Past Events

Jan
20

Staying Legal: The Pension Protection Act

January 20, 2016,
10:00am to 12:00pm
PST
Webinar

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.

Dec
17

Funding Indigenous Peoples: Strategies for Support

December 17, 2015,
9:00am to 10:00am
PST

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.

Dec
15

Planning for Refugee Resettlement in the U.S.: What Funders Need to Know

December 15, 2015,
11:30am to 1:00pm
PST

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.

Dec
8

Looking into the Crystal Ball: What’s Ahead for State and Federal Policy Action in 2016

December 8, 2015,
11:00am to 12:00pm
PST
Webinar

Please join our network partners at the Forum and NCN for a brief webinar to explore the latest trends in state policy and hear about what’s on the horizon for action on the state and federal levels in the coming New Year. During this session you will hear about how your organization can engage more in policy work to strengthen the sector and the communities you serve.

Dec
2

Understanding Philanthropy’s Role in U.S. Democracy

December 2, 2015,
10:00am to 11:00am
PST
Webinar

Is your organization funding or working to strengthen American democracy? Join the Foundation Center for a look at how Foundation Funding for U.S. Democracy can help funders and grantseeking nonprofits broaden their knowledge of the funding landscape, identify additional funding sources, and understand where their philanthropic dollars can have the most impact.

Nov
18

November Montana, Idaho, Wyoming Funders Group Call

November 18, 2015,
9:30am to 11:00am
PST
Webinar

What is philanthropy's role in blending social, clinical and economic factors to build healthier communities? Join us for the Montana, Wyoming and Idaho Funders to join the discussion. Discussions anchored by Montana Healthcare Foundation, The O.P. and W.E. Edwards Foundation and the State of Wyoming's Department of Family Services.

Nov
16

Stand For Your Mission

November 16, 2015,
10:00am to 11:00am
PST
Webinar

No matter what mission your organization and your members are committed to, we’re confident that more people standing up for your mission can help make the difference. Join this joint webinar hosted by the Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers and the National Council of Nonprofits to learn about the Stand for Your Mission campaign and why board members can be the most influential advocates for the mission of your organization.

Nov
13

Rallying America: RP/6 VIP Cocktail Reception Celebrating Veterans

November 13, 2015,
5:00pm to 8:00pm
PST
Woodmark Hotel

In honor of Veterans Day 2015, please join the RP/6 Team and supporters to celebrate our local military and their families at a VIP cocktail reception with special guest, General Pete Chiarelli, the 32nd Vice Chief of Staff of the Army. Join RP/6 in bringing together the American public and the Americans who have worn the cloth of our nation abroad.

Nov
12-13

Best Practices: Essential Skills & Strategies for New Grantmakers

November 12, 2015, 9:00am PST to November 13, 2015, 5:00pm PST
Seattle

Essential Skills and Strategies is a comprehensive, two-day educational program to help familiarize new and up-and-coming grantmakers to the foundation world and the field of philanthropy. Developed by experts in the philanthropic sector, Essential Skills and Strategies 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. SOLD OUT.

Nov
3-4

Local Matters: Washington "Philanthropy Is... Convening"

November 3, 2015, 5:00pm PST to November 4, 2015, 3:00pm PST
Bellingham, Wash.
Local Matters: Washington

More philanthropists, nonprofits and impact investors are understanding how important it is to be trusted conveners in their communities. At Local Matters: Washington, we will discuss how can ­­­­­we better initiate and nurture conversations across institutional boundaries that engage communities in creating their own solutions and futures, practices that community builders need to build be skillful conveners, and the challenges, risks and rewards of entering into open, authentic community conversations that generate shared understanding and joint action.

Nov
2-3

2015 Washington Community Foundations Convening

November 2, 2015, 8:30am PST to November 3, 2015, 4:30pm PST
Bellingham, Wash

Philanthropy Northwest is supporting a network of community foundations in Washington state, through the generous support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. As part of this work, we are helping to plan the annual Community Foundations Convening, which brings together the leadership of community foundations and other community investors across the state.

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