Legal

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

[SOLD OUT!] Please email Elyse Gordon to be put on the waitlist. 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. 

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. 

Jul 31 -
Aug 1

Philanthropy Institute: Skills for Emerging Practitioners (Summer 2017)

July 31, 2017, 9:00am PDT to August 1, 2017, 5:00pm PDT
Seattle

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. Please register early: the last four workshops have sold out. 

Jan
20

Staying Legal: The Pension Protection Act

January 20, 2016,
1:00pm to 3:00pm
EST
Webinar

The Pension Protection Act of 2006 (PPA) created many changes in the administration of donor advised and scholarship funds. It is essential that any community foundation involved in these activities have a thorough understanding of the Pension Protection Act and its implications for fund management. This webinar explains the ins and outs of what you need to know to stay compliant with the PPA.

Sep
1

Investing in Economic, Family and Health Justice

September 1, 2015,
10:00am to 11:30am
PDT
Seattle + Webinar

Legal help can often mean the difference between shelter and homelessness, illness and health, and loss or opportunity. Yet everyday millions of Americans cannot access the legal assistance they need when facing life-changing situations such as domestic violence, unlawful evictions, or the loss of veterans’, health or disability benefits. Please join Philanthropy Northwest and leaders from the Montana Justice Foundation, The California Endowment, and the Public Welfare Foundation for a conversation exploring the role civil legal aid can play to complement your existing funding portfolio.

Apr
22

The Legal Ins and Outs of Private Foundations

April 22, 2015,
9:00am to 12:00pm
PDT
Seattle

What is a private foundation and how is it different from a charitable nonprofit? What are the special tax rules that govern private foundations? What are the legal restrictions on what private foundations can do? Join Wayfind, an organization providing access to free business legal services for nonprofits and micro enterprises, along with lawyers from Perkins Coie and Davis Wright Tremaine for a skill building session that explores the legal ins and outs of private foundations in Washington State.

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 »