Funder Briefing


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.

Philanthropy's Role in Disaster Recovery & Response: Lessons from Oso

August 27, 2014,
1:30pm to 4:00pm
Tulalip, WA
Learn about emerging needs in Oso and best practices for disaster response from key players who are leading the recovery and funding efforts in Snohomish County. We will also explore real needs and opportunities for creating community relationships, strategies and grantee action plans around disaster philanthropy within their own foundations in an interactive group planning and learning session immediately following the panel.

Funder Briefing: Fundraising: The Biggest Challenge in Capacity Building

August 7, 2014,
2:00pm to 3:30pm
Philanthropy Northwest
Philanthropy Northwest members are invited to join a special funder briefing, Fundraising: The Biggest Challenge in Capacity Building, on Thursday August 7th that will discuss the fundraising potential through the merger of two Washington state professional development organizations advancing fundraising. Andrew Watt, CEO of the International Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) will join the conversation.