Events and Opportunities to Engage


Building Community Philanthropy Convening

January 30, 2020, 8:30am PST to January 31, 2020, 1:30pm PST
Seattle, WA

The Building Community Philanthropy initiative helps strengthen the capacity of community foundations, United Ways and identity-based foundations to drive meaningful progress in their communities.


How Will National Child Welfare System Changes Impact Native Children?

February 3, 2020,
10:30am to 12:00pm
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Are you aware of the significant changes made to the national child welfare system and the impact this will have on Alaska Native and Native American children and families? Join us for this Conversations in Philanthropy event to learn about the Family First Prevention Services Act, and the enhanced options, opportunities and strategies for leveraging investments to improve the lives of vulnerable children and families, and to strengthen support systems within our communities.


2020 Northwest Children’s Foundation Forum: Community Trauma and Child Well-Being

February 11, 2020,
11:30am to 4:00pm
Seattle, WA and Online

Mark your calendars for the upcoming 2020 Northwest Children’s Foundation Forum: Community Trauma and Child Well-Being: A Deeper Dive into the Future of Healing.

Northwest Children's Foundation is pleased to welcome back Dr. Shawn Ginwright, professor of education and africana studies at San Francisco State University, as their keynote speaker, and Seattle pediatrician Dr. Ben Danielson as their panel moderator. Together, they will guide attendees through thought-provoking discussions, challenge thinking and share their expert perspectives. 


2020 Nonprofit Legislative Reception

February 11, 2020,
5:30pm to 7:00pm
Olympia, WA

Join Philanthropy Northwest and partner organizations for the annual Nonprofit Legislative Reception at the Washington Governor's Mansion to mingle with elected officials, connect with peers from across the state and celebrate the contributions that nonprofit organizations make to our communities.


Women Powering Philanthropy: Exploring Giving to Women’s Foundations and Funds

February 12, 2020,
10:00am to 11:30am
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There are multiple women's foundations and women's giving circles here in the Northwest. Come to this Conversations in Philanthropy event to share your perspective and hear from the leading researchers in this field to understand the trends, opportunities and growth areas for this subset of our sector! We are delighted to partner with the Women's Philanthropy Institute for this webinar. 


Philanthropy 101-Session #1: Speaking the Same Language

February 19, 2020,
10:00am to 12:00pm

Philanthropy 101 - Session #1: Speaking the Same Language

This is the first in a five-part virtual series that helps all staff or trustees new to philanthropy better understand the sector. This interactive series will provide a historical overview of philanthropy, review a foundation's leadership and governance, provide an overview of grantmaking, debate the current big issues in philanthropy and explore the various roles within philanthropy. To learn more and register for the series, please visit the Philanthropy 101 event page. 


Q2 Alaska Funders Group Meeting

April 14, 2020,
9:30am to 11:30am
Anchorage, AK

The Alaska Funders Group is a network comprised of our members and of other grantmakers who fund in Alaska. They meet throughout the year to share information, learn from each other and get to know their peers in the Alaska funding community.