Events and Opportunities to Engage


Pierce County Funders Network Meeting

May 5, 2016,
12:00pm to 1:30pm
Gig Harbor, WA

The Pierce County Funders Network convenes to share information, learn from each other and build relationships that inspire change. What's a bold topic you want to discuss at future gatherings in 2016? What’s important to us here in the South Sound?


Community Foundation of NCW: NPI Summit

May 23, 2016,
9:00am to 4:00pm
Campbells Resort, Chelan, WA

The Community Foundation of North Central Washington is pleased to host the 8th Annual NPI Summit. Open to board, staff, volunteers and anyone interested in nonprofit work, the summit provides professional development and unique training opportunities from experts in their field. This day-long conference will cover several topics related to nonprofit management and sustainability so that you can bring back tools and resources to better achieve your mission and grow your organization. Keynote speaker Nancy Straw of The Ford Family Foundation will talk about "Making the Most of Being a Rural Nonprofit."


Threats to Tax Exemptions

May 24, 2016,
11:00am to 12:15pm
The Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers

Tax exemptions are under attack by legislatures, tax assessors and the courts. This webinar will explore the rationale for exemption of nonprofits and foundations, review current threats to tax exemption including challenges to property tax exemption and payments in lieu of taxes (PILOTS) — and explore what state associations and regional associations can do to protect exemptions. 


ComNetworkSeattle Kickoff Event

May 25, 2016,
5:30pm to 7:30pm

Communications professionals from philanthropy and the nonprofit sector are invited to a kickoff event for the Seattle chapter of The Communications Network. The networking happy hour is co-hosted by Brotherton Strategies, Casey Family Programs, Philanthropy Northwest and Pyramid Communications.


The ROI for Corporate Social Responsibility: Where to Begin?

June 6, 2016,
8:30am to 1:30pm
Philanthropy Northwest

Join your corporate philanthropy peers for a discussion on The ROI of CSR: Where to begin?, a joint meeting hosted by ACCP and Philanthropy Northwest. In order for a CSR program to align with and support a company’s core business strategy, the CSR team must be aligned and integrated with key functions with profit, loss, and cost control responsibilities.  In some companies that is already happening; in others, the process has not yet begun.

You’ll hear Steve Rochlin, Co-CEO of IO Sustainability and lead author of Project ROI, discuss the potential ROI that CSR can deliver and what you should be doing to future proof your CR programs. (Hint: one of the first steps is to work internally with other departments to build integration.) You’ll also hear from a panel of CSR executives that are working with other departments on CSR and gain insight from their hits and misses.



Catalyzing Large Scale Change: The Funder’s Role in Collective Impact 2016

June 6, 2016, 3:00pm PDT to June 8, 2016, 1:30pm PDT

The Collective Impact Forum, a field-building partnership between FSG and the Aspen Institute, invites you to attend the 2016 Collective Impact Funder Convening. The third annual three-day funder meeting will attract approximately 300 leaders from private foundations, community foundations, United Ways, government agencies, and corporate foundations from around the country. The funder convening, which sold out each of the past two years, will provide opportunities for learning and peer exchange with other funders who are catalyzing change through collective impact. Philanthropy Northwest members have been offered a $50 registration discount.


Collective Impact Community Partners Half-Day Meeting

June 8, 2016, 2:00pm PDT

Are you among community partners currently involved in a collective impact initiative and want to deepen your understanding of this approach to collaboration? Or maybe you are not yet working on collective impact, but you want to learn more about the keys to building and sustaining momentum with cross-sector partnerships? If so, you are invited to the Collective Impact Forum’s Collective Impact Community Partners Half-Day Meeting, one of several gatherings at the 2016 Collective Impact Convening. Take advantage of joint discussions with experienced backbone leaders and funders from around the country who will attend distinct but aligned meetings in Seattle.


Cultural Competence for Global Donors: Unpacking the Invisible Backpack before Packing your Bags

June 14, 2016,
9:00am to 12:30pm
Philanthropy Northwest Office

Building partnerships with cross border grantees and international groups in our local communities pose an infinite variety of cultural differences that affect our communication, understanding of context, strategies, expectations and evaluations. How do our own values, beliefs, assumptions, biases and practices as global donors intersect with those of another culture?