Implementing a trust-based approach to philanthropy starts with leadership and governance. What is the role of CEOs, trustees and senior leadership in instituting a culture of trust -- with each other, with foundation staff and in all of your foundation’s grantmaking practices? And how can a trust-based culture lead to more authentic dialogue, genuine learning and a more effective approach that helps address the inherent power dynamic between foundations and grantees?
Events and Opportunities to Engage
In partnership with Seattle University’s Project on Family Homelessness, we invite our members to join an exclusive gathering and conversation with Dr. Tiffany Manuel, a national expert on building inclusive communities. We encourage our members interested in and working on issues related to homelessness, affordable housing, and economic/community development to mark your calendars!
We are excited to co-sponsor this learning series brought to you by the Funders' Committee for Civic Participation (FCCP). Session #3 will focus on a case study, such as the intended and unintended consequences that funders can have on movement building.
Join us for a member-to-member exchange about rural dilemmas in philanthropy. Hear from Philanthropy Northwest member foundations and leading rural health funders about what it takes to improve health outcomes in rural communities. This call will be particularly useful for place-focused foundations including community foundations, family foundations and issue-focused funders who support the vitality of our Northwest places, particularly in rural and Native communities.
As rural and urban communities grapple with how to respond and tackle the epidemic of opioid use and substance use disorders, philanthropy is learning, leveraging, supporting, and leading in different ways to respond to the crisis. Join Indiana Philanthropy Alliance, Philanthropy West Virginia, and Philanthropy Ohio as they share the work underway in their respective states with philanthropic leaders working with local partners making progress in advancing solutions.
Join Philanthropy Northwest for the second year of our virtual policy advocacy workshop series. This four-part series is designed for foundation staff and trustees who want to build their knowledge and capacity to fund and implement policy advocacy. In this session we will look at investing in grantees and nonprofit partners to build their capacity to engage in policy advocacy, including base-building, community organizing, public education and lobbying.
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.
Join Philanthropy Northwest and the National Partnership for New Americans (NPNA) for a conversation about immigrant integration strategies in rural and non-urban places in the Northwest. We will hear from experts in the field about how funders can work cross-sector to ensure that our health systems, education systems, legal systems and naturalization processes work to integrate and reflect the needs and experiences of immigrant and refugee communities. Further, we'll consider how these efforts look and operate in places outside of our region's cities, hearing from movement leaders from Idaho, Washington, Oregon and Utah.
Blue Mountain Community Foundation and Sherwood Trust invite you to join their third annual tour of the communities across the Walla Walla Valley from Milton-Freewater, Oregon to Dayton, Washington. Come dig into this part of our region from September 25-27, 2019 and see how our rural communities collaborate and innovate. The deadline for registration is August 26.
The Seattle International Foundation invites funders to join them for the 2019 Central America Donors Forum in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. The Central America Donors Forum (CADF) is the premier networking and learning space to advance philanthropy and development efforts in Central America. Each year, CADF brings together over 400 leaders from business, philanthropy, government, and civil society to discuss priority issues and successful models of development, and explore co-investment for social impact.
Foundations on the Hill is a two-day convening in Washington, DC, that brings together hundreds of foundation leaders from across the country to meet with Congress to discuss issues of critical importance to philanthropy. Each year, Philanthropy Northwest leads a delegation from our region. Join us!