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Join Ted Howard, co-founder and executive director of The Democracy Collaborative, to both learn about and discuss new ideas for utilizing local talents, capacities and institutions to rebuild local capital, economic vitality and community resilience.
D.C. often seems far away - and it is - but what happens there has profound impacts here. Showing up matters.
Travel to Washington, DC with Philanthropy Northwest for Foundations on the Hill, March 18-19.
Join the Global Donors Exchange (GDX) for a 3-part series that both examines the overhead myth and explores strategies for breaking the grantee starvation cycle in order to build a vibrant nonprofit sector.
Are you concerned about the state of our democracy? Are you interested in hearing more about cutting edge efforts to strengthen democracy? Philanthropy Northwest and Seattle CityClub are please to co-present a tremendous line up of sector leaders including special guest Daniel Stid, director of the Madison Initiative at the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation to work together to begin building a coordinated philanthropic response to this historic challenge.
Many Philanthropy Northwest members make consistent and significant investments in higher education, including improving access and affordability. However, affordability and access are highly complex issues that lend themselves to different perspectives and questions about the most strategic approaches to filling gaps. Join College Spark Washington, Washington Women in Need, Washington Student Achievement Council and the National Association of Scholarship Providers as they lead a discussion about higher education affordability.
For nonprofit leaders – both board and staff – leading through periods of change can be challenging. This year The Foraker Group will examine various aspects of change as the subject of its Leadership Summit, which will be held April 20-21 at the Hotel Captain Cook in Anchorage. The theme of the conference is "Transform. Create. Lead: As a sector – As organizations – As individual leaders."
What is a private foundation and how is it different from a charitable nonprofit? What are the special tax rules that govern private foundations? What are the legal restrictions on what private foundations can do? Join Wayfind, an organization providing access to free business legal services for nonprofits and micro enterprises, along with lawyers from Perkins Coie and Davis Wright Tremaine for a skill building session that explores the legal ins and outs of private foundations in Washington State.
Based on interviews with members of regional association affinity groups, the Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers has created a self-assessment tool and planning checklist to help affinity groups engaging in policy work determine how well they’re set up for success. During this webinar, Mark Sedway from The Giving Practice will review the tools and we'll hear from members of regional associations that are engaging affinity group policy work.
Presenting "Philanthropy is... Right Next Door." An exploration of the role of philanthropy in community prosperity including Wyoming trends, potential areas of growth and stories of community collaboration.
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.
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.
Please join Philanthropy Northwest for an interactive webinar about the Nepal earthquake and disaster philanthropy strategies at home and abroad. The Center for Disaster Philanthropy will provide an overview of recovery efforts in Nepal and share recommendations for medium and long-term support for those most impacted. Philanthropy Northwest members will also hear about promising models for place-based disaster grantmaking in the US from The Funders' Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities.
Foraker Group CEO Dennis McMillian will brief business leaders on the nonprofit sector’s impact on Alaska's economy and what it means for the Puget Sound economy at Seattle Chamber of Commerce’s Alaska Business Forum.
There's still time to register for Mission Investors Exchange's 11th Mission Investing Institute! Foundation professionals and trustees are invited to participate in this interactive learning experience at the MacArthur Foundation, facilitated by veteran mission investors, issue experts and experienced foundation professionals.
What is your family’s dream for philanthropy? Are you primarily interested in achieving a particular grantmaking mission? Or are you interested in creating an opportunity for family members to come together and strengthen family ties through philanthropy and service to others? For many philanthropic families, the answer to this question is not either/or – it’s both.