Election years provide an important opportunity to influence the agendas of our policymakers by educating candidates about issues that affect your mission and community. Advocacy can be a powerful tool for foundations and grantees to advance their missions. Not sure whether or how to make the case for funding advocacy? Uncertain whether you can fund grantees that lobby? Wondering whether your public or private foundation can speak out on a particular issue? Join Philanthropy Northwest and Alliance for Justice for a workshop about advocacy considerations for funders.
Communications staff from Philanthropy Northwest member organizations are invited to join our communications community of practice. Through our listserv and bimonthly meetings, members have the opportunity to learn from their peers, share communication tips and strategies, and promote each other's work. At our February 2016 meeting, we'll talk about using data and infographics to tell our stories, including examples from Erica Klinger of Seattle Foundation and Anne Martens of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. This event is open to members only.
Please join Philanthropy Northwest and FSG for a learning workshop on corporate social responsibility strategies. Corporate leaders will hear from FSG Managing Directors Greg Hills and Patty Russell about three tools for advancing societal engagement efforts. Hills and Russell will discuss their recent publication, "Simplifying Strategy: A Practical Toolkit for Corporate Societal Engagement" and lead participants through interactive exercises to uncover potential applications of the tools to your work.
Philanthropy Northwest, along with Washington Nonprofits and United Ways of the Pacific Northwest, invites network members to join us for our 2016 legislative reception in the Governor's Mansion.
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.
As NW Children's Fund enters its fourth decade of work, it's harnessing the power of collaboration to lead the fight against child abuse and neglect. For NWCF's 2016 Community Forum, funders are invited to a lunch and conversation about how research is informing interventions that strengthen resilience in children.
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.
Disasters, whether natural or man-made, can strike at any time in our communities. Foundations are increasingly an epicenter of both first response and recovery. Please join us for a webinar on the launch of the Disaster Philanthropy Playbook, the comprehensive resource of best practices and innovative approaches to guide the philanthropic community in responding to future disasters.
The Pension Protection Act of 2006 (PPA) created many changes in the administration of donor advised and scholarship funds. It is essential that any community foundation involved in these activities have a thorough understanding of the Pension Protection Act and its implications for fund management. This webinar explains the ins and outs of what you need to know to stay compliant with the PPA.
For funders seeking to understand how partnering with indigenous populations can advance mutual goals, Funding Indigenous Peoples provides an overview of indigenous issues and programs, funding strategies and approaches using real-world examples, tools and discussion questions for grantmakers, definitions of key terms, and additional resources. It is a guide highlighting the goals of donors and the practices of indigenous populations, especially in the areas of environmental defense, climate change, and global food security.
Over the past 40 years, the United States has resettled more than three million refugees. In response to the Syrian refugee crisis, the U.S. government has agreed to increase its refugee resettlement quota from 70,000 annually to 80,000 in 2016 and 100,000 in 2017. Join this webinar to discuss what funders can do to plan for resettlement efforts, address anticipated challenges and support the long-term integration of refugees into local communities.
Communications staff from Philanthropy Northwest learning network organizations are invited to join our Communication Matters community of practice to share information, trade tips and promote each other's work.
Please join our network partners at the Forum and NCN for a brief webinar to explore the latest trends in state policy and hear about what’s on the horizon for action on the state and federal levels in the coming New Year. During this session you will hear about how your organization can engage more in policy work to strengthen the sector and the communities you serve.
Is your organization funding or working to strengthen American democracy? Join the Foundation Center for a look at how Foundation Funding for U.S. Democracy can help funders and grantseeking nonprofits broaden their knowledge of the funding landscape, identify additional funding sources, and understand where their philanthropic dollars can have the most impact.
What is philanthropy's role in blending social, clinical and economic factors to build healthier communities? Join us for the Montana, Wyoming and Idaho Funders to join the discussion. Discussions anchored by Montana Healthcare Foundation, The O.P. and W.E. Edwards Foundation and the State of Wyoming's Department of Family Services.
Enterprise Community Partners is pleased to present Speaking Impact to Power: Communicating about Collective Impact in Racially Diverse Places, a presentation highlighting the role that messaging and communication play in working towards secure and equitable futures for all.
No matter what mission your organization and your members are committed to, we’re confident that more people standing up for your mission can help make the difference. Join this joint webinar hosted by the Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers and the National Council of Nonprofits to learn about the Stand for Your Mission campaign and why board members can be the most influential advocates for the mission of your organization.
In honor of Veterans Day 2015, please join the RP/6 Team and supporters to celebrate our local military and their families at a VIP cocktail reception with special guest, General Pete Chiarelli, the 32nd Vice Chief of Staff of the Army. Join RP/6 in bringing together the American public and the Americans who have worn the cloth of our nation abroad.