I would imagine that NWAC has little or no budget to be a sponsor. We work with the CAIC as much as possible. They are in more of an advisory role. Ethan Greene has been a big help in helping us format our program, among others. So yes they should be involved. Avalanche Forecasting runs on a shoestring budget everywhere.
Stevens Pass would be a great sponsor. Getting venue time, lift ticket donations, that sort of thing has a lot of value. Great for fundraising to support your organization.