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April 1, 2015

by Nicole Neroulias Gupte, communications manager | Philanthropy Northwest was proud to host Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell on Monday afternoon for a conversation with our members about one of her highest priorities: preparing the next generation of outdoor stewards. more »

March 31, 2015

On March 25, Philanthropy Northwest and Seattle CityClub co-hosted an event featuring Daniel Kemmis, Philanthropy Northwest board member and fellow at the Kettering Foundation and Daniel Stid, director of the Hewlett Foundation's Madison Initiative. more »

March 30, 2015

by Nicole Neroulias Gupte, communications manager | Three programs in the Pacific Northwest have won funding to study the feasibility of using Pay for Success to expand services for vulnerable populations in Oregon and Washington state. more »

March 26, 2015

by Ann Saxton, vice president | Last week I had the pleasure of attending Foundations on the Hill (FOTH) in Washington, D.C. with a number of our Philanthropy Northwest partners and almost 200 others in the philanthropy community from across the nation. Over three days we met with government agency officials and more than 20 members of Congress from across our six-state region to share the vital role our sector plays in supporting healthy and vibrant communities. For some, this was a first opportunity to meet and begin forming lasting relationships with elected officials and for others it was a chance to reconnect and show ongoing commitment to the mission, issues and communities we serve. more »

March 25, 2015

by Ann Saxton, vice president | Last week, a large contingent of Philanthropy Northwest members, a few staff and I joined almost 200 other foundation and association leaders from across the philanthropic spectrum to take part in Foundations on the Hill in Washington, D.C. In addition to highlighting the positive impact of philanthropic organizations in our communities and beyond, together we raised awareness about the significant influence tax policy has on our work and expressed our support for the America Gives More Act of 2015. more »

March 24, 2015

by Sindhu Knotz, partner, The Giving Practice | I’m excited to announce the launch of our second CEO peer learning group on diversity, equity and inclusion. This cohort includes nine CEOs of foundations in Alaska, Washington and Oregon who will meet four times in 2015. more »

March 24, 2015

by Jeff Clarke, CEO | Relationships with elected officials at the local, state and federal levels are the center of policy work. At the same time, these important relationships are but one of many necessary for influence within our large, complex policy ecosystem. Building relationships within the administration and across agencies, at all levels of government, is equally important. Mapping this part of the ecosystem and building relationships is a current focus of our policy work. more »