Events and Opportunities to Engage


Understanding Philanthropy’s Role in U.S. Democracy

December 2, 2015,
10:00am to 11:00am

Is your organization funding or working to strengthen American democracy? Join the Foundation Center for a look at how Foundation Funding for U.S. Democracy can help funders and grantseeking nonprofits broaden their knowledge of the funding landscape, identify additional funding sources, and understand where their philanthropic dollars can have the most impact.


Looking into the Crystal Ball: What’s Ahead for State and Federal Policy Action in 2016

December 8, 2015,
11:00am to 12:00pm

Please join our network partners at the Forum and NCN for a brief webinar to explore the latest trends in state policy and hear about what’s on the horizon for action on the state and federal levels in the coming New Year. During this session you will hear about how your organization can engage more in policy work to strengthen the sector and the communities you serve.


Simplifying Strategy: A Straightforward Approach to Corporate Philanthropy

December 10, 2015,
8:30am to 10:30am
Wells Fargo Offices

Please join Philanthropy Northwest and FSG for a learning workshop on corporate social responsibility strategies on Thursday, December 10 at Wells Fargo in Seattle. Corporate leaders will hear from FSG Managing Directors Greg Hills and Patty Russell about three tools for advancing societal engagement efforts. Hills and Russell will discuss their recent publication, "Simplifying Strategy: A Practical Toolkit for Corporate Societal Engagement" and lead participants through interactive exercises to uncover potential applications of the tools to your work. Networking breakfast will precede the program.


Planning for Refugee Resettlement in the U.S.: What Funders Need to Know

December 15, 2015,
11:30am to 1:00pm

Over the past 40 years, the United States has resettled more than three million refugees. In response to the Syrian refugee crisis, the U.S. government has agreed to increase its refugee resettlement quota from 70,000 annually to 80,000 in 2016 and 100,000 in 2017. Join this webinar to discuss what funders can do to plan for resettlement efforts, address anticipated challenges and support the long-term integration of refugees into local communities.


Funding Indigenous Peoples: Strategies for Support

December 17, 2015,
9:00am to 10:00am

For funders seeking to understand how partnering with indigenous populations can advance mutual goals, Funding Indigenous Peoples provides an overview of indigenous issues and programs, funding strategies and approaches using real-world examples, tools and discussion questions for grantmakers, definitions of key terms, and additional resources. It is a guide highlighting the goals of donors and the practices of indigenous populations, especially in the areas of environmental defense, climate change, and global food security.


2016 Forum Annual Conference

July 18, 2016 (All day) to July 20, 2016 (All day)
Indianapolis, Ind.

Save the Date: The Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers 2016 Annual Conference will be held in Indianapolis, Indiana on July 18-20.