Past Events

Jan
16

Member Briefing: Tax Reform and Your Foundation. What it Means for Your Work

January 16, 2018,
10:00am to 11:30am
PST
Philanthropy Northwest Office

With sweeping changes to the tax system pushed through in 2017, how do you sift through the noise? In this webinar, we'll hear from regional nonprofit leaders who can paint a picture of how this will impact our foundations, statewide capacity, and localized nonprofit efforts. 

Dec
12

Montana, Idaho and Wyoming Funders Group Call: Q4 2017

December 12, 2017,
9:30am to 11:00am
PST
Webinar

Tax reform is moving through Congress, with strong implications for the charitable sector. Several proposals in the tax reform debate would have a dramatic and troubling impact on philanthropy, including by weakening both the charitable deduction and protections against partisan campaign activities by charities. Meredith Higashi of Philanthropy Northwest will provide an update on the legislation and what is at stake for the sector.

Nov
16

KEY 2020 CENSUS MILESTONES: Preparing to Invest in a Fair and Accurate Count

November 16, 2017,
12:00pm to 1:00pm
PST

Join us to learn more about important milestones before and during the 2020 Census and how your foundation can support “Get Out the Count” activities, including participation in state and local Complete Count Committees.

Funders will learn about:

  • Important decision-making points as the Census Bureau finalizes the 2020 census operational plan.
  • Key milestones in census preparations and implementation, including when the standards of collection of race and ethnicity data will be released, when local offices will open, and when address canvassing will begin.
  • What is already happening on the ground to ensure a fair and accurate census and how that informs your grantmaking timeline
  • How philanthropy can play a key role as a census partner and catalyst of statewide get-out-the-count activities
  • Effective ways philanthropy can influence the formation of effective and representative complete count committees at the state and local levels
Nov
1-2

Philanthropy Institute: Skills for Emerging Practitioners (Fall 2017)

November 1, 2017, 9:00am AKDT to November 2, 2017, 5:00pm AKDT
Anchorage, AK

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. Please register early: the last four workshops have sold out. 

Nov
1-3

Walla Walla Valley Funders' Tour

November 1, 2017 (All day) to November 3, 2017 (All day)

Sherwood Trust and Blue Mountain Community Foundation are hosting a tour for private foundations and corporate funders to learn about and explore the Walla Walla Valley, from Dayton, Washington to Walla Walla to Milton-Freewater, Oregon. This program will introduce some of the exciting and innovative collaborations in our rural communities and highlight opportunities for future philanthropic investment.

Oct
23

Pierce County Funders Meeting - Homelessness in Pierce County

October 23, 2017,
1:00pm to 3:00pm
PDT
Tacoma, WA

Join the Pierce County Funders for a two-part series focused on thinking about the systems that impact homelessness on a national and local level, and specifically in the area of youth and young adult homelessness. This first meeting will feature special guests, Funders Together to End Homelessness, a national network of funders supporting strategic, innovative and effective solutions to homelessness.

Oct
19-20

2017 BoardSource Leadership Forum

October 19, 2017, 8:30am PDT to October 20, 2017, 4:30pm PDT
Seattle, WA

Join the BoardSource Leadership Forum: Igniting Leadership for Power, Purpose, and Impact. The BoardSource Leadership Forum is the only national conference focused on the impact of nonprofit boards and the unique role they play in advancing the public good. This is an opportunity for us to come together as a community to support, empower, and inspire one another, and to ensure that every social sector organization has the leadership it needs to fulfill its mission and advance the public good.

Oct
5-7

#GENINDIGENOUS Northern California Funders Tour

October 5, 2017, 6:00pm PDT to October 7, 2017, 7:00pm PDT

Native Americans in Philanthropy, The California Endowment and HAF are partnering to host funders from October 5-7 to learn about successful and promising health/education/racial equity efforts, specifically through a lens of working closely with Tribal communities.

Oct
3-5

2017 Annual Conference

October 3, 2017, 12:00pm PDT to October 5, 2017, 2:00pm PDT
Vancouver, WA

Philanthropy Northwest is proud to present “Now is the Time to Lead Through Change” the theme for our annual conference in Vancouver, Washington on October 3-5, 2017. Register now for the largest gathering of community foundations, corporate giving offices, family foundations and public foundations in the region.

Sep
24-27

Environmental Grantmakers Association 2017 Fall Retreat

September 24, 2017, 12:00pm MDT to September 27, 2017, 1:00pm MDT
Seattle, WA

The Environmental Grantmakers Association is delighted to invite you to join your colleagues in the Emerald City for the 2017 Fall Retreat, September 24-27, 2017 in downtown Seattle.  We will explore the relationships linking urban and rural areas. We will consider the role of cities in nurturing connections, fostering equity and sustainability, and leading the way to the world we want.

Sep
18

Grantmaking With an Equity Lens Training (Fall 2017)

September 18, 2017,
8:30am to 4:00pm
PDT
Seattle, WA

Considering diverse perspectives and experiences is critical to effective grantmaking and foundation programming. Practicing equity in grantmaking requires 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 funder program staff.

Sep
8

Welcome Back to School? How Funders Can Help Foster Safe and Inclusive Environments for All

September 8, 2017,
11:00am to 12:15pm
PDT
Webinar

Students are back in school this month, nearly a year after the conclusion of an election season that prompted tensions to flare and fear to escalate in classrooms and on playgrounds nationwide, particularly for immigrant and refugee students. This call will consider the ways in which funders can support these efforts, and speakers will review trends and promising practices that are emerging at the local, state and national levels, in settings ranging from early childhood development centers to PreK-12 schools.

Jul 31 -
Aug 1

Philanthropy Institute: Skills for Emerging Practitioners (Summer 2017)

July 31, 2017, 9:00am PDT to August 1, 2017, 5:00pm PDT
Seattle

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. Please register early: the last four workshops have sold out. 

Jun
14

The President’s 2018 Proposed Budget: Implications for the Northwest

June 14, 2017,
9:00am to 10:30am
PDT
Webinar + Seattle, WA

The President’s Fiscal Year 2018 budget proposal, released yesterday, includes significant cuts to safety net programs. Please join us on Wednesday, June 14 from 09:00 to 10:30 a.m. PDT to discuss the implications and how the proposed policy initiatives may impact communities across the Pacific Northwest.

May
25

MT ID WY Funders Group Call: May 2017

May 25, 2017,
9:30am to 11:00am
PDT
Online

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.

May
23

Immigration: What’s at Stake for Families and Implications for Washington State Funders

May 23, 2017,
1:00pm to 3:00pm
PDT
Seattle, WA and Online

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.

May
17

Corporate Responsibility Symposium

May 17, 2017,
2:00pm to 4:30pm
PDT
Seattle, WA

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.

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