You're invited to the 2015 Alliance for Nonprofit Management National Conference, produced in partnership with Nonprofit Association of Oregon (NAO), the Alliance for Nonprofit Management and Portland State University's Institute for Nonprofit Management. This conference will draw on local expertise and the Alliance’s national network to create a powerful and unique learning opportunity for nonprofit and social change leaders in the Pacific Northwest.
Portland Metro Area
Mitchell Thomashow, Catalyst Fellow | Cities consist of many communities tied together by proximity, infrastructure and networks. But what happens when some communities are overlooked, when neighborhoods are gentrifying or otherwise going through changes that may not necessarily be in everyone's best interest? How do you prevent this from happening — or how do you deal with it when it does? Place-based philanthropy can ensure the sustainability of urban development efforts by providing long-term strategy, mobilizing patient capital and connecting funders with grassroots community leaders. In the Northwest, I recently visited three extraordinary urban sustainability projects that demonstrate the power of place-based philanthropy as a convener and catalyst: Yesler Terrace in Seattle, Living Cully in Portland and the Puyallup Watershed Initiative in greater Tacoma. more »
Our "virtual roundtable" interviews feature a group of leaders from across our network who work on a common issue area, illuminating the diversity of place-based approaches to the shared topic. We kicked this series off in February with the CEOs of five healthcare conversion foundations, then continued in March with the Pacific Northwest's seven statewide nonprofit associations, April with four arts funders and May with five rural funders. For June, we interviewed representatives of four banks engaged in Northwest philanthropy: First Interstate Bank, Pacific Continental Bank, U.S. Bank and Wells Fargo. more »
To support their Pacific Northwest communities, Bank of America is giving $1,066,000 to 40 local nonprofits focused on providing access to workforce development and education opportunities in 2015. These grants are part of the bank’s broader philanthropic investment in helping individuals and families improve their economic stability. more »