Past Events

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?

Apr
26

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.

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. 

Nov
6-7

Philanthropy Institute: Skills for Emerging Practitioners (Fall 2018)

November 6, 2018, 9:00am PST to November 7, 2018, 5:00pm PST
Seattle, WA

This comprehensive, two-day educational program was developed by experts in the philanthropic sector, and facilitated by seasoned practitioners. Philanthropy Institute: Practical Skills & Strategies for Emerging Practitioners (formerly known as Best Practices): is the field’s standardized orientation for individual members who have recently joined the philanthropic sector. The curriculum is designed to provide a historical overview of the sector, a sense of the philanthropic landscape in the Pacific Northwest and nationally, and an overview of foundation governance and grantmaking.

The November program is full but please join our waitlist! Email Elyse Gordon or Mares Asfaha (egordon@philanthropynw.org; masfaha@philanthropynw.org) to reserve your spot. We hope to be able to open up more spaces in the coming weeks. 

Apr
19-20

Philanthropy Institute: Skills for Emerging Practitioners (Spring 2018)

April 19, 2018, 9:00am PDT to April 20, 2018, 5:00pm PDT
Seattle, WA

April's Philanthropy Institute is SOLD OUT. Please consider the August or November Institute. This comprehensive, two-day educational program was developed by experts in the philanthropic sector and is facilitated by seasoned practitioners. Philanthropy Institute: Practical Skills & Strategies for Emerging Practitioners (formerly known as Best Practices): is the field’s standardized orientation for individual members who have recently joined the philanthropic sector. The curriculum is designed to provide a historical overview of the sector, a sense of the philanthropic landscape in the Pacific Northwest and nationally, and an overview of foundation governance and grantmaking. 

Mar
29

Supporting Frontline Communities Convening

March 29, 2018,
1:00pm to 4:00pm
PDT
Seattle, WA

Please join Philanthropy Northwest, Nonprofit Assistance Center and Rainier Valley Corps as we reconvene and discuss how the situation has changed for those communities on the frontline. How can foundations and community-led organizations work better together in response to new realities?

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. 

Nov
1-2

Philanthropy Institute: Skills for Emerging Practitioners (Fall 2017)

November 1, 2017, 9:00am AKDT to November 2, 2017, 5:00pm AKDT
Anchorage, AK

This comprehensive, two-day educational program was developed by experts in the philanthropic sector, and facilitated by seasoned practitioners. Philanthropy Institute: Practical Skills & Strategies for Emerging Practitioners (formerly known as Best Practices): is the field’s standardized orientation for individual members who have recently joined the philanthropic sector. The curriculum is designed to provide a historical overview of the sector, a sense of the philanthropic landscape in the Pacific Northwest and Nationally, and an overview of foundation governance and grantmaking. Please register early: the last four workshops have sold out. 

Feb
17

Protecting Marginalized Communities During the Next Four Years

February 17, 2017,
1:00pm to 4:00pm
PST
Seattle, WA

Please join us for this urgent conversation about protecting marginalized communities over the next four years. We are inviting nonprofits, funders, community leader and governmental offices to an urgent meeting featuring organizations at the forefront to discuss their work, what they need to be effective and how all of us can help.

Jul
28

National Teleconference for Funders: Supporting Communities Impacted by the Orlando Massacre

July 28, 2016,
11:00am to 12:30pm
EDT
Online

In partnership with funder affinity groups from around the country, The Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers is hosting a teleconference for funders focusing on the impact of the Orlando massacre on communities in central Florida and how funders can respond to the needs of those most impacted by this tragedy. This second call will  help funders understand how they can support efforts led by local LGBTQ and Latino communities in the wake of the tragedy. 

Mar
3

Alaska Funders Group Meeting

March 3, 2015,
3:00pm to 5:00pm
AKST
Anchorage, AK

The Alaska Funders Group (AFG) is a peer-to-peer group that facilitates making connections, sharing experiences and gathering together to form a learning network which maximizes philanthropic impact in our communities. AFG meets to create cooperative relationships, build capacity and explore the ways we can work together. Participation is open to any organization or collective committed to advancing the practice of philanthropy in Alaska. Organizations do not have to be a member of Philanthropy Northwest to participate in AFG.

Nov
13

Avoiding Avoidance: Addressing and managing conflict

November 13, 2014,
9:00am to 10:30am
PST

Conflict is neither inherently good nor bad. Conflict will always occur in an organization that's growing, evolving, and changing. What makes it good or bad or a positive or negative experience is how it's managed. In this webinar, we’ll explore typical situations where families might find themselves falling into the avoidance trap, along with useful strategies for ‘avoiding avoidance’ and other related tips and tools for managing family conflict.

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