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Making Long-Term Investments in Civic Health

August 12, 2014,
5:30pm to 7:30pm
Building public and civic health, or a strong non-profit, requires long-term investment, but philanthropic gifts are often short-term and outcome-specific. Be part of the conversation as we discuss how to address this tension and explore how philanthropists, government and non-profit organizations can work together to encourage systemic and sustainable community development.

Alaska Funders Group

October 8, 2014,
9:00am to 11:00am
Philanthropy Hub at The Alaska Community Foundation
Philanthropy Northwest connects grantmakers across Alaska through communications and programming created specifically for funders in the state. Philanthropy Northwest supports the Alaska Funders Group, a network for our members and nonmember grantmakers who fund in Alaska.

Innovations in Manufactured Housing: A Policy & Practice Update

November 14, 2014,
8:30am to 10:15am
Philanthropy Northwest
Owning a home is a critical asset-building strategy and key to building wealth in the U.S. Unfortunately, homeownership is out of reach for too many Americans, especially people of color and those who live in rural areas. Manufactured housing can bridge the housing gap for many lower-income and rural families. Join us to learn more about the work underway nationally and in the Northwest to create innovations in manufactured housing.

How the Poor Can Save Capitalism

December 8, 2014,
5:00pm to 7:30pm
Released in June, "How the Poor Can Save Capitalism" makes a compelling argument that our nation’s economic vitality is dependent on inclusion of consumers on the lower rungs of the economic ladder. Please join best selling author, John Hope Bryant, founder, chairman and CEO of Operation HOPE, Inc., Dr. Sandra Archibald, dean of the Daniel J. Evans School of Public Affairs at the University of Washington and Jeff Clarke, CEO of Philanthropy Northwest. for this special conversation.

"Hide and Seek" Performance and Discussion

January 14, 2015,
6:15pm to 9:00pm
The Seattle Repertory Theatre, Leo K. Theatre
"Hide and Seek" a dance/theater work that explores how our children our cared for through the eyes of a child, family and system.
Please join us for a special evening featuring "Hide and Seek," a dance/theatre work that explores how our children are cared for in our community through the eyes of the child, family and systems. Participants are encouraged to engage in a post-performance discussion about community partnerships, the effect of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) on intergenerational poverty and the role that arts can have to raise issues, among others.

Innovation and Hope in Domestic Violence and Family Homelessness: DV Housing First

January 21, 2015,
12:00pm to 1:30pm
Philanthropy Northwest
The flexible DV Housing First model has helped survivors and their children rapidly access new housing - or surprisingly, stay in their own homes - while still maintaining safety and stability, and often bypassing emergency shelters. Because of the very promising results, funders are coming together with WSCADV to launch a five-year demonstration and research project in 2015.

Alaska Funders Group Meeting

March 3, 2015,
3:00pm to 5:00pm
Anchorage, AK
The Alaska Funders Group (AFG) is a peer-to-peer group that facilitates making connections, sharing experiences and gathering together to form a learning network which maximizes philanthropic impact in our communities. AFG meets to create cooperative relationships, build capacity and explore the ways we can work together. Participation is open to any organization or collective committed to advancing the practice of philanthropy in Alaska. Organizations do not have to be a member of Philanthropy Northwest to participate in AFG.

Stepping Up Our Game: How Can Philanthropy Strengthen Democracy?

March 25, 2015,
8:00am to 11:00am
Are you concerned about the state of our democracy? Are you interested in hearing more about cutting edge efforts to strengthen democracy? Philanthropy Northwest and Seattle CityClub are please to co-present a tremendous line up of sector leaders including special guest Daniel Stid, director of the Madison Initiative at the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation to work together to begin building a coordinated philanthropic response to this historic challenge.

Stand for Your Mission - Creating Positive Change Through Advocacy

May 14, 2015,
9:30am to 11:00am
Philanthropy Northwest and the Campion Foundation invite you to join us for a conversation around a new national campaign, Stand for Your Mission on how advocacy, particularly from nonprofit boards, can enhance the mission of organizations. Anne Wallestad, CEO of BoardSource, will lead a discussion for philanthropy and nonprofit advisors on how advocacy can expand nonprofit impact and what – as funders and advisors – we can do to support stronger advocacy amongst our nonprofit partners.