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How to Support a Leader

How to Support a Leader

Mary Hsu is a retired legislative aide and executive assistant who has worked in local and state government, including for former King County Executive Ron Sims and Washington Governor Gary Locke. She’s always been engaged in her community, so volunteering comes...

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Mentoring the Helpers

Mentoring the Helpers

Viewing refugees through the lens of abundance isn’t what most of us are accustomed to. But Allison Taylor, Clinical Director of Lutheran Community Services Northwest for North Puget Sound, speaks with a sense of awe when describing the strength of those who make this...

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Companis Volunteer, Donor, and Nonprofit Trailblazer

Companis Volunteer, Donor, and Nonprofit Trailblazer

Sumeet Pamma is one of those people powering change. He comes from an agricultural family that emigrated from Punjab, India, and when they landed in California in 1978 his parents resumed farming in their new country. "It's in our blood that we are farmers,” says...

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Watch the Biennial ’21 presentation

Watch the Biennial ’21 presentation

If you missed our live stream on October 21st, we bring you the Companis Biennial '21, "Where Compassion Meets Action," in its entirety here! Click on this link to watch! We thank Dr. Ben Danielson, Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Washington, for...

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Companis Volunteers Go Many Places

Companis Volunteers Go Many Places

Zheng Zhou has been volunteering with Companis while working on his Master of Nonprofit Leadership at Seattle University. Zheng moved from Beijing, China for the master’s program and sought out Companis as a way to connect to the community and get hands-on...

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Autumn Placements, New Opportunities

Autumn Placements, New Opportunities

Since mid-May, Companis has made 13 new placements and two Companis Workers have successfully completed their placements. Companis has also started a new partnership with African Americans Reach and Teach Health Ministry (AARTH), placing two Companis Workers with...

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Companis Spotlights Food Security

Companis Spotlights Food Security

It was a busy summer for Companis. In addition to a steady stream of volunteer professionals contacting us and conversations with nonprofits about positions that need to be filled, we also celebrated some of our partners who feed our neighbors. The “Companis Spotlight...

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Spotlight on Food Security – What We Heard That Day

Spotlight on Food Security – What We Heard That Day

Gary Davis, Executive Director, Companis: “If we’re not fed and have good nutrition, there’s very little we can do. The people who are inspired to step up and feed their neighbors never ask for the spotlight. But we are sending them love because what they do is so...

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