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Philanthropy is a shared journey. Our member network connects you with fellow philanthropists, facilitates shared learning and fosters powerful collaborative work that builds stronger communities — in the Northwest and beyond.

Joining our network gives you access to a powerful group of peers and their expertise. You will have opportunities to learn, share and grow as part of a vibrant and diverse community.

Renew Your Membership

Now is the time to renew your Philanthropy Northwest membership for 2020 to ensure uninterrupted access to our member benefits! This year we’ve made the process even easier by moving the renewal application online.

Join Our Network

If you are interested in becoming a Philanthropy Northwest member, find out more about the benefits we offer and take advantage of being part of a network of your peers. Questions? Email Danielle Crystal, our senior manager of membership.

Regional Community Foundation Network

We are excited to announce that community foundation leaders across the region in partnership with Philanthropy Northwest, are launching a Regional Community Foundation Network in 2020. Creating the RCF Network is in response to discussions and direct feedback from our community foundation partners. All community foundations located in the six-state region of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming plus Hawai’i are eligible to join. By joining this network, Philanthropy Northwest membership and benefits are included along with special RCF Network benefits.

Programs and Events

Our programs include our annual conference, regional events, trainings, issue briefings, networking and peer gatherings. Members are invited to participate in many of our programs at no cost and receive a reduced rate for others. >> More


We sort through the noise to bring you a carefully curated selection of the news you need to stay in touch with the region. Members receive regular email updates, including a monthly e-bulletin and quarterly e-bulletins for our Alaska, Montana/Idaho/Wyoming and corporate funders. We reach thousands of key influencers and stakeholders in Northwest and national philanthropy every month — and one of the most important things we do is to help you get the word out about your work. >> More

One-on-One Help

Member service is our top priority, and we have decades of experience in philanthropy and deep knowledge about Northwest funders and their work. Hundreds of times every year, we help our members with advice, answers to technical questions, information and connections to peers and partners. From “who’s doing X” to salary benchmarking, we’re here to tackle your toughest questions, track down resources, and connect you to the right information — and the right people — to help you move forward.


Through our interest networks, you can connect with allies who share your philanthropic interests. Our networks span diverse segments of the philanthropic field, including corporate philanthropy, family foundations, community democracy, mission investing, community foundations, and more. We also support a number of ongoing funder collaboratives with facilitation, staffing and other consulting services. >> More

Resources and Publications

Our searchable online knowledgebase connects you with the information you need to be more effective in your philanthropy. It contains reports, presentations, case studies, sample documents and more. Among our most recent publications are:

For family foundations, your membership includes free access to the National Center for Family Philanthropy's online knowledge center and educational teleconferences, a rich and valued resource for family foundations. >> More

Public Policy

From city hall to Capitol Hill, we keep you informed about what’s happening in politics and public policy that affects the field of philanthropy – and we carry your voice to elected officials and other key decision-makers.

Consulting Services

Our consulting team at The Giving Practice offers a wide range of services to both new and experienced philanthropists, including strategy, facilitation, collaboration design, mission investing, research and more. Members receive can discounted rates and one free hour of consulting from The Giving Practice each year. >> More

Impact Investing

Foundations of all sizes and types are discovering the power of impact investing, which lets you draw on all of the tools of finance to drive change.  >> More

Job Bank

Members can post their open positions for free to our job bank, which reaches over 10,000 people seeking jobs in the Northwest nonprofit and philanthropic sector every month. Because we feature member jobs prominently on the main page of our job bank, a typical member job posting gets nearly twice as many views as a regular job posting. >> More

Member Directory

The directory is a searchable, up-to-date online database of over 180 Northwest philanthropic organizations and their teams, available exclusively to Philanthropy Northwest members. 

Meeting Space

Our conference room, located in our downtown Seattle office, is available for use by our members at no charge. The conference room seats up to 30 individuals and is perfect for board or committee meetings.

Ready to find out more?

Contact Senior Manager of Membership Danielle Crystal by email or at 206-443-8436.


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Membership Inquiry

Learn more about the benefits of membership. If you have questions or would like to join Philanthropy Northwest, please contact Membership Manager, Danielle Crystal, using the form below.

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Upcoming Events

February 28, 2020

This webinar will prepare members of Philanthropy Northwest’s Foundations on the Hill delegation, who will advocate to Congress from March 9-11 on important issues in the philanthropic sector and our communities. 

February 28, 2020

This webinar will prepare members of Philanthropy Northwest’s Foundations on the Hill delegation, who will advocate to Congress from March 9-11 on important issues in the philanthropic sector and our communities. 

March 4, 2020

This is the second session in a five-part virtual series that helps all staff new to philanthropy better understand the sector. In this session, we will cover the high level legal and ethical concerns foundations face as well as the role that boards play in governance.

March 9, 2020

Foundations on the Hill is a two-day convening in Washington, DC, that brings together hundreds of foundation leaders from across the country to meet with Congress to discuss issues of critical importance to philanthropy. Each year, Philanthropy Northwest leads a delegation from our region. Join us!