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Oct
29

Lessons from the Frontline of the LGBT Movement

October 29, 2014,
11:00am to 12:00pm
PDT
The Communications Network logo

The Communications Network will be partnering with leading communications firm Hattaway Communications to host the webinar Lessons from the Frontline of the LGBT Movement. Doug Hattaway and Alex Cole of Hattaway Communications will join The Communications Network for a webinar on the impact of strategic communications on one of our country’s most successful social change struggles - the fight for marriage equality for LGBT Americans - and how to apply the lessons learned to other social change movements.

Nov
13

Avoiding Avoidance: Addressing and managing conflict

November 13, 2014,
9:00am to 10:30am
PST

Conflict is neither inherently good nor bad. Conflict will always occur in an organization that's growing, evolving, and changing. What makes it good or bad or a positive or negative experience is how it's managed. In this webinar, we’ll explore typical situations where families might find themselves falling into the avoidance trap, along with useful strategies for ‘avoiding avoidance’ and other related tips and tools for managing family conflict.

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.

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
23

Sharing What Matters: A Center for Effective Philanthropy Webinar on Foundation Transparency

March 23, 2016,
10:00am to 11:00am
PDT
Webinar
Center for Effective Philanthropy

Center for Effective Philanthropy (CEP) analyzed survey data from 145 foundation CEOs and more than 15,000 grantees and systematically reviewed more than 70 foundation websites. The research reveals that funders see grantees as the primary audiences for their transparency efforts, and both foundations and grantees believe transparency about the substance of foundation work, rather than about financial disclosures or governance, matters most to effectiveness. Philanthropy Northwest is pleased to invite you to CEP's presentation of these findings.

Mar
30

The Power of Blogging and Thought Leadership for Nonprofits

March 30, 2016,
11:30am to 1:00pm
PDT
Online

Do you use social media effectively and efficiently to increase engagement with your organization? This free webinar, hosted by Washington Nonprofits, can help you learn how to use blogging and social media tools to increase your constituency base from the experts at Firespring. You will learn how to create awareness for your mission and encourage engagement with your organization.

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
25

ComNetworkSeattle Kickoff Event

May 25, 2016,
5:30pm to 7:30pm
PDT
Seattle, WA

Communications professionals from philanthropy and the nonprofit sector are invited to a kickoff event for the Seattle chapter of The Communications Network. The networking happy hour is co-hosted by Brotherton Strategies, Casey Family Programs, Philanthropy Northwest and Pyramid Communications.

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.

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.

Jul 31 -
Aug 1

Philanthropy Institute: Skills for Emerging Practitioners (Summer 2017)

July 31, 2017, 9:00am PDT to August 1, 2017, 5:00pm PDT
Seattle

This comprehensive, two-day educational program was developed by experts in the philanthropic sector, and facilitated by seasoned practitioners. Philanthropy Institute: Practical Skills & Strategies for Emerging Practitioners (formerly known as Best Practices): is the field’s standardized orientation for individual members who have recently joined the philanthropic sector. The curriculum is designed to provide a historical overview of the sector, a sense of the philanthropic landscape in the Pacific Northwest and Nationally, and an overview of foundation governance and grantmaking. Please register early: the last four workshops have sold out. 

Nov
1-2

Philanthropy Institute: Skills for Emerging Practitioners (Fall 2017)

November 1, 2017, 10:00am PDT to November 2, 2017, 6:00pm PDT
Anchorage, AK

This comprehensive, two-day educational program was developed by experts in the philanthropic sector, and facilitated by seasoned practitioners. Philanthropy Institute: Practical Skills & Strategies for Emerging Practitioners (formerly known as Best Practices): is the field’s standardized orientation for individual members who have recently joined the philanthropic sector. The curriculum is designed to provide a historical overview of the sector, a sense of the philanthropic landscape in the Pacific Northwest and Nationally, and an overview of foundation governance and grantmaking. Please register early: the last four workshops have sold out.