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Pay for Success (PFS) is a form of government contracting in which third-party investors, including foundations, commit to paying the upfront costs for providing evidence-based social services; government agencies repay investors with a modest return if the program achieves the agreed-upon outcomes. For other funders interested in exploring this emerging model of impact investing, Philanthropy Northwest has learned of three new opportunities through the Corporation for National and Community Service's Social Innovation Fund and the University of Utah’s Policy Innovation Lab. more »
Gloris Estrella, Program Associate | When the opportunity to join First Alaskans Institute's “Partners for the Next 10,000 Years … A Racial Equity Summit” arose earlier this month, I literally jumped out of my swivel chair with excitement! After gathering 200 people together in a room, all of us passionate about empowering communities and dismantling hundreds of years of oppression, we were bound to walk away with something like a solution, right? Well, not quite. We need to think more about restructuring the current system that is failing so many. More philanthropists should get their hands on the ground, side by side with the communities they so deeply care about. Join the marches, attend town hall meetings, convene your grantees and local businesses around racial tensions they face, write to your local representatives, audit internal policies and ensure they are equitable and inclusive. In an election year, it's even more imperative that philanthropists be at the forefront of the issues we care about. more »
Judith Olsen, Impact Capital | Whenever I introduce myself as the president of a CDFI, a community development financial institution, I'm often asked, “Just what is a CDFI?” I would put it like this, “As a CDFI, we provide loans to nonprofits, small businesses and individuals who can't access the capital they need to create safe, equitable, vibrant communities; communities filled with affordable housing, lively commercial corridors, schools, parks, healthcare and fresh food.” In other words, CDFIs leverage impact investments from place-based foundations, banks and government leaders to assess, understand and respond to community needs. I am proud to be part of this work, and I look forward to many more exciting projects in communities across the Northwest. more »
... in local community. View of Seattle from the Bullitt Foundation's Bullitt Center , designed to be the world's ... more »
Leslie Christian, Catalyst Fellow | ... you want to be sick? Are you a trustee or executive at a foundation that shares our vision of Northwest communities ... more »
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Kelley Bevans, Communications and Database Manager | Collaborating and fostering collaboration among our members is a large part of our work. Effective internal communications practices — sharing information within our organization, as opposed to what you would see on our blog and social media channels — are crucial to our ability to build knowledge within the enterprise and coordinate our activities to maximize impact. Over the past year, Philanthropy Northwest has commited to building our internal communications practices and tools to align them with our growth, increasing remote participation and cross-team collaboration. Here's what we've learned. more »
Anne Yoon, Program Associate | ... partners from M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust and Community Foundation for Southwest Washington and making new ... more »
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The Issue: Citizen Engagement and Voter Education on Ballot Initiatives