Past Events

Jun
23

Montana, Idaho, and Wyoming Funders Teleconference June 2016

June 23, 2016,
9:30am to 11:00am
PDT
Webinar

Please join us for the next Philanthropy Northwest Montana-Idaho-Wyoming Funders Group call. 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. June 2016 Topic: Discussion about Collective Impact with Jay Connor, Founder/CEO, Learning Ovations, Inc.

Jun
22

National Teleconference for Funders: Response to Orlando Shooting

June 22, 2016,
8:00am to 9:00am
PDT
Conference Call

In response to the Orlanda shooting, the Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers (Philanthropy Northwest's national network), Funders for LGBTQ Issues, Change Philanthropy, AAPIP, ABFE, and Hispanics in Philanthropy are hosting a national teleconference for funders. This teleconference is intend to help funders understand what these organizations know about the current and how funders can help, and will be the first of three teleconferences they plan to offer in the coming weeks (other dates TBA). In a second teleconference, we’ll hear from community groups working on the front lines in Orlando and in a third teleconference they'll focus on longer-terms needs and responses.

Jun
8

Collective Impact Community Partners Half-Day Meeting

June 8, 2016, 2:00pm PDT
Seattle, WA

Are you among community partners currently involved in a collective impact initiative and want to deepen your understanding of this approach to collaboration? Or maybe you are not yet working on collective impact, but you want to learn more about the keys to building and sustaining momentum with cross-sector partnerships? If so, you are invited to the Collective Impact Forum’s Collective Impact Community Partners Half-Day Meeting, one of several gatherings at the 2016 Collective Impact Convening. Take advantage of joint discussions with experienced backbone leaders and funders from around the country who will attend distinct but aligned meetings in Seattle.

Jun
6-8

Catalyzing Large Scale Change: The Funder’s Role in Collective Impact 2016

June 6, 2016, 3:00pm PDT to June 8, 2016, 1:30pm PDT
Seattle, WA

The Collective Impact Forum, a field-building partnership between FSG and the Aspen Institute, invites you to attend the 2016 Collective Impact Funder Convening. The third annual three-day funder meeting will attract approximately 300 leaders from private foundations, community foundations, United Ways, government agencies, and corporate foundations from around the country. The funder convening, which sold out each of the past two years, will provide opportunities for learning and peer exchange with other funders who are catalyzing change through collective impact. Philanthropy Northwest members have been offered a $50 registration discount.

Jun
6

The ROI for Corporate Social Responsibility: Where to Begin?

June 6, 2016,
8:30am to 1:30pm
PDT
Seattle, WA

Join your corporate philanthropy peers for a discussion on The ROI of CSR: Where to begin?, a joint meeting hosted by ACCP and Philanthropy Northwest. In order for a CSR program to align with and support a company’s core business strategy, the CSR team must be aligned and integrated with key functions with profit, loss, and cost control responsibilities.  In some companies that is already happening; in others, the process has not yet begun.

You’ll hear Steve Rochlin, Co-CEO of IO Sustainability and lead author of Project ROI, discuss the potential ROI that CSR 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.) You’ll also hear from a panel of CSR executives that are working with other departments on CSR and gain insight from their hits and misses.

 

May
31

Alaska Funders Group Meeting: May 2016

May 31, 2016,
4:30pm to 6:00pm
PDT
Anchorage, AK

The goal of the Alaska Funders Group is to share information about critical issues and opportunities and to build relationships that inspire collaboration and change in Alaska. We'll be featuring a discussion led by Wendy Spencer, Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS).

May
25

ComNetworkSeattle Kickoff Event

May 25, 2016,
5:30pm to 7:30pm
PDT
Seattle, WA

Communications professionals from philanthropy and the nonprofit sector are invited to a kickoff event for the Seattle chapter of The Communications Network. The networking happy hour is co-hosted by Brotherton Strategies, Casey Family Programs, Philanthropy Northwest and Pyramid Communications.

May
24

Threats to Tax Exemptions

May 24, 2016,
11:00am to 12:15pm
PDT
Online
The Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers

Tax exemptions are under attack by legislatures, tax assessors and the courts. This webinar will explore the rationale for exemption of nonprofits and foundations, review current threats to tax exemption including challenges to property tax exemption and payments in lieu of taxes (PILOTS) — and explore what state associations and regional associations can do to protect exemptions. 

May
23

Community Foundation of NCW: NPI Summit

May 23, 2016,
9:00am to 4:00pm
PDT
Chelan, WA

The Community Foundation of North Central Washington is pleased to host the 8th Annual NPI Summit. Open to board, staff, volunteers and anyone interested in nonprofit work, the summit provides professional development and unique training opportunities from experts in their field. This day-long conference will cover several topics related to nonprofit management and sustainability so that you can bring back tools and resources to better achieve your mission and grow your organization. Keynote speaker Nancy Straw of The Ford Family Foundation will talk about "Making the Most of Being a Rural Nonprofit."

May
19

How Health is an Issue for Democracy

May 19, 2016,
12:00pm to 1:00pm
PDT
Online

In this webinar, Philanthropy for Active Civic Engagement will highlight two foundations focused primarily in the arenas of health and vitality, showcasing how and why they have integrated a civic strategy into their issue portfolios. They will share specific examples of how and why they’ve done this, and will discuss the benefits and challenges of positioning civic engagement and democracy building as a strategy for social good.

May
12

Ready to Get on the Map? A Quick How-to...

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

The campaign to “Get on the Map” is a partnership between Philanthropy Northwest, the Foundation Center and the Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers. Its mission: To improve the quality, timeliness and availability of rich grant data — for and about funders in our region. Is your grantmaking data on the map? And if so, is it up to date? This webinar will walk through instructions for sharing your data.

Apr
28

Indispensable: How Philanthropy Fuels American Success

April 28, 2016,
2:00pm to 3:00pm
PDT
Philanthropy Northwest

Philanthropy in America is a bursting, bubbling impulse that has vital effects on almost every sector of our society. In this lively talk, author and former White House domestic policy adviser Karl Zinsmeister sketches the unappreciated size and scope of charitable giving, and argues that without it there would be no America as we know it.

Apr
28

MT ID WY Funders Group Call: April 2016

April 28, 2016,
9:30am to 11:00am
PDT
Webinar

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. You are invited because you represent a grantmaking organization that makes competitive grants in these three states or you are a leader representing a state nonprofit association. Please bear in mind that it is not appropriate to solicit donations, but collaborative grantmaking and information sharing are encouraged.

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