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What the Data Tells Us: Investing in Tribal-Specific Opportunities for Native Children

05/08/2014

Sam Whiting, President and CEO of Thrive by Five Washington, summarizes the Strategies for Reducing Inequalities in Education session at the recent River Gathering conference. The session's attendees examined educational outcomes for tribal kids and signals how important our partnerships with tribes in Washington are and will continue to be. more »

Introducing Philanthropy & the Renewal of Democracy by Daniel Kemmis

04/23/2014

We’re very proud to present a new monograph from Daniel Kemmis, “Philanthropy and the Renewal of Democracy: Is it Time to Step Up Our Game?” We’ve published this in collaboration with the Kettering Foundation, because we believe that there is an intimate and vital connection between philanthropy’s aspirations to build a better society and the daily practice of democracy and civic engagement. In this new work, Kemmis offers both an appreciative history and some probing questions grounded in current events. more »

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Our New Report on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

04/23/2014

We're excited to share with your our latest report, "Vision and Voice: The Role of Leadership and Dialogue in Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion." Produced in partnership with the D5 Coalition and the Seattle University Nonprofit Leadership Program, "Vision and Voice" is the product of a year-long process of research and dialogue with northwest foundation leaders about issues of diversity, equity and inclusion in philanthropy. It includes findings from interviews with 23 regional foundation leaders and an in-depth exploration of a unique peer cohort we facilitated, consisting of 10 leaders who met on an ongoing basis to discuss and support each other in advancing diversity, equity and inclusion in their organizations. more »

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