Q4 Pierce County Funders Group Meeting

Q4 Pierce County Funders Group Meeting

Event details

Wednesday, December 11, 2019
9:30am to 11:30am PST
United Way Pierce County, 1501 Pacific Ave # 400, Tacoma, WA 98402

About this event

Gather with your friends and colleagues to learn about philanthropy’s role in public policy and advocacy, explore ways for funders to build organizational capacity and strategy around advocacy, and how to work with grantees to support the most effective and meaningful types of investments. We will use the 2020 Census as a case study for our discussion and feature a panel of funders who will share insights about the different ways philanthropy can influence and leverage existing connections for cross-sector work and funding. We will also share immersive learning opportunities and how we can support you in your public policy and advocacy journey!


9:30-9:45AM: Welcome, Housekeeping, Agenda Overview        

9:45-10:15AM: Intro & Opening Questions     

10:15-10:45AM: Advocacy Presentation            

10:45-11:15AM: Advocacy in Action

             2020 Census Panel and Q&A   (Speakers TBD)

11:15-11:30: Closing and Learning Opportunities

Eligibility: Participation in this meeting is open to philanthropic organizations that are currently making grants in Pierce County. This includes corporate giving offices, private and public foundations, community foundations, government grantmakers and CDFI institutions with a philanthropic focus. You do not need to be a Philanthropy Northwest member to participate but do need to represent an organizational philanthropic institution. It is not appropriate for non-profit organizations or individuals to attend. If you are unsure about your eligibility, please contact Danielle Crystal at 

Background: Philanthropy Northwest supports the Pierce County Funders Group, a network of our members and other grantmakers who fund in Pierce County. It is currently co-chaired by Seth Kirby, The Greater Tacoma Community Foundation; Jessica Case, The Medina Foundation; Holly Hunt, The Bamford Foundation, and Holly Powers, The Russell Family Foundation. 

The Pierce County Funders Group is a network of grant makers who make investments in Pierce County. The group meets quarterly with a focus on learning, connection, and alignment:

  • Learning – Continuously expand knowledge about the community and examine both the assets and opportunities present in Pierce County. 
  • Connection – Network with peers, both formally and informally, to learn more about the work taking place in and being planned for Pierce County.
  • Alignment – Identify opportunities for collaboration, leveraging resources to achieve greater impact.

As a group, are values are to:

  • Maintain the stability, growth and well-being of Pierce County as the focus.
  • Continue learning about Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) and practice incorporating a DEI lens to the work
  • Create a safe space for discussion where good intention is assumed, and confidentiality and discretion are maintained

How to Register: If this is your first time registering, you will need to create a user account by clicking on the orange "Login to Register" button then follow the orange prompts to create a new account. Creating a new account may take up to 2 hours, so please be patient.

If you have registered with us before 1) Login and click on the orange "Register Now" button in the box on the right. 2) The same page will reload but this time click on "Cart" at the top of your screen. 3) A Shopping Cart page will appear. Click on the orange "Checkout" button. You should receive a confirmation e-mail. If you do not receive one, you did not register successfully so please contact us for assistance.

Please contact Danielle Crystal for questions and technical assistance.

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