercraft.org/event/particle-wave-paper-clay-illuminated) and Nora Eccles Harrison Art Museum, Utah (artmuseum.usu.edu/exhibitions/particlewave).

BBC Regular Bob Fraik 4-session seminar “Digital Memoirs” – at the Senior Center (biseniorcenter.org). 1:30 PM on Thursdays, January 14, 28, and February 11, 25. Preregister: [email protected]

Bainbridge Island General Store (bainbridgeislandgeneralstore.com). Visit the store, tell you friends. If you know of someone interested in joining the store, contact Natalie Rodriguez ([email protected]). To join, bainbridgeislandgeneralstore.com/join-the-general-store/.

Washington Tourism Alliance ShowWaLove campaign: if your business serves visitors and offers an ecommerce gift card, you can sign up to have your business represented. Visit the WTA program at ShowWALove.com. See the campaign promotional video youtube.com. Washington State businesses can sign up to participate in the program at. Thank you, Chris Mueller, visitbainbridgeisland.org.

Kitsap Economic Development Alliance:  New KEDA events! “Kitsap Digital Hour” (this Thursday, November 5th, 11:00-noon). More info athttp://kitsapeda.org/events/kitsap-digital-hour-2020-11-05/.

“Peace Peloton” w/ Doc Wilson. Peaceful demonstration on bicycles in support of black-owned businesses. peacepeloton.com

Compass And Clock Fall/Winter issue is out – compassandclock.com – Senior Info & Support Newsletter.

Honoring George Floyd & other victims of American systemic racism & police violence – the work for lasting change must continue: blacklivesmatter.com.

Bainbridge Recovers: bainbridgeislandcovid19.recovers.org/.  New COVID-19 community updates. Facilitating community preparedness and recovery. Residents: request help, donate, or volunteer. Organizations: click “I Represent a Local Organization.”

Creating Community Resilience. “Map Your Neighborhood”:  bifd.org/map-your-neighborhood.aspx. Bainbridge Prepares:  bainbridgeprepares.org. Scott James’ guidebook, “Prepared Neighborhoods” preparedneighborhoods.com.


    ISLAND BBC Business Community Related Links
OfficeXpats officexpats.com
Chamber Of Commerce bainbridgechamber.com & visitbainbridgeisland.org
Accelerate Kitsap, Business Support Network acceleratekitsap.org
Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network (BARN) bainbridgebarn.org
Bainbridge Island Downtown Association bainbridgedowntown.org
Bainbridge Island Library (KRL) krl.org/bainbridge-island
Bainbridge Island Museum Of Art biartmuseum.org
Bainbridge Island Senior Center biseniorcenter.org
Bainbridge Youth Services askbys.org
Compass & Clock Senior Resources compassandclock.com
Cook Family Funeral Home cookfamilyfuneralhome.com
Bainbridge Island Lodging Association destinationbainbridge.com
Farmers & Gardeners Guild farmersgardenersguild.wordpress.com
Helpline House helplinehouse.org
Housing Resources Bainbridge housingresourcesbi.org
Island Volunteer Caregivers ivcbainbridge.org
Olympic College Foundation olympiccollegefoundation.org
Rolling Bay Hall – Performance Art Venue rollingbayhall.com
SCORE Kitsap kitsapscore.org
Shelter Now Bainbridge shelternowbainbridge.com
Sustainable Bainbridge sustainablebainbridge.org
Toastmasters – Noon Edition bainbridgeisland.toastmastersclubs.org
Toastmasters – Evening Edition uspeakeasy.com
Tour Bainbridge tourbainbridge.com
Tulaa Cafe At Dayaalu Center tulaacafe.com & dayaalucenter.com
The Marshall Suites Concierge Service TheMarshallSuites.com
    ISLAND Emergency Preparedness & First Responder Links
Bainbridge Prepares Emergency Management bainbridgeprepares.org
Kitsap County Emergency Management kitsapdem.org
City of Bainbridge Island (COBI)
Bainbridge Island Fire Department
Bainbridge Island Police Department
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