Funder Briefing


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. 


Special Member Briefing: Lunch Session on the 2020 Census with Karen Narasaki

January 26, 2018,
12:00pm to 1:00pm
Seattle, WA

UPDATE: Registration for this event is now closed. Join Karen Narasaki, a national authority on voting rights, census, media, immigrant rights and race relations, to learn more about why the 2020 Census matters to philanthropy. In line with Philanthropy Northwest's commitment to a fair and complete census count, this one-hour special member briefing will provide Philanthropy Northwest members a chance to talk with a national expert on the census.


Member Briefing: Tax Reform and Your Foundation. What it Means for Your Work

January 16, 2018,
10:00am to 11:30am
Philanthropy Northwest Office

With sweeping changes to the tax system pushed through in 2017, how do you sift through the noise? In this webinar, we'll hear from regional nonprofit leaders who can paint a picture of how this will impact our foundations, statewide capacity, and localized nonprofit efforts. 


Pierce County Funders Meeting - Homelessness in Pierce County

October 23, 2017,
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Tacoma, WA

Join the Pierce County Funders for a two-part series focused on thinking about the systems that impact homelessness on a national and local level, and specifically in the area of youth and young adult homelessness. This first meeting will feature special guests, Funders Together to End Homelessness, a national network of funders supporting strategic, innovative and effective solutions to homelessness.


The President’s 2018 Proposed Budget: Implications for the Northwest

June 14, 2017,
9:00am to 10:30am
Webinar + Seattle, WA

The President’s Fiscal Year 2018 budget proposal, released yesterday, includes significant cuts to safety net programs. Please join us on Wednesday, June 14 from 09:00 to 10:30 a.m. PDT to discuss the implications and how the proposed policy initiatives may impact communities across the Pacific Northwest.


Immigration: What’s at Stake for Families and Implications for Washington State Funders

May 23, 2017,
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Seattle, WA and Online

Immigrant and refugee children and families across Washington state — both newcomers and longtime residents —are afraid and are experiencing the direct impact of new federal immigration policies. This has created a domino effect as nonprofits are facing skyrocketing calls for assistance and services. With an expansion of detention, deportation and priorities for enforcement, limits on refugee admissions, attempts to create a travel ban, and more, the stakes have never been higher for Washington communities. Organizations throughout the state have been working on rapid responses with a diverse range of stakeholders in the face of critical needs in the community. Philanthropy is at a critical juncture as it considers the impact on communities it supports and funding strategies moving forward.


Corporate Responsibility Symposium

May 17, 2017,
2:00pm to 4:30pm
Seattle, WA

Join Philanthropy Northwest and Seattle Foundation for a discussion about corporate social responsiblity strategies in our current social and political climate. Speakers will include leaders from Seattle-area corporations engaging in innovative practices to address global health challenges and support underserved communities locally, including veterans, immigrants and refugees.

Space is limited, please register by May 8.


Preparing for the Census 2020

March 8, 2017,
9:00am to 11:00am
Seattle, WA + Online

The 10-year census is three years away, which is a huge opportunity. The data is used to allocate resources, political power and plan for the future. The success or failure of this important civic project will impact grantmaking and the communities that continue to be at risk. Join Democracy Northwest, Funders' Committee for Civic Participation and Win/Win in this workshop where we will explore philanthropy’s role in ensuring accuracy, and using the process to empower communities and develop new leaders.