Jessica Stewart-Kuntz, Dir. of Operations and Grants, Montana Community Foundation | At Montana Community Foundation, Inc. (MCF), we have been reflecting on what ... risks. If you had asked us, a statewide community foundation, to discuss disaster philanthropy six months ago, ... more »
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Philanthropy Northwest is now known for our commitment to project stewardship and work as a fiscal sponsor for complex philanthropic collaborations, both emerging and mature. This commitment flows directly from our mission “to promote, facilitate and drive collaborative action by philanthropic organizations to strengthen communities.” Our ten-plus years in this business allows us to bring insight and expertise about the nuances of fiscal sponsorship across the full range of a project’s lifecycle. We support innovative projects by providing fiscal sponsorship of charitable programs, initiatives or donor circles, which seek to grow and/or test opportunities for growth while being supported by a sponsoring organization. Our approach to supporting fiscal sponsorships is to learn and understand your mission and build solid, trusting relationships. We can provide administrative services, human resources, accounting services, grantmaking support and communication support, depending on need. As fiscal sponsor, we bear legal responsibility for management of all project funds, and thus work closely with our project managers to ensure they have complete understanding of a project’s financial health.
Elyse Gordon, Philanthropy Northwest and Karen Bilowith, Idaho Community Foundation | Commitment to place is a core value at Philanthropy Northwest and to community foundations. Honoring place means that we acknowledge both the bright spots and the difficult truths of the places in our region that many of us call home. We do not want to shy away from this complexity, but rather make the most of this opportunity. We will be in Boise for PNW18 at a time of unprecedented growth and diversity. more »
T. Lulani Arquette, Guest Contributor | The Native Arts & Cultures Foundation has a passion and talent for bringing exceptional ... Hawaiian) is President and CEO of Native Arts & Cultures Foundation . NACF shared this article on their website ... more »
... tackle your toughest challenges. In 2017, we published the Foundation Start-Up Checklist as part of the Pretty Good ...
... to school spirit and emphasizing the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's U.S. education program area , Bill Gates shares ... more »
Funding Indigenous Peoples: Strategies for Support looks at how funders collaborate with and bring support to indigenous communities around the world. Through examples from a diverse range of foundations, this guide explores how grantmakers work with indigenous peoples, the approaches they take, and the practices they find effective.
Marcelo Bonta, Momentum Fellow | ... conference, sharing his experiences of creating equitable foundation operations. Transforming white privilege so that ... Harvey, an environmental program officer at Overbrook Foundation, wrote in her Stanford Social Innovation Review ... more »
Antony Chiang, Empire Health Foundation | What does it look like when philanthropy creates strong partnerships? When it moves towards true collaboration? Our sector grapples with these questions constantly. more »
Muslim, Arab and South Asian (MASA) communities are on the rise in the Seattle-Tacoma metropolitan area, one of 12 metro areas seeing significant percentage growth across the country. Join the Proteus Fund for lunch as we learn more about how philanthropy can better support MASA communities, and connect with other funders interested in learning more.
Does your organization value diversity, inclusion and equity? How are those values reflected in your organization's approach to learning and evaluation?
Expanding the Bench (ETB) is based on the belief that learning and evaluation have the power to shape policy, programs, and practice and that evaluators from diverse communities increase the likelihood that methods, analyses and interpretation benefit the communities they serve.