FAQ’s

Who can be affiliates of NCA-NW?

There are three kinds of affiliates. The largest number will be churches that already have existing programs of compassion and outreach or want to start one soon. Second will be compassionate non-profits like other Compassion Ministry Centers in the Northwest. Third are individuals with special skill sets to offer particularly in times of emergency. These people will register with Nazarene Disaster Response as volunteers to be listed in the data base and on-call in times of need.

What benefit is there to being an affiliate?

The greatest benefit is the satisfaction of connecting to other ministries to make a greater impact in the Northwest in the name of Jesus. Sharing stories about ministries inspires and leads other like-minded churches to follow suit and opens the opportunity to mobilize people of all ages in hands-on projects in neighboring churches. Connection with NCA-NW also opens up possibilities for resources.

What are Strategic Partners of NCA-NW?

Our Strategic Partners are the parenting institutions that formalized partnering by means of their participation from the start and also other non-profits with like values: for example World Relief/Seattle, that was formalized by MOU (memo of understanding) approved by the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors.

How do donations come in for NCA-NW?

NCA-NW is approved charity, a 501c3 and is also registered as an official compassionate ministry of NCM/USA so donations qualify for 10% credit in Giving-for-Others in churches of the Nazarene. This means that there are several ways to donate to NCA-NW:
1. by check to 20107 1st Ave. S, Normandy Park, WA 98198
2. on line-giving through the donation button on this Website and our Facebook page for payment by credit card and PayPal.

How are finances controlled by NCA-NW?

NCA-NW is governed by a Board of Directors that approves an annual budget and elects a treasurer that accounts to the board and to the IRS. Because of the high level of volunteerism, the annual budget projection is minimal and is available on request. With more funds, there will be more program possibilities, hence, donations are welcome to expand the activities of NCA-NW.

What are the activities of NCA-NW?

The C.O.R.E. activities are listed below. These are
i. Connecting programs of compassionate ministry to each other
ii. Organizing trainings and educational events
iii.Researching fundraising possibilities
iv. Establishing partnerships for greater response

What do you call other organizations that we work with?

NCA-NW encourages engagement with “Community Resources” at local, state and other levels. These may be governmental or non-governmental agencies and institutions, religious or secular organizations, that have similar goals and missions but dissimilar values than NCA-NW.

Does NCA-NW need volunteers?

YES, of course! Write to us at info@ncanorthwest.org

Can NCA-NW receive donations other than money?

Yes we can! Other donations will be an ever-increasing need as the network grows. Right now Caring Hands ministry at Normandy Park needs two items: 1. flat bedsheets — queen-sized or larger — for the that makes quilted bedrolls to give to the homeless of Seattle through Union Gospel Mission 2. 10′ x 10′ plastic tarps to put on the ground, under the bedrolls..