Past Events

Jul
24

Conversation with Dr. Tiffany Manuel, President/CEO of TheCaseMade

July 24, 2019,
5:00pm to 7:00pm
PDT
Seattle University

In partnership with Seattle University’s Project on Family Homelessness, we invite our members to join an exclusive gathering and conversation with Dr. Tiffany Manuel, a national expert on building inclusive communities.  We encourage our members interested in and working on issues related to homelessness, affordable housing, and economic/community development to mark your calendars!

Jun
21

Get a B.E.E.R. (Beverage to Enhance Equity in Relationships) and Undo Nonprofit Power Dynamics Day!

June 21, 2019,
4:00pm to 6:00pm
PDT
Hill City Tap House and Bottle Shop

Rainier Valley Corps is hosting B.E.E.R. (Beverage to Enhance Equity in Relationships), which is a day where funders and nonprofits can get together to break down power dynamics one drink or doughnut at a time.

 

Cosponsored by United Way of King County, Medina Foundation, and Philanthropy Northwest.

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. 

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. 

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.

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.

Apr
4

Queers in Philanthropy Happy Hour

April 4, 2018,
5:30pm to 7:30pm
PDT
Seattle, WA

We are pleased to host the first official happy hour for Seattle area LGBTQ+ professionals in philanthropy! Do you identify as part of the community or a strong ally? Join us for a beverage and snacks while we support queer-owned businesses. Know a queer in philanthropy who could use the peer support? Bring them along! 

Mar
9

Speaker Series - Ibram X. Kendi

March 9, 2018,
5:30pm to 7:30pm
PST
Seattle, WA

THIS PROGRAM IS NOW SOLD OUT. Join us for this special conversation with Ibram X. Kendi, National Book Award winner & author of Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America and Professor of History and International Relations and the Founding Director of the Antiracist Research and Policy Center at American University. In this talk, Kendi will share how he thinks about shifting the discussion from how not to be racist, to how to be an antiracist.

Feb
27

5th Annual Nonprofit Legislative Reception

February 27, 2018,
5:30pm to 7:00pm
PST
Olympia, WA

Philanthropy Northwest, in partnership with Washington Nonprofits, the United Ways of the Pacific Northwest and the Washington State Community Action Partnership, invites network members to join us for the 5th Annual Nonprofit Legislative Reception.

Nov
1-3

Walla Walla Valley Funders' Tour

November 1, 2017 (All day) to November 3, 2017 (All day)

Sherwood Trust and Blue Mountain Community Foundation are hosting a 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. This program will introduce some of the exciting and innovative collaborations in our rural communities and highlight opportunities for future philanthropic investment.

Mar
17

Civic Boot Camp: Livable Neighborhoods returns on March 17 and 24

March 17, 2017,
9:00am to 5:00pm
PDT
Seattle, WA

Created in 2015 to address Seattle’s commitment to sustainable neighborhood growth, Civic Boot Camp: Livable Neighborhoods is a unique, full-day experience where participants connect with local leaders, network across sectors and gain a deep understanding of the rich history, economic opportunities, community partnerships and policy decisions shaping the Cascade/South Lake Union area, Seattle’s fastest growing neighborhood.

Feb
7

Grantmakers of Color Network Seattle Kick Off Event

February 7, 2017,
5:30pm to 7:30pm
PST
South Lake Union Discovery Center

Join us for a special event to kick-off Philanthropy Northwest's Grantmakers of Color Network in Seattle. Come network with fellow grantmakers of color, staff and trustees, from the Washington area and listen in on our chat with special guests and provocateurs: Peter Bloch Garcia of Latino Community Fund, Lili Liu of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and June Wilson of Quixote Foundation. Light refreshments and drinks will be served.

Jan
31

The Amazing Adolescent Brain: Opportunities, Challenges and Promising Interventions

January 31, 2017, 11:00am PST
Seattle, WA

Adolescent brain development is a period of profound change and remodeling. Dr. Chamberlain and panelists will explore how this period of heightened brain plasticity influences an adolescent's emotions, learning, decision-making and behavior - and how parents, educators, care providers and others can use this knowledge to help youth cope with challenges and build resilience. Please join NW Children's Fund for a conversation about what neuroscience tells us about supporting youth to navigate adolescence and thrive.

Nov
19

Achieving Success for Women and Girls in East Africa

November 19, 2016,
10:00am to 12:00pm
PST
Seattle, WA

Educating and empowering women and girls is one of the most effective approaches to global development. But what programs work and why? How can successes be replicated on a larger scale for more impact? Two highly effective East African Pangea grant partners will join us on November 19 to share their fresh insights and inspirations for supporting women and girls to develop their full potential in Kenya and Burundi. Come hear what these dynamic leaders have learned about creating successful programs  and the tremendous impact their work is having in the communities they serve and beyond.

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