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May
14

Stand for Your Mission - Creating Positive Change Through Advocacy

May 14, 2015,
9:30am to 11:00am
PDT
Seattle

Philanthropy Northwest and the Campion Foundation invite you to join us for a conversation around a new national campaign, Stand for Your Mission on how advocacy, particularly from nonprofit boards, can enhance the mission of organizations. Anne Wallestad, CEO of BoardSource, will lead a discussion for philanthropy and nonprofit advisors on how advocacy can expand nonprofit impact and what – as funders and advisors – we can do to support stronger advocacy amongst our nonprofit partners.

May
21

Community Risks, Assets and Adverse Childhood Experiences: Funder Workshop Exploring the Impact on Education

May 21, 2015,
10:30am to 2:30pm
PDT
SeaTac, Wash.

A new report led by Dr. Christopher Blodgett of Washington State University shows that the prevalence of adverse childhood experiences in a community can significantly impact the overall academic outcomes of children and youth. Join Philanthropy Northwest and Foundation for Healthy Generations for a rare, half-day briefing and discussion with the report's authors. We will explore the ramifications of the findings and discuss potential roles for the philanthropic community. This event is for funders only and is not open to the public.

May
28

Restorative Finance: A Conversation With Richard Woo and Andrea Armeni

May 28, 2015,
12:00pm to 1:30pm
PDT
Seattle

UPDATE:We were able to find a larger space at the Pacific Tower to invite everyone who've expressed interest in attending. Email Shiho Fuyuki or call 206-535-2941 to register or if you have any questions.
Join Philanthropy Northwest, Mission Investors Exchange and The Russell Family Foundation for an engaging lunch conversation about impact investments, community engagement and social justice with Andrea Armeni, cofounder and executive director of Transform Finance.

May
28

Points of Light Civic Accelerator "CivicX Café"

May 28, 2015,
4:00pm to 6:00pm
PDT
Seattle

The CivicX Café is a unique twist on the typical accelerator “Demo Night.” It is an unique opportunity for impact investment, venture philanthropy, foundation, and CSR professionals to connect with promising impact entrepreneurs and share insights and feedback around their informal pitch through structured, coffee-shop style conversations in a casual setting.

Jun
10

Bipartisan Policy Center Briefing: Improving our Nation's Political Discourse

June 10, 2015,
10:00am to 12:00pm
PDT
Seattle or Teleconference

Many believe that the current partisan tone in government is impeding progress on critical issues such as immigration, health, housing, financial reform, national security, energy and the economy. Philanthropy Northwest is pleased to welcome Senator Olympia Snowe and Jason Grumet, president of the Bipartisan Policy Center in Washington, DC, for a discussion on the causes and consequences of America's political divide and reforms that could help improve the overall process of political discourse, public policy and civic engagement.

Jun
17-18

Local Matters: Montana "Philanthropy is... Networks in Action"

June 17, 2015, 4:00pm PDT to June 18, 2015, 2:00pm PDT
Buck's T-4 Lodge

Pick a challenge that Montanans are grappling with, and you’ll probably find that it’s one where many issues intersect. Solving the problems we care about often requires making connections across issues and seeing beyond boundaries. Montanans have a deep sense of connectedness, to the land and to each other. We know that good things happen when people come together to work on tough issues, and it all starts with a conversation. At Local Matters: Montana, we will explore how philanthropy can build on this strength, enhance our networks and mobilize them for action.

Jun
26

Independent Sector - Threads Seattle

June 26, 2015,
9:00am to 12:00pm
PDT
Seattle

The world is rapidly changing around us. If the nonprofit and philanthropic sector is to thrive in the decades ahead, we must come together to assess the daunting challenges and incredible opportunities that face us.

Jul
15-16

Best Practices: Essential Skills and Strategies for New Grantmakers - SOLD OUT

July 15, 2015, 9:00am PDT to July 16, 2015, 5:00pm PDT
Seattle

Essential Skills and Strategies is a comprehensive, two-day educational program to help familiarize new and up-and-coming grantmakers to the foundation world and the field of philanthropy. Developed by experts in the philanthropic sector, Essential Skills and Strategies is the field’s standardized orientation for grantmakers. The curriculum is designed to provide new grantmakers with the knowledge, insight, skills and tools to be effective in their work.

Jul
15

Agriculture and Food Systems: Policy Trends and the Role of Philanthropy

July 15, 2015,
11:00am to 12:00pm
PDT
Webinar

Join our colleagues at the Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers for a brief webinar to learn about the latest sustainable agriculture and food systems policy trends and hear about the efforts of a national group of funders collaborating on these issues. Also during the webinar, a regional association of grantmakers will share how their members are engaging in these topics

Jul
15

Trends and Implications for Community College Participation

July 15, 2015,
12:00pm to 1:30pm
PDT
The Seattle Foundation

SkillUp Washington would like to invite you to join them for a thoughtful Lunch and Learn from 12 to 1:30pm on July 15th. Jan Yoshiwara, Deputy Executive Director of Education from the State Board of Community and Technical Colleges, will be leading the discussion on the newly released Washington population and employment data for 2010-2030. She will be specifically discussing population trends, projections and implications for community and technical college participation.

Jul
22

Community Project Funds Webinar

July 22, 2015,
10:00am to 12:00pm
PDT
Webinar

A local service organization would like you to collaborate on a much needed community project. A dedicated person wants to raise money to pay them to deliver services to seniors in your community. They want to set up a pass-through fund with your foundation to handle charitable contributions. We've all been there. When should you do this? What are the legal responsibilities for the community foundation? How do you hand the finances?

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