Past Events

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.

Nov
1

The Foundation for Success is Housing Stability

November 1, 2019,
10:00am to 11:30am
PDT
Online

Do you care about health, education, workforce development, domestic violence, economic mobility, criminal justice, or building vibrant communities? Then you also care about housing and homelessness (even if you don't know it yet!). Housing stability influences outcomes across many sectors, and there is research to prove it. Join us on a webinar with Funders Together to End Homelessness, a national partner organization, to hear from funders in our region.

Oct
22

Finding and Keeping Major Donors: Fundraising Boot Camp for Community Foundation Leaders

October 22, 2019,
10:00am to 11:30am
PDT
Virtual

Join us for the second of three virtual exchanges built for community foundation staff, trustees and board members. This call will be led by Maddy Metzger-Utt, Philanthropy Northwest Community Foundation Advisor and former CEO of Community Foundation of Snohomish County. In this series, we'll tackle the most pressing issues as identified by you, our Community Foundation network. This session will focus on donor development and fundraising for community foundations. 

Oct
17

A Conversation with New and Graduating CEOs

October 17, 2019,
11:00am to 12:30pm
PDT
Online

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

Being the non-family staff leader of a multi-generational family foundation is a privilege and honor. The path to engaging and furthering a family’s philanthropy is a special experience—but it can also be tough. This special conversation for CEOs, board members and donors will feature a discussion between two highly respected CEOs in the process of exiting their long-time roles alongside two new CEOs just entering this role.

Sep
12

Exiting Responsibly: Making Wise Choices As You Wrap Up

September 12, 2019,
9:00am to 10:30am
PDT

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

Whether your foundation is considering wrapping up a long-term initiative or completely spending down and sunsetting your foundation, this webinar will provide valuable ideas and approaches. Hear from field experience how to navigate this complex and challenging process to maximize the potential for impact while leaving grantees and fields strong.

Sep
9

Advocacy In Action #4 - Building Grantee Capacity to do Policy Advocacy

September 9, 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 look at investing in grantees and nonprofit partners to build their capacity to engage in policy advocacy, including base-building, community organizing, public education and lobbying.

Aug
7

The Art and Practice of Rural Health Philanthropy

August 7, 2019,
10:00am to 11:30am
PDT
Online

Join us for a member-to-member exchange about rural dilemmas in philanthropy. Hear from Philanthropy Northwest member foundations and leading rural health funders about what it takes to improve health outcomes in rural communities. 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, particularly in rural and Native communities. 

Jul
22

How CEOs and Trustees Build a Culture of Trust

July 22, 2019,
10:30am to 11:30am
PDT
Online
Trust-Based Philanthropy Network

Implementing a trust-based approach to philanthropy starts with leadership and governance. What is the role of CEOs, trustees and senior leadership in instituting a culture of trust -- with each other, with foundation staff and in all of your foundation’s grantmaking practices? And how can a trust-based culture lead to more authentic dialogue, genuine learning and a more effective approach that helps address the inherent power dynamic between foundations and grantees?

Jul
8

Advocacy in Action #3 - Preparing for Impact: Defining Success and Making the Case to Boards/Trustees

July 8, 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 look at ways funders can prepare to measure the impact of policy advocacy investments, and build a case for their trustees and boards from a success mindset. 

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