Events and Opportunities to Engage


Introduction to Expanding the Bench for Culturally-Responsive and Equitable Evaluation

February 25, 2020,
11:30am to 12:30pm

Does your organization value diversity, inclusion and equity? How are those values reflected in your organization's approach to learning and evaluation? 

Expanding the Bench (ETB) is based on the belief that learning and evaluation have the power to shape policy, programs, and practice and that evaluators from diverse communities increase the likelihood that methods, analyses and interpretation benefit the communities they serve. 


Q1 Corporate Member Luncheon

March 18, 2020,
12:00pm to 1:30pm
Seattle, WA

Philanthropy Northwest is thrilled to be continuing our Corporate Member Luncheons in 2020 and we hope that you will join us. Alaska Airlines will be hosting at Philanthropy Northwest's office, and Diana Birkett Rakow, vice president of external relations at Alaska Airlines, will join us and share more about the Seattle Chamber of Commerce, her new role as chair of the board, and how the chamber is thinking about the role of business and its intersection with philanthropy.


Journeys to Equity: Bringing Inclusive Practices to Your Philanthropy

March 19, 2020,
8:30am to 1:30pm
Portland, OR

There have been a lot of conversations about diversity, equity and inclusion practices in our sector. We invite you to join us to explore the different approaches lean funders can take to implement these practices, hear from peers in your community about what their journey has been like and reflect on how these practices impact your funding areas.


Linking Health and Civic Engagement for Rural Community Success

March 25, 2020, 10:00am PDT
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Join Philanthropy Northwest and Innovia Foundation for this Conversations in Philanthropy event to explore some of Innovia Foundation's medical initiatives in rural communities across eastern Washington and northern Idaho. The Innovia Foundation will share on their experience working with a donor to broaden their impact through investment in a mobile health care unit, a rural hospital residency and a fund to support rural civic engagement. 


Grantmakers of Color Network Happy Hour

March 25, 2020,
5:30pm to 7:30pm
Eastern Cafe

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.


Designing and Facilitating Powerhouse Convenings

April 7, 2020,
10:00am to 4:00pm
Seattle, WA

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. 


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.