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March 2015 |
Ann Saxton, Vice President | Last week I had the pleasure of attending Foundations on the Hill (FOTH) in Washington, D.C. with a number of our Philanthropy Northwest partners and almost 200 others in the philanthropy community from across the nation. Over three days we met with government agency officials and more than 20 members of Congress from across our six-state region to share the vital role our sector plays in supporting healthy and vibrant communities. For some, this was a first opportunity to meet and begin forming lasting relationships with elected officials and for others it was a chance to reconnect and show ongoing commitment to the mission, issues and communities we serve.
March 2015 |
by Ann Saxton, Vice President | Last week, a large contingent of Philanthropy Northwest members, a few staff and I joined almost 200 other foundation and association leaders from across the philanthropic spectrum to take part in Foundations on the Hill in Washington, D.C. In addition to highlighting the positive impact of philanthropic organizations in our communities and beyond, together we raised awareness about the significant influence tax policy has on our work and expressed our support for the America Gives More Act of 2015.
March 2015 |
Jeff Clarke, CEO | Relationships with elected officials at the local, state and federal levels are the center of policy work. At the same time, these important relationships are but one of many necessary for influence within our large, complex policy ecosystem. Building relationships within the administration and across agencies, at all levels of government, is equally important. Mapping this part of the ecosystem and building relationships is a current focus of our policy work.
March 2015 |
Philanthropy Northwest is pleased to share this conversation about the dynamic, blended and complicated process called foundation governance. Existing at the confluence of mission, money and compliance, governance requires philanthropic leaders to make decisions and trade-offs with less than perfect information.
February 2015 | Philanthropy Northwest

We recently found an error in our Trends report pertaining to Alaska. We originally published the list of top 10 funders that provided grantmaking data in multiple Trends reports over time. This automatically excluded any funders that were new to our dataset in...

February 2015 | Philanthropy Northwest

We are thrilled to share with you the 2014 edition of Trends in Northwest Giving, our signature biennial report on foundation and corporate giving across our six-state region.

February 2015 |

Paul Shoemaker, Executive Connector, Social Venture Partners Seattle I Philanthropy Northwest member and executive connector at Social Venture Partners recently penned a post for the Stanford Social Innovation Review which ganered the second highest number of comments for that blog. Clearly, Paul has tapped into a powerful discussion within philanthropy. We are pleased to cross-post the original article here with its companion white paper.