On May 28, the Alliance for Charitable Reform hosted a webinar discussing House Ways and Means Chairman Dave Camp’s (R-MI) tax code reform discussion draft and its proposed changes to donor-advised funds. more »
News and Insights
by Richard Woo and Holly Powers, The Russell Family Foundation
When a foundation wants to tackle an ambitious goal – say, helping restore an entire watershed – is it enough for them to simply fund a nonprofit or two?
The answer is obviously no.
What’s less clear, however, is how to engage, who to fund, and for how long. more »
Several national philanthropic infrastructure organizations monitoring and analyzing the tax reform developments in Congress have webinars this summer that will offer a range of perspectives on the issue. We will be sharing updates on the issue from Washington DC throughout the summer. more »
Jeff Clarke's reflection on our recent conferences, The River Gathering: A Confluence of People, Places and Spirit (April 30 - May 2) and Mission Investor's Exchange, Sparking Change (May 13-15). more »
$48 million in loan guarantees for local food projects is now available through USDA 's Rural Development's Business and Industry Guaranteed Loan Program, and $30 million is available through competitive grants via the Agricultural Marketing Service's (AMS) Farmers Market and Local Foods Promotion Program. Webinar on eligibility and the application process, May 13, 2014. more »
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 »
David Wertheimer, Deputy Director, Pacific Northwest Initiative, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation reflects on an “A-ha! Moment” that came unexpectedly during a session exploring issues related to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) youth. more »
Well, that's a wrap. And also a beginning. Over 500 people gathered at Sunriver, OR for our first-ever joint conference with GRANTMAKERS of Oregon and Southwest Washington. more »
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 »
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 »