Philanthropy Northwest connects funders in Montana, Idaho and Wyoming through tailored programming and communications. For over eight years, we have been offering the Montana-Idaho-Wyoming Funders Teleconference: a quarterly call convening grantmakers in the three-state region to share information and build relationships that inspire change. Thanks to the support of Philanthropy Northwest’s Sustaining Members these teleconferences are open to all public and private funders in Montana, Idaho and Wyoming.
The funder-driven discussions are opportunities for you to:
- Solicit feedback from your peers on your programmatic, operational or financial strategies
- Discuss lessons learned from successful or not-so-successful investments
- Share information on public policies that impact your mission and/or the philanthropic sector
- Explore opportunities and challenges faced by your local communities
Topics of recent calls have included:
- Promise Zone designation and collaborative ways to address community revitalization challenges
- Strengthening the Circle, a native nonprofit leadership program of Hopa Mountain
- Advancing Early Childhood Education Alliance and their current priorities
- Recapping the Healthy Communities Conference
- Building resiliency and capacity in nonprofits – investing in volunteerism
For more information about the Montana Idaho Wyoming Funders Group or to propose a topic, please contact Paul Kim at firstname.lastname@example.org or 206-443-8437.
1) What is MT ID WY Funders Group call?
The MT ID WY Funders Group call is supported by Philanthropy Northwest members as a way to extend and deepen our involvement with funders in Montana, Idaho and Wyoming. Now in its eighth year, the goal of each teleconference is to share information about critical issues and opportunities in each state and to promote, facilitate and build relationships that inspire collaboration and change in the region. The agenda for each teleconference is created by participants, for participants.
2) Do I need to be a Philanthropy Northwest member to join the teleconference?
Thanks to the support of Philanthropy Northwest members, these teleconferences are currently open to all public and private funders in Montana, Wyoming and Idaho as a way to build community and share information. At this time, you do not have to be a member to join the teleconference. However, please bear in mind that it is not appropriate to solicit donations, but collaborative grant making and information sharing are encouraged.
3) May I invite other funders to be a part of the teleconference?
Yes, any grantmaking organization may join us. Because this is intended to be a peer-to-peer environment, we do ask that only grantmaking organizations participate. Registration with Philanthropy Northwest is required (please create a website user name and login to register). You can contact us at email@example.com for more information.
4) Is there a cost to join the teleconference?
No, there is no cost to join the teleconference, but long distance charges apply. You can also use your computer to participate in the discussions. Log-in information and instructions are provided upon registration.
5) Want to learn more about Philanthropy Northwest?
Philanthropy Northwest is the regional philanthropic network for Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington and Wyoming. We promote, facilitate and drive collaborative action by philanthropic organizations to strengthen our communities. We envision vibrant, healthy Northwest communities – each with its own unique history, culture and traditions – connected to the natural environment and facing the future with optimism. Founded in 1976, we build, connect and inspire the philanthropic community through professional development, networking, research, publications, public policy work and consulting. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website if you would like to receive the Philanthropy Northwest regional e-bulletins.