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Mar
25

Stepping Up Our Game: How Can Philanthropy Strengthen Democracy?

March 25, 2015,
8:00am to 11:00am
PDT
Seattle

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.

Apr
7

First Tuesday: The State of College Affordability

April 7, 2015,
10:00am to 11:30am
PDT
Seattle

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.

Apr
20-21

Foraker 2015 Leadership Summit

April 20, 2015, 1:00am PDT to April 21, 2015, 1:00am PDT
Anchorage, Alaska

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."

Apr
22

The Legal Ins and Outs of Private Foundations

April 22, 2015,
9:00am to 12:00pm
PDT
Seattle

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.

Apr
22

Moving Affinity Groups to Policy Work

April 22, 2015,
11:00am to 12:00pm
PDT
Webinar

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.

Apr
30

What's Next for the Internet

April 30, 2015,
2:00pm to 4:00pm
PDT
Seattle

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.

May
1

Communications Strategies that Fast Track Policy Change

May 1, 2015,
10:00am to 12:00pm
PDT
Wilburforce Foundation, Seattle

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.

May
5

Webinar: How Funders Can Respond to the Nepal Earthquake and Bring Information and Experience to Disaster Response

May 5, 2015,
11:00am to 12:00pm
PDT
Webinar

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.

May
12-14

Mission Investing Institute

May 12, 2015 (All day) to May 14, 2015 (All day)
Chicago

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.

May
14

Balancing Internal vs. External Missions in Family Philanthropy

May 14, 2015,
9:00am to 10:30am
PDT
Webinar

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.

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.

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