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Nonprofit Network Southwest Washington to Be Absorbed by Greater Vancouver Chamber

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The Nonprofit Network Southwest Washington (NNSW) and the Greater Vancouver Chamber have reached an agreement for members of the NNSW to become members of the Greater Vancouver Chamber’s Nonprofit POD (Pathways to Opportunity and Development).

Vancouver, WA - The Greater Vancouver Chamber (GVC) and the Nonprofit Network Southwest Washington (NNSW) today jointly announced a decision that aims to combine, strengthen, and expand the resources to support and advocate for local nonprofit organizations with a stronger voice in the region. Effective April 14th, 2023, all NNSW members became part of the GVC’s Nonprofit POD (Pathways to Opportunity and Development). This program, presented by Umpqua Bank, was built to assist nonprofit organizations and provide them access to a network of experienced experts, training, civic engagement, advocacy and more.

Both organizations have had a long-standing shared mission to support nonprofits through education, relationship building, and advocacy. This decision will consolidate resources to deliver a comprehensive and coordinated range of services to the members of both organizations, while decreasing the duplication of efforts.

“Southwest Washington is home to some of the Pacific Northwest’s most effective nonprofit organizations. Nonprofits today are looking to use their resources as wisely as possible. Joining forces with the GVC’s Nonprofit POD presents expanded opportunities to all members of the NNSW. We want the Nonprofit POD members to take advantage of all the investments the corporate partners and private donors are making in our community,” mentioned GVC President & CEO John McDonagh.

“We believe this decision will lead to significant advantages for the community. Bringing together the strengths of both the Nonprofit Network Southwest Washington and the Greater Vancouver Chamber, we better position our local nonprofits for success and sustainability,” added McDonagh.

According to NNSW Board President Sherri Bennett, “the Nonprofit Network Southwest Washington Board has deliberated this type of move for years. Many of our members are already affiliated with the Greater Vancouver Chamber. We’re excited about the opportunities this change will afford nonprofits across the region."

This change will strengthen and expand the membership benefits and increase visibility for more than 300 members of the GVC’s Nonprofit POD through networking, marketing, training, education, advocacy, peer cohorts, donor development, volunteering, and referrals.

To make the integration process and delivery of services as smooth as possible, the Greater Vancouver Chamber has been working closely with the NNSW Board of Directors and partners of both organizations.

For more information about the GVC’s Nonprofit POD and how to be involved in this program as a nonprofit organization or a corporate partner, visit:

About the Greater Vancouver Chamber

SW Washington’s largest business organization, the Greater Vancouver Chamber (GVC), with nearly 1000 members, has been Moving Business Forward in southwest Washington for over 130 years through business advocacy, community building, education, and creating visibility for our members. The Chamber is a supportive alliance of diverse member businesses, individuals, and organizations, working together toward long-term business prosperity. The GVC is the heart of Clark County’s business community, advocating for sound, sensible and dynamic policies that ensure a vital economic climate and prosperity for all. For more information, please visit

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