A special workshop series on policy advocacy designed for foundation staff and trustees who want to build their knowledge and capacity to fund and implement policy advocacy strategy. This is a six-session series happening bi-monthly beginning in February 2018 and running through December 2018. Registration is available for individual sessions.
Events and Opportunities to Engage
Philanthropy Northwest supports a network of community foundations throughout the Northwest Region in the states of Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and Wyoming. As part of this work, we are coordinating a regional convening to bring together the leadership of community foundations. All community foundations across the region are welcomed.
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.
Our annual conference is the largest convening of grantmakers in the Northwest!We believe philanthropy is at its best when it is collaborative, transparent and equitable. Our conference provides space to convene together to learn from peers how philanthropy can build capacity in the social sector, commit to racial equity and DEI, and advocate for issues and organizations.
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. Please register early: the last four workshops have sold out.