Funder Briefing


The Status of Women in Washington: How Far Have We Come Towards Achieving Equity?

October 6, 2015,
10:00am to 11:30am
Seattle + Webinar/Conference Call

A recent study commissioned by Women's Funding Alliance found that women ino ur region continue to face persistent inequities. Significant differences in earning power, educational attainment and occupational representation still exist between women and men in Washington and the Pacific Northwest. Women's Funding Alliance Executive Director Liz Vivian shares key findings from the report and opportunities to create and sustain equitable outcomes for women and girls.


Trends and Implications for Community College Participation

July 15, 2015,
12:00pm to 1:30pm
The Seattle Foundation

SkillUp Washington would like to invite you to join them for a thoughtful Lunch and Learn from 12 to 1:30pm on July 15th. Jan Yoshiwara, Deputy Executive Director of Education from the State Board of Community and Technical Colleges, will be leading the discussion on the newly released Washington population and employment data for 2010-2030. She will be specifically discussing population trends, projections and implications for community and technical college participation.


Bipartisan Policy Center Briefing: Improving our Nation's Political Discourse

June 10, 2015,
10:00am to 12:00pm
Seattle or Teleconference

Many believe that the current partisan tone in government is impeding progress on critical issues such as immigration, health, housing, financial reform, national security, energy and the economy. Philanthropy Northwest is pleased to welcome Senator Olympia Snowe and Jason Grumet, president of the Bipartisan Policy Center in Washington, DC, for a discussion on the causes and consequences of America's political divide and reforms that could help improve the overall process of political discourse, public policy and civic engagement.


Restorative Finance: A Conversation With Richard Woo and Andrea Armeni

May 28, 2015,
12:00pm to 1:30pm

UPDATE:We were able to find a larger space at the Pacific Tower to invite everyone who've expressed interest in attending. Email Shiho Fuyuki or call 206-535-2941 to register or if you have any questions.
Join Philanthropy Northwest, Mission Investors Exchange and The Russell Family Foundation for an engaging lunch conversation about impact investments, community engagement and social justice with Andrea Armeni, cofounder and executive director of Transform Finance.


Community Risks, Assets and Adverse Childhood Experiences: Funder Workshop Exploring the Impact on Education

May 21, 2015,
10:30am to 2:30pm
SeaTac, Wash.

A new report led by Dr. Christopher Blodgett of Washington State University shows that the prevalence of adverse childhood experiences in a community can significantly impact the overall academic outcomes of children and youth. Join Philanthropy Northwest and Foundation for Healthy Generations for a rare, half-day briefing and discussion with the report's authors. We will explore the ramifications of the findings and discuss potential roles for the philanthropic community. This event is for funders only and is not open to the public.


Communications Strategies that Fast Track Policy Change

May 1, 2015,
10:00am to 12:00pm
Wilburforce Foundation, Seattle

In recent years we've seen major progress on seemingly intractable social issues including juvenile justice reform and healthcare disparities among vulnerable populations. Strategic, coordinated media projects and campaigns are tipping the scales and helping to rapidly advance policy change across a wide-spectrum of issues. Join leaders from The California Endowment, Rasmuson Foundation and Media Impact Funders as they discuss communication strategies that are moving the needle, and how funders can incorporate lessons learned.


What's Next for the Internet

April 30, 2015,
2:00pm to 4:00pm

Many funders have been supporting net neutrality protections and open Internet principles for over a decade. This February the Federal Communications Commission voted to reclassify the Internet and stop states from banning municipal broadband networks. Join former FCC Chair Michael Copps and leaders from the Media Impact Funders and Quixote Foundation for a conversation on the changing landscape of media policy.


The Legal Ins and Outs of Private Foundations

April 22, 2015,
9:00am to 12:00pm

What is a private foundation and how is it different from a charitable nonprofit? What are the special tax rules that govern private foundations? What are the legal restrictions on what private foundations can do? Join Wayfind, an organization providing access to free business legal services for nonprofits and micro enterprises, along with lawyers from Perkins Coie and Davis Wright Tremaine for a skill building session that explores the legal ins and outs of private foundations in Washington State.