Public Policy

Sep
9

Reclaiming the American Dream: A Conversation with Hedrick Smith

September 9, 2015,
9:30am to 11:30am
PDT
Philanthropy Northwest Office or Webinar/Conference Call
Philanthropy Northwest and Seattle CityClub are pleased to invite you to an open discussion with Hedrick Smith, Pulitzer Prize-winning former New York Times reporter, Emmy award-winning documentary producer for PBS and PBS Frontline, and Executive Editor of Reclaim the American Dream – an informational website and movement committed to restoring democracy, reducing inequality, and rebuilding the power of the people. Join us in person in Seattle or via WebEx.
Aug
18

The State of Shared Prosperity in Washington

August 18, 2015,
10:00am to 11:30am
PDT
Philanthropy Northwest and Online
Individuals, children, families, businesses, and communities all benefit from high-quality education, a clean environment, economic development, a healthy workforce, and a good quality of life. They are the keys to social and economic progress. Unfortunately, findings from a recent Washington State Budget & Policy Center report show that Washington is stalled or falling behind on many measures of progress. Please join Philanthropy Northwest for an in-depth review of the Center's findings and a discussion about the strategies that funders and policymakers can adopt to ensure that Washington is moving forward.
Jun
10

Bipartisan Policy Center Briefing: Improving our Nation's Political Discourse

June 10, 2015,
10:00am to 12:00pm
PDT
Seattle or Teleconference
Many believe that the current partisan tone in government is impeding progress on critical issues such as immigration, health, housing, financial reform, national security, energy and the economy. Philanthropy Northwest is pleased to welcome Senator Olympia Snowe and Jason Grumet, president of the Bipartisan Policy Center in Washington, DC, for a discussion on the causes and consequences of America's political divide and reforms that could help improve the overall process of political discourse, public policy and civic engagement.
Apr
7

First Tuesday: The State of College Affordability

April 7, 2015,
10:00am to 11:30am
PDT
Seattle
Many Philanthropy Northwest members make consistent and significant investments in higher education, including improving access and affordability. However, affordability and access are highly complex issues that lend themselves to different perspectives and questions about the most strategic approaches to filling gaps. Join College Spark Washington, Washington Women in Need, Washington Student Achievement Council and the National Association of Scholarship Providers as they lead a discussion about higher education affordability.
Feb
11

Hot Topics in Washington

February 11, 2015,
1:00pm to 2:00pm
EST
Webinar
The Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers and the Council on Foundations will be a hosting a webinar on the latest developments in Washington open to Philanthropy Northwest members.
Dec
10

Seattle CityClub's Year in Review

December 10, 2014,
12:00pm to 1:30pm
PST
Seattle
It is time to reflect, listen and learn at Seattle CityClub’s annual Year in Review. What did we predict at the beginning of 2014, and how have current events changed or stayed the course? What were the most concerning and inspiring moments of the year for our panelists? How were businesses, government and nonprofits partnering to address labor issues, police reform and other community needs?
Nov
17

Accelerating Impact with Technology: Building Skills, Confidence and Community

November 17, 2014,
11:00am to 12:00pm
PST
Free Webinar
Whether your focus is economic self-sufficiency, community change, health, or education, the Internet is changing the way you achieve your goals. As more information and services move online, people who are “digitally isolated” grow more excluded from opportunity and less connected to their communities. Although most American households are now online, a large minority – about 30 percent, including many whose members are poorer, less educated, and older – are not. Please join us for a conversation that explores how local foundations, working in partnership with government and the private sector, can successfully accelerate technology access and build capacity to bring isolated families and communities online.
Oct
16

Lessons Learned on Donor Advised Funds

October 16, 2014,
10:00am to 11:00am
PDT
Join RA staff and members to hear from the Council on Foundations about a recent survey from the Urban Institute on Donor Advised Funds (DAFs) managed by community foundations. The survey results will help provide a full picture on the importance of DAFs to communities nationwide and will help to address the questions that lawmakers often have about DAFs. This webinar is open to both RA staff and members.

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