For nonprofit leaders – both board and staff – leading through periods of change can be challenging. This year The Foraker Group will examine various aspects of change as the subject of its Leadership Summit, which will be held April 20-21 at the Hotel Captain Cook in Anchorage. The theme of the conference is "Transform. Create. Lead: As a sector – As organizations – As individual leaders."
Join the Global Donors Exchange (GDX) for a 3-part series that both examines the overhead myth and explores strategies for breaking the grantee starvation cycle in order to build a vibrant nonprofit sector.
Join Ted Howard, co-founder and executive director of The Democracy Collaborative, to both learn about and discuss new ideas for utilizing local talents, capacities and institutions to rebuild local capital, economic vitality and community resilience.
Philanthropy Northwest members are invited to join a special funder briefing, Fundraising: The Biggest Challenge in Capacity Building, on Thursday August 7th that will discuss the fundraising potential through the merger of two Washington state professional development organizations advancing fundraising. Andrew Watt, CEO of the International Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) will join the conversation.
Philanthropy Northwest is proud to be a presenting sponsor with the Nonprofit Association of Oregon, GRANTMAKERS of Oregon and Southwest Washington and Washington Nonprofits for the Oregon Nonprofit Forum featuring Diana Aviv of the Independent Sector.
In Philanthropy Northwest's “Pacific Northwest Changemakers,” generously supported by the Satterberg Foundation, Mitchell Thomashow takes us on a tour of place-based, community-driven philanthropy, from Central Washington to Montana, from Coastal Alaska to Portland.
Our statewide nonprofit association partners in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington and Wyoming each produce valuable research about the nonprofit sector in their respective states. Here, we gather their "state of the sector" research into one page to present a regional perspective on our diverse and vibrant sector.
As America becomes more diverse, so too are our social movements diversifying — and better integrating the diversity they've held within them all along. That's the context for the "Verde Paper," an exploration of Latinos in the environmental movement, which holds important lessons for advocates and philanthropists who want to better support and partner with Latino communities.
In cities across the nation, a few enjoy rising affluence while many struggle to get by. This situation is created in part by the practices of traditional economic development. Current trends threaten to worsen, unless we can answer the design challenge before us. Can we create an economic system — beginning at the local level — that builds the wealth and prosperity of everyone? The 20 cities profiled in this new Democracy Collaborative report include Portland, Oregon, and Seattle.
The Statewide Capacity Collaborative (SCC) is a group of 10 funders committed to supporting and strengthening the state’s nonprofit sector. To date, SCC has invested $180,000 in grants to support underrepresented leadership development in communities across the state. Its Leadership Scan of Washington's nonprofit sector was initiated to complement this work and support strategies for investing in the state’s leadership capacity.