Center for Effective Philanthropy (CEP) analyzed survey data from 145 foundation CEOs and more than 15,000 grantees and systematically reviewed more than 70 foundation websites. The research reveals that funders see grantees as the primary audiences for their transparency efforts, and both foundations and grantees believe transparency about the substance of foundation work, rather than about financial disclosures or governance, matters most to effectiveness. Philanthropy Northwest is pleased to invite you to CEP's presentation of these findings.
How can extending affordable, ubiquitous broadband access to Northwestern communities help your grantees and partners better achieve their goals? What are the particular connectivity needs of rural, geographically remote, and tribal communities? What are the barriers to better Internet access for different communities? Please join Philanthropy Northwest as we host Next Century Cities for a briefing about strategies for engaging community leaders and city government in the national broadband conversation.
This program is sold out. Please contact Gloris Estrella to be put on the waiting list.
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.
The Salish Sea is our water home in the Northwest. Water is the most precious resource on our planet. What are the conversations your community is having about this endangered resource? How does water integrate a thriving community? Join leaders from the Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition, Methow Conservancy, Whidbey Watershed Stewards and Dreamrider Productions for a three-day gathering convened by the Whidbey Institute's Thriving Communities Initiative. Participants will explore innovative models for water conservation and engage in open and active dialogue about possibilities and outcomes in their own community.
Three-quarters of the states are focused on budget matters; many are facing deficits and considering spending cuts and reconsidering giving incentives. Illinois and Pennsylvania still have not finalized the budget process from last summer and several states are seeing revenue shortfalls force immediate spending cuts that affect programs performed and/or supported by nonprofits and foundations. In this webinar we will discuss state budget trends, explore why foundations and nonprofits have shown they care about this fundamental issue, and the solutions our colleagues are developing to prevent budget crises and government shutdowns in the future.
Attending or interested in attending Foundations on the Hill in April? Curious about how the fast-paced, animated, and often complex political environment can trickle down to influence your work? Wondering about whether tax reform will ever happen and, when it does, how these changes will impact philanthropy? This webinar will explain how current debates here in our nation’s capital affect the work you do in your community. Experts will discuss what's happening on Capitol Hill that could impact foundations, along with what is and is not on the radar screen of policymakers in Washington, D.C.
Join Hispanics in Philanthropy for HIP’s 2016 Leadership Summit! Set in beautiful Napa Valley this day-long gathering will give emerging leaders in the philanthropic field an opportunity to network, build skills and receive insights from some of the field’s outstanding leaders.
Created in 2015, Seattle City Club's Livable Neighborhoods Civic Boot Camp addresses Seattle’s commitment to sustainable neighborhoods. We explore green space, food access, historical and cultural preservation, transit and walkability, and housing and development. The focus is on Seattle’s fastest growing neighborhood, Cascade-South Lake Union, and tackles issues of change in the area's economy, demographics, ecology and culture.
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. 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
Election years provide an important opportunity to influence the agendas of our policymakers by educating candidates about issues that affect your mission and community. Advocacy can be a powerful tool for foundations and grantees to advance their missions. Not sure whether or how to make the case for funding advocacy? Uncertain whether you can fund grantees that lobby? Wondering whether your public or private foundation can speak out on a particular issue? Join Philanthropy Northwest and Alliance for Justice for a workshop about advocacy considerations for funders.
Communications staff from Philanthropy Northwest member organizations are invited to join our communications community of practice. Through our listserv and bimonthly meetings, members have the opportunity to learn from their peers, share communication tips and strategies, and promote each other's work. At our February 2016 meeting, we'll talk about using data and infographics to tell our stories, including examples from Erica Klinger of Seattle Foundation and Anne Martens of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. This event is open to members only.
Please join Philanthropy Northwest and FSG for a learning workshop on corporate social responsibility strategies. Corporate leaders will hear from FSG Managing Directors Greg Hills and Patty Russell about three tools for advancing societal engagement efforts. Hills and Russell will discuss their recent publication, "Simplifying Strategy: A Practical Toolkit for Corporate Societal Engagement" and lead participants through interactive exercises to uncover potential applications of the tools to your work.
Philanthropy Northwest, along with Washington Nonprofits and United Ways of the Pacific Northwest, invites network members to join us for our 2016 legislative reception in the Governor's Mansion.
Alaska is described as a land of promise and prosperity, yet stark disparities across our society, especially in the distribution of wealth and opportunity, exist along racial lines — in villages and cities, rural areas and hubs, island and road system communities. Our partners at First Alaskans Institute invites you to be part of its Advancing Native Dialogues on Racial Equity (ANDORE) project by attending a Racial Equity Summit in Anchorage.
As NW Children's Fund enters its fourth decade of work, it's harnessing the power of collaboration to lead the fight against child abuse and neglect. For NWCF's 2016 Community Forum, funders are invited to a lunch and conversation about how research is informing interventions that strengthen resilience in children.
As we grow as a nation, we are learning to become multicultural in a way where we benefit from our differences, rather than expecting people to assimilate into the dominant culture's norms, values and customs. Please join Philanthropy Northwest, Pangea Giving and Cultures Connecting for a skills-building workshop that explores frameworks for (a) building culturally competent work environments and (b) collectively addressing systemic barriers in order to advance equity through philanthropy. This event is sold out.
Disasters, whether natural or man-made, can strike at any time in our communities. Foundations are increasingly an epicenter of both first response and recovery. Please join us for a webinar on the launch of the Disaster Philanthropy Playbook, the comprehensive resource of best practices and innovative approaches to guide the philanthropic community in responding to future disasters.
The Pension Protection Act of 2006 (PPA) created many changes in the administration of donor advised and scholarship funds. It is essential that any community foundation involved in these activities have a thorough understanding of the Pension Protection Act and its implications for fund management. This webinar explains the ins and outs of what you need to know to stay compliant with the PPA.
For funders seeking to understand how partnering with indigenous populations can advance mutual goals, Funding Indigenous Peoples provides an overview of indigenous issues and programs, funding strategies and approaches using real-world examples, tools and discussion questions for grantmakers, definitions of key terms, and additional resources. It is a guide highlighting the goals of donors and the practices of indigenous populations, especially in the areas of environmental defense, climate change, and global food security.
Over the past 40 years, the United States has resettled more than three million refugees. In response to the Syrian refugee crisis, the U.S. government has agreed to increase its refugee resettlement quota from 70,000 annually to 80,000 in 2016 and 100,000 in 2017. Join this webinar to discuss what funders can do to plan for resettlement efforts, address anticipated challenges and support the long-term integration of refugees into local communities.