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South Sound Partners for Philanthropy Meetings

NEXT MEETING: Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Time:  8:30-9:30am

Location: ZOOM (invite will be sent to members via email -- if you are interested in attending as a guest, please email

Topic: Finding a PR Partner for Your Nonprofit
Speaker: Jocelyn McCabe, APR

You just hired a new executive director.

The Legislature is considering a bill that would create a hardship for your organization.

Your nonprofit is providing valuable outreach to the community during a pandemic.

When should you look for external communications help — and what does that involve? What kind of work does a PR agency do? (And how much does it cost?) Learn more about the world of public relations and public affairs and how hiring a PR agency might be a good fit for your nonprofit.

Jocelyn McCabe, APR (@jocelynmccabe)

With more than 25 years’ experience in media, public relations and public affairs, Jocelyn has provided communications advice to a broad array of Washington businesses, trade associations and nonprofits.

Her client list reflects a cross-section of industries and interests including health care, hospitality, law enforcement, education, energy, and the grocery industry. She has also served as a volunteer with such Olympia-area nonprofits as the Hands On Children’s Museum and the Olympia School District Education Foundation, where she currently serves as president.

And she has degrees! (A Master of Arts in journalism from Michigan State University and Bachelor of Arts degrees in English and journalism from the University of Washington). Jocelyn has also earned the professional designation Accredited in Public Relations (APR) from the Public Relations Society of America.

Jocelyn and her husband have one teenaged son; they live here in Olympia.

She looks forward to someday returning to in-person presentations! 


Wednesday, May 5, 2021 @ 8:30 am 

Wednesday, June 9, 2021 @ 8:30 a.m.

Membership is open to any nonprofit organization.  

Founded in 2000, South Sound Partners for Philanthropy is a consortium of more than 40 South Sound nonprofit organizations dedicated to promoting philanthropic efforts in Thurston, Mason, Lewis, Grays Harbor and Pacific Counties. The goal of the group is to work collaboratively to increase the awareness of local needs and the vital role that giving locally plays in the success and health of our community.

Residents of Olympia, Tumwater, Lacey, and rural Thurston County typically donate millions of dollars to local non-profit organizations that support the arts, health and human services, education, the environment, youth programs, senior services and much more. A recent community assessment reported more than half of Thurston County residents volunteer and more than two-thirds contribute financially to charities.

Members of South Sound Partners for Philanthropy hold each other accountable to a high standard of fundraising ethics so donors and volunteers in our community know that their time and money is being put to best use. Members collaborate on a variety of projects and communicate regularly to ensure that resources are used effectively and efficiently.

South Sound Partners provides regular education and training sessions to both members and the community at large so new and innovative ideas are brought to the forefront. In addition, education is provided to donors regarding planned giving and estate planning.

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South Sound Partners for Philanthropy
P.O. Box 4182
Tumwater, WA 98501

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