Skill Building

Apr
23-24

Philanthropy Institute: Skills for Emerging Practitioners (Spring 2019)

April 23, 2019, 9:00am PDT to April 24, 2019, 5:00pm PDT
Seattle, WA

[SOLD OUT!] Please email Elyse Gordon to be put on the waitlist. This comprehensive, two-day educational program was developed by experts in the philanthropic sector, and facilitated by seasoned practitioners. Philanthropy Institute: Practical Skills & Strategies for Emerging Practitioners (formerly known as Best Practices): is the field’s standardized orientation for individual members who have recently joined the philanthropic sector. The curriculum is designed to provide a historical overview of the sector, a sense of the philanthropic landscape in the Pacific Northwest and nationally, and an overview of foundation governance and grantmaking.

Mar
26

Grantmaking with an Equity Lens Training - Anchorage

March 26, 2019,
9:30am to 5:00pm
PDT
The Alaska Community Foundation

Considering diverse perspectives and experiences is critical to effective grantmaking and foundation programming. Practicing equity requires a slowing down to reflect on the ways we can facilitate a more equitable and inclusive grantmaking process. Join us for this hands-on training. This training is designed for mid- to senior-level foundation program staff who are at the beginning of their thinking about how to apply equity in the practice of grantmaking and program development.  The context is designed to focus on the individual role and the practice of equity in grantmaking.

Dec
3

Grantmaking with an Equity Lens Training

December 3, 2018,
8:30am to 4:00pm
PST
Gig Harbor, WA

SOLD OUT! Considering diverse perspectives and experiences is critical to effective grantmaking and foundation programming. Practicing equity requires a slowing down to reflect on the ways we can facilitate a more equitable and inclusive grantmaking process. Join us for this hands-on training. This training is designed for mid- to senior-level foundation program staff who are at the beginning of their thinking about how to apply equity in the practice of grantmaking and program development.  The context is designed to focus on the individual role and the practice of equity in grantmaking.

Nov
6-7

Philanthropy Institute: Skills for Emerging Practitioners (Fall 2018)

November 6, 2018, 9:00am PST to November 7, 2018, 5:00pm PST
Seattle, WA

This comprehensive, two-day educational program was developed by experts in the philanthropic sector, and facilitated by seasoned practitioners. Philanthropy Institute: Practical Skills & Strategies for Emerging Practitioners (formerly known as Best Practices): is the field’s standardized orientation for individual members who have recently joined the philanthropic sector. The curriculum is designed to provide a historical overview of the sector, a sense of the philanthropic landscape in the Pacific Northwest and nationally, and an overview of foundation governance and grantmaking.

The November program is full but please join our waitlist! Email Elyse Gordon or Mares Asfaha (egordon@philanthropynw.org; masfaha@philanthropynw.org) to reserve your spot. We hope to be able to open up more spaces in the coming weeks. 

Sep
20

Grantmaking with an Equity Lens Training - POSTPONED

September 20, 2018,
9:00am to 4:00pm
PDT
Seattle, WA

Considering diverse perspectives and experiences is critical to effective grantmaking and foundation programming. Practicing equity requires a slowing down to reflect on the ways we can facilitate a more equitable and inclusive grantmaking process. Join us for this hands-on training. This training is designed for mid- to senior-level foundation program staff who are at the beginning of their thinking about how to apply equity in the practice of grantmaking and program development.  The context is designed to focus on the individual role and the practice of equity in grantmaking.

Jun
28

2018 Q2 Corporate Luncheon

June 28, 2018,
12:00pm to 1:30pm
PDT
Philanthropy Northwest

**Please note NEW date**

Philanthropy Northwest is thrilled to be continuing our Corporate Member Luncheons in 2018 and we hope that you will join us for a great conversation around leadership and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI).

Maya Sandifor from the Learning Network team will facilitate our discussion on what we mean when we say Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and share the Equity Strategy Tool, a six step process that moves through setting the outcome to learning and evaluating impact. We hope that you will bring stories and examples of how you have embedded DEI practices in your work. Specifically, we ask that you consider this question for our discussion: What is your leadership "edge" when it comes to moving DEI in your organizations?

Please join us for lunch and conversation:

Date:              Thursday, June 28 from 12-1:30 p.m.***
Location:      Philanthropy Northwest offices
                      2101 4th Ave., Suite 650 Seattle, WA 98121

We look forward to a great conversation!

 

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*Lunch will be provided
**Please arrive by noon so we can start the conversation promptly.

 

Jun
21

Navigating Challenging Situations in your Philanthropic Work

June 21, 2018,
1:00pm to 3:00pm
PDT
Seattle, WA

What tools and skills help you navigate challenging situations at work? Are you interested in refreshing how you approach professional dilemmas that matter to you? Join Jan Jaffe, the author of Philanthropy's Reflective Practices, to explore methods that strengthen meaningful communication with grantees, partners, colleagues and trustees in philanthropy to advance a goal or solving a problem.

May
15

Postponed: Nurturing Intergenerational Engagement: A Workshop for Family Foundations on Wanting to Grow Whats Next

May 15, 2018,
11:30am to 2:00pm
PDT
Seattle, WA

Note: this event has been postponed. Please stay tuned for future programming for family foundations and philanthropic advisors! Bridging and building relationships between generations is top of mind for so many of our region's family foundations. This special workshop for family foundation staff and trustees will guide us on how to set concrete steps into action to build engagement, growth and impact across generations. 

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