Past Events

Dec
8

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

December 8, 2016,
11:00am to 12:00pm
PST

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.

Dec
8

OneOregon: Shifting the Conversation about Immigrant Rights

December 8, 2016,
10:00am to 11:00am
PST
Online

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. 

Nov
21

Funder Briefing: Civic Engagement, Participation and Activism in Communities of Color

November 21, 2016,
1:15pm to 4:15pm
PST
Seattle, WA

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.

Nov
21

Trump’s Presidency and the New Congress: What the Future Holds for Immigrants and Refugees

November 21, 2016,
10:00am to 11:30am
PST
Webinar

This webinar will ground funders in the immediate concerns facing immigrant and refugee communities; provide early analyses of the policy and political landscape including the new Congress; and offer a preview of plans to protect due process and fundamental rights at the local, state, and federal level. Funders will have the opportunity to discuss what can be done now to support immigrants and refugees and the organizations that serve them.

Nov
19

Achieving Success for Women and Girls in East Africa

November 19, 2016,
10:00am to 12:00pm
PST
Seattle, WA

Educating and empowering women and girls is one of the most effective approaches to global development. But what programs work and why? How can successes be replicated on a larger scale for more impact? Two highly effective East African Pangea grant partners will join us on November 19 to share their fresh insights and inspirations for supporting women and girls to develop their full potential in Kenya and Burundi. Come hear what these dynamic leaders have learned about creating successful programs  and the tremendous impact their work is having in the communities they serve and beyond.

Nov
16

Join Us for a Post-Election Open Session

November 16, 2016,
1:30pm to 2:30pm
PST
Webinar

As we begin to make sense of the election and the future direction of our country, including the impact of newly passed local and state policy in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington and Wyoming, we invite you to share how, in the wake of the 2016 election, your foundation is thinking, or possibly re-thinking, about how you partner and invest with communities across our region.

Nov
9-10

Philanthropy Institute: Skills For Emerging Practitioners (Fall 2016)

November 9, 2016, 9:00am PST to November 10, 2016, 5:00pm PST
Seattle

This comprehensive, two-day educational program helps familiarize new and up-and-coming grantmakers to the foundation world and the field of philanthropy. Developed by experts in the philanthropic sector, Philanthropy Institute: Practical Skills & Strategies for Emerging Practitioners (formerly known as Best Practices: Essential Skills and Strategies for New Grantmakers) is the field’s standardized orientation for grantmakers. The curriculum is designed to provide new grantmakers with the knowledge, insight, skills and tools to be effective in their work. Please register early: the last four workshops have sold out. 

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,
10:00am to 11:15am
MDT
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.

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