Events and Opportunities to Engage

Nov
12

Mission Investors Exchange Webinar: Census 2020 - Why and How it Matters for Impact Investing

November 12, 2019,
12:00pm to 1:30pm
PST

How do impact investors and policymakers use and rely on census data? And what are the consequences for impact investors if the census fails to include all our communities? Join Mission Investors Exchange for a webinar exploring why and how foundations and other impact investors are mobilizing to get out the count for the 2020 Census.

Nov
13

Speak Out: Social Justice Advocacy for Private Foundations

November 13, 2019,
10:00am to 11:15am
PST
Online

Not sure how to make the case for funding advocacy for social justice or equity? Uncertain whether you can fund grantees that lobby? Wondering whether or how your foundation can speak out on a particular policy issue such as affordable housing? Join Neighborhood Funders Group for this 75-minute webinar on November 13th to get answers to these questions, as well as real-life examples from a private foundation supporting the advocacy work of its grantees as well as engaging in institutional advocacy itself.

Nov
14

New Trends: Research Findings from NCFP’s Second Family Philanthropy Study

November 14, 2019,
9:00am to 10:30am
PST
Online

An NCFP Monthly Webinar for NCFP’s Entire Network of Friends & Subscribers

What are new emerging issues facing philanthropic donors and families? How are families’ funding priorities, governance practices, and approaches to giving and decision-making evolving and changing? How are issues of founder participation, choice of lifespan, and the use of multiple giving vehicles affecting the practices and outcomes of family philanthropy? This webinar will share the results of research findings from the National Center for Family Philanthropy’s second ever Trends in Family Philanthropy study.

Nov
21

Engaging Philanthropy in Setting and Addressing a Research Agenda for Child and Family Services

November 21, 2019,
2:30pm to 4:30pm
PST
Seattle, WA

This session will include a three interactive components: (1) Review of the best research advances in child welfare and policy practice in the past 5-10 years; (2) Group discussion to identify the knowledge and research gaps in the fields of child welfare, children's behavioral health, and substance abuse treatment; and (3) Discussion of how to address key research/knowledge gaps - including new ways of collaborating to ensure that the right research is conducted and used for policy, program design and practice.

Dec
4

Becoming the Trusted Advisor: Professional Advisors and Community Foundations

December 4, 2019,
10:00am to 11:30am
PST
Online

Upwards of 80% of new funds come to community foundations through referrals from professional advisors. Join us for this conversation on how smaller community foundations cultivate and sustain relationships with professional advisors to become the go-to trusted philanthropic advisor. We'll hear from Elena Pullen Venema, Director of Gift Planning at the Community Foundation of Snohomish County, who has developed and stewards relationships with 300+ professional advisors in Snohomish County. 

Dec
9

How Will National Child Welfare System Changes Impact Native Children?

December 9, 2019,
10:00am to 11:30am
PST
Virtual

Are you aware of the significant changes made to the national child welfare system and the impact this will have on Alaska Native and Native American children and families? Learn about the Family First Prevention Services Act, and the enhanced options, opportunities and strategies for leveraging investments to improve the lives of vulnerable children and families, and to strengthen support systems within our communities.

Dec
11

Q4 Pierce County Funders Group Meeting

December 11, 2019,
9:30am to 11:30am
PST
Tacoma, WA

Gather with your friends and colleagues to learn about philanthropy’s role in public policy and advocacy, explore ways for funders to build organizational capacity and strategy around advocacy, and how to work with grantees to support the most eff

Mar
9-11

Foundations on the Hill 2020

March 9, 2020 (All day) to March 11, 2020 (All day)

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!