Fishline opens at 10am today 12/01/2022


Fishline Seeking an Executive Director


The Fishline Executive Director will be a high profile leader in the North Kitsap community, recognizing its role as a “go-to” organization for helping people. Reporting to the fifteen-member Board of Directors, the Executive Director will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for Fishline’s budget, programs and mission achievement. The ED leads seventeen staff and three hundred volunteers.

The ED will also be responsible for nurturing and strengthening relationships with the eleven partner agencies, providing wrap-around services, that have staff and program people co-located with Fishline in its primary location.

A key responsibility area for the ED is in fundraising and revenue development. Fishline is healthy financially with a 2022 budget of $4,111,103. Revenues come from a wide variety of sources including $618,000 from the Second Season Thrift Store and $1,320,000 of in-kind contributions to the food bank.

• Strong experience in managing a complex organization including staff and volunteer management OR
Leadership or senior management experience in a large, complex organization including staff and volunteer
• Excellent fundraising and marketing skills
• Excellent communication skills – written, interpersonal and public speaking
• Outstanding business acumen including a good understanding of nonprofit finance
• A demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility
• A Bachelor’s degree is required. Significant past experience and success may substitute.


• Both an operational and a strategic mindset
• Creative problem solver
• Rich people skills with a good sense of humor
• Flexible, adaptable, and patient
• High emotional intelligence
• Inclusive
• Able to multi-task with energy and stamina


Fishline is offering a solid compensation plan for the position. The salary range for the position is $115,000 to
$130,000. In 2023 Fishline is introducing an excellent employee benefits program including medical, dental, vision,
EAP and Telemedicine.

Interested? You can apply here!

Thank you for your interest in the
North Kitsap Fishline Executive Director position.

Please apply ASAP – The current closing date is December 9, 2022 but
Fishline reserves the right to accelerate the selection process.

Christmas Child Registrations Open


Fishline clients can now register for the Christmas Child program!

Last December, 438 children received gifts due to the generosity of North Kitsap residents and businesses. Christmas Child parents received a $50 Walmart card and $60 in “Holiday Bucks” to be used at local shops, which helped both Poulsbo businesses and families offset the economic devastation brought on by the pandemic. We look forward to helping the community once again!

Thank you to the Holidays Bucks businesses and all of the Christmas Child program donors!

2022 Participating Stores:

Away with Words

Liberty Bay Books

The Curious Child

Toys, Etc.

Poulsbo Candy Shoppe

Boehm’s Candies and Chocolates

Bad Blanche

Artist’s Edge


Second Season

Book it Nook

Heart to Heart Knitting

Beachside Boutique

> Interested in donating to Christmas Child in 2022? Click Here!

> Registrations for Christmas Child is now closed.

Christmas Child sign-ups for clients will begin in November 2022. Clients can sign up in person, online, at the front desk, by calling 360-779-5190, or by sending an email [email protected]

Vote for the Best of the Best in Kitsap!


Welcome to Kitsap’s Best of the Best the voting round. Voting will open on October 10 and close on October 23.

Winners will be announced December 16!

Folks can vote for Fishline as the Best Nonprofit and Second Season Thrift Store as the Best Thrift Store.

Link to vote:

Fishline is in the Community group under the Non-Profit category.

Second Season is in the Shopping group under the Thrift Store category.

Thanks for voting / sharing!

Fishline’s Executive Director Announces Retirement


[POULSBO, WA, October 5, 2022] Lori Maxim, Executive Director of Fishline Food Bank and Comprehensive Services, has announced her retirement effective December 31, 2022.

Fishline is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide food and access to resources that offer stability, improve health and well-being, and help people onto a path to self-sustainability.

Lori Maxim expressed, “It has been an honor to work for the Fishline Board and the North Kitsap Community. I have been so fortunate to be a part of this organization. We have done a lot of good together over the past 2+ years. But I am feeling the need to slow my life down and spend more time with family, and friends. We have an incredibly talented and passionate staff who understand our vision and mission. I am confident in their abilities to keep us on course and support my replacement. I’ve told our board that I am happy to do whatever I can to make the transition of a new director as seamless as possible.”

Prior to Fishline, Maxim was the Director of Revenue for Morris Multimedia and CEO of the World’s Best Adventures in Gainesville, Georgia. Before her time at Morris, she was the Vice President of Sound Publishing, Inc. and had spent more than 20 years in Poulsbo with her family.

Maxim came to Fishline a little over two years ago as Executive Director. During her tenure, she has helped steer the organization through the COVID pandemic, added three new services for clients (showers, free counseling, and Student Opportunity and Advancement Resources), upgraded technology, increased staff compensation policies, and expanded sales at Second Season Thrift Store.

Board President Heather Torres commented, “Lori has been a tremendous blessing to Fishline, our staff, our clients, and our community these past two and a half years. She has worked tirelessly to build a solid organizational structure and put systems in place to support both internal staff and volunteers. She’s reenergized the community about our mission and bolstered donations in a way we’ve never seen before. We will miss her energy, enthusiasm, and get ‘er done attitude.”

Fishline will begin its search for a replacement in the coming weeks.