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February 24, 2015

We recently found an error in our Trends report pertaining to Alaska. more »

February 23, 2015

Jeff Clarke interviews Natalie Camacho Mendoza, board member of the Northwest Area Foundation. This is the sixth in an ongoing series of interviews with key leaders in philanthropy from across the region and around the nation. more »

February 17, 2015

We are thrilled to share with you the 2014 edition of Trends in Northwest Giving, our signature biennial report on foundation and corporate giving across our six-state region. more »

February 13, 2015

by Nicole Trimble, senior advisor, The Giving Practice | As the child of a city manager, I grew up with dinner table conversations that often included such scintillating subjects as “municipal bonds as a method to invest private capital in our shared physical infrastructure.” So it is with geeky interest in public financing that I've been following “Pay For Success,” a new method of investing private capital for social good. more »

February 11, 2015

by Paul Shoemaker, executive connector, Social Venture Partners Seattle I Philanthropy Northwest member and executive connector at Social Venture Partners recently penned a post for the Stanford Social Innovation Review which ganered the second highest number of comments for that blog. Clearly, Paul has tapped into a powerful discussion within philanthropy. We are pleased to cross-post the original article here with its companion white paper. more »