News and Insights

We're pleased to bring you this ongoing series of conversations with philanthropy executives and thought leaders from across our region and around the country.

 

Spotlight on Boeing Philanthropy: Supporting Veterans & Military Families

11/10/2016

Philanthropy Northwest's six-state region has 19 military bases and more than a million U.S. veterans. Our members that fund programs in support of veterans and military families include Alaska Airlines, Alaska Community Foundation, Bank of America, Boeing, JPMorgan Chase, REI, Schultz Family Foundation and Starbucks. In honor of this Veterans Day and Boeing's centennial year, we spoke with Gina Breukelman, Boeing Global Corporate Citizenship Community Investor, about the aerospace and defense company's commitment to veterans and military families. more »

Virtual Roundtable: Graduation Funders

08/15/2016

Our "virtual roundtable" interviews feature a group of leaders from across our network who work on a common issue area, illuminating the diversity of place-based approaches to the shared topic. We kicked this series off in February with the CEOs of five healthcare conversion foundations, then continued in March with the Pacific Northwest's seven statewide nonprofit associations, April with four arts funders, May with five rural funders, June with four philanthropic banks, and July with CEOs of five foundations supporting our Momentum Fellowship, a leadership program designed to expand our sector's diversity, equity and inclusion. For August, we interviewed leaders from five foundations working to improve high school and college graduation rates: Ben B. Cheney Foundation, The CIRI Foundation, College Spark Washington, Pride Foundation and Dennis & Phyllis Washington Foundation. more »

Virtual Roundtable: Momentum Fellowship CEOs

07/19/2016

Our "virtual roundtable" interviews feature a group of leaders from across our network who work on a common issue area, illuminating the diversity of place-based approaches to the shared topic. We kicked this series off in February with the CEOs of five healthcare conversion foundations, then continued in March with the Pacific Northwest's seven statewide nonprofit associations, April with four arts funders, May with five rural funders, and June with four philanthropic banks. For July, we interviewed five CEOs of foundations supporting our Momentum Fellowship, a leadership program designed to expand our sector's diversity, equity and inclusion. more »

Virtual Roundtable: Philanthropic Banks

06/22/2016

Our "virtual roundtable" interviews feature a group of leaders from across our network who work on a common issue area, illuminating the diversity of place-based approaches to the shared topic. We kicked this series off in February with the CEOs of five healthcare conversion foundations, then continued in March with the Pacific Northwest's seven statewide nonprofit associations, April with four arts funders and May with five rural funders. For June, we interviewed representatives of four banks engaged in Northwest philanthropy: First Interstate Bank, Pacific Continental Bank, U.S. Bank and Wells Fargo. more »

Virtual Roundtable: Rural Funders

05/17/2016

Our "virtual roundtable" interviews feature a group of leaders from across our network who work on a common issue area, illuminating the diversity of place-based approaches to the shared topic. We kicked this series off in February with the CEOs of five healthcare conversion foundations, then continued in March with the Pacific Northwest's seven statewide nonprofit associations and April with four leading arts funders. For May, we interviewed grantmakers from five foundations — The Ford Family Foundation, Montana Community Foundation, Northwest Area Foundation, Whatcom Community Foundation and Wyoming Community Foundation — focused on rural communities. more »

Virtual Roundtable: Arts Funders

04/14/2016

Our "virtual roundtable" interviews feature a group of leaders from across our network who work on a common issue area, illuminating the diversity of place-based approaches to the topic at hand. We kicked this series off in February with the CEOs of five healthcare conversion foundations, then continued in March with the seven leaders of the Pacific Northwest's statewide nonprofit associations. For April, Philanthropy Northwest discussed arts funding in our region with four of our network's leaders, representing The Boeing Company, Native Arts and Cultures Foundation, Nesholm Family Foundation and Rasmuson Foundation. more »

Virtual Roundtable: State Nonprofit Association Leaders

03/02/2016

Our "virtual roundtable" interviews feature a group of leaders from across our network who work on a common issue area, illuminating the diversity of place-based approaches to the topic at hand. We kicked this series off in February with the CEOs of five healthcare conversion foundations. For our March roundtable, we're talking with the seven leaders of the Pacific Northwest's statewide nonprofit associations: 501 Commons (Washington), The Foraker Group (Alaska), Idaho Nonprofit Center, Montana Nonprofit Association, Nonprofit Association of Oregon, Washington Nonprofits and Wyoming Nonprofit Network. more »

Virtual Roundtable: Heathcare Conversion Foundation CEOs

02/08/2016

We're excited to kick off a new series of "virtual roundtable" interviews with philanthropic leaders. Each will feature a group of leaders from across our network who work on a common issue area, illuminating the diversity of place-based approaches to the topic at hand. For our first outing, we're talking with the CEOs of five Northwest healthcare conversion foundations: Chuckanut Health Foundation, Empire Health Foundation, Mat-Su Health Foundation, Montana Healthcare Foundation and Northwest Health Foundation. more »

REI's Corporate Philanthropy Climbs to New Heights

11/30/2015

Nicole Neroulias Gupte, Communications Manager | Seattle-based retailer REI made national news this fall by announcing it would remain closed on Black Friday — one of the biggest shopping days of the year — while paying the co-op's 12,000 employees and encouraging its 5.5 million members to spend quality time outdoors instead. The #OptOutside campaign drew more than a million followers on social media, especially in Northwest, and inspired several other retailers to follow suit. The campaign also confirmed what Philanthropy Northwest has observed this year: REI is taking a more visible and innovative approach in its community engagement and corporate giving. more »

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