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Oct
1

Back to School Checkin with Secretary of Education Arne Duncan

October 1, 2014, 3:00pm PDT
Conference Call
Arne Duncan

The U.S. Department of Education's next quarterly conference call with Secretary of Education Arne Duncan is scheduled for Wednesday, October 1 at 3pm ET/ 12pm PT. This call, intended for leaders from the foundation and corporate sector, will focus on education priorities for this school year.

Oct
16

Lessons Learned on Donor Advised Funds

October 16, 2014,
10:00am to 11:00am
PDT

Join RA staff and members to hear from the Council on Foundations about a recent survey from the Urban Institute on Donor Advised Funds (DAFs) managed by community foundations. The survey results will help provide a full picture on the importance of DAFs to communities nationwide and will help to address the questions that lawmakers often have about DAFs. This webinar is open to both RA staff and members.

Nov
12

Investing in Innovation Fund Competition Briefing

November 12, 2014,
1:00pm to 1:45pm
PST

Please join Assistant Secretary for the Office of Innovation and Improvement Nadya Chinoy Dabby and leaders from philanthropy and the Foundation Center to learn all about this year’s Investing in Innovation Fund (i3) Competition and how you can help support a portfolio of evidence based and emerging educational programs from around the country that are ready for scale.

Nov
17

Accelerating Impact with Technology: Building Skills, Confidence and Community

November 17, 2014,
11:00am to 12:00pm
PST
Free Webinar

Whether your focus is economic self-sufficiency, community change, health, or education, the Internet is changing the way you achieve your goals. As more information and services move online, people who are “digitally isolated” grow more excluded from opportunity and less connected to their communities. Although most American households are now online, a large minority – about 30 percent, including many whose members are poorer, less educated, and older – are not. Please join us for a conversation that explores how local foundations, working in partnership with government and the private sector, can successfully accelerate technology access and build capacity to bring isolated families and communities online.

Dec
10

Seattle CityClub's Year in Review

December 10, 2014,
12:00pm to 1:30pm
PST
Seattle

It is time to reflect, listen and learn at Seattle CityClub’s annual Year in Review. What did we predict at the beginning of 2014, and how have current events changed or stayed the course? What were the most concerning and inspiring moments of the year for our panelists? How were businesses, government and nonprofits partnering to address labor issues, police reform and other community needs?

Feb
11

Hot Topics in Washington

February 11, 2015,
1:00pm to 2:00pm
EST
Webinar

The Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers and the Council on Foundations will be a hosting a webinar on the latest developments in Washington open to Philanthropy Northwest members.

Mar
25

Stepping Up Our Game: How Can Philanthropy Strengthen Democracy?

March 25, 2015,
8:00am to 11:00am
PDT
Seattle

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.

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.

Apr
30

What's Next for the Internet

April 30, 2015,
2:00pm to 4:00pm
PDT
Seattle

Many funders have been supporting net neutrality protections and open Internet principles for over a decade. This February the Federal Communications Commission voted to reclassify the Internet and stop states from banning municipal broadband networks. Join former FCC Chair Michael Copps and leaders from the Media Impact Funders and Quixote Foundation for a conversation on the changing landscape of media policy.

May
1

Communications Strategies that Fast Track Policy Change

May 1, 2015,
10:00am to 12:00pm
PDT
Wilburforce Foundation, Seattle

In recent years we've seen major progress on seemingly intractable social issues including juvenile justice reform and healthcare disparities among vulnerable populations. Strategic, coordinated media projects and campaigns are tipping the scales and helping to rapidly advance policy change across a wide-spectrum of issues. Join leaders from The California Endowment, Rasmuson Foundation and Media Impact Funders as they discuss communication strategies that are moving the needle, and how funders can incorporate lessons learned.

May
14

Stand for Your Mission - Creating Positive Change Through Advocacy

May 14, 2015,
9:30am to 11:00am
PDT
Seattle

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.

Jun
10

Bipartisan Policy Center Briefing: Improving our Nation's Political Discourse

June 10, 2015,
10:00am to 12:00pm
PDT
Seattle or Teleconference

Many believe that the current partisan tone in government is impeding progress on critical issues such as immigration, health, housing, financial reform, national security, energy and the economy. Philanthropy Northwest is pleased to welcome Senator Olympia Snowe and Jason Grumet, president of the Bipartisan Policy Center in Washington, DC, for a discussion on the causes and consequences of America's political divide and reforms that could help improve the overall process of political discourse, public policy and civic engagement.

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