Events and Opportunities to Engage

Apr
1

Virtual Meetings 101

April 1, 2020,
2:00pm to 3:00pm
PDT

Whether or not you have been hosting virtual meetings for ages, or are newly needing to adapt, we all are finding ourselves thrust into a new virtual meeting world amidst COVID-19 pandemic precautions. Philanthropy Northwest will be offering weekly Virtual Meetings 101 to cover some basics, and help point you in a helpful direction for next steps. These will run once a week thru late April. 

Apr
2

Making the Most of Virtual Meetings

April 2, 2020,
1:00pm to 2:00pm
PDT

If the new normal for the next several months is virtual meetings, how can we do them really well? We’ll also spend time distinguishing between best practice for virtual meetings and what might be called for in these times of disruption and social distancing. Participation limited to 20 people.

Apr
3

COVID-19 Weekly Northwest Funders' Call - April 3

April 3, 2020, 9:45am PDT

Philanthropy has an important role to play in supporting community preparedness and response to the evolving COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak. Continue the discussion with your peers and join Philanthropy Northwest for a conversation among funders in our region on responding to the outbreak.

Apr
7

Designing and Facilitating Powerhouse Convenings (POSTPONED)

April 7, 2020, 10:00am PDT
Seattle, WA

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED. STAY TUNED FOR UPDATES ON WHEN IT WILL BE RE-SCHEDULED.

We are excited to bring back another day-long training built off of the lessons from The Giving Practice's DIY guide, Powerhouse Convening: New Doorways to Funder and Community Engagement. In this session, Ted Lord, the author of Powerhouse Convening and the facilitator of this training, will lead you in a deep dive into strategies and approaches for working better together. 

Apr
8

Virtual Meetings 101

April 8, 2020,
2:00pm to 3:00pm
PDT

Whether or not you have been hosting virtual meetings for ages, or are newly needing to adapt, we all are finding ourselves thrust into a new virtual meeting world amidst COVID-19 pandemic precautions. Philanthropy Northwest will be offering weekly Virtual Meetings 101 to cover some basics, and help point you in a helpful direction for next steps. These will run once a week thru late April. 

Apr
9

Making the Most of Virtual Meetings

April 9, 2020,
1:00pm to 2:00pm
PDT
Virtual

If the new normal for the next several months is virtual meetings, how can we do them really well? We’ll also spend time distinguishing between best practice for virtual meetings and what might be called for in these times of disruption and social distancing. Participation limited to 25 people.

Apr
14

Q2 Alaska Funders Group Meeting (VIRTUAL)

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

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EVENT HAS BEEN MOVED FROM IN-PERSON TO VIRTUAL.

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. 

 

Apr
23

An Evening with Jacqueline Patterson: Climate Change as a Civil Rights Issue (POSTPONED)

April 23, 2020,
6:30pm to 8:30pm
PDT
Seattle, WA

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED. STAY TUNED FOR UPDATES ON WHEN IT WILL BE RE-SCHEDULED.

Why is climate change an important human and civil rights issue? How can we address equity in the environmental and climate space? Learn the answers to these questions by joining us in celebration of Earth Day for our Racial Equity Speaker Series event on climate justice with Jacqueline Patterson, director of the NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Program.

May
5-6

Grantmaking Institute: Skills for Emerging Grantmakers (POSTPONED)

May 5, 2020, 9:00am PDT to May 6, 2020, 5:00pm PDT
Seattle, WA

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED. STAY TUNED FOR UPDATES ON WHEN IT WILL BE RE-SCHEDULED.

This comprehensive, two-day educational program was developed by experts in the philanthropic sector, and facilitated by seasoned practitioners. Grantmaking Institute: Skills for Emerging Grantmakers (formerly known as Philanthropy Institute): is the field’s standardized orientation for individual members who have recently joined the philanthropic sector in a grantmaking capacity. The curriculum is designed to provide grounding with an equitable lens, an overview of foundation governance and grantmaking, and interactive sessions to help you deepen your practice.

May
5

Linking Health and Civic Engagement for Rural Community Success (NEW DATE)

May 5, 2020,
10:00am to 11:00am
PDT
Virtual
Conversations in Philanthropy Graphic

Join Philanthropy Northwest and Innovia Foundation for this Conversations in Philanthropy event to explore Innovia Foundation's medical initiatives in rural communities across eastern Washington and northern Idaho. The Innovia Foundation will share examples such as experience working with a donor to broaden impact through investment in a mobile health care unit, a rural hospital residency program and development of a fund to support rural civic engagement. 

May
14

Leading Great Virtual Meetings

May 14, 2020,
10:00am to 12:00pm
PDT
Virtual

Many people have had to rapidly switch to virtual meetings following the COVID-19 pandemic and remote work requirements. Even before that, more and more people have begun to work remotely in an effort to create a better work/life balance or collaborate with others in many locations, making the need to execute efficient, virtual meetings very important. However, running virtual meetings oftentimes comes with challenges. Join this training to learn some tangible tactics and tips for making your online meetings more graceful and productive, as well as how to use helpful tools and online platforms to more efficiently understand scenarios, more equitably include all voices and quickly make information visual.

May
17-20

Funders Study Tour to visit Native-led Community Development Corporations

May 17, 2020 (All day) to May 20, 2020 (All day)

SOLD OUT. Join Hopa Mountain and many of our Montana based members for a Funders Study Tour to visit innovative Native-led nonprofit Community Development Corporations in Montana. Community Development Corporations (CDCs) are nonprofits that launch and support a broad range of community initiatives including small business services, personal financing, tax assistance, tourism and youth programs.

May
19

Grantmakers of Color Network Happy Hour (POSTPONED)

May 19, 2020,
5:30pm to 7:30pm
PDT
Eastern Cafe

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED. STAY TUNED FOR UPDATES ON WHEN IT WILL BE RE-SCHEDULED.

Join us for the first Grantmakers of Color Network happy hour of the year! This event is an opportunity for people of color at all levels of grantmaking institutions to network and build community with each other.

May 21 -
Nov 13

Trust-Based Philanthropy Cohort

May 21, 2020 (All day) to November 13, 2020 (All day)

Philanthropy Northwest is excited to partner with the Trust-Based Philanthropy Project to offer the first-ever Trust-Based Philanthropy Cohort. Join us for this four-part curriculum designed for foundation leaders who are interested in bringing greater vulnerability and humility to their philanthropic practices in order to advance more equitable and transparent funder-grantee relationships. This inaugural program is being offered at no cost to selected participants, thanks to support from the Trust-Based Philanthropy Project!

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