Governance

Nov
13

Avoiding Avoidance: Addressing and managing conflict

November 13, 2014,
9:00am to 10:30am
PST

Conflict is neither inherently good nor bad. Conflict will always occur in an organization that's growing, evolving, and changing. What makes it good or bad or a positive or negative experience is how it's managed. In this webinar, we’ll explore typical situations where families might find themselves falling into the avoidance trap, along with useful strategies for ‘avoiding avoidance’ and other related tips and tools for managing family conflict.

Philanthropy Northwest Welcomes New Board Members

01/30/2019

Kiran Ahuja | Philanthropy Northwest has an impressive and engaged board of directors, all of whom show up in different ways for the network and our organization while representing the diverse field of philanthropy in our six-state region. In October 2018 at our annual conference, we proudly welcomed three new board members to join our governing body: Mike Halligan of Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation (Montana), Jill Nishi of Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (Washington), and Brenda Solorzano of Headwaters Foundation (Montana). We are fortunate to have these philanthropic leaders on our board who represent organizations committed to supporting vibrant, healthy communities in our region.I look forward to working with them in the coming years. more »

Top Five Risk Areas for Family Foundations

10/27/2016

Robert Fleming, Clark Nuber PS | As Americans consider whether to vote for Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump for president, we've also put the Clinton Foundation and Trump Foundation under the microscope, peppering both organizations with accusations of self-dealing, conflicts of interests and questionable charitable purpose. These stories provide a great opportunity to reflect and refresh ourselves about the risks we should all be thinking about when managing a family foundation. Based on my 30 years of providing tax, financial statement and consulting services for over 100 foundations, primarily family foundations, here are the top five risk areas I encounter most often: more »

Nine Predictions for Philanthropy in 2016

01/12/2016

Jeff Clarke, CEO | Welcome to 2016! Philanthropy’s core DNA is love for humanity and community. Here in the Pacific Northwest, we celebrate a unique philanthropic culture marked by optimism, generosity, civic engagement and stewardship. It rests upon our nation’s unique commitment to philanthropic freedom and donor intent. But above all, our big, diverse place defines us, from Alaska’s North Slope to southern Oregon, and the Pacific coast to eastern Montana and Wyoming. In other words, as American farmer and writer Wendell Berry observed, “If you don’t know where you are, you don’t know who you are.” Looking ahead to what is sure to be a dynamic year, philanthropy, with its ability to gather people around the public good, is more important than ever. more »

Call for Nominations: Philanthropy Northwest Board Seeks Candidates

07/09/2015

Kevin Walker, Vice Chair of Board Operations | I have had the privilege of serving on Philanthropy Northwest’s board of directors since 2010, and have found it to be a remarkable leadership development experience. Our board, like the broader membership, is made up of engaged, passionate leaders who care deeply about the communities they serve. I am pleased to share that for the first time in its history, Philanthropy Northwest is seeking nominations directly from our members for board candidates to be elected this fall. more »

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