Please join the Henry M. Jackson Foundation for an evening reception with political activist, David Burstein. As one of the bright new voices of the younger generation, David will offer an overview of the Millennials and how to engage them more in civic life
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Explore the significance and history of Indian child welfare. The context for the establishment of the Indian Child Welfare Act, how it is implemented (and in some cases isn’t) and highlights of successful grantmaking efforts will be shared.
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.
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.
Explore tribal sovereignty and governance systems and how as a funder you can work in partnership. Examples of active tribal/philanthropic partnerships along with steps it took to build them will be shared.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
While we know philanthropic work is infinitely interesting, it also poses infinitely interesting challenges. Whether it's completing a complex grant negotiation, making a convincing case for a new program direction, managing a floundering project, questioning a strategic choice, or sustaining collaboration among foundations and partners, we all face dilemmas of leadership in role.
Please join Social Venture Partners in supporting the hard work of their 14 Fast Pitch finalists who will pitch their great ideas for good live at McCaw Hall! Finalists will pitch a panel of eminent judges and impact investors to win a portion of up to $250,000 of grants and investments.
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.
Please join Secretary Arne Duncan & Deputy Assistant to the President for Education Policy Roberto Rodriguez to learn more about the upcoming White House Early Education Summit and how you, your business or foundation can get involved.
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.
The Innovations in Manufactured Homes (I'M HOME) conference brings together audiences interested in applying manufactured housing solutions to affordable housing challenges to network, learn and share best practices with one another.