Past Events

May
20-21

Washington State Nonprofit Conference 2019

May 20, 2019 (All day) to May 21, 2019 (All day)
Bellevue, WA

Join Washington Nonprofits for their annual state-wide conference in Bellevue, Washington on May 21, 2019. The pre-conference sessions will be on May 20, 2019, with deep-dive tracks that will focus on volunteer management, fundraising strategy and risk strategy. Meet with nonprofit leaders from across Washington state.

May
7

Opportunity Zones in Rural and Native Communities – A Funder to Funder Virtual Exchange

May 7, 2019,
1:00pm to 2:30pm
PDT
Online

There are 328 Opportunity Zones (OZ) in the Northwest. Check out this map or this list of Qualified Designated Opportunity Zones by County. Is your community within an Opportunity Zone and you're not quite sure what it means for your foundation or your community? You're not alone. With all the news and hype that's surrounding OZs, it's hard to understand whether philanthropy has a role. This call will be particularly useful for place-focused foundations including community foundations, family foundations and issue-focused funders who support the vitality of our Northwest places that we call home particularly in rural and Native communities. 

Apr
30

Powerhouse Convenings

April 30, 2019,
10:00am to 11:00am
PDT
Online

From 100 person convenings to a 10-person meeting, we could all use more skills to make our meetings more effective and delightful. Join Ted Lord, convening maestro, for a one-hour webinar that will help you move your in-person meetings from good to POWERHOUSE! 

Apr
26

Seattle Equity Summit

April 26, 2019 (All day)
Seattle Equity Summit Logo

Join civic, business and philanthropy leaders, practitioners and advocates to develop best practices contributing to systemic change in Seattle and Washington, for a future where prosperity is broadly shared. Share your stories, insights and advice. Take learnings, turn them into action and inspire real solutions in real time.

Apr
23-24

Philanthropy Institute: Skills for Emerging Practitioners (Spring 2019)

April 23, 2019, 9:00am PDT to April 24, 2019, 5:00pm PDT
Seattle, WA

[SOLD OUT!] Please email Elyse Gordon to be put on the waitlist. 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.

Apr
22

Advocacy in Action #2 - Funding & Engaging in Policy Advocacy: Rules & Regs

April 22, 2019,
10:00am to 11:30am
PDT
Online

Join Philanthropy Northwest for the second year of our virtual policy advocacy workshop series. This four-part series is designed for foundation staff and trustees who want to build their knowledge and capacity to fund and implement policy advocacy. In this session we will review the legal rules of funding and doing policy advocacy work, and how these activities can leverage your foundations’ impact.

Apr
18

Crime and Punishment in Black America, A Conversation with James Forman Jr.

April 18, 2019, 6:00pm PDT
Tacoma, WA

Join Philanthropy Northwest, other funders and community members for this conversation with James Forman Jr. In his memorable keynote, Forman shares his life journey as a child of a civil rights leader, a public defender, a founder of a charter school for incarcerated teens, and a law professor. He outlines America’s criminal justice crisis with both data and human stories. He leaves the audience inspired and armed with concrete ideas for how they themselves can contribute to change. 

Apr
11

Philanthropy's Role in Building an Inclusive Democracy: Conversation with Sayu Bhojwani

April 11, 2019,
2:00pm to 4:00pm
PDT
Philanthropy Northwest and Online

Join activist and author Sayu Bhojwani, for a conversation on representation, diversity in politics and her new book: People Like Us: The New Wave of Candidates Knocking at Democracy's Door. We'll host an intimate conversation between Kiran Ahuja and Sayu, and include time for small-group discussion. This is a unique opportunity to talk intimately with one of the nation's leading democratic visionaries. Available with virtual call-in option for those outside of Seattle. 

Mar
28

Q1 Alaska Funders Group Meeting

March 28, 2019,
9:30am to 11:30am
PDT
Anchorage, AK

Please join the first Alaska Funders Group meeting of 2019. For the first hour we will be joined by Larry Persily who will discuss the proposed FY2020 budget cuts in Alaska. We will also hear updates on recovery efforts and Census 2020. 

Mar
26

Grantmaking with an Equity Lens Training - Anchorage

March 26, 2019,
9:30am to 5:00pm
PDT
The Alaska Community Foundation

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.

Mar
18

Advocacy in Action - Policy Advocacy: Why, What, How?

March 18, 2019,
10:00am to 11:30am
PDT
Online

Join Philanthropy Northwest for the second year of our virtual policy advocacy workshop series. This four-part series is designed for foundation staff and trustees who want to build their knowledge and capacity to fund and implement policy advocacy. This first session focuses on the fundamentals of advocacy and the value add for funders engaging in policy advocacy as a strategy.

Mar 18 -
Sep 9

Advocacy In Action: Four-part Series

March 18, 2019, 10:00am PDT to September 9, 2019, 11:30am PDT
Online

Join Philanthropy Northwest for the second year of our virtual policy advocacy workshop series. This four-part series is designed for foundation staff and trustees who want to build their knowledge and capacity to fund and implement policy advocacy. Register for all four sessions and receive a significant price discount.

Mar
11-13

Foundations on the Hill 2019

March 11, 2019, 12:30pm PDT to March 13, 2019, 2:00pm PDT
Washington, DC

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 six-state region. Join our delegation!

Mar
4

Annual Nonprofit Legislative Reception - NEW DATE

March 4, 2019,
5:30pm to 7:00pm
PST
Olympia, WA

Join Philanthropy Northwest, Washington Nonprofits and other partnering organizations at the Washington Governor's Mansion to mingle with elected officials, connect with peers from across the state and celebrate the contributions that nonprofit organizations make to our communities. 

Feb
28

Member to Member Briefing: Local Impact Bonds

February 28, 2019,
10:00am to 11:00am
PST
Online

How can you diversify your investments to further support local communities? How are Northwest funders leveraging their impact through creative investment platforms? Join us for an informal session that covers the nuts and bolts of foundations investing in Local Impact Bonds.

Feb
21

How Will Federal Budget and Tax Policy Impact Our Work? Watch Party and Briefing for Funders

February 21, 2019,
1:00pm to 3:30pm
PST
Seattle, WA

States get about one-third of their revenue from the federal government — funds that help pay for health care, schools, housing, roads, child care, job training and a range of other programs. How will changes to the budget and tax policy impact our work as funders, and most importantly, our grantees? Join us for a watch party and discussion of federal budget implications at a state level. 

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