All upcoming events

Apr 29 -
May 2

The River Gathering: A Confluence of People, Places and Spirit

Tue, April 29, 2014, 12:00pm to Fri, May 2, 2014, 2:00pm
Central Oregon

Philanthropic leaders from Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington and Wyoming gather to exchange ideas, build relationships and learn together in central Oregon’s beautiful landscapes.


Apples to Apples to Oranges: Understanding Synergies and Differences among Various Neighborhood and District-Scale Sustainability Models

Wed, May 14, 2014, 11:00am to 12:00pm

Last fall, the Funders’ Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities, in partnership with the Urban Sustainability Directors Network, commissioned a research project to examine the range and variety of neighborhood and district-scale sustainability models/projects being created in cities across the United States and Canada. The purpose of this scan was to understand how the various models compare and contrast and to assess the potential and limitations of the approaches in this emerging sector. The report will inform both funders and USDN members about existing approaches, strengthen their respective work in this arena (both grantmaking and practice) and inform collective thinking about the next generation of model development, including synergies across models. Join us on Wednesday, May 14th from 2:00 -3:00 p.m. ET., for a presentation and lively conversation about findings from this report.


Embedding equity in grantmaking: three works-in-progress

Wed, May 14, 2014, 2:00pm
Seattle, WA

This event is open to Philanthropy Northwest members, Social Venture Partners and The Seattle Foundation donors.

Philanthropy Northwest has spent the last year studying how foundations can build an internal culture that addresses diversity, equity and inclusion. SVP Seattle has spent the last year conducting a diversity and cultural competency inventory through the lens of their 300-plus partners and community members. The Seattle Foundation has been steadily moving toward a focus on equity for much of its work. All three of the organizations’ work, conducted separately, raises a raft of hard and important questions. Please join representatives from each organization for an honest, open conversation about the challenges we have faced embedding equity more squarely internally and through grantmaking.