Frequently Asked Questions
What can I expect from the virtual conference?
For PNW21 we are prioritizing inspiring speakers, time to connect with your peers, skill-building opportunities, and even some moments for art and music! The conference will run from 10 am – 2 pm PDT each day with some built-in breaks; that way you can stay focused during the live sessions while still having time in your workday for other tasks. Lastly, we will have ample resources to help you get equipped and onboarded to our platform, Hopin.
Who should attend the Philanthropy Northwest Annual Conference?
All staff or trustees of philanthropies are welcome to join. Participants include corporate giving offices, private and public foundations, community foundations, tribal grantmaking entities, nonprofit grantmaking organizations, government grantmaking offices and impact investors. This is a peer-to-peer learning opportunity for funders. Bring your whole team! Since no one needs to travel, we encourage you to register as many staff and trustees as possible. Group rates are available for teams of five or more. Please contact JulieAnne Behar, senior manager of programs, if you are uncertain of your eligibility or have questions about group rates.
What does it mean that Philanthropy Northwest members need to be in good standing to get the member rates?
We are delighted to offer member rates to current members of Philanthropy Northwest. To be in good standing, your annual membership dues should be up to date. A non-member rate will apply if dues are not paid. Email our membership team for help with dues, membership questions and payment.
How do I suggest content for the conference?
We strive to build a conference program that has something for everyone, and we rely on the knowledge of our network members to suggest what’s most pressing for you and your work! We know that we’ll spend time reflecting on topics such as racial justice, highlights in rural philanthropy, tribal broadband, equitable investment practices, community-centered grantmaking, and areas of collaboration between philanthropy, government and community. We will also reflect on our theme, The Future is FORWARD, and explore what it means to return to better instead of normal and actualize a more just future across our region.
Have an additional topic for the conference? Share your ideas with JulieAnne Behar, senior manager of programs.
Can I sponsor the Philanthropy Northwest virtual conference?
Yes! View our sponsorship packet for more information including the benefits of sponsorship.
How do I get technical assistance with registration or accessing the conference platform?
Please see the tab "Tech Help" for all details on getting support with any technical issues you experience.