Rural Issues

Apr
11

Philanthropy's Role in Building an Inclusive Democracy: Conversation with Sayu Bhojwani

April 11, 2019,
2:00pm to 4:00pm
PDT
Philanthropy Northwest and Online

Join activist and author Sayu Bhojwani, for a conversation on representation, diversity in politics and her new book: People Like Us: The New Wave of Candidates Knocking at Democracy's Door. We'll host an intimate conversation between Kiran Ahuja and Sayu, and include time for small-group discussion. This is a unique opportunity to talk intimately with one of the nation's leading democratic visionaries. Available with virtual call-in option for those outside of Seattle. 

Apr
24

Member Briefing: Philanthropy and (Rapid) Responsiveness

April 24, 2018,
10:00am to 11:30am
PDT
Online

In the past 18 months. philanthropy has had to reflect on how our sector can and should be able to “rapidly respond” to quickly emerging circumstances that impact our communities. Join us at this cross-sector member briefing to see how rapid responsiveness looks through the lens of social, political, and ecological disaster responsiveness. 

Jun
20-21

2017 Rural Funders Gathering

June 20, 2017, 9:00am PDT to June 21, 2017, 3:00pm PDT
Roseburg, OR

This convening will create space for people with deep experience and wisdom practicing rural philanthropy and community development to learn from one another. The 2017 Design Team consists of participants from the 2016 gathering: The Ford Family Foundation, Sherwood Trust, Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation, Telluride Community Foundation, Montana Community Foundation, Orton Family Foundation and Nebraska Community Foundation. It is sponsored with generous donations from The Neil and Louise Tillotson Fund of The New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation, Sherwood Trust and Shelk Foundation. It is being hosted by The Ford Family Foundation and coordinated by Philanthropy Northwest. 

May
23

Immigration: What’s at Stake for Families and Implications for Washington State Funders

May 23, 2017,
1:00pm to 3:00pm
PDT
Seattle, WA and Online

Immigrant and refugee children and families across Washington state — both newcomers and longtime residents —are afraid and are experiencing the direct impact of new federal immigration policies. This has created a domino effect as nonprofits are facing skyrocketing calls for assistance and services. With an expansion of detention, deportation and priorities for enforcement, limits on refugee admissions, attempts to create a travel ban, and more, the stakes have never been higher for Washington communities. Organizations throughout the state have been working on rapid responses with a diverse range of stakeholders in the face of critical needs in the community. Philanthropy is at a critical juncture as it considers the impact on communities it supports and funding strategies moving forward.

Apr
12

Federal Budget Proposals and Arts & Humanities in the Northwest: A Regional Discussion

April 12, 2017,
12:30pm to 2:00pm
PDT
Audio Call Only

Join us for perspectives and Q&A from state Humanities and Arts organizations in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington and Wyoming. Learn how and where federal dollars flow to states, the impact on local communities if this funding source is eliminated and advocacy efforts to date.

Oct
13

Changing the Political Discourse: Working Class Communities on the Frontlines

October 13, 2016,
10:00am to 11:30am
PDT
Webinar


During this current election cycle, the climate of political vitriol towards people of color, immigrants, and individuals of different faiths has been stoked by economic insecurity, trickle down intimidation tactics, and ‘blame others’ hate speech. No doubt, the impact of this current tone of political rhetoric will extend beyond the immediate election. What can Foundations do to move working class constituents from the side lines to the front lines of policy change that will improve their economic well-being and not work against them? Join our distinguished panel for a discussion to explore ways that funders can and are using advocacy communications to provide leadership on shaping a narrative of possibility and supporting their grantees in embracing new approaches to engaging in advocacy across issues, populations and communities.

May
23

Community Foundation of NCW: NPI Summit

May 23, 2016,
9:00am to 4:00pm
PDT
Chelan, WA

The Community Foundation of North Central Washington is pleased to host the 8th Annual NPI Summit. Open to board, staff, volunteers and anyone interested in nonprofit work, the summit provides professional development and unique training opportunities from experts in their field. This day-long conference will cover several topics related to nonprofit management and sustainability so that you can bring back tools and resources to better achieve your mission and grow your organization. Keynote speaker Nancy Straw of The Ford Family Foundation will talk about "Making the Most of Being a Rural Nonprofit."

Jul
15

Agriculture and Food Systems: Policy Trends and the Role of Philanthropy

July 15, 2015,
11:00am to 12:00pm
PDT
Webinar

Join our colleagues at the Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers for a brief webinar to learn about the latest sustainable agriculture and food systems policy trends and hear about the efforts of a national group of funders collaborating on these issues. Also during the webinar, a regional association of grantmakers will share how their members are engaging in these topics

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