International

Oct
23-25

Central America Donors Forum

October 22, 2019, 10:00pm PDT to October 24, 2019, 10:00pm PDT
Tegucigalpa, Honduras

The Seattle International Foundation invites funders to join them for the 2019 Central America Donors Forum in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. The Central America Donors Forum (CADF) is the premier networking and learning space to advance philanthropy and development efforts in Central America. Each year, CADF brings together over 400 leaders from business, philanthropy, government, and civil society to discuss priority issues and successful models of development, and explore co-investment for social impact.

Apr
26-28

Peace and Security Funders Group Annual Meeting

April 26, 2016 (All day) to April 28, 2016 (All day)
Portland, Oregon

The Peace and Security Funders Group is a network of public, private and family foundations, and individual philanthropists who make grants or expenditures that contribute to peace and global security. Its annual meetings are an opportunity for members to connect with new and existing partners, and engage in strategic discussions; learn about emerging issues; share best practices and lessons learned from their grantmaking and programs; and collaborate on projects.

Apr
7

The Art & Practice of Global Philanthropy Workshop

April 7, 2016,
9:00am to 4:00pm
PDT
Seattle

Navigating the field of global philanthropy can be challenging, especially when you are an individual donor or working with a small foundation. Barriers such as identifying partners, setting clear expectations, performing due diligence and reporting, transferring funds, lack of on-the-ground relationships, unstable legal and governmental structures, and the U.S. regulatory environment can stymie even the most sophisticated donor. Please join Philanthropy Northwest, Pangea Giving and the Northwest Global Donors Exchange for a full-day, interactive workshop that will examine key issues and considerations related to global giving and help you identify the relevant, well-informed and culturally sensitive strategies for giving abroad.

Apr
5

Conversation with Dedo: Investing in Fragile States

April 5, 2016,
12:00pm to 2:00pm
PDT
Seattle

Philanthropy Northwest, Pangea Giving and the Global Donors Exchange present: A stimulating discussion about investing in fragile states, the current situation in Burundi, and the Segal Foundation’s innovative programs to build capacity with grassroots community development organizations with Dedo Baranshamaje, Director of Special Projects for the Segal Family Foundation.

Dec
15

Planning for Refugee Resettlement in the U.S.: What Funders Need to Know

December 15, 2015,
11:30am to 1:00pm
PST

Over the past 40 years, the United States has resettled more than three million refugees. In response to the Syrian refugee crisis, the U.S. government has agreed to increase its refugee resettlement quota from 70,000 annually to 80,000 in 2016 and 100,000 in 2017. Join this webinar to discuss what funders can do to plan for resettlement efforts, address anticipated challenges and support the long-term integration of refugees into local communities.

May
5

Webinar: How Funders Can Respond to the Nepal Earthquake and Bring Information and Experience to Disaster Response

May 5, 2015,
11:00am to 12:00pm
PDT
Webinar

Please join Philanthropy Northwest for an interactive webinar about the Nepal earthquake and disaster philanthropy strategies at home and abroad. The Center for Disaster Philanthropy will provide an overview of recovery efforts in Nepal and share recommendations for medium and long-term support for those most impacted. Philanthropy Northwest members will also hear about promising models for place-based disaster grantmaking in the US from The Funders' Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities.

Oct
2

How Philanthropy Can Act to Stop the Ebola Crisis

October 2, 2014,
10:00am to 11:00am
PDT
Webinar

The CDC estimates that the number of Ebola cases could reach 1.4 million within just four months, in a worst-case scenario. It is a potential catastrophe of stunning proportions - but it is also a disease outbreak that can be contained with swift, coordinated international coordination among governments, NGOs and communities. What can and should Americans be doing to prepare for and to address the implications of this crisis? How will current funding be used, and what are the funding gaps?

From Boise to Beirut: A Conversation with Marcia Liebich (Part 1 of 2)

10/13/2015

After Don Liebich retired from his successful business career at Sysco Corporation, he and his wife Marcia moved to Idaho in 2002 and became full-time philanthropists. Marcia recently spoke with Philanthropy Northwest CEO Jeff Clarke about their local and global work, as part of our ongoing series of interviews with key leaders in philanthropy from across the region and around the nation. more »

Starbucks Joins Growing Movement to Fund Refugee Relief Efforts

09/17/2015

The Starbucks Foundation has announced three new grants totaling $110,000 to nonprofit organizations supporting the refugee crisis in Europe. “We believe that donating funds directly to these organizations is the best way for us to support expert relief providers, enabling them to allocate resources where they are most needed. And, with great urgency,” said Kris Engskov, head of the company's Europe, Middle East and Africa operations. more »