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 July 2016 meeting, we'll discuss and practice photography, using smartphones and budget-friendly tools. 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.
In partnership with funder affinity groups from around the country, The Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers is hosting a teleconference for funders focusing on the impact of the Orlando massacre on communities in central Florida and how funders can respond to the needs of those most impacted by this tragedy. This second call will help funders understand how they can support efforts led by local LGBTQ and Latino communities in the wake of the tragedy.
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.
On June 23, 2016, a deadlocked Supreme Court left in place a lower court decision halting the implementation of expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DAPA). Join Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees and Philanthropy Northwest for a one-hour national webinar to learn the details of this decision and to discuss possible philanthropic responses to address both short- and long-term community needs.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.