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.
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Philanthropy Northwest is excited to be a Premier Partner for the Independent Sector 2014 National Conference in Seattle this November, and we hope that you will join us for this special event! The Philanthropy Northwest 2014 Annual Meeting will also be held during the conference on the morning of November 18.
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.
Join Starbucks CEO, Philanthropy Northwest member and longtime veterans’ advocate Howard Schultz and National Book Award finalist Rajiv Chandrasekaran of The Washington Post as they share first hand about what they learned from visiting Joint Base Lewis-McChord and other bases to speak with veterans about the acts of uncommon valor on the battlefields in Iraq and Afghanistan, and of their vital contributions once they return home.
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 cannot meet its potential without harnessing the creativity, strengths and insights of all members of our society. This webinar will draw upon research conducted by D5 that sheds light on how change happens, specific strategies and resources for taking action and winning words to start and sustain conversations about diversity, equity and inclusion.
Please join us and our community of philanthropic partners in Pierce County for our fall luncheon and a truly unique learning opportunity. We will focus on a time sensitive and important community issue: Pierce County and the Impact of the Military Drawdown.
President Obama's Immigration Accountability Executive Action will provide nearly 5 million unauthorized immigrants an opportunity to apply for temporary work authorization and protection from deportation. This webinar will focus on key provisions of the new policies, eligible immigrants, and issues that funders should consider.
The webinar will highlight the best practices and lessons learned by The Seattle Foundation and other leading community foundations, and provide a framework for audience members who want to better use their community foundation's institutional and financial resources to build community wealth.
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.
Foundations have the potential for profound impact on social justice. During this webinar, presented by the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy, speakers will discuss on how cultivating relationships is indispensable to social justice grantmaking.
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: Who works in philanthropy? Where do philanthropic dollars go? In our era of big data and in a field that recognizes the importance of data, why has the collection and sharing of demographic data been so elusive? Learn how regional associations and their members are using data conversations and tools to spark efforts to advance diversity, equity and inclusion in philanthropy, and to strengthen their grantmaking and impacts in communities.
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?
Join us for this year-end refresher on some of the most common dilemmas in family foundation governance and management, featuring nationally recognized legal advisor Andrew Schulz of Arabella Advisors. Andrew will answer these questions and many more and the call will feature double bonus Q & A time to ensure that all of your questions are answered!
Join us on January 7, 2015 for a discussion about the future of early learning in King County. This event is hosted by King County Executive Dow Constantine, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray, The City of Bellevue and the Sound Cities Association.
Join us for this exciting webinar to kick off NCFP’s most prominent research initiative ever: Trends in Family Philanthropy. This webinar will feature a sneak peek at the questions to be explored by the study, along with analysis and insights of three leading voices in the field – NCFP President Virginia Esposito and Senior Fellow Alice Buhl, and the Urban Institute’s Elizabeth Boris, the lead researcher for the study.
Seattle CityClub’s Legislative Preview has been a signature Seattle event for over a decade. The luncheon forum features the top leadership from both sides of the aisle of the Washington State Legislature.