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.
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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.
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.
Join Amy Sullivan, Director of the Montana Office of Gift Planning, as she discusses “Endowment Building and the Montana Endowment Tax Credit." This webinar will cover why endowments are so important and how planned giving is the key to Montana’s philanthropic future.
Next Thursday, November 20th, Juma Ventures and the Northwest Credit Union Foundation will be hosting a Financial Reality Fair at the Hotel Monaco in downtown Seattle and we need your help!
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.
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.