Past Events

Sep
16

New American Dreams: Immigrant Integration in Rural Communities

September 16, 2019,
10:00am to 11:30am
PDT
Online

Join Philanthropy Northwest and the National Partnership for New Americans (NPNA) for a conversation about immigrant integration strategies in rural and non-urban places in the Northwest. We will hear from experts in the field about how funders can work cross-sector to ensure that our health systems, education systems, legal systems and naturalization processes work to integrate and reflect the needs and experiences of immigrant and refugee communities. Further, we'll consider how these efforts look and operate in places outside of our region's cities, hearing from movement leaders from Idaho, Washington, Oregon and Utah.

Sep
5

Entry Points: Philanthropy’s Response to the Opioid Use Disorder Crisis

September 5, 2019,
10:00am to 11:30am
CDT
Online

As rural and urban communities grapple with how to respond and tackle the epidemic of opioid use and substance use disorders, philanthropy is learning, leveraging, supporting, and leading in different ways to respond to the crisis.  Join Indiana Philanthropy Alliance, Philanthropy West Virginia, and Philanthropy Ohio as they share the work underway in their respective states with philanthropic leaders working with local partners making progress in advancing solutions.

Jul
24

Q3 Corporate Member Luncheon

July 24, 2019,
12:00pm to 1:30pm
PDT
Seattle, WA

Philanthropy Northwest is thrilled to be continuing our Corporate Member Luncheons in 2019 and we hope that you will join us to hear more on emerging themes from our soon to be published Native giving report. 

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
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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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

Jul
9

Time-sensitive Funders’ Briefing on Immigration and Detention Policies Impacting Families

July 9, 2018,
2:00pm to 3:30pm
PDT
Online

The Families Belong Together - Washington coalition and the Social Justice Fund Northwest are hosting an online funders briefing entitled, Demanding Freedom for Immigrants: NW Groups Fight Detention Policy. The online briefing will discuss the U.S. Government's current immigration and detention policies and how they are impacting immigrants individually, as families and as a community. The briefing will also discuss what grassroots, immigrant-led organizations are doing to deal with those policies and how funders can support these efforts.

Jun
5

Member Briefing: Innovative Programs for Immigrants and Refugees in Volatile Times

June 5, 2018,
11:30am to 1:30pm
PDT
Seattle, WA

New immigration policies and enforcement efforts are directly, and rapidly, affecting the lives of immigrants and refugees in our own communities. In this member briefing, gather with funders and frontline communities as we strategize about actionable, measurable steps we can take to better support immigrant and refugee communities in the Northwest. *We especially encourage funders concerned with education, health, community organizing and democracy to attend. This briefing will be offered in person and as a webinar. 

Apr
24

Member Briefing: Philanthropy and (Rapid) Responsiveness

April 24, 2018,
10:00am to 11:30am
PDT
Online

In the past 18 months. philanthropy has had to reflect on how our sector can and should be able to “rapidly respond” to quickly emerging circumstances that impact our communities. Join us at this cross-sector member briefing to see how rapid responsiveness looks through the lens of social, political, and ecological disaster responsiveness. 

Apr
19

Civil Conversations in Uncivil Times (Hosted by NCFP)

April 19, 2018,
9:00am to 10:30am
PDT
Online

Society is becoming increasingly divisive. What roles can family foundations play in finding ways to support meaningful dialogue across “party lines” within their community? What are the biggest mistakes that funders make when trying to provide a forum for these types of conversations? Join National Center for Family Philanthropy as we discuss these and other questions about how to support bettering society and communities. This event is available free to Philanthropy Northwest members as a member benefit. 

Feb
6

Member Briefing: Latino Community Needs Assessment with El Centro de la Raza

February 6, 2018,
10:00am to 11:30am
PST
Online + Seattle, WA

We know from working with community that the best way to solve problems is by listening to those most impacted. In this member briefing, here from a leader in the Latino community as they share the results of a collaboratively funded Community Needs Assessment. We will dive into the findings of the report and consider how this can inform our philanthropic work. 

Jan
26

Special Member Briefing: Lunch Session on the 2020 Census with Karen Narasaki

January 26, 2018,
12:00pm to 1:00pm
PST
Seattle, WA

UPDATE: Registration for this event is now closed. Join Karen Narasaki, a national authority on voting rights, census, media, immigrant rights and race relations, to learn more about why the 2020 Census matters to philanthropy. In line with Philanthropy Northwest's commitment to a fair and complete census count, this one-hour special member briefing will provide Philanthropy Northwest members a chance to talk with a national expert on the census.

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