Community Event


Crime and Punishment in Black America, A Conversation with James Forman Jr.

April 18, 2019, 6:00pm PDT
Tacoma, WA

Join Philanthropy Northwest, other funders and community members for this conversation with James Forman Jr. In his memorable keynote, Forman shares his life journey as a child of a civil rights leader, a public defender, a founder of a charter school for incarcerated teens, and a law professor. He outlines America’s criminal justice crisis with both data and human stories. He leaves the audience inspired and armed with concrete ideas for how they themselves can contribute to change. 


Annual Nonprofit Legislative Reception - NEW DATE

March 4, 2019,
5:30pm to 7:00pm
Olympia, WA

Join Philanthropy Northwest, Washington Nonprofits and other partnering organizations at the Washington Governor's Mansion to mingle with elected officials, connect with peers from across the state and celebrate the contributions that nonprofit organizations make to our communities. 


Walla Walla Valley Funders' Tour

November 7, 2018 (All day) to November 9, 2018 (All day)
Walla Walla, WA
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Sherwood Trust and Blue Mountain Community Foundation are hosting their second annual tour for private foundations and corporate funders to learn about and explore the Walla Walla Valley, from Dayton, Washington to Walla Walla to Milton-Freewater, Oregon on November 7-9, 2017. This program will introduce some of the exciting and innovative collaborations in our rural communities and highlight opportunities for future philanthropic investment.


Steve Phillips: Brown Is The New White

September 26, 2018, 7:30pm PDT
Seattle, WA
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We are pleased to co-sponsor an event featuring Steve Phillips, author of Brown is the New White: How the Democratic Revolution Has Created a New American Majority and founder of Democracy in Color. Phillips will bring to light the new political force made up of the growing population of people of color in combination with progressive whites. The evening promises to spark inspiration, conversation and actions that leverage the political power of these populations to collectively change our democratic futures for the good.


Queers in Philanthropy Happy Hour

April 4, 2018,
5:30pm to 7:30pm
Seattle, WA

We are pleased to host the first official happy hour for Seattle area LGBTQ+ professionals in philanthropy! Do you identify as part of the community or a strong ally? Join us for a beverage and snacks while we support queer-owned businesses. Know a queer in philanthropy who could use the peer support? Bring them along!