This event will reveal insights from the African American Financial Capability Initiative (AAFCI), a three-year effort facilitated by Prosperity Now (formerly CFED). The initiative supports communities of practice that tailor financial stability projects to the needs of six communities across the Pacific Northwest and the Midwest through the collaborative work of 30+ black-led nonprofits in Portland, Oregon; Seattle and Tacoma, Washington; Des Moines, Iowa; Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota. Each community of practice addresses the racial wealth divide with innovative approaches.
Events and Opportunities to Engage
States get about one-third of their revenue from the federal government — funds that help pay for health care, schools, housing, roads, child care, job training and a range of other programs. How will changes to the budget and tax policy impact our work as funders, and most importantly, our grantees? Join us for a watch party and discussion of federal budget implications at a state level.
How can you diversify your investments to further support local communities? How are Northwest funders leveraging their impact through creative investment platforms? Join us for an informal session that covers the nuts and bolts of foundations investing in Local Impact Bonds.
Join Philanthropy Northwest, Washington Nonprofits and other partnering organizations at the Washington Governor's Mansion to mingle with elected officials, connect with peers from across the state and celebrate the contributions that nonprofit organizations make to our communities.
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 six-state region. Join our delegation!
Considering diverse perspectives and experiences is critical to effective grantmaking and foundation programming. Practicing equity requires a slowing down to reflect on the ways we can facilitate a more equitable and inclusive grantmaking process. Join us for this hands-on training. This training is designed for mid- to senior-level foundation program staff who are at the beginning of their thinking about how to apply equity in the practice of grantmaking and program development. The context is designed to focus on the individual role and the practice of equity in grantmaking.
Join Philanthropy Northwest, other funders and community members for this conversation with James Forman Jr. In his memorable keynote, Forman shares his life journey as a child of a civil rights leader, a public defender, a founder of a charter school for incarcerated teens, and a law professor. He outlines America’s criminal justice crisis with both data and human stories. He leaves the audience inspired and armed with concrete ideas for how they themselves can contribute to change.
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.
Join Washington Nonprofits for their annual state-wide conference in Bellevue, Washington on May 21, 2019. The pre-conference sessions will be on May 20, 2019, with deep-dive tracks that will focus on volunteer management, fundraising strategy and risk strategy. Meet with nonprofit leaders from across Washington state.