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The State of Shared Prosperity in Washington

August 18, 2015,
10:00am to 11:30am
Philanthropy Northwest and Online

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.


Investing in Economic, Family and Health Justice

September 1, 2015,
10:00am to 11:30am
Seattle + Webinar

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.


Reclaiming the American Dream: A Conversation with Hedrick Smith

September 9, 2015,
9:30am to 11:30am
Philanthropy Northwest Office or Webinar/Conference Call

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.


Mission Investing Institute for Community Foundations

September 10, 2015 (All day) to September 11, 2015 (All day)
Southfield, MI

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.


Idaho Statewide Nonprofit Conference

September 15, 2015 (All day) to September 16, 2015 (All day)
Boise State University

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.


How U.S. Funders Can Respond to the Current Global Refugee Crisis

September 17, 2015,
4:00pm to 5:30pm

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.

Sep 30 -
Oct 2

Montana Nonprofit Association Conference

September 30, 2015, 7:30am PDT to October 2, 2015, 2:00pm PDT
Billings, Mont.

Join the 2015 Montana Nonprofit Association Conference to explore the POWER of Story. Learn to illuminate your core narrative, translate your cause into a compelling story, and share that story to motivate others to engage with your mission.


2015 Alliance Conference - Building the Capacity Pipeline

October 6, 2015, 7:30am PDT to October 8, 2015, 1:00pm PDT
Portland, Ore.

You're invited to the 2015 Alliance for Nonprofit Management National Conference, produced in partnership with Nonprofit Association of Oregon (NAO), the Alliance for Nonprofit Management and Portland State University's Institute for Nonprofit Management. This conference will draw on local expertise and the Alliance’s national network to create a powerful and unique learning opportunity for nonprofit and social change leaders in the Pacific Northwest.


The Status of Women in Washington: How Far Have We Come Towards Achieving Equity?

October 6, 2015,
10:00am to 11:30am
Seattle + Webinar/Conference Call

A recent study commissioned by Women's Funding Alliance found that women ino ur region continue to face persistent inequities. Significant differences in earning power, educational attainment and occupational representation still exist between women and men in Washington and the Pacific Northwest. Women's Funding Alliance Executive Director Liz Vivian shares key findings from the report and opportunities to create and sustain equitable outcomes for women and girls.


Local Matters: Alaska + Indigenous Communities "Philanthropy Is... Indigenous Ways of Knowing"

October 11, 2015, 7:00pm PDT to October 14, 2015, 10:00pm PDT
Anchorage, Alaska
Local Matters: Alaska + Indigenous Communities

We're invited into an indigenous-led space to more deeply understand what it means for philanthropy to build authentic partnerships with self-determined peoples, cultures and communities. We are honored to offer you this unprecedented opportunity for experiential learning grounded in community, reflection and co-learning. Registration is now closed but a few spots remain.


Endowment Management in Our Current Economic Environment: A Conversation with Verne O. Sedlacek

October 13, 2015,
9:30am to 11:00am
Seattle + Webinar/Conference Call

Please join Philanthropy Northwest, in partnership with M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust, for an intimate conversation about our current economic environment and long-term management of endowments with Verne O. Sedlacek, former president and chief executive officer of Commonfund and current M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust visiting fellow.