Past Events


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.


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.


Foundations on the Hill 2019

March 11, 2019, 3:30pm EDT to March 13, 2019, 5:00pm EDT
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!


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. 


2017 BoardSource Leadership Forum

October 19, 2017, 8:30am PDT to October 20, 2017, 4:30pm PDT
Seattle, WA

Join the BoardSource Leadership Forum: Igniting Leadership for Power, Purpose, and Impact. The BoardSource Leadership Forum is the only national conference focused on the impact of nonprofit boards and the unique role they play in advancing the public good. This is an opportunity for us to come together as a community to support, empower, and inspire one another, and to ensure that every social sector organization has the leadership it needs to fulfill its mission and advance the public good.


2017 Annual Conference

October 3, 2017, 12:00pm PDT to October 5, 2017, 2:00pm PDT
Vancouver, WA

Philanthropy Northwest is proud to present “Now is the Time to Lead Through Change” the theme for our annual conference in Vancouver, Washington on October 3-5, 2017. Register now for the largest gathering of community foundations, corporate giving offices, family foundations and public foundations in the region.


Environmental Grantmakers Association 2017 Fall Retreat

September 24, 2017, 12:00pm MDT to September 27, 2017, 1:00pm MDT
Seattle, WA

The Environmental Grantmakers Association is delighted to invite you to join your colleagues in the Emerald City for the 2017 Fall Retreat, September 24-27, 2017 in downtown Seattle.  We will explore the relationships linking urban and rural areas. We will consider the role of cities in nurturing connections, fostering equity and sustainability, and leading the way to the world we want.


Intermountain West Funder Network 2017 Convening

April 26, 2017, 2:30pm PDT to April 28, 2017, 1:00pm PDT
Bozeman, MT

The Intermountain West Funder Network (IMWFN) is pleased to convene in 2017 on April 26 – 28 in Bozeman, Montana. We will explore a number of important strategies related to our theme, “Big Shifts: Local Solutions” on the transformative work happening at the local level to advance sustainable environmental and economic communities in the intermountain west. The agenda will reinforce the role that the our community plays to advance community-led solutions to social and ecological challenges, and to plan for the road ahead.


2016 Washington Community Foundations Convening

October 5, 2016, 10:00am PDT to October 6, 2016, 3:00pm PDT
Leavenworth, WA

Philanthropy Northwest is supporting a network of community foundations in Washington state, through the generous support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. As part of this work, we are helping to plan the annual Community Foundations Convening, which brings together the leadership of community foundations and other community investors across the state.


Peace and Security Funders Group Annual Meeting

April 26, 2016 (All day) to April 28, 2016 (All day)
Portland, Oregon

The Peace and Security Funders Group is a network of public, private and family foundations, and individual philanthropists who make grants or expenditures that contribute to peace and global security. Its annual meetings are an opportunity for members to connect with new and existing partners, and engage in strategic discussions; learn about emerging issues; share best practices and lessons learned from their grantmaking and programs; and collaborate on projects.


The National Forum on Family Philanthropy

October 14, 2015 (All day) to October 16, 2015 (All day)
The National Forum on Family Philanthropy brings philanthropic families and leadership staff of family foundations together for two and a half days of peer networking and thought provoking conversations.