Events and Opportunities to Engage

Mar
18

Philanthropy 101 - Session #3: Fundamentals of Grantmaking 

March 18, 2020,
10:00am to 12:00pm
PDT
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This is the third session in a five-part virtual series that helps all staff new to philanthropy better understand the sector. This session will offer a look into the core cycle of how foundations make grants, as well as provide an overview of how foundations give, ways to manage relationships with grantees and discuss where implicit bias plays a role in grantmaking.

Mar
18

Q1 Corporate Member Luncheon

March 18, 2020,
12:00pm to 1:30pm
PDT
Seattle, WA

Join us for our Q1 Corporate Member Luncheon hosted by Alaska Airlines! During this session, Diana Birkett Rakow, vice president of external relations at Alaska Airlines, will share information on the Seattle Chamber of Commerce, her new position as chair of the board, and how the chamber is thinking about the role of business and its intersection with philanthropy. 

Mar
19

Journeys to Equity: Bringing Inclusive Practices to Your Philanthropy

March 19, 2020,
8:30am to 1:30pm
PDT
Portland, OR

There have been a lot of conversations about diversity, equity and inclusion practices in our sector. We invite you to join us to explore the different approaches lean funders can take to implement these practices, hear from peers in your community about what their journey has been like and reflect on how these practices impact your funding areas.

Mar
25

Linking Health and Civic Engagement for Rural Community Success

March 25, 2020, 10:00am PDT
Online
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Join Philanthropy Northwest and Innovia Foundation for this Conversations in Philanthropy event to explore some of Innovia Foundation's medical initiatives in rural communities across eastern Washington and northern Idaho. The Innovia Foundation will share on their experience working with a donor to broaden their impact through investment in a mobile health care unit, a rural hospital residency and a fund to support rural civic engagement. 

Mar
25

Grantmakers of Color Network Happy Hour

March 25, 2020,
5:30pm to 7:30pm
PDT
Eastern Cafe

Join us for the first Grantmakers of Color Network happy hour of the year! This event is an opportunity for people of color at all levels of grantmaking institutions to network and build community with each other.

Apr
7

Designing and Facilitating Powerhouse Convenings

April 7, 2020,
10:00am to 4:00pm
PDT
Seattle, WA

We are excited to bring back another day-long training built off of the lessons from The Giving Practice's DIY guide, Powerhouse Convening: New Doorways to Funder and Community Engagement. In this session, Ted Lord, the author of Powerhouse Convening and the facilitator of this training, will lead you in a deep dive into strategies and approaches for working better together. 

Apr
14

Q2 Alaska Funders Group Meeting

April 14, 2020,
9:30am to 11:30am
AKDT
Anchorage, AK

The Alaska Funders Group is a network comprised of our members and of other grantmakers who fund in Alaska. They meet throughout the year to share information, learn from each other and get to know their peers in the Alaska funding community. 

 

Apr
23

An Evening with Jacqueline Patterson: Climate Change as a Civil Rights Issue

April 23, 2020,
6:30pm to 8:30pm
PDT
Seattle, WA

Why is climate change an important human and civil rights issue? How can we address equity in the environmental and climate space? Learn the answers to these questions by joining us in celebration of Earth Day for our Racial Equity Speaker Series event on climate justice with Jacqueline Patterson, director of the NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Program.

May
5-6

Grantmaking Institute: Skills for Emerging Grantmakers

May 5, 2020, 9:00am PDT to May 6, 2020, 5:00pm PDT
Seattle, WA

This comprehensive, two-day educational program was developed by experts in the philanthropic sector, and facilitated by seasoned practitioners. Grantmaking Institute: Skills for Emerging Grantmakers (formerly known as Philanthropy Institute): is the field’s standardized orientation for individual members who have recently joined the philanthropic sector in a grantmaking capacity. The curriculum is designed to provide grounding with an equitable lens, an overview of foundation governance and grantmaking, and interactive sessions to help you deepen your practice.

May
14

Leading Great Virtual Meetings

May 14, 2020,
10:00am to 12:00pm
PDT
Virtual

More and more people have begun to work remotely in an effort to create a better work/life balance or collaborate with others in many locations, making the need to execute efficient, virtual meetings very important. However, running virtual meetings oftentimes comes with challenges. Join this training to learn some tangible tactics and tips for making your online meetings more graceful and productive, as well as how to use helpful tools and online platforms to more efficiently understand scenarios, more equitably include all voices and quickly make information visual.

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