Conference Agenda

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Now is the Time to Lead Through Change
Information current as of September 22; time, dates, titles and descriptions may change without notice.

Tuesday, October 3
9:00 - 5:00   Registration Open
10:00 - 11:00 Reception for First-Time Conference Attendees Cedar
12:00 - 1:30   Welcome Lunch and Opening Plenary featuring Dr. Gail Christopher Heritage Ballroom DCA
1:30 - 1:45     Break
1:45 - 3:15     Concurrent Sessions 1 (A-F)
                       A) Philanthropy, Community & the Free Press: How & Why We Support Local Journalism Heritage E
                       B) Standing with Immigrant Families Cedar
                       C) Democratic Reform in the West: From an Inspiring Past to a Promising Future Cedar
                       D) Rethinking CSR Strategy to Maximize Signature Initiatives and Strategic Local Giving Oak
                       E) Be the Change: Reflective Practice Tools that Advance your Personal Leadership for Equity Pine
                       F) Status of Nonprofits: Serving in Uncertainty Spruce
3:15 - 3:30     Break
3:30 - 5:00     Concurrent Sessions 2 (G-L)
                       G) Census 2020 Decoded: Why Communities Need Us to Get It Right  Heritage E
                       H) Real Talk, Real Change: Practical Tools for Advancing Racial Equity at Foundations Cedar
                       I) The Time is Now: The Funders’ Role in Supporting Advocacy Hemlock
                       J) Pacific Northwest Changemakers: Innovative Approaches to Community-Based Sustainability Oak
                      K) Dental Health Crisis: Effective Advocacy & Strategy Pine
                      L) Collaborating to Grow Wealth Among Southwest Washington’s Working Poor Spruce
5:30 - 6:30    Invitation-Only Reception for Philanthropy Northwest Board Members, Conference Sponsors & Planning Committee Members
                     (Bus departs at 5:15 PM. For security, please wear your name badge.)
6:30 - 7:30    Welcome Reception  (Bus departs at 6:15 PM. For security, please wear your name badge.)
7:30               Buses Return to Hilton Vancouver Hotel
7:40 - end     Hosted, Optional “Dine the ‘Couve” Dinner or Dinner On Your Own

Wednesday, October 4
8:00 - 9:00  Registration Open
9:00 - 10:00  Plenary Breakfast & Annual Membership Meeting Heritage Ballroom DCA
10:00 - 10:15 Break
10:15 - 11:45 Concurrent Sessions 3 (M-R)
                       M) Native and African American Male Life Course Outcomes Heritage E
                       N) Generation Impact: How Next Gen Donors are Revolutionizing Giving Cedar
                       O) Why Long-Term 501(c)(3) Candidate Work Matters for Democracy Hemlock
                       P) $0.27 For Every $100: Foundations, Investments and LGBTQ Communities in the Northwest Oak
                       Q) Getting Beyond our Echo Chambers Pine
                       R) Social Change Through Art: New Frameworks for Assessing Community Impact Spruce
11:45 - 12:45 Networking Lunch (No Agenda) Heritage Ballroom DCA
                       Optional Working Lunches
                          Statewide Capacity Collaborative Willow
                          Pacific Northwest Bond Fund Heritage F
                          Health Philanthropy Partnership Ash
12:45 - 1:00 Break
1:00 - 2:30 Concurrent Sessions 4 (S-X)
                       S) Collaboration Exchange Heritage E
                       T) Let the People Lead: Responsive & Responsible Philanthropy in Times of Mass Mobilization Cedar
                       U) CEO-to-CEO Conversation with Kiran Ahuja Hemlock
                       V) Impact Investing in Native and Rural Communities Oak
                       W) Trustee Salon Pine
                       X) Employee Engagement: Connecting Community & Company for Collective Impact Spruce
2:30 - 2:45  Break and Bus Boarding for Off-Site Learning Tours
2:45 - 6:00  Learning Tour: Healthy Living Collaborative—Transforming Health Policy
2:45 - 7:00  Learning Tour: Cross-Racial Coalition Building to Realign Public Resources
2:45 - 7:00  Learning Tour: Community Based Sustainability—A Tour to Portland’s Living Cully Neighborhood (Optional Dinner on Your Own in Northeast Portland)
2:45 - 7:00  Philanthropy Field Trip & Dinner with Native Youth and Families (Includes Dinner)
6:00 - 8:00 Dinner on Your Own
8:00 - 9:00 Networking Reception Hosted by CHANGE Philanthropy

Thursday, October 5
8:30 - 9:00  Networking Breakfast Ballroom DCA
9:00 -10:15 Breakfast Plenary featuring former United States Deputy Secretary of Labor Chris Lu Ballroom DCA
10:15 - 10:30 Break
10:30 - 11:30 Philanthropy Interrupted Talks* Discovery CDE

  • The Rise of Hate Groups in Our Communities
  • How can we align STEM education/career connected learning funding to support students of color and students in rural communities? Caroline King, Washington STEM
  • Anti-Racism Equity Planning within Funding Organizations: From Analysis to Action. Kirsten Harris Talley, Progess Alliance of Washington
  • Supporting communities addressing organized hate activity. Eric K. Ward, Western States Center
  • Federal Housing and Homelessness Spending Policy - Sheila Babb Anderson, Campion Advocacy Foundation
  • Implications of the 2018 Federal Budget on Scientific and Engineering R & D: How Will it Impact Philanthropy? - Moses Lee, M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust
  • Enter your idea here

11:30 - 11:40 Break
11:40 - 12:40 Philanthropy Interrupted Talks* Discovery CDE

  • DACA: Robust Responses in Midst of Repeal - Camellia Rodriguez-SackByrne, Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees (GCIR)
  • Racial Healing Dialogue, Liz Medicine Crow & Emily Tyrell, First Alaskans Institute
  • Tax Reform Policy - Wendy Campos, Moss Adams LLP
  • Building Trust Among Neighbors: Project Neighborly. Mauri Ingram, Whatcom Community Foundation
  • Enter your idea here

12:40-12:50 Break
12:50-2:00 Closing Lunch Plenary on Hope for Combating Rise of Hate, featuring panelists Becky L. Monroe, Stop Hate Project, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Maulik Pancholy, Actor and #ActToChange, and Eric Ward, Wester States Center

*What are the Philanthropy Interrupted Talks? Philanthropy Interrupted Talks are opportunities for conference attendees to lead discussions on a variety of emergent issues. Some Philanthropy Interrupted Talks will be hosted by a policy analyst and focus on state or federal policy changes to health, homelessness, education, and more. Other topics will include The Rise of Hate Groups in Our Communities, Starting a Pacific Northwest Bond Fund, and more. Click here to share your knowledge with your peers by submitting a Philanthropy Interrupted Talk. Every Philanthropy Interrupted talk topic proposed will be given a space and time.

More information can also be found on our conference website under the FAQ link.