In this guide, you will find their stories about using four methods of reflective practice that can help you build what you bring to advancing change inside your foundation, with your grantees and other partners.
In this report, The Promise and Challenge of Community Democracy, authors Garland Yates and Peter Pennekamp reflect on their experiences and observations in discussion of what is needed to truly build change in communities.
This case study identifies untapped areas for co-investment in regional food economies in Oregon and Washington, then outlines a combination of grantmaking and investment strategies for transformational impact.
U.S. foundations make significant investments in communities across Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington and Wyoming. This snapshot captures support from a sample of 512 foundations for a range of issues and focus areas in Philanthropy Northwest’s six-state region.
Does your organization have what it takes to be an effective collaborator? This Pretty Good Tool from the consultants at The Giving Practice helps you assess and improve your collaborative mindset. After testing an early version of this at an Independent Sector conference session, we have been using this as a guide with several funder collaboratives.
What comes after “strategic...?” If you said, “planning,” you’re not alone. And for many foundation leaders, especially small ones who don’t have the time or money for a big process, anxiety is the feeling that follows. If that’s the case, this guide is for you.
In the second edition of this monograph, Daniel Kemmis explores the sometimes-fraught relationship between philanthropy and democracy. Beginning with a wide-ranging stroll through the shared history of philanthropy and democracy, Kemmis asks whether philanthropy can and should do more to strengthen the infrastructure and practices of democracy.
In this 5th edition of Trends in Northwest Giving, we analyze 23,783 grants to northwest organizations from 245 funders in 2012, totaling $958,347,806. Read on to find out about giving in our region, state-by-state trends and more!
Philanthropy Northwest reports on our work in Native communities.
Philanthropy’s Reflective Practices is a collection of tools and practices that can help you develop a theory of action for challenging situations in philanthropy. We’re building this site as a platform for people in philanthropy to reflect on their practices, hone their leadership skills, and get to better outcomes in their work.