Capacity Building

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

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.

Nov
6-7

Philanthropy Institute: Skills for Emerging Practitioners (Fall 2018)

November 6, 2018, 9:00am PST to November 7, 2018, 5:00pm PST
Seattle, WA

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.

The November program is full but please join our waitlist! Email Elyse Gordon or Mares Asfaha (egordon@philanthropynw.org; masfaha@philanthropynw.org) to reserve your spot. We hope to be able to open up more spaces in the coming weeks. 

Oct
31

Opportunity Zones: Can Foundations Help Communities Get Ready?

October 31, 2018,
10:45am to 12:15pm
PDT
Online

With the passage of last year’s tax code overhaul, Congress created Opportunity Zones—areas in low-income census tracks designated by governors, where private equity investors can invest capital gains in new development ventures in exchange for tax forgiveness after 10 years. However, now that proposed regulations have been released, speculation remains as to whether Opportunity Zones will catalyze needed community infrastructure and economic development opportunities for the people who are residents and small business owners who live in these Zones.  

Sep
27

EPIP Briefing: "Dissonance and Disconnects" Report

September 27, 2018,
12:00pm to 1:00pm
PDT

Please join us for a briefing on EPIP's recent report: Dissonance & Disconnects: How entry- and mid-level foundation staff see their futures, their institutions, and their field. The report examines the thoughts and feelings of early- and mid- career practitioners on philanthropy, including participants’ experiences at work, the alignment between their institutions’ practices and their values, and how participants see their futures in the sector.

Jun
21

Navigating Challenging Situations in your Philanthropic Work

June 21, 2018,
1:00pm to 3:00pm
PDT
Seattle, WA

What tools and skills help you navigate challenging situations at work? Are you interested in refreshing how you approach professional dilemmas that matter to you? Join Jan Jaffe, the author of Philanthropy's Reflective Practices, to explore methods that strengthen meaningful communication with grantees, partners, colleagues and trustees in philanthropy to advance a goal or solving a problem.

Apr
24

Member Briefing: Philanthropy and (Rapid) Responsiveness

April 24, 2018,
10:00am to 11:30am
PDT
Online

In the past 18 months. philanthropy has had to reflect on how our sector can and should be able to “rapidly respond” to quickly emerging circumstances that impact our communities. Join us at this cross-sector member briefing to see how rapid responsiveness looks through the lens of social, political, and ecological disaster responsiveness. 

Apr
19-20

Philanthropy Institute: Skills for Emerging Practitioners (Spring 2018)

April 19, 2018, 9:00am PDT to April 20, 2018, 5:00pm PDT
Seattle, WA

April's Philanthropy Institute is SOLD OUT. Please consider the August or November Institute. This comprehensive, two-day educational program was developed by experts in the philanthropic sector and is 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. 

Feb
6

Member Briefing: Latino Community Needs Assessment with El Centro de la Raza

February 6, 2018,
10:00am to 11:30am
PST
Online + Seattle, WA

We know from working with community that the best way to solve problems is by listening to those most impacted. In this member briefing, here from a leader in the Latino community as they share the results of a collaboratively funded Community Needs Assessment. We will dive into the findings of the report and consider how this can inform our philanthropic work. 

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