Events and Opportunities to Engage

Apr
23-24

Philanthropy Institute: Skills for Emerging Practitioners (Spring 2019)

April 23, 2019, 9:00am PDT to April 24, 2019, 5:00pm PDT
Seattle, WA

[SOLD OUT!] Please email Elyse Gordon to be put on the waitlist. 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.

Apr
26

Seattle Equity Summit

April 26, 2019 (All day)
Seattle Equity Summit Logo

Join civic, business and philanthropy leaders, practitioners and advocates to develop best practices contributing to systemic change in Seattle and Washington, for a future where prosperity is broadly shared. Share your stories, insights and advice. Take learnings, turn them into action and inspire real solutions in real time.

Apr
30

Powerhouse Convenings

April 30, 2019,
10:00am to 11:00am
PDT
Online

From 100 person convenings to a 10-person meeting, we could all use more skills to make our meetings more effective and delightful. Join Ted Lord, convening maestro, for a one-hour webinar that will help you move your in-person meetings from good to POWERHOUSE! 

May
7

Opportunity Zones in Rural and Native Communities – A Funder to Funder Virtual Exchange

May 7, 2019,
1:00pm to 2:30pm
PDT
Online

There are 328 Opportunity Zones (OZ) in the Northwest. Check out this map or this list of Qualified Designated Opportunity Zones by County. Is your community within an Opportunity Zone and you're not quite sure what it means for your foundation or your community? You're not alone. With all the news and hype that's surrounding OZs, it's hard to understand whether philanthropy has a role. This call will be particularly useful for place-focused foundations including community foundations, family foundations and issue-focused funders who support the vitality of our Northwest places that we call home particularly in rural and Native communities. 

May
20-21

Washington State Nonprofit Conference 2019

May 20, 2019 (All day) to May 21, 2019 (All day)
Bellevue, WA

Join Washington Nonprofits for their annual state-wide conference in Bellevue, Washington on May 21, 2019. The pre-conference sessions will be on May 20, 2019, with deep-dive tracks that will focus on volunteer management, fundraising strategy and risk strategy. Meet with nonprofit leaders from across Washington state.

Jun
11

Racial Equity, Economic Security and Taxes: Fitting the Puzzle Pieces Together

June 11, 2019,
1:30pm to 4:30pm
PDT
Seattle, WA

Join the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Funders Network, Puget Sound Asset Funders Network, and Philanthropy Northwest for an engaging funder discussion exploring the intersection of racial equity, taxes, and the role of philanthropy in the Pacific Northwest. **This meeting is free of charge and open to foundation representatives and philanthropic advisors only.