Annual Conference

Oct
2-4

Annual Conference 2018

October 2, 2018, 12:00pm PDT to October 4, 2018, 2:00pm PDT
Boise, ID
2018 Annual Conference

Our annual conference is the largest convening of grantmakers in the Northwest! We believe philanthropy is at its best when it is collaborative, transparent and equitable. Our conference provides space to convene together to learn from peers how philanthropy can build capacity in the social sector, commit to racial equity and DEI, and advocate for issues and organizations. 

Oct
3-5

2017 Annual Conference

October 3, 2017, 12:00pm PDT to October 5, 2017, 2:00pm PDT
Vancouver, WA

Philanthropy Northwest is proud to present “Now is the Time to Lead Through Change” the theme for our annual conference in Vancouver, Washington on October 3-5, 2017. Register now for the largest gathering of community foundations, corporate giving offices, family foundations and public foundations in the region.

Jun
17-18

Local Matters: Montana "Philanthropy is... Networks in Action"

June 17, 2015, 5:00pm MDT to June 18, 2015, 3:00pm MDT
Buck's T-4 Lodge

Pick a challenge that Montanans are grappling with, and you’ll probably find that it’s one where many issues intersect. Solving the problems we care about often requires making connections across issues and seeing beyond boundaries. Montanans have a deep sense of connectedness, to the land and to each other. We know that good things happen when people come together to work on tough issues, and it all starts with a conversation. At Local Matters: Montana, we will explore how philanthropy can build on this strength, enhance our networks and mobilize them for action.

IRS Blesses Private Foundation Mission-Related Investing: Implications for the Charitable Sector

Publication date: 
11/2015

The IRS has formally confirmed that private foundations may make investments that further their charitable purposes even when those investments do not qualify as permitted program-related investments (“PRIs”) under the federal tax law. This is welcome news for proponents of mission-related investing. Davis Wright Tremaine Advisory.

GROUNDED: Being Present in Our Opportunities

09/11/2019

Elyse Gordon | Once a month, I attend a professional womxn’s networking event. At the start of each event, the facilitator asks us each to share something that is distracting us, followed by the phrase “but I’m present.” The first time I heard this I cringed. Wouldn’t sharing my distractions mean me admitting my lack of engagement?

What I found is the opposite. more »

ROOTED: The Importance of Place in Philanthropy

08/02/2019

Aleesha Towns-Bain | Guest Contributor, Executive Director, Bristol Bay Native Corporation Education Foundation | My mom gave me a precious gift as a child - knowing exactly where we are from; a small fishing village near the Ugashik River in Bristol Bay, Alaska. Alutiiq people are matrilineal and our identities are passed through our mothers. So while I wasn’t born or raised in Alaska (and my dad is a proud Texan), I’ve always known that my people are from the beautiful waters of Alaska, and that my roots are sunk deep into the berry-studded tundra. My mom gave me the gift of my roots. more »

See Who's Joining Us in Seattle for PNW19!

07/22/2019

We are starting to get so excited about our upcoming annual conference in Seattle, WA this November and it looks like our network is, too! This year we have seen the highest interest in early bird registration and are feeling a ton of momentum leading up to this event. Interested in being a part of a great group of organizations who are coming to Seattle this fall? Register here and check out the friends who will be joining you. more »

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