Blue Mountain Community Foundation and Sherwood Trust invite you to join their third annual tour of the communities across the Walla Walla Valley from Milton-Freewater, Oregon to Dayton, Washington. Come dig into this part of our region from September 25-27, 2019 and see how our rural communities collaborate and innovate. The deadline for registration is August 26.
While our sector continues to develop its lens on racial equity and racial justice, we rarely examine the connections between Islamophobia, philanthropy and democracy. Join us in a three hour deep-dive with Muslim community leaders to explore how we can collectively strategize to work with Muslim communities to address pressing concerns and envision future partnerships. We will prioritize relationship building, education and laying the foundation for future work together.
Foundations use evaluation — intentionally gathering and analyzing information about programs and impact in order to inform decisions and strategy — to make sure their efforts are forwarding their mission.
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.
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.
Only 3 spots left! 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.
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.
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.
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.
We are excited to co-sponsor this learning series brought to you by the Funders' Committee for Civic Participation (FCCP). Session #3 will focus on a case study, such as the intended and unintended consequences that funders can have on movement building.
In partnership with Seattle University’s Project on Family Homelessness, we invite our members to join an exclusive gathering and conversation with Dr. Tiffany Manuel, a national expert on building inclusive communities. We encourage our members interested in and working on issues related to homelessness, affordable housing, and economic/community development to mark your calendars!
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?
We are excited to co-sponsor this learning series brought to you by the Funders' Committee for Civic Participation (FCCP). Session #2 focuses on how evaluation frameworks perpetuate or improve power dynamics between grantees and grantmakers.
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.
Rainier Valley Corps is hosting B.E.E.R. (Beverage to Enhance Equity in Relationships), which is a day where funders and nonprofits can get together to break down power dynamics one drink or doughnut at a time.
Cosponsored by United Way of King County, Medina Foundation, and Philanthropy Northwest.
Philanthropy Northwest is continuing our Racial Equity Speaker Series with Mehrsa Baradaran, author of The Color of Money: Black Banks and the Racial Wealth Gap. Join us to hear from her as she examins the fruits of past policies and the operation of banking in a segregated economy.
We are excited to co-sponsor this webinar hosted by the Funders' Commitee for Civic Participation. State and national leaders will explore concrete examples of the role data play in building a more reflective and representative democracy.