Past Events

Nov
19

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

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

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. 

Nov
8

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

November 8, 2018,
11:30am to 1:00pm
PST
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. 

Nov
7-9

Walla Walla Valley Funders' Tour

November 7, 2018 (All day) to November 9, 2018 (All day)
Walla Walla, WA
Walla Walla Funders' Tour Image

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.

Nov
6-7

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 (egordon@philanthropynw.org; masfaha@philanthropynw.org) to reserve your spot. We hope to be able to open up more spaces in the coming weeks. 

Oct
31

Opportunity Zones: Can Foundations Help Communities Get Ready?

October 31, 2018,
10:45am to 12:15pm
PDT
Online

With the passage of last year’s tax code overhaul, Congress created Opportunity Zones—areas in low-income census tracks designated by governors, where private equity investors can invest capital gains in new development ventures in exchange for tax forgiveness after 10 years. However, now that proposed regulations have been released, speculation remains as to whether Opportunity Zones will catalyze needed community infrastructure and economic development opportunities for the people who are residents and small business owners who live in these Zones.  

Oct
23

Member Briefing: Highlights from Governor Inslee’s Workgroup on Poverty Reduction

October 23, 2018,
10:00am to 11:30am
PDT
Online

What can we learn about poverty reduction strategies when we listen to those most impacted by impoverishment? Join us for this virtual member briefing to learn about Governor Inslee's Poverty Reduction Workgroup, and how it is elevating the expertise of those most affected by poverty. While the findings of the Workgroup are based in Washington, we invite members from across the region to share ideas and experiences from your own states and places. 

Oct
2

Advocacy in Action Workshop Series

October 2, 2018,
2:45pm to 4:15pm
PDT
Online & In-Person as an Annual Conference session

A special workshop series on policy advocacy designed for foundation staff and trustees who want to build their knowledge and capacity to fund and implement policy advocacy strategy. This is a six-session series happening bi-monthly beginning in February 2018 and running through December 2018. Registration is available for individual sessions.

Oct
2-4

Annual Conference 2018

October 2, 2018, 12:00pm PDT to October 4, 2018, 2:00pm PDT
Boise, ID
2018 Annual Conference

Our annual conference is the largest convening of grantmakers in the Northwest! We believe philanthropy is at its best when it is collaborative, transparent and equitable. Our conference provides space to convene together to learn from peers how philanthropy can build capacity in the social sector, commit to racial equity and DEI, and advocate for issues and organizations. 

Sep
27

EPIP Briefing: "Dissonance and Disconnects" Report

September 27, 2018,
12:00pm to 1:00pm
PDT

Please join us for a briefing on EPIP's recent report: Dissonance & Disconnects: How entry- and mid-level foundation staff see their futures, their institutions, and their field. The report examines the thoughts and feelings of early- and mid- career practitioners on philanthropy, including participants’ experiences at work, the alignment between their institutions’ practices and their values, and how participants see their futures in the sector.

Sep
26

Steve Phillips: Brown Is The New White

September 26, 2018, 7:30pm PDT
Seattle, WA
Book cover image

We are pleased to co-sponsor an event featuring Steve Phillips, author of Brown is the New White: How the Democratic Revolution Has Created a New American Majority and founder of Democracy in Color. Phillips will bring to light the new political force made up of the growing population of people of color in combination with progressive whites. The evening promises to spark inspiration, conversation and actions that leverage the political power of these populations to collectively change our democratic futures for the good.

Sep
20

Grantmaking with an Equity Lens Training - POSTPONED

September 20, 2018,
9:00am to 4:00pm
PDT
Seattle, WA

Considering diverse perspectives and experiences is critical to effective grantmaking and foundation programming. Practicing equity requires a slowing down to reflect on the ways we can facilitate a more equitable and inclusive grantmaking process. Join us for this hands-on training. This training is designed for mid- to senior-level foundation program staff who are at the beginning of their thinking about how to apply equity in the practice of grantmaking and program development.  The context is designed to focus on the individual role and the practice of equity in grantmaking.

Sep
12

Learning Exchange: How to Promote and Sustain Equitable Mixed-Income Communities

September 12, 2018, 1:00pm PDT
Seattle, WA

Philanthropy Northwest and the Puget Sound Asset Funders Network invite you to a learning exchange with Salin Geevarghese from the Mixed-Income Strategic Alliance and other regional efforts to examine a set of ideas and strategies designed to build thriving communities. We’ll learn about the Alliance’s national work and research as well as discuss their emerging efforts within King County and Seattle housing communities

Sep
12

Funders Census Initiative Briefing Series: Census 2020 Messaging Testing Results

September 12, 2018, 12:00pm PDT
Webinar

The Funders Census Initiative is pleased to present the first three briefings on census messaging results in partnership with the Democracy Funders Collaborative Census Subgroup. This year, national field partners were funded to conduct get-out-the-count messaging research to identify messages that resonate with hard-to-count communities. Three of these national partners will be presenting their findings in September. National Association of Latino Elected Officials (NALEO) will be presenting its findings Wednesday, September 12.

Sep
11-13

Regional Community Foundations Convening

September 11, 2018, 6:00pm PDT to September 13, 2018, 1:00pm PDT
Port Townsend, WA

Philanthropy Northwest supports a network of community foundations throughout the Northwest in the states of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington and Wyoming. As part of this work, we are coordinating a regional convening to bring together the leadership of community foundations. We believe there is a unique richness when we learn and activate as a collective of community foundations. We hope to leave this gathering with a clear sense of our strategy as a network for 2019 and beyond. Please join us!

Jul
12

Philanthropy’s Response to the Addition of a Citizenship Question to the 2020 Census

July 12, 2018,
12:00pm to 1:00pm
PDT
Online
Census form image

In co-sponsorship with many organizations including Philanthropy Northwest, the Funders' Committee for Civic Participation (FCCP) is hosting a webinar centered on making public comments about citizenship question planned for the 2020 census. On June 8, the Commerce Department (which oversees the Census Bureau) invited the public to comment on the paperwork associated with the 2020 census. The public has 60 days – until August 7 – to submit comments. This is one of the few opportunities for philanthropy to make its case that the citizenship question should be removed from the census questionnaire. Regardless of whether public comments will move the Trump administration to reverse its decision, this establishes an important record for the public, Congress and the courts to consider.

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