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July 9, 2018

Rosalie Sheehy Cates | rcates@philanthropynw.orgEditor's Note: An Executive in Residence at Philanthropy Northwest, Rosalie works with foundation trustees and executive staff to set up impact investing programs, and to solve investing issues. From this Front Row Seat, she sees some very good ideas. In this multi-part blog series, Rosalie shares observations and insights care of many smart and innovative foundations and financial advisors working to make impact investments in the (mostly) Pacific Northwest region.

In this post, Rosalie notes that risk is a huge and relevant topic for investors. Do we take it too far? more »

June 29, 2018

Elyse Gordon | We are well underway with our conference planning and registration is open on Eventbrite. And we have a few new friends joining us this year in Boise! The following organizations will be represented at our annual conference:  more »

June 28, 2018

Kiran Ahuja | On a recent trip to Anchorage, after engaging with local philanthropic leaders and learning about Alaska’s unique attributes and challenges, it dawned on me the many lessons funders in the lower 48 can glean from Alaska’s philanthropic leaders. In a geographically large state with a small population, funders wear multiple hats and coordinate easily across organizations to address formidable challenges – including homelessness, lack of affordable housing and healthcare services, access to high-quality P-16 education, workforce development and much, much more.

From this recent visit and in my role with Philanthropy Northwest over the past year, I’d like to share my observations about the unique positioning of philanthropy in Alaska. more »

June 21, 2018

Caitlin Copple Masingill, Guest Contributor | For those in the technology industry, Boise is nearly synonymous with Micron, one of the state’s largest employers. Micron Foundation is a major force in the state’s corporate philanthropy, and Philanthropy Northwest is thrilled to announce its lead sponsorship of the upcoming Annual Conference in the City of Trees October 2-4.  more »