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May 4, 2015

Lauren Sato, Canopy | We need to see sources of institutional capital connect with communities to bolster regions through a new generation of collaborative economics. There are many historical and deeply embedded barriers to this work, but what is encouraging is that there is a growing field of entrepreneurs, investors, philanthropists and public officials willing to take this challenge head-on. more »

May 4, 2015

by Jon Stahl, communications director | In the past few days, we’ve hosted a pair of events with our friends at Media Impact Funders, the national network of funders working on media and technology issues. In different ways, both touched on the power of communications — both medium and message — to drive forward the social change issues that animate philanthropy. more »

May 1, 2015

by Nicole Neroulias Gupte, communications manager | Dozens of community foundations and thousands of nonprofits are preparing for 24-hour online giving campaigns next week, using a combination of themes, stretch funds and prizes as incentives to attract new donors and keep them giving throughout the day to a variety of organizations. We tracked down the origins of this philanthropy trend, the pros and cons of participation, and the list of giving days in our region. more »

April 30, 2015

by Jon Stahl, communications director | I’ve just returned from Local Matters: Wyoming, the first event in our 2015 Local Matters series, which brought together more than 80 people from foundations and nonprofits engaged in Wyoming philanthropy. Here are a few highlights from a rich, engaging and wide-ranging conversation about how philanthropy is... right next door. more »

April 28, 2015

by Jeff Clarke, CEO | When talking about advocacy or policy, we often immediately think in terms of federal or state levels of government. But while the vast majority of policy is generated at the state level, out of Whatcom County, Wash. comes a stark reminder of the necessity of carefully monitoring local initiatives. more »

April 27, 2015

by Regine Webster, The Center for Disaster Philanthropy | News from Nepal about the devastating earthquake has been chilling: story after story report rapidly changing death tolls, contain scary accounts of power outages and are filled images of indiscernible structures covered in dust. The city of Kathmandu and its surroundings are changed forever. What can you do if you want to make a donation that will have a long-term impact? more »

April 21, 2015

by Lisa Galaites | Philanthropy Northwest is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion as key tenets of our culture, policies and processes. As the organization’s talent partner, eager to learn how others in our region think about diversity in the workplace, I joined 1,100 managers, human resource professionals, diversity specialists and employees at the Portland General Electric’s Diversity Summit 2015 earlier this month. Here are my takeaways: more »