Past Events

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.

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.

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.

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. 

Apr
22

Advocacy in Action #2 - Funding & Engaging in Policy Advocacy: Rules & Regs

April 22, 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 review the legal rules of funding and doing policy advocacy work, and how these activities can leverage your foundations’ impact.

Mar
18

Advocacy in Action - Policy Advocacy: Why, What, How?

March 18, 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. This first session focuses on the fundamentals of advocacy and the value add for funders engaging in policy advocacy as a strategy.

Mar 18 -
Sep 9

Advocacy In Action: Four-part Series

March 18, 2019, 10:00am PDT to September 9, 2019, 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. Register for all four sessions and receive a significant price discount.

Nov
19

2020 Census Countdown: The Importance of Complete Count Committees in Your Communities

November 19, 2018,
1:00pm to 2:00pm
PST
Webinar

The 2020 Census is on track to be one of the most challenging censuses the United States has undertaken. This webinar will explore the critical role that Complete Count Committees can play in working with local, trusted voices to provide information, guidance and support to ensure a complete and accurate count of your community, despite the threats that besiege the 2020 Census. Join Philanthropy Northwest in learning more about how your organizations can engage with Complete Count Committees. 

Oct
31

Opportunity Zones: Can Foundations Help Communities Get Ready?

October 31, 2018,
1:45pm to 3:15pm
EDT
Online

With the passage of last year’s tax code overhaul, Congress created Opportunity Zones—areas in low-income census tracks designated by governors, where private equity investors can invest capital gains in new development ventures in exchange for tax forgiveness after 10 years. However, now that proposed regulations have been released, speculation remains as to whether Opportunity Zones will catalyze needed community infrastructure and economic development opportunities for the people who are residents and small business owners who live in these Zones.  

Jul
12

Philanthropy’s Response to the Addition of a Citizenship Question to the 2020 Census

July 12, 2018,
12:00pm to 1:00pm
PDT
Online
Census form image

In co-sponsorship with many organizations including Philanthropy Northwest, the Funders' Committee for Civic Participation (FCCP) is hosting a webinar centered on making public comments about citizenship question planned for the 2020 census. On June 8, the Commerce Department (which oversees the Census Bureau) invited the public to comment on the paperwork associated with the 2020 census. The public has 60 days – until August 7 – to submit comments. This is one of the few opportunities for philanthropy to make its case that the citizenship question should be removed from the census questionnaire. Regardless of whether public comments will move the Trump administration to reverse its decision, this establishes an important record for the public, Congress and the courts to consider.

Jun
25

The Money in Politics Implications of a Johnson Amendment Repeal

June 25, 2018,
12:00pm to 1:00pm
PDT
Online

A repeal of the Johnson Amendment, which prohibits charitable organizations, including religious institutions, from intervening in political campaigns, could have a damaging impact on the integrity of the sector and further infuse money into our political process. Join us to learn more about where the repeal stands now and what philanthropy can do to protect the Johnson Amendment.

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