Events this month


Philanthropy Institute: Skills for Emerging Practitioners (Fall 2018)

November 6, 2018, 9:00am PST to November 7, 2018, 5:00pm PST
Seattle, WA

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.

The November program is full but please join our waitlist! Email Elyse Gordon or Mares Asfaha (; to reserve your spot. We hope to be able to open up more spaces in the coming weeks. 


Walla Walla Valley Funders' Tour

November 7, 2018 (All day) to November 9, 2018 (All day)
Walla Walla, WA
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Sherwood Trust and Blue Mountain Community Foundation are hosting their second annual tour for private foundations and corporate funders to learn about and explore the Walla Walla Valley, from Dayton, Washington to Walla Walla to Milton-Freewater, Oregon on November 7-9, 2017. This program will introduce some of the exciting and innovative collaborations in our rural communities and highlight opportunities for future philanthropic investment.


Conversations in Philanthropy: Supporting Muslim, Arab and South Asian (MASA) Communities

November 8, 2018,
11:30am to 1:00pm
Seattle, WA

Muslim, Arab and South Asian (MASA) communities are on the rise in the Seattle-Tacoma metropolitan area, one of 12 metro areas seeing significant percentage growth across the country. Join the Proteus Fund for lunch as we learn more about how philanthropy can better support MASA communities, and connect with other funders interested in learning more. 


2020 Census Countdown: The Importance of Complete Count Committees in Your Communities

November 19, 2018,
1:00pm to 2:00pm

The 2020 Census is on track to be one of the most challenging censuses the United States has undertaken. This webinar will explore the critical role that Complete Count Committees can play in working with local, trusted voices to provide information, guidance and support to ensure a complete and accurate count of your community, despite the threats that besiege the 2020 Census. Join Philanthropy Northwest in learning more about how your organizations can engage with Complete Count Committees. 


Momentum Fellowship Webinar

November 28, 2018,
10:00am to 11:00am

The Momentum Fellowship is designed to introduce professionals from underrepresented communities, particularly communities of color, to careers in the philanthropic sector through professional development, networking and mentoring opportunities. We'll provide an overview of the program and talk about what it looks like to host a fellow at your foundation.