Children and Families

Oct
16-18

National Forum on Family Philanthropy

October 16, 2019 (All day) to October 18, 2019 (All day)
Chicago, IL

National Center for Family Philanthropy would like to invite family and community foundation donors, board members, staff and family members to their National Forum on Family Philanthropy. This conference brings philanthropic families and leaders together for two and a half days of peer networking and thought-provoking conversations led by some of the greatest thought leaders in family giving. Forum sessions feature the perspectives of donors and family members in an environment that fosters both confidential and candid discussions.

Jan
31

NW Children’s Foundation Forum, Community Trauma and Child Well-Being

January 31, 2019,
11:30am to 3:00pm
PST
Online and in Seattle, WA
NW Children's Foundation

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.

May
21

Community Risks, Assets and Adverse Childhood Experiences: Funder Workshop Exploring the Impact on Education

May 21, 2015,
10:30am to 2:30pm
PDT
SeaTac, Wash.

A new report led by Dr. Christopher Blodgett of Washington State University shows that the prevalence of adverse childhood experiences in a community can significantly impact the overall academic outcomes of children and youth. Join Philanthropy Northwest and Foundation for Healthy Generations for a rare, half-day briefing and discussion with the report's authors. We will explore the ramifications of the findings and discuss potential roles for the philanthropic community. This event is for funders only and is not open to the public.

KIDS COUNT Data Book and Data Center

Publication date: 
06/2016

Annie E. Casey Foundation's KIDS COUNT Data Book is an annual publication that assesses child well-being nationally and across the 50 states, as well as in the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Using an index of 16 indicators, the report ranks states on overall child well-being and in economic well-being, education, health and family/community. The related KIDS COUNT Data Center makes this information interactive, with the option of searching by state and data topic, comparing indicators and viewing them as maps and charts.

Getting out on the Balcony: Adaptive Leadership in Philanthropy

06/07/2019

Victoria Peattie Helm | Guest Contributor, Executive Director at NW Children’s Foundation | Leadership. Whole shelves are devoted to the topic at bookstores, and seminars on leadership abound. After 14 years as executive director at NW Children’s Foundation, I was eager to find ways to deepen my own leadership but could not find anything that seemed to fit. Then I discovered Philanthropy Northwest’s Women’s Leadership Cohort. more »

Thrive Washington Announces New CEO

09/27/2016

Thrive Washington’s board of directors has announced that Alan Cohen will lead the state’s public-private partnership for early learning, starting November 7. He succeeds Sam Whiting, who stepped down in May to become director of global corporate citizenship for the Northwest region of The Boeing Company, also a Philanthropy Northwest member organization. more »

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