We're Better Together

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.

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

News

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.

Networks

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 knowledge base 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 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 view 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 Membership Manager Danielle Crystal 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

September 16, 2019

Join Philanthropy Northwest and the National Partnership for New Americans (NPNA) for a conversation about immigrant integration strategies in rural and non-urban places in the Northwest. We will hear from experts in the field about how funders can work cross-sector to ensure that our health systems, education systems, legal systems and naturalization processes work to integrate and reflect the needs and experiences of immigrant and refugee communities. Further, we'll consider how these efforts look and operate in places outside of our region's cities, hearing from movement leaders from Idaho, Washington, Oregon and Utah.

September 18, 2019

Foundations use evaluation — intentionally gathering and analyzing information about programs and impact in order to inform decisions and strategy — to make sure their efforts are forwarding their

September 23, 2019

While our sector continues to develop its lens on racial equity and racial justice, we rarely examine the connections between Islamophobia, philanthropy and democracy. Join us in a three hour deep-dive with Muslim community leaders to explore how we can collectively strategize to work with Muslim communities to address pressing concerns and envision future partnerships. We will prioritize relationship building, education and laying the foundation for future work together. 

September 25, 2019

Blue Mountain Community Foundation and Sherwood Trust invite you to join their third annual tour of the communities across the Walla Walla Valley from Milton-Freewater, Oregon to Dayton, Washington. Come dig into this part of our region from September 25-27, 2019 and see how our rural communities collaborate and innovate. The deadline for registration is August 26.