Community Story Wall

What are you most proud of? What’s special about your place? What success do you dream about?

Your stories of pride, challenge, and success are important. They have the potential to bring people together, to inspire community celebration and innovation, and to teach those outside your community what is possible. Let’s hear your stories during the Central Washington Conference for the Greater Good. Let’s learn how to tell our stories and better elicit stories from others. Let’s document what we are proud of, what’s special about our communities, and what success looks like in our dreams.

Together we will create a Community Story Wall that celebrates that connections and innovations of Central Washington.

The Community Story Wall is inspired and staffed by leaders of IRIS, the Initiative for Rural Innovation and Stewardship based in North Central Washington ( IRIS fosters sustainable rural communities by gathering and sharing success stories that enhance a sense of belonging, inspire action, and build community.

Download the Story Form here.

Nonprofit Pop-Up Library

There is so much to learn when working with nonprofits. Luckily there are really helpful books and online resources to give us information when we need it! The Yakima Valley Libraries Pop-Up Library will give you one-stop-viewing on what’s current.

A YVL librarian will be on hand to help you explore:

  • Information on, and applications for, individual and/or institutional library cards.
  • Books on topics relevant to the nonprofit sector, like grant-writing and fundraising, DIY web design, accounting and finance for nonprofits. (If you have a current YVL library card, you will be able to check these materials out on-site.)
  • Information on theFoundation Granter Center. (While the database is only accessible on-site at Yakima Central Library, you’ll be able to see how you can set-up an appointment with a librarian for one-on-one help at the library.
  •,a robust platform that features in-depth, professionally designed tutorials and full-length courses on a huge variety of topics/lessons. Library staff will demo Nonprofit Essentials, Nonprofit Management Foundations, Social Media for Nonprofits, and Creative Video for Nonprofits.