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.
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.
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.
We know from working with community that the best way to solve problems is by listening to those most impacted. In this member briefing, here from a leader in the Latino community as they share the results of a collaboratively funded Community Needs Assessment. We will dive into the findings of the report and consider how this can inform our philanthropic work.
UPDATE: Registration for this event is now closed. Join Karen Narasaki, a national authority on voting rights, census, media, immigrant rights and race relations, to learn more about why the 2020 Census matters to philanthropy. In line with Philanthropy Northwest's commitment to a fair and complete census count, this one-hour special member briefing will provide Philanthropy Northwest members a chance to talk with a national expert on the census.
Join the National Center for Family Philanthropy and fellow Philanthropy Northwest member family foundations to explore the trends and key issues facing family philanthropy on a national scale. This will include a conversation with PNW members about how these trends translate to their experience in the Northwest.
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.
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.
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