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October 6, 2015

We are all stunned and saddened by the mass shooting at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon on October 1, 2015. In the aftermath of this tragic event, many of you have reached out for advice on how to help. more »

October 5, 2015

Lauren Sato, Canopy | Six months ago, Canopy launched in the Pacific Northwest with a grand vision to build the infrastructure necessary to create a thriving ecosystem for place-based impact investing. Half a year later, our commitment to this vision has led to many exciting changes. Based on interest and feedback from the field, Canopy has evolved from its early work of conducting field-building research to include robust technical infrastructure building and educational programming, all aimed at creating equitable prosperity in our region — from northern California to Alaska, from the Pacific Ocean to Wyoming — and ultimately across the United States. more »

October 5, 2015

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's Pacific Northwest team has made 27 grants this year, mostly within Washington state, totaling $15.1 million. Here are the 10 largest awards: more »

October 4, 2015

Local Matters: Alaska + Indigenous Communities is just six days away! We're pleased to confirm that leaders from these organizations will be joining us in Anchorage, October 11 to 14: more »

September 29, 2015

Nicole Neroulias Gupte, Communications Manager | Our staff retreat last month at Islandwood on Bainbridge Island required only a carry-on bag, but mentally, I'm still unpacking it all. At other places I've worked — mainly newspapers and small nonprofits — conventional wisdom was that we had neither the time, budget nor need for an annual retreat. Now that I've finally experienced one, I'm wholeheartedly convinced that getting out of the office and out of our comfort zones, even for just a day and a half once a year, gives us the renewed energy and refreshed perspective we need to move forward individually and as a team. To inspire other organizations to design or rethink your staff retreats, here are some notes. more »

September 28, 2015

"Philanthropy Is... Convening." That's the theme of Local Matters: Washington, an opportunity for funders, nonprofits and community leaders to discuss how we initiate and facilitate conversations about our work together. We're pleased to confirm that leaders from these organizations will be joining us in Bellingham, November 3-4: more »

September 23, 2015

Sindhu Knotz, Partner, The Giving Practice | Nine accomplished individuals from incredibly diverse backgrounds are coming together at Philanthropy Northwest this week for the first cohort meeting of our Momentum Fellowship. What began as a conversation in one of our peer learning cohorts on diversity, equity and inclusion is now becoming reality: a program that prepares professionals from underrepresented communities, particularly communities of color, for successful careers in the philanthropic sector through mentoring, networking and professional development opportunities. more »