Past Events

Apr
18

Crime and Punishment in Black America, A Conversation with James Forman Jr.

April 18, 2019, 6:00pm PDT
Tacoma, WA

Join Philanthropy Northwest, other funders and community members for this conversation with James Forman Jr. In his memorable keynote, Forman shares his life journey as a child of a civil rights leader, a public defender, a founder of a charter school for incarcerated teens, and a law professor. He outlines America’s criminal justice crisis with both data and human stories. He leaves the audience inspired and armed with concrete ideas for how they themselves can contribute to change. 

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. 

Feb
19-20

Improving and Protecting African Americans’ Economic Security: African American Financial Capability Initiative (AAFCI)

February 20, 2019,
7:00am to 10:00am
PST
Online

This event will reveal insights from the African American Financial Capability Initiative (AAFCI), a three-year effort facilitated by Prosperity Now (formerly CFED). The initiative supports communities of practice that tailor financial stability projects to the needs of six communities across the Pacific Northwest and the Midwest through the collaborative work of 30+ black-led nonprofits in Portland, Oregon; Seattle and Tacoma, Washington; Des Moines, Iowa; Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota. Each community of practice addresses the racial wealth divide with innovative approaches.

May
21

Pierce County Funders Meeting - Supporting Partnerships for Anti-Racist Communities (SPARC)

May 21, 2018,
9:30am to 11:30am
PDT
Tacoma, WA

Tacoma/Pierce County is one of 10 communities across the U.S. participating in the multi-year Supporting Partnerships for Anti-Racist Communities (SPARC) initiative. Please join the Pierce County Funders Group to learn about the SPARC initiative from guest speakers Pamela Duncan from the City of Tacoma and Tess Colby from Pierce County and continue our discussion about Youth and Young Adult Homelessness in Pierce County.

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. 

May
23

Immigration: What’s at Stake for Families and Implications for Washington State Funders

May 23, 2017,
1:00pm to 3:00pm
PDT
Seattle, WA and Online

Immigrant and refugee children and families across Washington state — both newcomers and longtime residents —are afraid and are experiencing the direct impact of new federal immigration policies. This has created a domino effect as nonprofits are facing skyrocketing calls for assistance and services. With an expansion of detention, deportation and priorities for enforcement, limits on refugee admissions, attempts to create a travel ban, and more, the stakes have never been higher for Washington communities. Organizations throughout the state have been working on rapid responses with a diverse range of stakeholders in the face of critical needs in the community. Philanthropy is at a critical juncture as it considers the impact on communities it supports and funding strategies moving forward.

Feb
1-2

Partners for the Next 10,000 Years: A Racial Equity Summit

February 1, 2016 (All day) to February 2, 2016 (All day)
Anchorage

Alaska is described as a land of promise and prosperity, yet stark disparities across our society, especially in the distribution of wealth and opportunity, exist along racial lines — in villages and cities, rural areas and hubs, island and road system communities. Our partners at First Alaskans Institute invites you to be part of its Advancing Native Dialogues on Racial Equity (ANDORE) project by attending a Racial Equity Summit in Anchorage.

Jan
27

Culturally Competent Leadership in Philanthropy

January 27, 2016,
9:00am to 12:30pm
PST
Seattle

As we grow as a nation, we are learning to become multicultural in a way where we benefit from our differences, rather than expecting people to assimilate into the dominant culture's norms, values and customs. Please join Philanthropy Northwest, Pangea Giving and Cultures Connecting for a skills-building workshop that explores frameworks for (a) building culturally competent work environments and (b) collectively addressing systemic barriers in order to advance equity through philanthropy. This event is sold out.

Dec
10

Building Momentum for Data Standards to Tell Philanthropy’s Full Story

December 10, 2014, 10:00am PST
Webinar

The Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers is pleased to co-sponsor a new webinar series in partnership with the D5 Coalition, a five-year effort to advance philanthropy’s diversity, equity and inclusiveness. In this session: Who works in philanthropy? Where do philanthropic dollars go? In our era of big data and in a field that recognizes the importance of data, why has the collection and sharing of demographic data been so elusive? Learn how regional associations and their members are using data conversations and tools to spark efforts to advance diversity, equity and inclusion in philanthropy, and to strengthen their grantmaking and impacts in communities.

Nov
25

Understanding the President's Executive Action on Immigration

November 25, 2014,
10:00am to 11:00am
PST
Webinar

President Obama's Immigration Accountability Executive Action will provide nearly 5 million unauthorized immigrants an opportunity to apply for temporary work authorization and protection from deportation. This webinar will focus on key provisions of the new policies, eligible immigrants, and issues that funders should consider.

Nov
19

Empowering People in Philanthropy to Take Action

November 19, 2014, 10:00am PST
Webinar

The Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers is pleased to co-sponsor a new webinar series in partnership with the D5 Coalition, a five-year effort to advance philanthropy’s diversity, equity and inclusiveness. In this session: Philanthropy cannot meet its potential without harnessing the creativity, strengths and insights of all members of our society. This webinar will draw upon research conducted by D5 that sheds light on how change happens, specific strategies and resources for taking action and winning words to start and sustain conversations about diversity, equity and inclusion.

Oct
23

Data: Friend or Foe?: Embedding Equity in Grantmaking, Part 2

October 23, 2014,
3:30pm to 5:00pm
PDT
Seattle

Join us for an ongoing conversation about equity in philanthropy. Specifically, around the use of data in philanthropy and grantmaking. We are hoping to create a safe space for problem solving, peer consultation and advice – so please bring your dilemmas and challenges. This funder’s discussion is open only to Philanthropy Northwest members.

Oct
22

Vision and Voice: The Role of Leadership and Dialogue in Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

October 22, 2014, 10:00am PDT
Webinar

The Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers is pleased to co-sponsor a new webinar series in partnership with the D5 Coalition, a five-year effort to advance philanthropy’s diversity, equity and inclusiveness. In this session, Philanthropy Northwest will share its findings from a research study that explored the complex factors and opportunities that foundation leaders navigate to advance diversity, equity and inclusion in their foundations. Foundation executives that participated in a peer learning cohort as part of this study will reflect on their experiences and share their own lessons learned for colleagues and the field.