Stepping Up Our Game: How Can Philanthropy Strengthen Democracy?

Wed, March 25, 2015,
8:00am to 11:00am PDT
Rainier Square Atrium, 3rd floor , 1333 5th Avenue, Seattle, WA

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 pleased 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.

We hope you will join us!

Date/Time: 8:00-11:00 a.m., March 25th, 2015. 
Location: The Rainier Square Atrium (not the Rainier Square Tower), 3rd floor of the Atrium, 1333 5th Avenue, Seattle. Entrances from 4th Ave. or 5th Ave.
Parking: The building has very limited parking (access from Union Street), but Union Street has public parking garages on every block from 6th Ave. to 2nd Ave.
Directions: If you need assistance when traveling to the venue, call Seattle CityClub at 206.682.7395. Let them know you are with the Philanthropy & Democracy conversation.
Note: There is no teleconference /call-in option for this event.

About the Madison Initiative at the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation: Launched in July, 2014, the goal of the Madison Initiative is to support and improve the health of representative democracy in the United States. The Initiative will invest $50 million over the next three years.

Many of you have read “Philanthropy and the Renewal of Democracy: Is it Time to Step up our Game?” by Daniel Kemmis, which examines the vital connection between philanthropy’s work to build a better society and the condition of our democracy. This gathering will build on that conceptual framework – and begin moving from well-grounded theory to an effective action plan.

For more background on this event, please read the attached prospectus – Philanthropy Strengthens Democracy