Communications staff from Philanthropy Northwest member organizations are invited to join our communications community of practice. Through our listserv and bimonthly meetings, members have the opportunity to learn from their peers, share communication tips and strategies, and promote each other's work. At our February 2016 meeting, we'll talk about using data and infographics to tell our stories, including examples from Erica Klinger of Seattle Foundation and Anne Martens of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. This event is open to members only.
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Election years provide an important opportunity to influence the agendas of our policymakers by educating candidates about issues that affect your mission and community. Advocacy can be a powerful tool for foundations and grantees to advance their missions. Not sure whether or how to make the case for funding advocacy? Uncertain whether you can fund grantees that lobby? Wondering whether your public or private foundation can speak out on a particular issue? Join Philanthropy Northwest and Alliance for Justice for a workshop about advocacy considerations for funders.
Please join us for the next Philanthropy Northwest Montana-Idaho-Wyoming Funders Group call. Now in its eighth year, the goal of each teleconference is to share information about critical issues and opportunities in each state and to promote, facilitate and build relationships that inspire collaboration and change in the region.
This bimonthly series is supported by Philanthropy Northwest members as a way to extend and deepen our involvement with funders in Montana, Idaho and Wyoming. You are invited because you represent a grantmaking organization that makes competitive grants in these three states or you are a leader representing a state nonprofit association. Please bear in mind that it is not appropriate to solicit donations, but collaborative grantmaking and information sharing are encouraged
Created in 2015, Seattle City Club's Livable Neighborhoods Civic Boot Camp addresses Seattle’s commitment to sustainable neighborhoods. We explore green space, food access, historical and cultural preservation, transit and walkability, and housing and development. The focus is on Seattle’s fastest growing neighborhood, Cascade-South Lake Union, and tackles issues of change in the area's economy, demographics, ecology and culture.
Join Hispanics in Philanthropy for HIP’s 2016 Leadership Summit! Set in beautiful Napa Valley this day-long gathering will give emerging leaders in the philanthropic field an opportunity to network, build skills and receive insights from some of the field’s outstanding leaders.
Attending or interested in attending Foundations on the Hill in April? Curious about how the fast-paced, animated, and often complex political environment can trickle down to influence your work? Wondering about whether tax reform will ever happen and, when it does, how these changes will impact philanthropy? This webinar will explain how current debates here in our nation’s capital affect the work you do in your community. Experts will discuss what's happening on Capitol Hill that could impact foundations, along with what is and is not on the radar screen of policymakers in Washington, D.C.
Three-quarters of the states are focused on budget matters; many are facing deficits and considering spending cuts and reconsidering giving incentives. Illinois and Pennsylvania still have not finalized the budget process from last summer and several states are seeing revenue shortfalls force immediate spending cuts that affect programs performed and/or supported by nonprofits and foundations. In this webinar we will discuss state budget trends, explore why foundations and nonprofits have shown they care about this fundamental issue, and the solutions our colleagues are developing to prevent budget crises and government shutdowns in the future.
The Salish Sea is our water home in the Northwest. Water is the most precious resource on our planet. What are the conversations your community is having about this endangered resource? How does water integrate a thriving community? Join leaders from the Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition, Methow Conservancy, Whidbey Watershed Stewards and Dreamrider Productions for a three-day gathering convened by the Whidbey Institute's Thriving Communities Initiative. Participants will explore innovative models for water conservation and engage in open and active dialogue about possibilities and outcomes in their own community.
This program is sold out. Please contact Gloris Estrella to be put on the waiting list.
This comprehensive, two-day educational program helps familiarize new and up-and-coming grantmakers to the foundation world and the field of philanthropy. Developed by experts in the philanthropic sector, Philanthropy Institute: Practical Skills & Strategies for Emerging Practitioners (formerly known as Best Practices: Essential Skills and Strategies for New Grantmakers) 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. Please register early: the last four workshops have sold out.
How can extending affordable, ubiquitous broadband access to Northwestern communities help your grantees and partners better achieve their goals? What are the particular connectivity needs of rural, geographically remote, and tribal communities? What are the barriers to better Internet access for different communities? Please join Philanthropy Northwest as we host Next Century Cities for a briefing about strategies for engaging community leaders and city government in the national broadband conversation.
Center for Effective Philanthropy (CEP) analyzed survey data from 145 foundation CEOs and more than 15,000 grantees and systematically reviewed more than 70 foundation websites. The research reveals that funders see grantees as the primary audiences for their transparency efforts, and both foundations and grantees believe transparency about the substance of foundation work, rather than about financial disclosures or governance, matters most to effectiveness. Philanthropy Northwest is pleased to invite you to CEP's presentation of these findings.
Do you use social media effectively and efficiently to increase engagement with your organization? This free webinar, hosted by Washington Nonprofits, can help you learn how to use blogging and social media tools to increase your constituency base from the experts at Firespring. You will learn how to create awareness for your mission and encourage engagement with your organization.
The goal of the Alaska Funders Group is to share information about critical issues and opportunities and to build relationships that inspire collaboration and change in Alaska. At our March convening, Diane Kaplan, president & CEO of Rasmuson Foundation, will present her foundation's work on the Alaska State Fiscal Plan, along with new polling data on the budget crisis.
Philanthropy Northwest, Pangea Giving and the Global Donors Exchange present: A stimulating discussion about investing in fragile states, the current situation in Burundi, and the Segal Foundation’s innovative programs to build capacity with grassroots community development organizations with Dedo Baranshamaje, Director of Special Projects for the Segal Family Foundation.
Navigating the field of global philanthropy can be challenging, especially when you are an individual donor or working with a small foundation. Barriers such as identifying partners, setting clear expectations, performing due diligence and reporting, transferring funds, lack of on-the-ground relationships, unstable legal and governmental structures, and the U.S. regulatory environment can stymie even the most sophisticated donor. Please join Philanthropy Northwest, Pangea Giving and the Northwest Global Donors Exchange for a full-day, interactive workshop that will examine key issues and considerations related to global giving and help you identify the relevant, well-informed and culturally sensitive strategies for giving abroad.
Each year, Philanthropy Northwest members and staff travel to Washington, D.C. for Foundations on the Hill to connect and build relationships with federal elected officials, educate them about philanthropy’s impact in our region, encourage them to view foundations as resources on public policy issues and connect with other funders interested in public policy.
Get on the Map is a national initiative to create an interactive profile of grantmaking in the United States. Funders must submit their grantmaking data to Foundation Center to be included in this digital map; our region's profile will be available to view as a member benefit for Philanthropy Northwest members. This webinar will help guide any funders interested in getting on the map and making sure their grants are counted.
Communication Matters is Philanthropy Northwest's community of practice for philanthropy communications professionals. At our February 2016 meeting, we talked about using data and graphics to tell our stories. At our April 2016 meeting, we'll engage in a hands-on training on making simple data visualizations and infographics, using tools like Piktochart, Salesforce and Tableau. This group is for Philanthropy Northwest members. Registration is required. If you are interested in joining Philanthropy Northwest, contact Anjana Pandey. If you are interested in joining Communication Matters, contact Nicole Neroulias Gupte.