Member Benefits

Member Benefits

Philanthropy Northwest is where you belong.

We're a community of peers united for change — one big network where philanthropic organizations of all types and sizes come together for learning, networking and action. 

Our goal is creating impact. We're here to help you do your work even better and support strong, equitable communities across the Northwest. As a member, you are connected to a powerful and diverse group of peers, and have access to a myriad of opportunities to learn, share and grow.

Attend Events

  • In 2023, our members joined us for 110 events, both in-person and virtual, that offered opportunities for peer learning, networking and igniting new ideas. 
  • Our signature programs are the best opportunity for the Philanthropy Northwest network to connect, build community and learn together.
  • Join or design your own funder collaborative or affinity group to participate in issue-based, cross-sector conversations. 

Get Membership Perks

  • We bring you a carefully curated selection of the news you need to stay in touch with the region and the sector. 
  • Free access or discounted rates for many Philanthropy Northwest programs.
  • Our conference is the biggest opportunity for the Philanthropy Northwest network to connect, build community and learn together. Members get a discounted rate to this signature event.
  • Members get free postings on our job bank, which generates more than 70,000 views annually from people seeking jobs in the Northwest nonprofit and philanthropic sector.

Make Connections

  • Our member directory is a searchable online database of more than 150 Northwest philanthropic organizations and their teams. 
  • You can connect with peers who share your philanthropic interests through our various groups such as affinity groups, funder collaboratives and cohorts. Our team is happy to facilitate the initiation of new relationships within our network.
  • Community foundations can access the Regional Community Foundation Network.

Receive One-on-One Support

Philanthropy Northwest membership staff (left to right): Taylor Coats (Membership Manager) and Danielle Crystal (Director of Membership).
  • Member service is our top priority, benefiting from our decades of experience in philanthropy and deep knowledge about Northwest funders and their work.
  • Members receive one free hour of consulting services with The Giving Practice, our consulting team, plus a reduced rate for additional hours.
  • In addition, you’ll receive one free hour of consultation with a senior advisor who can provide your organization with strategic guidance on how to engage in policy advocacy. 

Find Resources

  • Our searchable online knowledgebase connects you with the information you need to be more effective in your philanthropy. 
  • Discounts on Foundation Legal Help Desk, cybersecurity resources and philanthropic news sources like Stanford Social Innovation Review and The Chronicle of Philanthropy. For more information on these discounts, please contact our membership team

Activate Your Advocacy

  • Engage in advocacy skills-building programs and cultivate a collective voice and cross-sector partnerships on critical issues.
  • Heighten national policymakers' awareness of regional and philanthropic issues by joining our member delegation at Foundations on the Hill. 
  • Amplify your organization’s voice through our website, social media, events calendar and blog platforms.

Snapshot of Our Membership

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Are you a Philanthropy Northwest member interested in learning more about your membership benefits? Contact our membership team to join our Membership Journey email series, a monthly bulletin that tells you about opportunities to engage with our network and how you can take advantage of your membership benefits.

Join or renew today!

Our network — and what we can accomplish together — is more powerful because of every member organization involved.

For instructions on renewing your membership, see our Become a Member page.

For new members, you can start the process of joining Philanthropy Northwest by completing this online form.

“It is important for our work to be connected and for relationships to be solid. Our missions are stronger when we are communicating because we serve an overlapping constituency.”