Regional Community Foundations Convening

Regional Community Foundations Convening

Event details

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 to Thursday, September 13, 2018
6:00pm to 1:00pm PDT
Fort Worden, 200 Battery Way Port Townsend, WA 98368

About this event

What is the Regional Community Foundation Convening? 

Philanthropy Northwest supports a network of community foundations throughout the Northwest in the states of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington and Wyoming. As part of this work, we are coordinating a regional convening to bring together the leadership of community foundations. We believe there is a unique richness when we learn and activate as a collective of community foundations. We hope to leave this gathering with a clear sense of our strategy as a network for 2019 and beyond. 

Community foundations play a vital role in our Northwest communities. You know your communities best and bring both the perspective of local donors and the nonprofit partners in your area. Your voices are essential as we continue to explore philanthropy’s role in building vibrant communities.

Thank you to advisory committee members for your leadership and commitment to helping plan this convening: Allison Parker (Seattle Foundation), Beth Stipe (Community Foundation of North Central Washington), Hilary Canty (Orcas Island Community Foundation), Jennifer Rhoads (Community Foundation of Southwest Washington), Jim Hopper (Bainbridge Community Foundation), Mauri Ingram (Whatcom Community Foundation), Maddy Metzger-Utt (Community Foundation of Snohomish County) and Norma Schuiteman (Community Foundation of South Puget Sound).

The Regional Community Foundation Convening will take place September 11th-13th, 2018 in Port Townsend, WA at Fort Worden.

September 11-13, 2018

  • Convening Registration Fee @ $200 per person (scholarships available)

  • Rooms range from $85-$250 per night plus taxes. 


Sept. 11 (Tuesday)
1:00 - 5:00pm         Foundant CommunitySuite User Group (optional)
5:00 - 6:00pm         Reception for CommunitySuite User Group
6:00 - 8:00pm         Welcome Reception with heavy appetizers - open to all

Sept. 12 (Wednesday)
8:00 - 9:00am       Breakfast (no agenda)
9:00 - 10:15am     Opening Plenary Discussion
10:15 - 10:30am   Break
10:30 - 12:00pm   Community Foundations in Action
12:00 - 2:00pm     Lunch Keynote and Panel Discussion
2:00 - 2:15pm       Break & Transition
2:15 - 4:30pm       Intersections Among Us
4:30 - 5:30pm       First Time Attendee Reception - All are welcome to attend
4:30 - 6:00pm       Free Time
6:00 - 8:00pm      Reception & Dinner

Sept. 14 (Thursday)
9:00 - 10:30am   Future of he Northwest Community Foundation Network, Part 1
10:30 - 10:45am Break
10:45 - 12:00pm Future of the Northwest Community Foundation Network, Part 2

Are scholarships available? 

A select number of scholarships are available for Philanthropy Northwest members in good standing to attend the convening. Scholarships can be applied toward the registration fee and up to $400 of travel and accomodation. Scholarship applications are due Friday, June 30 and you will be notified by Friday, July 13. Please send scholarship applications to Mares Asfaha , or contact her if you have questions about scholarships.