Advocacy/Influence/Public Policy


Moving Affinity Groups to Policy Work

April 22, 2015,
11:00am to 12:00pm

Based on interviews with members of regional association affinity groups, the Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers has created a self-assessment tool and planning checklist to help affinity groups engaging in policy work determine how well they’re set up for success. During this webinar, Mark Sedway from The Giving Practice will review the tools and we'll hear from members of regional associations that are engaging affinity group policy work.


Stepping Up Our Game: How Can Philanthropy Strengthen Democracy?

March 25, 2015,
8:00am to 11:00am

Are you concerned about the state of our democracy? Are you interested in hearing more about cutting edge efforts to strengthen democracy? Philanthropy Northwest and Seattle CityClub are please to co-present a tremendous line up of sector leaders including special guest Daniel Stid, director of the Madison Initiative at the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation to work together to begin building a coordinated philanthropic response to this historic challenge.


Hot Topics in Washington

February 11, 2015,
1:00pm to 2:00pm

The Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers and the Council on Foundations will be a hosting a webinar on the latest developments in Washington open to Philanthropy Northwest members.


Seattle CityClub's Year in Review

December 10, 2014,
12:00pm to 1:30pm

It is time to reflect, listen and learn at Seattle CityClub’s annual Year in Review. What did we predict at the beginning of 2014, and how have current events changed or stayed the course? What were the most concerning and inspiring moments of the year for our panelists? How were businesses, government and nonprofits partnering to address labor issues, police reform and other community needs?


Accelerating Impact with Technology: Building Skills, Confidence and Community

November 17, 2014,
11:00am to 12:00pm
Free Webinar

Whether your focus is economic self-sufficiency, community change, health, or education, the Internet is changing the way you achieve your goals. As more information and services move online, people who are “digitally isolated” grow more excluded from opportunity and less connected to their communities. Although most American households are now online, a large minority – about 30 percent, including many whose members are poorer, less educated, and older – are not. Please join us for a conversation that explores how local foundations, working in partnership with government and the private sector, can successfully accelerate technology access and build capacity to bring isolated families and communities online.


Investing in Innovation Fund Competition Briefing

November 12, 2014,
1:00pm to 1:45pm

Please join Assistant Secretary for the Office of Innovation and Improvement Nadya Chinoy Dabby and leaders from philanthropy and the Foundation Center to learn all about this year’s Investing in Innovation Fund (i3) Competition and how you can help support a portfolio of evidence based and emerging educational programs from around the country that are ready for scale.