... ago, Philanthropy Northwest began a journey to learn deeply about the indigenous cultures in our six-state region. It has been and ... on their own terms.
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Amy Pearson-Wales | ... that it is not passive. It is a direct active verb. It is about healing. Not just talking about it, or acknowledging that it’s there. ... can actually do the hard work necessary to find what ails us. And then do the work necessary to be the medicine that we need to heal from ... more »
Jan Jaffe | Our first interview about reflective practices in group work is with Brenda Solorzano, who is the ... to hit the ground running? Brenda and Headwaters offers us a chance to answer all these questions at once. – Jan Jaffe ... tried to “flip the frame” around those initial exercises about mission, vision and values exercises. It’s so easy to check values off ... more »
... at Philanthropy Northwest, I've never been more excited about a program than I am about Local Matters: Alaska + Indigenous ... Alaska + Indigenous Communities is a way for all of us to step out from behind the grant reports, spreadsheets and other artifacts ... more »
... activities that make our communities more livable and help us all learn more about and interact with our friends and neighbors. What's been a big ...
... Foundation Why is it so hard to foundations to talk about failure? In the last two posts, and the lively comments therein, ... for something new.” What a discussion of risk helps us see is that it’s not just at times of change that emotional dynamics need ... more »
... but also their challenges and uncertainties. With about 60 people, everybody can have an in-depth conversation with nearly ... “and we checked our egos at the door. This isn’t about us, it’s about helping the community.” A demonstration of Smalldog ... more »
Kiran Ahuja | ... with Philanthropy Northwest next month on June 19, I think about how much I’ve learned and gained from meeting all of you. Three months ... we look forward to that special time together when all of us from our six-state Northwest region come together. I’m looking forward to ... more »
Jan Jaffe and Sindhu Knotz, The Giving Practice | ... Foster, program officer at the Northwest Area Foundation, about reflective practices she has used in a for-profit organization and in ... and elsewhere to develop leadership skills that would help us achieve our social impact goals. One activity we learned was to read poetry, ... more »
... to racial justice. Check back for updates and email us your suggestions . This list is adapted from a set of of resources ... for Dummies A 6-minute viral video for white Americans about racism. The Unequal Opportunity Race A series of four ...
Nicole Neroulias Gupte, Senior Communications Manager | ... Gates Foundation CEO Sue Desmond-Hellmann answered questions about the foundation's views of taking risks and applying new knowledge to ... I like about our Pacific Northwest strategy. One, it anchors us in our local community and two, it's almost like a learning lab. So when we ... more »
... executive director emeritus of Quixote Foundation to learn about her reflective practices and the foundation’s application of reflective ... practice impacts our philanthropic work. Can you share with us how reflective practices have shaped your work as a leader? June ... more »
Darren Walker, President, Ford Foundation and Jan Jaffe, Senior Partner, The Giving Practice | ... the inevitable struggles that come with the job. For all of us, our strengths have a flip side, and in challenging situations that’s ... in the moment . Jan: Would you tell me more about the journey that led you to that insight? What would you share with ... more »
Audrey Haberman, Interim CEO | ... Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees) . What Brings Us Together? As your learning network, we are focused on addressing the ... having conversations with family, friends and colleagues about the crises we face — but we are also hearing a strong desire from you ... more »
... zones, even for just a day and a half once a year, gives us the renewed energy and refreshed perspective we need to move forward ... Northwest has additional considerations this year. About one-third of our staff is new, we've added a regional impact investing ... more »
... third installment of Next10 , our conversation series about Northwest philanthropy trends to watch in the next decade, we spoke ... is the world’s biggest foundation and here in Seattle with us, plans to sunset within 20 years after the deaths of its founders . Both ... more »