Past Events

Jan
9

Taking on the Big Issues: How Your Foundation Can Find Focus and Create Impact

January 9, 2020,
9:00am to 10:30am
PST
Online

As a funder looking to effect change within a large scale social, environmental or economic problem, how do you decide as a family what you can do to make a difference? How do you find your role and define impact as you take on problems of an incredible scope? Join these philanthropists who have tackled major issues by finding specific focus areas, taking big bets, or collaborating effectively. Whether you are a small funder or large foundation, this webinar will highlight important actions you can take to have impact and create powerful change towards significant issues.

Dec
12

Passing the Baton: Reflections on the Past, Present and Future of Family Philanthropy

December 12, 2019,
9:00am to 10:30am
PST
Online

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

In 2020 the National Center for Family Philanthropy will welcome Nick Tedesco as CEO and see the transition of founder and longtime CEO Ginny Esposito to the role of senior fellow. These two leaders will reflect on the past 20 years of NCFP’s work and discuss current priorities, the future of the field of family philanthropy and the continuing role NCFP can play in thought leadership, community building and more.

Dec
12

Philanthropy & the 2020 Census: What a Fair and Accurate Count Means for Ending Homelessness

December 12, 2019,
9:00am to 10:00am
PST

In this webinar, Funders Together to End Homelessness will explore where current Census operations are, why philanthropy investing in housing and homelessness programs should care about the count, what some of the concerns and barriers are to counting people experiencing homelessness, and how funders can be an integral part in fair and accurate Census efforts in their community.

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 effective and meaningful types of investments. 

Dec
10

A Conversation at the Intersection of Racial Justice and Community Development: History + Community + Policy + Funding

December 10, 2019,
1:30pm to 4:30pm
PST
Portland, OR

A Conversation at the Intersection of Racial Justice and Community Development: History + Community + Policy + Funding

Join Neighborworks America and the Fair Housing Council of Oregon for an intentional conversation about racial justice and community development.

Dec
9

Future Pathways Toward Tomorrow

December 9, 2019,
6:00pm to 8:00pm
PST
Portland, OR
NeighborWorks America

Join NeighborWorks America Western Region and Oregon network organizations for:

Future Pathways Toward Tomorrow

Come get a “taste of Portland” featuring samples of area food and drink. We’ll also hear from futurists who will explore themes of innovation, interconnectedness, imperatives and impact.

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. 

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.

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
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
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.

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