The effects of natural and manmade disasters have become more frequent, far-reaching and widespread. As a result, preserving the safety, security and prosperity of all parts of our society is becoming more challenging. Our nation’s traditional approach to managing the risks associated with these disasters relies heavily on the government. However, today’s changing reality is affecting all levels of government in their efforts to improve our resilience while grappling with the limitations of their capabilities. Even in small- and medium-sized disasters, which the government is generally effective at managing, significant access and service gaps still exist. In large-scale disasters or catastrophes, government resources and capabilities can be overwhelmed. In this call, Mike Riedy and Matt Cedar will provide an overview of the four phases of emergency management, differences between community recovery and individual recovery and suggest ways to support the long-term recovery group process, including why financial contributions are best.
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.
Join Philanthropy Northwest and Seattle Foundation for a discussion about corporate social responsiblity strategies in our current social and political climate. Speakers will include leaders from Seattle-area corporations engaging in innovative practices to address global health challenges and support underserved communities locally, including veterans, immigrants and refugees.
Space is limited, please register by May 8.
Considering diverse perspectives and experiences is critical to effective grantmaking and foundation programming. Practicing equity requires the activation of a specific set of soft skills and a slowing down to reflect on the ways we can facilitate a more equitable and inclusive grantmaking process. Join us for this hands-on training for mid- to senior-level foundation program staff. This event is at capacity. Email Gloris Estrella for information about the waitlist for future events.
Native Americans in Philanthropy (NAP) will share progress on the Generation Indigenous national work, feature story presentations of Native youth, and discuss cross-sector alignment and goals on funding and programmatic outcomes. This program is for funders committed to communities in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington and Wyoming.
The Intermountain West Funder Network (IMWFN) is pleased to convene in 2017 on April 26 – 28 in Bozeman, Montana. We will explore a number of important strategies related to our theme, “Big Shifts: Local Solutions” on the transformative work happening at the local level to advance sustainable environmental and economic communities in the intermountain west. The agenda will reinforce the role that the our community plays to advance community-led solutions to social and ecological challenges, and to plan for the road ahead.
In the 2015 Trends Study, NCFP found that nearly three-quarters of all family foundations are still considering whether they want to limit their philanthropic lifespans. In this webinar, we’ll host a roundtable discussion on questions to ask your organization, values and beliefs that play into the decision, and the benefits and costs of choosing to spend up your foundation, featuring the perspectives of two leaders from the Quixote Foundation, which completed its “spend up” process in December 2017.
Join us for perspectives and Q&A from state Humanities and Arts organizations in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington and Wyoming. Learn how and where federal dollars flow to states, the impact on local communities if this funding source is eliminated and advocacy efforts to date.
Raising philanthropy's awareness of unconscious bias allows us to rethink the ways in which we approach hiring, strategy, inclusion and organizational culture. As organizations, we talk a lot about the value of inclusion, but our unconscious beliefs can get in the way of us actually "being" and "doing" inclusivity and equity. This is a first in our four-part Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) web series.
Alaska nonprofits, like others around the country, face funding cuts from government and other threats to their sustainability. This year’s conference will take a fresh look at how organizations can increase their resiliency and take steps to assure they can successfully carry out their missions. The event takes place April 3-4, at the Hotel Captain Cook in Anchorage.
Why should grantmakers who are not environmental funders care about climate change? Join Alaska funders for this discussion, featuring Hon. Fran Ulmer, U.S. Arctic Research Commission. The US Arctic Research Commission (USARC) is an independent agency that advises the President and Congress on domestic and international Arctic research through recommendations and reports.
Philanthropy Northwest members and staff travel to Washington, D.C. for Foundations on the Hill every year to connect and build relationships with federal elected officials, educate them about philanthropy’s impact in our region, encourage them to view foundations as resources on public policy issues and connect with other funders interested in public policy. Regardless of your experience doing policy work, we invite and encourage you to attend.
Created in 2015 to address Seattle’s commitment to sustainable neighborhood growth, Civic Boot Camp: Livable Neighborhoods is a unique, full-day experience where participants connect with local leaders, network across sectors and gain a deep understanding of the rich history, economic opportunities, community partnerships and policy decisions shaping the Cascade/South Lake Union area, Seattle’s fastest growing neighborhood.
The 10-year census is three years away, which is a huge opportunity. The data is used to allocate resources, political power and plan for the future. The success or failure of this important civic project will impact grantmaking and the communities that continue to be at risk. Join Democracy Northwest, Funders' Committee for Civic Participation and Win/Win in this workshop where we will explore philanthropy’s role in ensuring accuracy, and using the process to empower communities and develop new leaders.
Washington has the most upside-down tax system in the nation where low and moderate income households pay a far higher share of their income in state taxes compared to the richest households. All In For Washington is an innovative statewide effort to change this reality and strengthen the foundations that make Washington a great state to call home. In this member briefing, foundations will learn the key takeaways from this innovative research, hear how All In partners are implementing these lessons in their day to day communications, organizing, and policy work, and have an opportunity to discuss how these lessons can be integrated into the world of philanthropy.
Washington Nonprofits is hosting the 4th annual Nonprofit Legislative Reception, in partnership with Philanthropy Northwest, the state YWCA chapters, the Washington State Community Action Partnership and the United Ways of the Pacific Northwest. This is a great opportunity for Washington funders to meet First Lady Trudi Inslee, legislators, and members of the nonprofit community.
Day by day, access to broadband, and the advanced applications it facilitates, becomes more integral to the daily lives of Americans and to the vitality of communities across America. While the benefits of increased broadband access and adoption are widespread, barriers like income and geography keep many Americans from taking advantage of the economic, educational and social benefits of broadband access. Karen Perry will provide an overview of the data for Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming, describe the framework and online tool, and suggest ways that your communities can participate this year.
Please join us for this urgent conversation about protecting marginalized communities over the next four years. We are inviting nonprofits, funders, community leader and governmental offices to an urgent meeting featuring organizations at the forefront to discuss their work, what they need to be effective and how all of us can help.