Past Events

May
25

ComNetworkSeattle Kickoff Event

May 25, 2016,
5:30pm to 7:30pm
PDT
Seattle, WA

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.

May
24

Threats to Tax Exemptions

May 24, 2016,
11:00am to 12:15pm
PDT
Online
The Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers

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. 

May
23

Community Foundation of NCW: NPI Summit

May 23, 2016,
9:00am to 4:00pm
PDT
Chelan, WA

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."

May
19

How Health is an Issue for Democracy

May 19, 2016,
12:00pm to 1:00pm
PDT
Online

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.

May
12

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

May 12, 2016,
11:00am to 12:00pm
PDT
Online

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.

Apr
28

Indispensable: How Philanthropy Fuels American Success

April 28, 2016,
2:00pm to 3:00pm
PDT
Philanthropy Northwest

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.

Apr
28

MT ID WY Funders Group Call: April 2016

April 28, 2016,
9:30am to 11:00am
PDT
Webinar

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.

Apr
26-28

Peace and Security Funders Group Annual Meeting

April 26, 2016 (All day) to April 28, 2016 (All day)
Portland, Oregon

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.

Apr
19

Seattle Urban Native Nonprofits Funders Briefing

April 19, 2016,
3:30pm to 6:30pm
PDT
Seattle, WA

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.

Apr
15

Communication Matters: Telling Stories With Data

April 15, 2016,
8:30am to 10:00am
PDT
Seattle and Online

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.

Apr
14

Get on the Map: Make Sure Your Grants Are Counted

April 14, 2016,
11:00am to 12:00pm
PDT
Online

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.

Apr
12-13

Foundations on the Hill 2016

April 12, 2016 (All day) to April 13, 2016 (All day)
Washington, D.C.

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.

Apr
7

The Art & Practice of Global Philanthropy Workshop

April 7, 2016,
9:00am to 4:00pm
PDT
Seattle

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.

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