Funder Briefing


Conversations in Philanthropy: Supporting Muslim, Arab and South Asian (MASA) Communities

November 8, 2018,
11:30am to 1:00pm
Seattle, WA

Muslim, Arab and South Asian (MASA) communities are on the rise in the Seattle-Tacoma metropolitan area, one of 12 metro areas seeing significant percentage growth across the country. Join the Proteus Fund for lunch as we learn more about how philanthropy can better support MASA communities, and connect with other funders interested in learning more. 


Member Briefing: Highlights from Governor Inslee’s Workgroup on Poverty Reduction

October 23, 2018,
10:00am to 11:30am

What can we learn about poverty reduction strategies when we listen to those most impacted by impoverishment? Join us for this virtual member briefing to learn about Governor Inslee's Poverty Reduction Workgroup, and how it is elevating the expertise of those most affected by poverty. While the findings of the Workgroup are based in Washington, we invite members from across the region to share ideas and experiences from your own states and places. 


Learning Exchange: How to Promote and Sustain Equitable Mixed-Income Communities

September 12, 2018, 1:00pm PDT
Seattle, WA

Philanthropy Northwest and the Puget Sound Asset Funders Network invite you to a learning exchange with Salin Geevarghese from the Mixed-Income Strategic Alliance and other regional efforts to examine a set of ideas and strategies designed to build thriving communities. We’ll learn about the Alliance’s national work and research as well as discuss their emerging efforts within King County and Seattle housing communities


Time-sensitive Funders’ Briefing on Immigration and Detention Policies Impacting Families

July 9, 2018,
2:00pm to 3:30pm

The Families Belong Together - Washington coalition and the Social Justice Fund Northwest are hosting an online funders briefing entitled, Demanding Freedom for Immigrants: NW Groups Fight Detention Policy. The online briefing will discuss the U.S. Government's current immigration and detention policies and how they are impacting immigrants individually, as families and as a community. The briefing will also discuss what grassroots, immigrant-led organizations are doing to deal with those policies and how funders can support these efforts.


Member Briefing: Innovative Programs for Immigrants and Refugees in Volatile Times

June 5, 2018,
11:30am to 1:30pm
Seattle, WA

New immigration policies and enforcement efforts are directly, and rapidly, affecting the lives of immigrants and refugees in our own communities. In this member briefing, gather with funders and frontline communities as we strategize about actionable, measurable steps we can take to better support immigrant and refugee communities in the Northwest. *We especially encourage funders concerned with education, health, community organizing and democracy to attend. This briefing will be offered in person and as a webinar. 


Member Briefing: Philanthropy and (Rapid) Responsiveness

April 24, 2018,
10:00am to 11:30am

In the past 18 months. philanthropy has had to reflect on how our sector can and should be able to “rapidly respond” to quickly emerging circumstances that impact our communities. Join us at this cross-sector member briefing to see how rapid responsiveness looks through the lens of social, political, and ecological disaster responsiveness. 


Civil Conversations in Uncivil Times (Hosted by NCFP)

April 19, 2018,
9:00am to 10:30am

Society is becoming increasingly divisive. What roles can family foundations play in finding ways to support meaningful dialogue across “party lines” within their community? What are the biggest mistakes that funders make when trying to provide a forum for these types of conversations? Join National Center for Family Philanthropy as we discuss these and other questions about how to support bettering society and communities. This event is available free to Philanthropy Northwest members as a member benefit. 


Member Briefing: Latino Community Needs Assessment with El Centro de la Raza

February 6, 2018,
10:00am to 11:30am
Online + Seattle, WA

We know from working with community that the best way to solve problems is by listening to those most impacted. In this member briefing, here from a leader in the Latino community as they share the results of a collaboratively funded Community Needs Assessment. We will dive into the findings of the report and consider how this can inform our philanthropic work.