What tools and skills help you navigate challenging situations at work? Are you interested in refreshing how you approach professional dilemmas that matter to you? Join Jan Jaffe, the author of Philanthropy's Reflective Practices, to explore methods that strengthen meaningful communication with grantees, partners, colleagues and trustees in philanthropy to advance a goal or solving a problem.
What does collaboration mean for family foundations? How can we best learn from and work with other donors, foundations and community partners to make a greater impact. Learn from Frey Foundation, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, and others about the value of respectful collaboration.
Census 2020 is less than two years away; the time to act is now! Planning has started for a “Get Out The Count” campaign to reach hard-to-count populations in the communities you care about. What key information do you need to guide your investments in support of a fair and accurate count in 2020?
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.
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.
Please join us for the next Alaska Funders Group meeting. Topics include a discussion about Alaskan philanthropy, the 2020 Census where more than $2 billion of funding to Alaska or $2,959 per capita, through federal assistance could be in limbo, and the upcoming Journey into Indian Country report.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.