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Chatham Nonprofit Council

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History, Purpose and Structure 

Modeled after the Chatham Community Resource Council of the early 1990s and Alamance County’s Community Council, the Chatham Nonprofit Council is an opportunity for Community and Governmental Partners to gather in fellowship, to build new connections and nurture existing ones, and to engage in meaningful peer sharing and learning. 

All Chatham-serving nonprofit staff, nonprofit boards, and county government partners are invited to attend the Chatham Nonprofit Council lunch meeting. Chatham Nonprofit Council lunches:

  • Occur monthly on the 2nd Thursday except in July & August
  • Switch locations between Pittsboro & Siler City
  • Have catered lunch available for purchase through our lunch invitation
  • Invite you come when you want, and only when you want - regular attendance is not required. 

Each month we will have a brief peer sharing and learning program, such as a presentation, panel discussion, table conversation, or interactive activity. All programs aim to achieve our goal of "Building cohesion among Chatham Nonprofit and Governmental Partners."

Chatham Nonprofit Council Working Group

Chatham Nonprofit Council Working Group is responsible for establishing goals/outcomes and planning peer sharing and learning programs for the Chatham Nonprofit Council. All nonprofit staff and county government partners are invited to participate in this working group. Current members include: 

  • Jaime Detzi, Chatham Education Foundation
  • Melissa Beard, CORA
  • Jessica Mashburn, Chatham YMCA
  • Genevieve Megginson, Partnerships for Children
  • Anna Tuell, Chatham Habitat for Humanity 
  • Lara Khele, Kidscope

If you are interested in joining the Chatham Nonprofit Council Working Group, please contact Hilary Pollan, Community Partners Analyst at or (919) 545-8408.

Spring 2020 Chatham Nonprofit Council

The Chatham Nonprofit Council Working Group has established the following Short-Term Outcomes for Spring 2020 Chatham Nonprofit Council Lunches:

  • To develop a knowledge base of local nonprofit missions, values, and goals in order to identify our broad affinities, strengths and needs
  • To strengthen relationships between people working in nonprofits and government in Chatham
  • To increase knowledge and skills for promoting wellness and wellness practices within the nonprofit community

April's Chatham Nonprofit Council has been canceled in response to Gov. Cooper's recommendations to slow the spread of COVID-19. We hope to resume lunches in May. Please stay tuned for updates. 

Interested in attending Chatham Nonprofit Council lunch? Contact Hilary Pollan, Chatham County Community Partners Analyst, at or (919) 545-8408 to be added to our invitation list