In 2015, Kitsap Community Foundation, Olympic College Foundation, and United Way of Kitsap County united to form Kitsap Center for Nonprofit Excellence (“KCNE”). KCNE was founded to provide a deeper, regular, and more integrated continuing education to our county’s nonprofit community. Our hope is for KCNE to grow into a multi-faceted provider of trainings, networking opportunities, and leadership development for Kitsap County nonprofits. 


KCNE will host three half-day workshops (one per quarter) and host one full-day conference. 

Neither KCNE nor any of KCNE’s sponsors will make any money from these workshops. All of the money paid by attendees will go into a fund held at Kitsap Community Foundation and will be used to pay KCNE’s expenses. After KCNE’s first year, we will assess whether the fees need to be adjusted up or down.

Steering Committee

Kol Medina, Chair - President & CEO, Kitsap Community Foundation

David Emmons - Executive Director, Olympic College Foundation

Carl Borg - Executive Director, United Way of Kitsap County

Diana George - Executive Director, PAWS of Bainbridge