Past Events

Jun
5

Member Briefing: Innovative Programs for Immigrants and Refugees in Volatile Times

June 5, 2018,
11:30am to 1:30pm
PDT
Seattle, WA

New immigration policies and enforcement efforts are directly, and rapidly, affecting the lives of immigrants and refugees in our own communities. In this member briefing, gather with funders and frontline communities as we strategize about actionable, measurable steps we can take to better support immigrant and refugee communities in the Northwest. *We especially encourage funders concerned with education, health, community organizing and democracy to attend. This briefing will be offered in person and as a webinar. 

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.

May
15

Postponed: Nurturing Intergenerational Engagement: A Workshop for Family Foundations on Wanting to Grow Whats Next

May 15, 2018,
11:30am to 2:00pm
PDT
Seattle, WA

Note: this event has been postponed. Please stay tuned for future programming for family foundations and philanthropic advisors! Bridging and building relationships between generations is top of mind for so many of our region's family foundations. This special workshop for family foundation staff and trustees will guide us on how to set concrete steps into action to build engagement, growth and impact across generations. 

May
8

Grantmaking with an Equity Lens Training

May 8, 2018,
9:00am to 4:00pm
PDT
Seattle, WA

SOLD OUT! Considering diverse perspectives and experiences is critical to effective grantmaking and foundation programming. Practicing equity requires a slowing down to reflect on the ways we can facilitate a more equitable and inclusive grantmaking process.

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. 

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. 

Apr
19

Civil Conversations in Uncivil Times (Hosted by NCFP)

April 19, 2018,
9:00am to 10:30am
PDT
Online

Society is becoming increasingly divisive. What roles can family foundations play in finding ways to support meaningful dialogue across “party lines” within their community? What are the biggest mistakes that funders make when trying to provide a forum for these types of conversations? Join National Center for Family Philanthropy as we discuss these and other questions about how to support bettering society and communities. This event is available free to Philanthropy Northwest members as a member benefit. 

Apr
9

Webinar Briefing: "Participate, Convene and Invest: A Call to Action for the 2020 Census"

April 9, 2018,
11:00am to 12:00pm
PDT
Webinar

We are now less than two years away from “Census Day,” April 1st, 2020! Join a conversation about why the census matters and the role that philanthropy can play in ensuring a fair and accurate count. Data from the census drive key decisions made by government, business, nonprofits and philanthropy. Although philanthropy cannot and should not supplant the government’s responsibility to ensure a fair and accurate census, funder engagement in support of the census is more important than ever.

Apr
4

Queers in Philanthropy Happy Hour

April 4, 2018,
5:30pm to 7:30pm
PDT
Seattle, WA

We are pleased to host the first official happy hour for Seattle area LGBTQ+ professionals in philanthropy! Do you identify as part of the community or a strong ally? Join us for a beverage and snacks while we support queer-owned businesses. Know a queer in philanthropy who could use the peer support? Bring them along! 

Apr
4

April 2018 MT ID WY Funders Group Call

April 4, 2018,
9:30am to 11:00am
PDT
Webinar

Cyber Security is in the headlines all the time, and sophisticated cyber-attacks disrupt and threaten the delivery of essential services we provide to our communities. Our discussion will focus on the harm and disruption that is in front of us when it comes to protecting our data, privacy of our constituents, staff and key stake holders.  Whether your organization’s primary focus is that of grantmaker, family or community foundation, cyber security must be on your radar. 

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?

Mar
22

Imagining the Future of Family Philanthropy

March 22, 2018,
11:00am to 1:00pm
PDT
Seattle, WA

The National Center for Family Philanthropy (NCFP) invites you for a focus group discussion on the future of family philanthropy. We hope that you will join us on Thursday, March 22nd from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM at the offices of Philanthropy Northwest to share your thoughts, ideas and outlook.  We also welcome you to share this invitation with any of your colleagues or trustees who you think might have an interest. 

Mar
12-14

Foundations on the Hill 2018

March 11, 2018, 9:00pm PDT to March 13, 2018, 9:00pm PDT
Washington, DC
Capitol Dome

Join Philanthropy Northwest March 12-14 in Washington, DC, for Foundations on the Hill 2018! Foundations on the Hill (FOTH) is an annual convening that brings together foundation leaders from across the country for meetings with Congress about key issues of importance to foundations and philanthropy. FOTH is presented by United Philanthropy Forum in partnership with the Alliance for Charitable Reform and Council on Foundations. Each year, Philanthropy Northwest leads a delegation from our six-state region.

Mar
9

Speaker Series - Ibram X. Kendi

March 9, 2018,
5:30pm to 7:30pm
PST
Seattle, WA

THIS PROGRAM IS NOW SOLD OUT. Join us for this special conversation with Ibram X. Kendi, National Book Award winner & author of Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America and Professor of History and International Relations and the Founding Director of the Antiracist Research and Policy Center at American University. In this talk, Kendi will share how he thinks about shifting the discussion from how not to be racist, to how to be an antiracist.

Mar
8

Immigrant Families in America Today: How Fear and Toxic Stress are Affecting Daily Life, Well-Being and Health Webinar

March 8, 2018,
10:00am to 11:00am
PST
Webinar

Join us for a webinar featuring a new report from The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, Living in an Immigrant Family in America: How Fear and Toxic Stress Are Affecting Daily Life, Well-Being, and Health. The report is based on focus groups held in eight cities across four states with a total of 100 parents in immigrant families, who represented 15 countries of origin, as well as on telephone interviews with 13 pediatricians who serve immigrant communities. We will explore how the new environment is affecting immigrant and refugee communities and how this translates into policy and opportunities for deeper philanthropic engagement. 

Feb
27

5th Annual Nonprofit Legislative Reception

February 27, 2018,
5:30pm to 7:00pm
PST
Olympia, WA

Philanthropy Northwest, in partnership with Washington Nonprofits, the United Ways of the Pacific Northwest and the Washington State Community Action Partnership, invites network members to join us for the 5th Annual Nonprofit Legislative Reception.

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