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.
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.
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."
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.
Women and people of color represent the New American Majority — yet white men make up the majority of our political leaders. This imbalance of power is the result of the structural barriers that exclude women and people of color from running for and winning elected office.
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.
Join Philanthropy Northwest, Campion Foundation and BoardSource to share your insights, as well as to learn more about BoardSource, its conference, and the opportunity to connect our local efforts with BoardSource’s longstanding efforts to build and support strong board leadership and governance.
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.
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.
With the presidential primaries driving interest in elections, this webinar will review the do's and don’ts of engaging in election-related activities, from the absolute ban on participating in partisan electioneering, to ballot measures, voter registration and get out the vote.
The Peace and Security Funders Group is a network of public, private and family foundations, and individual philanthropists who make grants or expenditures that contribute to peace and global security. Its annual meetings are an opportunity for members to connect with new and existing partners, and engage in strategic discussions; learn about emerging issues; share best practices and lessons learned from their grantmaking and programs; and collaborate on projects.
In June 2014, the United Way of King County published the report “A Vision for the Urban Indian Community: Assessment of Assets and Opportunities of the King County Urban Indian Population.” This event is part of the Seattle Urban Native Nonprofits planning committee's implementation plan of the “Together We Can Lift Up the Sky” community-based initiative for Seattle’s urban Native nonprofit community.
Communication Matters is Philanthropy Northwest's community of practice for philanthropy communications professionals. At our February 2016 meeting, we talked about using data and graphics to tell our stories. At our April 2016 meeting, we'll engage in a hands-on training on making simple data visualizations and infographics, using tools like Piktochart, Salesforce and Tableau. 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.
Get on the Map is a national initiative to create an interactive profile of grantmaking in the United States. Funders must submit their grantmaking data to Foundation Center to be included in this digital map; our region's profile will be available to view as a member benefit for Philanthropy Northwest members. This webinar will help guide any funders interested in getting on the map and making sure their grants are counted.
Each year, Philanthropy Northwest members and staff travel to Washington, D.C. for Foundations on the Hill to connect and build relationships with federal elected officials, educate them about philanthropy’s impact in our region, encourage them to view foundations as resources on public policy issues and connect with other funders interested in public policy.
Navigating the field of global philanthropy can be challenging, especially when you are an individual donor or working with a small foundation. Barriers such as identifying partners, setting clear expectations, performing due diligence and reporting, transferring funds, lack of on-the-ground relationships, unstable legal and governmental structures, and the U.S. regulatory environment can stymie even the most sophisticated donor. Please join Philanthropy Northwest, Pangea Giving and the Northwest Global Donors Exchange for a full-day, interactive workshop that will examine key issues and considerations related to global giving and help you identify the relevant, well-informed and culturally sensitive strategies for giving abroad.