Past Events

Nov
3

An Exploration of a Local Collaboration Fund

November 3, 2016,
1:00pm to 2:30pm
PDT
Seattle, WA

Collaboration can be a powerful tool for nonprofits seeking to increase their impact and sustain their missions. Funders are increasingly aware that supporting collaborations can be a highly-leveraged form of capacity building. Join us for an exploratory conversation to learn more about the framework and impact of the New York City Merger, Acquisition and Collaboration Fund (“NYMAC”), the Nonprofit Repositioning Fund in Philadelphia, and the long running experience of The Lodestar Foundation supporting the funds. This conversation is intended to be a peer-to-peer learning opportunity primarily for funders and nonprofit associations in Washington. Although Washington is the primary geography for this call, other funders in the Northwest are welcome to join the discussion too.

Nov
3

Building Community Wealth: Aligning Philanthropic Resources to Deepen the Impact in Small Towns and Rural Communities

November 3, 2016,
9:00am to 10:15am
PDT
IMWFN Webinar

The webinar will examine how community wealth building in rural areas and small towns is proving to be a powerful, place-based approach to leverage local benefit from existing assets in new and innovative ways. Presenters will cover a range of examples and tools, and explore the role of funders to catalyze economic development and impact investing in local communities. We will hear what they are learning and the challenges they are wresting with. There will be time afterwards for in depth questions and answers with our speakers.

Nov
2

Pierce County Funders: Huddle to Discuss Emergent Youth Homelessness Program Closure and Cutbacks

November 2, 2016,
9:00am to 10:00am
PDT
Audio call

As many of you know, Pierce County recently announced 50% or more cutbacks for youth homelessness service providers. As a group of funding peers in Pierce County, we would like to convene a quick Funder Huddle to try and begin to understand this serious situation. We will not have speakers or a program. It is intended to be a “this concerns us, let’s huddle and use the power of the network to figure this out together” discussion.

Oct
28

Communication Matters: Facebook & Twitter

October 28, 2016,
8:30am to 10:00am
PDT
Seattle, WA

Communication Matters is Philanthropy Northwest's community of practice for philanthropy communications professionals. At our October 2016 meeting, we'll talk about using Facebook and Twitter to message our missions. What works ... and what needs work? Maria Rigou of Marguerite Casey Foundation and others will share tips, demonstrate tools and brainstorm new strategies. Participants are encouraged to bring their laptops, examples and questions to share. This group is for Philanthropy Northwest members. Registration is required. If you're interested in joining Philanthropy Northwest, contact Anjana Pandey. If you're interested in joining Communication Matters, contact Nicole Neroulias Gupte.

Oct
13

Get On the Map: A Quick How-To

October 13, 2016, 11:00am PDT

The "Get on the Map" campaign — a partnership between Philanthropy Northwest, the Forum for Regional Association of Grantmakers and Foundation Center — is a data-sharing initiative dedicated to boosting the quality and availability of fresh, detailed grantmaking data across the Forum Network. Its mission: To improve the quality, timeliness and availability of rich grant data for and about funders in our region. This monthly webinar series is scheduled to help guide any funders interested in getting on the map. We will walk through instructions for sharing all the necessary grants data to make your regional map come to life.

Oct
13

Changing the Political Discourse: Working Class Communities on the Frontlines

October 13, 2016,
10:00am to 11:30am
PDT
Webinar


During this current election cycle, the climate of political vitriol towards people of color, immigrants, and individuals of different faiths has been stoked by economic insecurity, trickle down intimidation tactics, and ‘blame others’ hate speech. No doubt, the impact of this current tone of political rhetoric will extend beyond the immediate election. What can Foundations do to move working class constituents from the side lines to the front lines of policy change that will improve their economic well-being and not work against them? Join our distinguished panel for a discussion to explore ways that funders can and are using advocacy communications to provide leadership on shaping a narrative of possibility and supporting their grantees in embracing new approaches to engaging in advocacy across issues, populations and communities.

Oct
5-6

2016 Washington Community Foundations Convening

October 5, 2016, 10:00am PDT to October 6, 2016, 3:00pm PDT
Leavenworth, WA

Philanthropy Northwest is supporting a network of community foundations in Washington state, through the generous support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. As part of this work, we are helping to plan the annual Community Foundations Convening, which brings together the leadership of community foundations and other community investors across the state.

Aug
25

Montana, Idaho & Wyoming Funders Teleconference August 2016

August 25, 2016,
9:30am to 11:00am
PDT
Webinar

Please join us for the special "members only" Montana-Idaho-Wyoming Funders Group call for Philanthropy Northwest members. Now in its eighth year, the goal of each teleconference is to share information about critical issues and opportunities in each state and to promote, facilitate and build relationships that inspire collaboration and change in the region. This bimonthly series is supported by Philanthropy Northwest members as a way to extend and deepen our involvement with funders in Montana, Idaho and Wyoming. The agenda for each teleconference is created by participants, for participants. August 2016 Topic: Discussion on CEO Search with The 360 Group.

Aug
24

Youth Philanthropy & Next-Gen Giving: Igniting Leadership in Young People

August 24, 2016,
7:00am to 8:30am
PDT
Online

Help young people explore their own personal brand of leadership during a lively discussion with Erika Petrelli, Sr. Vice President of Leadership Development at The Leadership Program. Using creative activities and practical resources, this webinar will help you identify ways youth can best step into their leadership.  Discover the best methods for bringing out leadership in young people and leave with a better understanding of how staff at your organizations can ignite the leadership of youth. This is a program of the Indiana Philanthropy Alliance.

Aug
11

Get On the Map: A Quick How-To...

August 11, 2016,
11:00am to 12:00pm
PDT
Online

The "Get on the Map" campaign — a partnership between Philanthropy Northwest, the Forum for Regional Association of Grantmakers and Foundation Center — is a data-sharing initiative dedicated to boosting the quality and availability of fresh, detailed grantmaking data across the Forum Network. Its mission: To improve the quality, timeliness and availability of rich grant data for and about funders in our region. This monthly webinar series is scheduled to help guide any funders interested in getting on the map. We will walk through instructions for sharing all the necessary grants data to make your regional map come to life.

Aug
4

The ROI for CSR Webinar

August 4, 2016, 10:00am PDT

Steve Rochlin, co-CEO of IO Sustainability and lead author of Project ROI, discusses the potential ROI that CR can deliver and what you should be doing to future proof your CR programs. (Hint: one of the first steps is to work internally with other departments to build integration.)

Jul
29

Communication Matters: Photography

July 29, 2016,
8:30am to 10:00am
PDT
Seattle, WA and Online

Communication Matters is Philanthropy Northwest's community of practice for philanthropy communications professionals. At our February and April 2016 meetings, we discussed and practiced using data and graphics to tell our stories. At our July 2016 meeting, we'll discuss and practice photography, using smartphones and budget-friendly tools. This group is for Philanthropy Northwest members. Registration is required. If you are interested in joining Philanthropy Northwest, contact Anjana Pandey. If you are interested in joining Communication Matters, contact Nicole Neroulias Gupte.

Jul
28

National Teleconference for Funders: Supporting Communities Impacted by the Orlando Massacre

July 28, 2016,
8:00am to 9:30am
PDT
Online

In partnership with funder affinity groups from around the country, The Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers is hosting a teleconference for funders focusing on the impact of the Orlando massacre on communities in central Florida and how funders can respond to the needs of those most impacted by this tragedy. This second call will  help funders understand how they can support efforts led by local LGBTQ and Latino communities in the wake of the tragedy. 

Jul
14

Get On the Map: A Quick How-To...

July 14, 2016,
11:00am to 12:00pm
PDT

The "Get on the Map" campaign — a partnership between Philanthropy Northwest, the Forum for Regional Association of Grantmakers and Foundation Center — is a data-sharing initiative dedicated to boosting the quality and availability of fresh, detailed grantmaking data across the Forum Network. Its mission: To improve the quality, timeliness and availability of rich grant data for and about funders in our region. This monthly webinar series is scheduled to help guide any funders interested in getting on the map. We will walk through instructions for sharing all the necessary grants data to make your regional map come to life.

Jun
28

After United States v. Texas: What's Next for Immigrants, Communities & Philanthropy?

June 28, 2016,
10:00am to 11:00am
PDT

On June 23, 2016, a deadlocked Supreme Court left in place a lower court decision halting the implementation of expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DAPA). Join Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees and Philanthropy Northwest for a one-hour national webinar to learn the details of this decision and to discuss possible philanthropic responses to address both short- and long-term community needs.

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