Calendar of Events


First Tuesday: The State of College Affordability

Tue, April 7, 2015, 10:00am to 11:30am PDT

Many Philanthropy Northwest members make consistent and significant investments in higher education, including improving access and affordability. However, affordability and access are highly complex issues that lend themselves to different perspectives and questions about the most strategic approaches to filling gaps. Join College Spark Washington, Washington Women in Need, Washington Student Achievement Council and the National Association of Scholarship Providers as they lead a discussion about higher education affordability.


Foraker 2015 Leadership Summit

Mon, April 20, 2015 (All day) to Tue, April 21, 2015 (All day)
Anchorage, Alaska

For nonprofit leaders – both board and staff – leading through periods of change can be challenging. This year The Foraker Group will examine various aspects of change as the subject of its Leadership Summit, which will be held April 20-21 at the Hotel Captain Cook in Anchorage. The theme of the conference is "Transform. Create. Lead: As a sector – As organizations – As individual leaders."


The Legal Ins and Outs of Private Foundations

Wed, April 22, 2015, 9:00am to 12:00pm PDT

What is a private foundation and how is it different from a charitable nonprofit? What are the special tax rules that govern private foundations? What are the legal restrictions on what private foundations can do? Join Wayfind, an organization providing access to free business legal services for nonprofits and micro enterprises, along with lawyers from Perkins Coie and Davis Wright Tremaine for a skill building session that explores the legal ins and outs of private foundations in Washington State.


What's Next for the Internet

Thu, April 30, 2015, 2:00pm to 4:00pm PDT

Many funders have been supporting efforts to solidify net neutrality protections and open Internet principles for over a decade. Last year, four million people commented on the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) proposed Internet rules, and the President called for true open Internet protections, including reclassification of the Internet under Title II jurisdiction. This February the FCC voted to reclassify the Internet and stop states from banning municipal broadband networks. Join former FCC Chair Michael Copps and leaders from the Media Impact Funders and Quixote Foundation for a conversation on the changing landscape of media policy.


Communications Strategies that Fast Track Policy Change

Fri, May 1, 2015, 10:00am to 12:00pm PDT

In recent years we've seen major progress on seemingly intractable social issues including juvenile justice reform and healthcare disparities among vulnerable populations. Strategic, coordinated media projects and campaigns are tipping the scales and helping to rapidly advance policy change across a wide-spectrum of issues. Join leaders from The California Endowment, Rasmuson Foundation and Media Impact Funders as they discuss communication strategies that are moving the needle, and how funders can incorporate lessons learned.


Mission Investing Institute

Tue, May 12, 2015 (All day) to Thu, May 14, 2015 (All day)

Registration is now open for Mission Investors Exchange's 11th Mission Investing Institute, this May at the MacArthur Foundation offices. Foundation professionals and trustees are invited to participate in this interactive learning environment facilitated by veteran mission investors, issue experts and experienced foundation professionals.