Events and Opportunities to Engage

Aug 3 -
Dec 10

Advocacy in Action Workshop Series

August 3, 2018, 10:00am PDT to December 10, 2018, 10:00am PST

A special workshop series on policy advocacy designed for foundation staff and trustees who want to build their knowledge and capacity to fund and implement policy advocacy strategy. This is a six-session series happening bi-monthly beginning in February 2018 and running through December 2018. Registration is available for individual sessions.


Regional Community Foundations Convening

September 11, 2018, 6:00pm PDT to September 13, 2018, 1:00pm PDT
Fort Worden

Philanthropy Northwest supports a network of community foundations throughout the Northwest Region in the states of Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and Wyoming. As part of this work, we are coordinating a regional convening to bring together the leadership of community foundations. All community foundations across the region are welcomed.


Annual Conference 2018

October 2, 2018, 12:00pm PDT to October 4, 2018, 2:00pm PDT
Boise, ID
2018 Annual Conference

Our annual conference is the largest convening of grantmakers in the Northwest!We believe philanthropy is at its best when it is collaborative, transparent and equitable. Our conference provides space to convene together to learn from peers how philanthropy can build capacity in the social sector, commit to racial equity and DEI, and advocate for issues and organizations. 


Philanthropy Institute: Skills for Emerging Practitioners (Fall 2018)

November 6, 2018, 9:00am PST to November 7, 2018, 5:00pm PST
Seattle, WA

This comprehensive, two-day educational program was developed by experts in the philanthropic sector, and facilitated by seasoned practitioners. Philanthropy Institute: Practical Skills & Strategies for Emerging Practitioners (formerly known as Best Practices): is the field’s standardized orientation for individual members who have recently joined the philanthropic sector. The curriculum is designed to provide a historical overview of the sector, a sense of the philanthropic landscape in the Pacific Northwest and nationally, and an overview of foundation governance and grantmaking. Please register early: the last four workshops have sold out.