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Apr
22

Moving Affinity Groups to Policy Work

April 22, 2015,
11:00am to 12:00pm
PDT
Webinar

Based on interviews with members of regional association affinity groups, the Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers has created a self-assessment tool and planning checklist to help affinity groups engaging in policy work determine how well they’re set up for success. During this webinar, Mark Sedway from The Giving Practice will review the tools and we'll hear from members of regional associations that are engaging affinity group policy work.

May
12-14

Mission Investing Institute

May 12, 2015 (All day) to May 14, 2015 (All day)
Chicago

There's still time to register for Mission Investors Exchange's 11th Mission Investing Institute! Foundation professionals and trustees are invited to participate in this interactive learning experience at the MacArthur Foundation, facilitated by veteran mission investors, issue experts and experienced foundation professionals.

Jul
15-16

Best Practices: Essential Skills and Strategies for New Grantmakers - SOLD OUT

July 15, 2015, 9:00am PDT to July 16, 2015, 5:00pm PDT
Seattle

Essential Skills and Strategies is a comprehensive, two-day educational program to help familiarize new and up-and-coming grantmakers to the foundation world and the field of philanthropy. Developed by experts in the philanthropic sector, Essential Skills and Strategies is the field’s standardized orientation for grantmakers. The curriculum is designed to provide new grantmakers with the knowledge, insight, skills and tools to be effective in their work.

Sep
10-11

Mission Investing Institute for Community Foundations

September 10, 2015 (All day) to September 11, 2015 (All day)
Southfield, MI

The Mission Investing Institute for Community Foundations will provide community foundation professionals and trustees with an interactive learning environment facilitated by veteran mission investors, issue experts, and experienced foundation professionals. Participants will learn how to develop and implement place-based mission investing strategies and programs and how to address organizational issues and challenges.

Nov
12-13

Best Practices: Essential Skills & Strategies for New Grantmakers

November 12, 2015, 9:00am PST to November 13, 2015, 5:00pm PST
Seattle

Essential Skills and Strategies is a comprehensive, two-day educational program to help familiarize new and up-and-coming grantmakers to the foundation world and the field of philanthropy. Developed by experts in the philanthropic sector, Essential Skills and Strategies is the field’s standardized orientation for grantmakers. The curriculum is designed to provide new grantmakers with the knowledge, insight, skills and tools to be effective in their work. SOLD OUT.

Jan
27

Culturally Competent Leadership in Philanthropy

January 27, 2016,
9:00am to 12:30pm
PST
Seattle

As we grow as a nation, we are learning to become multicultural in a way where we benefit from our differences, rather than expecting people to assimilate into the dominant culture's norms, values and customs. Please join Philanthropy Northwest, Pangea Giving and Cultures Connecting for a skills-building workshop that explores frameworks for (a) building culturally competent work environments and (b) collectively addressing systemic barriers in order to advance equity through philanthropy. This event is sold out.

Feb
10

Simplifying Strategy: Peer Learning Session for Corporate Philanthropy

February 10, 2016,
8:30am to 10:30am
PST
Seattle

Please join Philanthropy Northwest and FSG for a learning workshop on corporate social responsibility strategies. Corporate leaders will hear from FSG Managing Directors Greg Hills and Patty Russell about three tools for advancing societal engagement efforts. Hills and Russell will discuss their recent publication, "Simplifying Strategy: A Practical Toolkit for Corporate Societal Engagement" and lead participants through interactive exercises to uncover potential applications of the tools to your work.

Feb
19

Communication Matters: Data Storytelling

February 19, 2016,
8:30am to 10:00am
PST
Seattle and Online

Communications staff from Philanthropy Northwest member organizations are invited to join our communications community of practice. Through our listserv and bimonthly meetings, members have the opportunity to learn from their peers, share communication tips and strategies, and promote each other's work. At our February 2016 meeting, we'll talk about using data and infographics to tell our stories, including examples from Erica Klinger of Seattle Foundation and Anne Martens of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. This event is open to members only.

Mar
22-23

Philanthropy Institute: Skills for Emerging Practitioners

March 22, 2016, 9:00am PDT to March 23, 2016, 5:00pm PDT
Seattle

This program is sold out. Please contact Gloris Estrella to be put on the waiting list.

This comprehensive, two-day educational program helps familiarize new and up-and-coming grantmakers to the foundation world and the field of philanthropy. Developed by experts in the philanthropic sector, Philanthropy Institute: Practical Skills & Strategies for Emerging Practitioners (formerly known as Best Practices: Essential Skills and Strategies for New Grantmakers) is the field’s standardized orientation for grantmakers. The curriculum is designed to provide new grantmakers with the knowledge, insight, skills and tools to be effective in their work. Please register early: the last four workshops have sold out. 

Apr
7

The Art & Practice of Global Philanthropy Workshop

April 7, 2016,
9:00am to 4:00pm
PDT
Seattle

Navigating the field of global philanthropy can be challenging, especially when you are an individual donor or working with a small foundation. Barriers such as identifying partners, setting clear expectations, performing due diligence and reporting, transferring funds, lack of on-the-ground relationships, unstable legal and governmental structures, and the U.S. regulatory environment can stymie even the most sophisticated donor. Please join Philanthropy Northwest, Pangea Giving and the Northwest Global Donors Exchange for a full-day, interactive workshop that will examine key issues and considerations related to global giving and help you identify the relevant, well-informed and culturally sensitive strategies for giving abroad.

Apr
15

Communication Matters: Telling Stories With Data

April 15, 2016,
8:30am to 10:00am
PDT
Seattle and Online

Communication Matters is Philanthropy Northwest's community of practice for philanthropy communications professionals. At our February 2016 meeting, we talked about using data and graphics to tell our stories. At our April 2016 meeting, we'll engage in a hands-on training on making simple data visualizations and infographics, using tools like Piktochart, Salesforce and Tableau. This group is for Philanthropy Northwest members. Registration is required. If you are interested in joining Philanthropy Northwest, contact Anjana Pandey. If you are interested in joining Communication Matters, contact Nicole Neroulias Gupte.

May
23

Community Foundation of NCW: NPI Summit

May 23, 2016,
9:00am to 4:00pm
PDT
Chelan, WA

The Community Foundation of North Central Washington is pleased to host the 8th Annual NPI Summit. Open to board, staff, volunteers and anyone interested in nonprofit work, the summit provides professional development and unique training opportunities from experts in their field. This day-long conference will cover several topics related to nonprofit management and sustainability so that you can bring back tools and resources to better achieve your mission and grow your organization. Keynote speaker Nancy Straw of The Ford Family Foundation will talk about "Making the Most of Being a Rural Nonprofit."

Jun
6

The ROI for Corporate Social Responsibility: Where to Begin?

June 6, 2016,
8:30am to 1:30pm
PDT
Seattle, WA

Join your corporate philanthropy peers for a discussion on The ROI of CSR: Where to begin?, a joint meeting hosted by ACCP and Philanthropy Northwest. In order for a CSR program to align with and support a company’s core business strategy, the CSR team must be aligned and integrated with key functions with profit, loss, and cost control responsibilities.  In some companies that is already happening; in others, the process has not yet begun.

You’ll hear Steve Rochlin, Co-CEO of IO Sustainability and lead author of Project ROI, discuss the potential ROI that CSR can deliver and what you should be doing to future proof your CR programs. (Hint: one of the first steps is to work internally with other departments to build integration.) You’ll also hear from a panel of CSR executives that are working with other departments on CSR and gain insight from their hits and misses.

 

Jul
29

Communication Matters: Photography

July 29, 2016,
8:30am to 10:00am
PDT
Seattle, WA and Online

Communication Matters is Philanthropy Northwest's community of practice for philanthropy communications professionals. At our February and April 2016 meetings, we discussed and practiced using data and graphics to tell our stories. At our July 2016 meeting, we'll discuss and practice photography, using smartphones and budget-friendly tools. This group is for Philanthropy Northwest members. Registration is required. If you are interested in joining Philanthropy Northwest, contact Anjana Pandey. If you are interested in joining Communication Matters, contact Nicole Neroulias Gupte.

Oct
28

Communication Matters: Facebook & Twitter

October 28, 2016,
8:30am to 10:00am
PDT
Seattle, WA

Communication Matters is Philanthropy Northwest's community of practice for philanthropy communications professionals. At our October 2016 meeting, we'll talk about using Facebook and Twitter to message our missions. What works ... and what needs work? Maria Rigou of Marguerite Casey Foundation and others will share tips, demonstrate tools and brainstorm new strategies. Participants are encouraged to bring their laptops, examples and questions to share. This group is for Philanthropy Northwest members. Registration is required. If you're interested in joining Philanthropy Northwest, contact Anjana Pandey. If you're interested in joining Communication Matters, contact Nicole Neroulias Gupte.

Nov
9-10

Philanthropy Institute: Skills For Emerging Practitioners (Fall 2016)

November 9, 2016, 9:00am PST to November 10, 2016, 5:00pm PST
Seattle

This comprehensive, two-day educational program helps familiarize new and up-and-coming grantmakers to the foundation world and the field of philanthropy. Developed by experts in the philanthropic sector, Philanthropy Institute: Practical Skills & Strategies for Emerging Practitioners (formerly known as Best Practices: Essential Skills and Strategies for New Grantmakers) is the field’s standardized orientation for grantmakers. The curriculum is designed to provide new grantmakers with the knowledge, insight, skills and tools to be effective in their work. Please register early: the last four workshops have sold out. 

Feb
8

Communication Matters: Advocacy & Public Policy

February 8, 2017,
8:30am to 10:00am
PST
Seattle, WA

Communication Matters is Philanthropy Northwest's community of practice for philanthropy communications professionals. At our February and April 2016 meetings, we discussed and practiced using data and graphics to tell our stories. At our February 2017 meeting, we'll discuss communications tools and storytelling strategies for advocating for our organization's missions. This group is for Philanthropy Northwest members. Registration is required. If you are interested in joining Philanthropy Northwest, contact Paul Kim. If you are interested in joining Communication Matters, contact Nicole Neroulias Gupte.

Feb
13-14

Best Practices: Community Foundations

February 13, 2017 (All day) to February 14, 2017 (All day)
Philanthropy Northwest

This event is AT CAPACITY. For more information contact Maya Sandifor.

We are happy to announce that the Community Foundation Best Practices will be held on February 13 & 14, 2017 at Philanthropy Northwest. Come share some quality time with other community foundations in the Pacific Northwest and learn from the experts. The two-day Community Foundation Best Practices offers a comprehensive overview of the structure and operations of a community foundation.  The program is an in-depth introduction to community foundations for new community foundation staff, community foundation board members or more experienced community foundation staff looking for a good refresher. 

May
11

Grantmaking With an Equity Lens Training - SOLD OUT

May 11, 2017,
9:00am to 4:00pm
PDT
Seattle, WA

Considering diverse perspectives and experiences is critical to effective grantmaking and foundation programming. Practicing equity requires the activation of a specific set of soft skills and 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 for mid- to senior-level foundation program staff. This event is at capacity. Email Gloris Estrella for information about the waitlist for future events.

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