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.
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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.
In this June workshop with Peter Pennekamp and Garland Yates of Community Democracy Workshop, participating community foundations will identify where they currently are on the community engagement continuum, and what they aspire to for their organizations and home communities.
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.
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
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.
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?
Please join Diane Yentel, Enterprise VP of Public Policy, for a briefing and discussion of affordable housing issues in Congress and how to leverage federal + federal resources for maximum impact.
Individuals, children, families, businesses, and communities all benefit from high-quality education, a clean environment, economic development, a healthy workforce, and a good quality of life. They are the keys to social and economic progress. Unfortunately, findings from a recent Washington State Budget & Policy Center report show that Washington is stalled or falling behind on many measures of progress. Please join Philanthropy Northwest for an in-depth review of the Center's findings and a discussion about the strategies that funders and policymakers can adopt to ensure that Washington is moving forward.
Legal help can often mean the difference between shelter and homelessness, illness and health, and loss or opportunity. Yet everyday millions of Americans cannot access the legal assistance they need when facing life-changing situations such as domestic violence, unlawful evictions, or the loss of veterans’, health or disability benefits. Please join Philanthropy Northwest and leaders from the Montana Justice Foundation, The California Endowment, and the Public Welfare Foundation for a conversation exploring the role civil legal aid can play to complement your existing funding portfolio.
Philanthropy Northwest and Seattle CityClub are pleased to invite you to an open discussion with Hedrick Smith, Pulitzer Prize-winning former New York Times reporter, Emmy award-winning documentary producer for PBS and PBS Frontline, and Executive Editor of Reclaim the American Dream – an informational website and movement committed to restoring democracy, reducing inequality, and rebuilding the power of the people. Join us in person in Seattle or via WebEx.
The Mission Investing Institute for Community Foundations will provide community foundation professionals and trustees with an interactive learning environment facilitated by veteran mission investors, issue experts, and experienced foundation professionals. Participants will learn how to develop and implement place-based mission investing strategies and programs and how to address organizational issues and challenges.
Join our friends at the Idaho Nonprofit Center for the 12th annual Idaho Statewide Nonprofit Conference, a gathering of more than 400 CEOs, senior managers, board members and volunteers from nonprofits across the state.
The Center for Disaster Philanthropy (CDP), together with the Council on Foundations, UPS Foundation, and European Foundation Centre, will host a webinar on the current refugee crisis and how private funders can help.
Wars and violence in Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Central America and elsewhere across the globe have driven a record-high 60 million people from their homes. Join this webinar, presented by Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees, to learn how philanthropy can respond — in the U.S. and internationally — to address the needs of the millions of men, women, and children who have been forced from their homes.
Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy (AAPIP), in partnership with Gates Asians in Philanthropy (GAP) and Out for Good, invite you to a community briefing and an open dialogue on the reality of AAPI LGBTQ communities.