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.
Sanctuary policies have garnered heightened media attention since the president signed an executive order on January 25 to withhold federal funding from cities that adopt such policies. Join us for a discussion hosted by Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees (GCIR) in partnership with Philanthropy Northwest.
Curious about grantmaking in Indian Country? Join us for a thoughtful peer-to-peer learning forum as foundation colleagues share their experiences investing in Native-led nonprofits.
This event is AT CAPACITY. For more information contact Maya Sandifor.
We are happy to announce that the Community Foundation Best Practices will be held on February 13 & 14, 2017 at Philanthropy Northwest. Come share some quality time with other community foundations in the Pacific Northwest and learn from the experts. The two-day Community Foundation Best Practices offers a comprehensive overview of the structure and operations of a community foundation. The program is an in-depth introduction to community foundations for new community foundation staff, community foundation board members or more experienced community foundation staff looking for a good refresher.
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 February 2017 meeting, we'll discuss communications tools and storytelling strategies for advocating for our organization's missions. This group is for Philanthropy Northwest members. Registration is required. If you are interested in joining Philanthropy Northwest, contact Paul Kim. If you are interested in joining Communication Matters, contact Nicole Neroulias Gupte.
Join us for a special event to kick-off Philanthropy Northwest's Grantmakers of Color Network in Seattle. Come network with fellow grantmakers of color, staff and trustees, from the Washington area and listen in on our chat with special guests and provocateurs: Peter Bloch Garcia of Latino Community Fund, Lili Liu of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and June Wilson of Quixote Foundation. Light refreshments and drinks will be served.
Adolescent brain development is a period of profound change and remodeling. Dr. Chamberlain and panelists will explore how this period of heightened brain plasticity influences an adolescent's emotions, learning, decision-making and behavior - and how parents, educators, care providers and others can use this knowledge to help youth cope with challenges and build resilience. Please join NW Children's Fund for a conversation about what neuroscience tells us about supporting youth to navigate adolescence and thrive.
Philanthropy Northwest is moving its new Democracy Northwest initiative from an exploratory phase into a broader community-wide action agenda, and we hope you will participate!
One of the most unsettling election seasons in our history is now behind us. But the work of strengthening democracy is really just getting started. We’ve been asking ourselves some key questions these past few months and here is where we landed: we believe foundations have an important role to play in confronting and overcoming the deep challenges facing democracy today. We hope you will join us in a conversation about this, that you will lend your voice and experience in developing and sharing strategies to strengthen democracy, and that you will help us reflect on what responsibilities we have as a field in these critical times.
With a new administration and Congress and many changes in the states, foundations and their grantees need to be engaged more than ever. Advocacy is often the most effective strategy in the philanthropy toolbox…and will be needed more than ever. This training will explore how private and public foundations can support grantees’ advocacy efforts and engage in advocacy themselves. Specifically, this session will provide an overview of activities that constitute advocacy and public policy work; various advocacy roles for foundations; definitions of lobbying; and rules for private and public foundation grants to nonprofits that lobby, including general support, specific projects and multi-year grants.
In this session funders will have a better understanding of healthy policy and systems change in the rapidly shifting landscape in Washington and implications of policy change at the Federal level. Washington Community Action Network and Northwest Health Law Advocates are consumer advocacy organizations working to ensure access to affordable, accessible, quality health care for all Washington residents. As a partnership, they strategically combine grassroots organizing with policy advocacy. Hear about their impact on the state's health system transformation efforts as they seek to ensure that the proposed changes are responsive to the needs and concerns of consumers, especially the most vulnerable. Learn about the links between this work and issues of racial equity and the "social determinants of health" - factors that affect health status such as homelessness, substandard housing, unemployment, adverse childhood experiences, and environmental factors.
Uncertain about the future nonprofit funding and policy landscape? There are steps you can take to prepare your organization for whatever may be coming. For Funders: Understand the challenges facing nonprofit leaders, and how grantmaking can be aligned with adaptability and long-term stability.
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.
This election cycle, we saw an unprecedented wave of extremist anti-immigrant rhetoric and ballot measures. We know the short-term strategies to keep bad laws from happening, but Oregon is also building a long-term effort to stop the legal attacks—and the xenophobia behind them—for good. Join OneOregon briefing on this effort on this effort.
Civic participation and engagement of communities of color has enormous potential to lead to lasting changes in our communities across the sweep of issues of paramount concern – health, environment, economic justice, equitable access to jobs, housing and more. The stakes for the work of the next 6-8 years couldn’t be higher and the full participation of people of color will be critical.