Foundations use evaluation — intentionally gathering and analyzing information about programs and impact in order to inform decisions and strategy — to make sure their efforts are forwarding their mission.
Only 3 spots left! 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 Northwest Children's Foundation (NWCF) presents their 2019 Forum entitled, Community Trauma and Child Well-Being: Trauma-Informed Care and the Future of Healing. This community event features a keynote by Dr. Shawn Ginwright, Professor of Education in the Africana Studies Department at San Francisco State University, with opening remarks by Seattle pediatrician and community leader Dr. Benjamin Danielson.
Dana Miller | Guest Contributor, Senior Program Director, M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust | It’s an exciting day at the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust. As part of our Founder’s Day celebration marking our 44th anniversary, we announced that, since opening our doors in 1975, we have awarded more than $1 billion in grants to nonprofits that serve the Pacific Northwest.
Preparing for this announcement has allowed our team to reflect on the thousands of nonprofits we have had the opportunity to partner with over the years and the myriad projects that we have helped bring to fruition in some small way. more »
Zeeba Khalili, Guest Contributor, Marguerite Casey Foundation | Site visits aren’t about due diligence for the foundation. They are opportunities to deepen our institutional relationship with grantees while creating authentic spaces to learn about issues that communities are facing, as well as how families are responding. more »
Kendra Witt-Doyle, Guest Contributor | As a new member, this was my first time attending the annual conference. I had many takeaways and met many fantastic leaders who are undertaking work that is inspiring and transformational in their communities. It took me a few days to “digest” everything I experienced at PNW18 – keynote speakers, information from the sessions I attended and conversations I had during the conference with fellow colleagues. more »
David Bieter, Boise Mayor | We are excited to host Philanthropy Northwest in Boise because of the diversity of the region you represent and the leadership you provide in philanthropy. We have much to share, and much to learn, and we know we can’t do it alone. Welcome to Boise, and we’ll see you in October. more »