Join us for perspectives and Q&A from state Humanities and Arts organizations in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington and Wyoming. Learn how and where federal dollars flow to states, the impact on local communities if this funding source is eliminated and advocacy efforts to date.
Raising philanthropy's awareness of unconscious bias allows us to rethink the ways in which we approach hiring, strategy, inclusion and organizational culture. As organizations, we talk a lot about the value of inclusion, but our unconscious beliefs can get in the way of us actually "being" and "doing" inclusivity and equity. This is a first in our four-part Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) web series.
Alaska nonprofits, like others around the country, face funding cuts from government and other threats to their sustainability. This year’s conference will take a fresh look at how organizations can increase their resiliency and take steps to assure they can successfully carry out their missions. The event takes place April 3-4, at the Hotel Captain Cook in Anchorage.
Why should grantmakers who are not environmental funders care about climate change? Join Alaska funders for this discussion, featuring Hon. Fran Ulmer, U.S. Arctic Research Commission. The US Arctic Research Commission (USARC) is an independent agency that advises the President and Congress on domestic and international Arctic research through recommendations and reports.
Philanthropy Northwest members and staff travel to Washington, D.C. for Foundations on the Hill every year 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. Regardless of your experience doing policy work, we invite and encourage you to attend.
Created in 2015 to address Seattle’s commitment to sustainable neighborhood growth, Civic Boot Camp: Livable Neighborhoods is a unique, full-day experience where participants connect with local leaders, network across sectors and gain a deep understanding of the rich history, economic opportunities, community partnerships and policy decisions shaping the Cascade/South Lake Union area, Seattle’s fastest growing neighborhood.
The 10-year census is three years away, which is a huge opportunity. The data is used to allocate resources, political power and plan for the future. The success or failure of this important civic project will impact grantmaking and the communities that continue to be at risk. Join Democracy Northwest, Funders' Committee for Civic Participation and Win/Win in this workshop where we will explore philanthropy’s role in ensuring accuracy, and using the process to empower communities and develop new leaders.
Washington has the most upside-down tax system in the nation where low and moderate income households pay a far higher share of their income in state taxes compared to the richest households. All In For Washington is an innovative statewide effort to change this reality and strengthen the foundations that make Washington a great state to call home. In this member briefing, foundations will learn the key takeaways from this innovative research, hear how All In partners are implementing these lessons in their day to day communications, organizing, and policy work, and have an opportunity to discuss how these lessons can be integrated into the world of philanthropy.
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.