Calendar of Events


Restorative Finance: A Conversation With Richard Woo and Andrea Armeni

Thu, May 28, 2015, 12:00pm to 1:30pm PDT

UPDATE:We were able to find a larger space at the Pacific Tower to invite everyone who've expressed interest in attending. Email Shiho Fuyuki or call 206-535-2941 to register or if you have any questions.
Join Philanthropy Northwest, Mission Investors Exchange and The Russell Family Foundation for an engaging lunch conversation about impact investments, community engagement and social justice with Andrea Armeni, cofounder and executive director of Transform Finance.


Points of Light Civic Accelerator "CivicX Café"

Thu, May 28, 2015, 4:00pm to 6:00pm PDT

The CivicX Café is a unique twist on the typical accelerator “Demo Night.” It is an unique opportunity for impact investment, venture philanthropy, foundation, and CSR professionals to connect with promising impact entrepreneurs and share insights and feedback around their informal pitch through structured, coffee-shop style conversations in a casual setting.


First Tuesday: Civil Legal Aid

Tue, June 2, 2015, 10:00am to 11:00am PDT

Millions of Americans cannot afford the legal help they need when facing life-changing situations such as domestic violence, unlawful evictions, or the loss of veterans’, health or disability benefits. They are left to navigate these complex legal situations on their own – and risk losing their families, homes, and livelihoods in the process. Please join Philanthropy Northwest member, Montana Justice Foundation, for an interactive webinar to learn how civil legal aid offers a unique return on philanthropic investment. This program is relevant to members in all six Northwest states.


Local Matters: Montana "Philanthropy is... Networks in Action"

Wed, June 17, 2015, 5:00pm MDT to Thu, June 18, 2015, 3:00pm MDT
Buck's T-4 Lodge

Pick a challenge that Montanans are grappling with, and you’ll probably find that it’s one where many issues intersect. Solving the problems we care about often requires making connections across issues and seeing beyond boundaries. Montanans have a deep sense of connectedness, to the land and to each other. We know that good things happen when people come together to work on tough issues, and it all starts with a conversation. At Local Matters: Montana, we will explore how philanthropy can build on this strength, enhance our networks and mobilize them for action.


Getting to Transformative Philanthropy: Problem Solving Through the Use of Community Democracy Practices

Tue, June 23, 2015 (All day)
Olympia, Wash.

In this June workshop with Peter Pennekamp and Garland Yates of Community Democracy Workshop, participating community foundations will identify where they currently are on the community engagement continuum, and what they aspire to for their organizations and home communities.


Independent Sector - Threads Seattle

Fri, June 26, 2015, 9:00am to 12:00pm PDT

The world is rapidly changing around us. If the nonprofit and philanthropic sector is to thrive in the decades ahead, we must come together to assess the daunting challenges and incredible opportunities that face us.


Best Practices: Essential Skills and Strategies for New Grantmakers

Wed, July 15, 2015, 9:00am PDT to Thu, July 16, 2015, 5:00pm PDT

Essential Skills and Strategies is a comprehensive, two-day educational program to help familiarize new and up-and-coming grantmakers to the foundation world and the field of philanthropy. Developed by experts in the philanthropic sector, Essential Skills and Strategies is the field’s standardized orientation for grantmakers. The curriculum is designed to provide new grantmakers with the knowledge, insight, skills and tools to be effective in their work.