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Sep
23-24

Idaho Nonprofits Annual Conference

September 22, 2014, 11:00pm PDT to September 23, 2014, 11:00pm PDT
Boise, Idaho

Join us September 23 + 24 for the Idaho Nonprofit Center’s Annual Conference. We will connect, create and collaborate across Idaho’s geography and organizations to further strengthen nonprofits and our communities.

Oct
1

Community Foundations of Montana 2014 Convening

September 30, 2014, 11:00pm PDT
Helena, Mont.

The Community Foundations of Montana Council invites you to celebrate the 100th birthday of the first community foundation with your colleagues this fall in Helena. This is your annual opportunity to network and learn with other community foundation leaders. This event is open to all local community foundation board members, staff, volunteers, and community partners.

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
2

How Philanthropy Can Act to Stop the Ebola Crisis

October 2, 2014,
10:00am to 11:00am
PDT
Webinar

The CDC estimates that the number of Ebola cases could reach 1.4 million within just four months, in a worst-case scenario. It is a potential catastrophe of stunning proportions - but it is also a disease outbreak that can be contained with swift, coordinated international coordination among governments, NGOs and communities. What can and should Americans be doing to prepare for and to address the implications of this crisis? How will current funding be used, and what are the funding gaps?

Oct
8

Alaska Funders Group

October 8, 2014,
10:00am to 12:00pm
PDT
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.

Oct
9

NCFP Webinar: Mission Investing - Overcoming Resistence and Getting Started

October 9, 2014,
9:00am to 10:30am
PDT
Webinar

Family foundations and family offices are increasingly turning to mission (more broadly known as impact) investing strategies as a key tool for aligning investments and operations with their mission and objectives. How can you engage your board in a thoughtful conversation about the options and added benefits of the mission investing approach? What are some of the best ways to get started with mission investing, and how do family foundations, especially those with limited staff capacity, manage these new strategies to better leverage their philanthropic assets and mission? Join us for a discussion with a leader from Mission Investors Exchange and family foundations who have become active impact investors.

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.

Oct
21

Maximizing the Return on your Investment (Native American Education Series for Philanthropy, Call 3 of 4)

October 21, 2014,
11:30am to 1:00pm
PDT
Webinar

Highlights of opportunities and strategies for economic development in Indian Country. Through an examination of the human, economic and cultural capital along with existing barriers to success, this session will provide considerations for increasing your return on investments.

Oct
22

Vision and Voice: The Role of Leadership and Dialogue in Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

October 22, 2014, 10:00am PDT
Webinar

The Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers is pleased to co-sponsor a new webinar series in partnership with the D5 Coalition, a five-year effort to advance philanthropy’s diversity, equity and inclusiveness. In this session, Philanthropy Northwest will share its findings from a research study that explored the complex factors and opportunities that foundation leaders navigate to advance diversity, equity and inclusion in their foundations. Foundation executives that participated in a peer learning cohort as part of this study will reflect on their experiences and share their own lessons learned for colleagues and the field.

Oct
23

Philanthropy's Role in Disaster Relief: Learnings from the SR 530 Mudslide

October 23, 2014,
10:00am to 11:30pm
PDT
Washington Women's Foundation, Seattle

Several months have passed since a catastrophic mudslide devastated the Oso, Arlington and Darrington communities in Washington State. As new needs emerge in the wake of this natural disaster, so does the opportunity for new learning and reflection within our philanthropic community. Join us to hear from a panel of women with deep expertise in philanthropy and local issues to discuss: institutional and individual philanthropic responses to disasters, lessons learned from Oso, and the existing challenges in rebuilding this community.

Oct
23

Data: Friend or Foe?: Embedding Equity in Grantmaking, Part 2

October 23, 2014,
3:30pm to 5:00pm
PDT
Seattle

Join us for an ongoing conversation about equity in philanthropy. Specifically, around the use of data in philanthropy and grantmaking. We are hoping to create a safe space for problem solving, peer consultation and advice – so please bring your dilemmas and challenges. This funder’s discussion is open only to Philanthropy Northwest members.

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