40th Anniversary

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 »

Better Together: Elevating the Conversation

05/05/2016

Audrey Haberman, Interim CEO | I always feel most proud of Philanthropy Northwest when we have created the space for our members and partners to learn together and from each other. On that front, it's been a banner season, and I want to say thank you to each of the emerging and established leaders who have connected with and through us in recent weeks. You have elevated the conversation about meaningful, joyful and effective philanthropy. Highlights include conversations and convenings about public policy, rural communities, arts funding and equity. We look forward to continuing these conversations throughout the year, including at our corporate social responsibility workshop next month and during our annual conference and 40th anniversary celebration in September. more »

Join the Conversation: Welcome New Members

05/02/2016

Anjana Pandey, Donor and Member Relations Director | As Philanthropy Northwest celebrates our 40th anniversary in 2016, we're excited to be working with more than 180 foundations, funds and corporate giving programs committed to Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington and Wyoming. Through shared experiences, learning and action across sectors, we help each other become more skillful in our work, advance our missions and build vibrant, equitable and inclusive communities. Strengthening existing connections among our people, places and missions — and forging new opportunities every day — makes us stronger partners regionally and nationally. We are thankful for the support and partnership of our longtime members, along with eight organizations joining us this year from four states. 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 »

In 10 Years: Philanthropy Funds Journalism

03/08/2016

What are the opportunities and challenges for funding journalism related to your foundation's mission? In this second installment of Next10, our conversation series about philanthropy trends to watch in the next decade, we spoke with Anne Martens of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Cassandra Stalzer of the Rasmuson Foundation about the rise of foundation funding of newspapers and journalists. 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 »

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