Celebrating Rural Oregon Collaborative Online Auction Benefits Communities Staying Connected with Community Website Partnership

by | May 30, 2023 | Community

(Oregon- statewide)- June 1-10, 2023 Community Website Partnership’s 8 community websites benefit over 325,000 rural Oregonians through community created, supported, and locally-developed websites that provide information about: local events, volunteer matching, news, resources, and emergency info and wildfire updates. Also, in Partnership, rural communities are networking to collaboratively raise funds for local community strengthening projects responding to local needs for emergency preparedness, civic engagement, volunteering, and economic vitality.

Community Website Partnership is serving rural Oregon in Douglas County, Jefferson County, Sisters Country, Bandon, Illinois Valley, Applegate Valley, South Coast and other areas across the state.

Community Website Partnership’s network of websites serve rural Oregon with free, accessible, and Spanish-translated Directory, Resources, and Volunteer opportunities. Recent wildfires and the COVID pandemic have made it more difficult for nonprofits serving rural Oregon to raise sufficient funds to continue doing their work. The Hub Team of the Community Website Partnership is offering a creative solution – raise money collaboratively and share the profits.

“This is our third year offering the Celebrating Rural Oregon collaborative auction- collaborative because we partner with up to 8 rural-serving Oregon nonprofits to raise funds together and then split the proceeds. It’s an amazing way to leverage our alignment for rural community building work (missions) while highlighting and promoting local, Oregon small businesses, artisans, and farms and their wonderful, quality products,” shared Community Website Partnership Co Director, Brooke Nuckles Gentekos.

Check out Community Website Partnership’s Collaborative online auction with bidding live to everyone June 1-10th, 2023. Preview starts May 25th at noon.

Featured items include a great selection to bid on from June 1-10 reflecting the amazing rural communities in Oregon including Oregon artists and craftspeople, Oregon-made gift baskets, concert and theater tickets, and more- there’s something for everyone!

Auction: https://www.32auctions.com/CWP2023
List of auction items: https://www.32auctions.com/organizations/80559/auctions/142869

Bidding is open June 1st at 1:00pm until June 9th at 1:00pm.

About Community Website Partnership:

Community Website Partnership is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, with a purpose to strengthen rural communities by bringing people together through technology.
We Serve 328,106 Oregonians with Community Websites
We Engage 68,728 Total Pageviews across all websites this last year
We Connect 431 Local Business and Nonprofits with their own directory pages
We Collaborate With 54+ Organizations throughout Oregon
CWP convenes grassroots, rural networks across Oregon (and beyond) to build capacity in technology, community engagement, diversity / equity / inclusion/ justice (DEIJ), and collaboration while developing inclusive, community-driven websites and learning through customized training.
Our Approach supports rural residents taking the lead to build their community’s future.
Our Vision is to create inclusive, accessible, and sustainable community-run websites and develop local networks supporting rural communities to increase connections, collaboration and communication.
Our Goal is to engage residents, nonprofits and businesses to promote community building and positive change.
We Offer a unique, guided process to create and maintain websites that promote community awareness, connectedness, and community building.
Find out more: CommunityWebsite.org
Brooke Nuckles Gentekos and Rhianna Simes, Co Directors info@communitywebsite.org 802-342-1903 https://communitywebsite.org

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