Events and Opportunities to Engage


Entry Points: Philanthropy’s Response to the Opioid Use Disorder Crisis

September 5, 2019,
10:00am to 11:30am

As rural and urban communities grapple with how to respond and tackle the epidemic of opioid use and substance use disorders, philanthropy is learning, leveraging, supporting, and leading in different ways to respond to the crisis.  Join Indiana Philanthropy Alliance, Philanthropy West Virginia, and Philanthropy Ohio as they share the work underway in their respective states with philanthropic leaders working with local partners making progress in advancing solutions.


Advocacy In Action #4 - Building Grantee Capacity to do Policy Advocacy

September 9, 2019,
10:00am to 11:30am

Join Philanthropy Northwest for the second year of our virtual policy advocacy workshop series. This four-part series is designed for foundation staff and trustees who want to build their knowledge and capacity to fund and implement policy advocacy. In this session we will look at investing in grantees and nonprofit partners to build their capacity to engage in policy advocacy, including base-building, community organizing, public education and lobbying.


Philanthropy Institute: Skills for Emerging Practitioners (Fall 2019, Boise Idaho)

September 10, 2019, 9:00am MDT to September 11, 2019, 5:00pm MDT
Boise, ID

Only 5 spots left! This comprehensive, two-day educational program was developed by experts in the philanthropic sector, and facilitated by seasoned practitioners. Philanthropy Institute: Practical Skills & Strategies for Emerging Practitioners (formerly known as Best Practices): is the field’s standardized orientation for individual members who have recently joined the philanthropic sector. The curriculum is designed to provide a historical overview of the sector, a sense of the philanthropic landscape in the Pacific Northwest and nationally, and an overview of foundation governance and grantmaking.


New American Dreams: Immigrant Integration in Rural Communities

September 16, 2019,
10:00am to 11:30am

Join Philanthropy Northwest and the National Partnership for New Americans (NPNA) for a conversation about immigrant integration strategies in rural and non-urban places in the Northwest. We will hear from experts in the field about how funders can work cross-sector to ensure that our health systems, education systems, legal systems and naturalization processes work to integrate and reflect the needs and experiences of immigrant and refugee communities. Further, we'll consider how these efforts look and operate in places outside of our region's cities, hearing from movement leaders from Idaho, Washington, Oregon and Utah.


Philanthropy Deep Dive: Dismantling Islamophobia, Championing Community

September 23, 2019,
9:00am to 12:00pm
Seattle, WA

While our sector continues to develop its lens on racial equity and racial justice, we rarely examine the connections between Islamophobia, philanthropy and democracy. Join us in a three hour deep-dive with Muslim community leaders to explore how we can collectively strategize to work with Muslim communities to address pressing concerns and envision future partnerships. We will prioritize relationship building, education and laying the foundation for future work together. 


Walla Walla Valley Funders' Tour

September 25, 2019 (All day) to September 27, 2019 (All day)

Blue Mountain Community Foundation and Sherwood Trust invite you to join their third annual tour of the communities across the Walla Walla Valley from Milton-Freewater, Oregon to Dayton, Washington. Come dig into this part of our region from September 25-27, 2019 and see how our rural communities collaborate and innovate. The deadline for registration is August 26.


Central America Donors Forum

October 23, 2019 (All day) to October 25, 2019 (All day)
Tegucigalpa, Honduras

The Seattle International Foundation invites funders to join them for the 2019 Central America Donors Forum in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. The Central America Donors Forum (CADF) is the premier networking and learning space to advance philanthropy and development efforts in Central America. Each year, CADF brings together over 400 leaders from business, philanthropy, government, and civil society to discuss priority issues and successful models of development, and explore co-investment for social impact.


Foundations on the Hill 2020

March 9, 2020 (All day) to March 11, 2020 (All day)

Foundations on the Hill is a two-day convening in Washington, DC, that brings together hundreds of foundation leaders from across the country to meet with Congress to discuss issues of critical importance to philanthropy. Each year, Philanthropy Northwest leads a delegation from our region. Join us!