... the project serves. Sharon Wade Ellis, a Philanthropy NW Momentum Fellow working on Meyer’s Housing Opportunities portfolio, described ... more »
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... with 37 employees and three Philanthropy Northwest Momentum Fellows. Half of the staff identify as people of color; more than ... more »
Our Catalyst Fellows are an experiment in network learning. They will forge connections ... accessible and actionable at all scales.
... to conduct learning experiments. Our latest? The Catalyst Fellows, a place-based experiment in thought partnership and network ... — past, present and future. Who are the Catalyst Fellows and what will they do? Meet our remarkable team: Rosalie ... more »
Lara Iglitzin, Executive Director, Henry M. Jackson Foundation | ... Seattle. When we began the Henry M. Jackson Leadership Fellows two years ago, our goal was to mentor and train a cohort of young ... Using the teachings of this book as a foundation, the fellows learn about Sen. Jackson and his service throughout the 10-month ... more »
Remy Trupin, Catalyst Fellow | Advocacy is an important tool in philanthropy's toolbox. Are you wielding it effectively? With so many policy changes coming from the new White House, Congress and state agencies, foundations and their grantees need to be engaged more than ever. Eager to learn more, sharpen their skills and compare notes, we offered a workshop last month on how private and public foundations can support grantees’ advocacy efforts and engage in advocacy themselves. Abby Levine, director of Alliance for Justice's Bolder Advocacy initiative, provided an overview of activities that constitute advocacy and public policy work, along with examples of advocacy roles for foundations, definitions of lobbying, and rules for private vs. public foundation grants to nonprofits that engage in lobbying (including general support, specific projects and multi-year grants). more »
... previous roles as director of Second Nature's Presidential Fellows program and as an independent consultant, I’ve worked with chief ... concept for programs, grants and investments. The Catalyst Fellows can serve as public intellectuals, promoting creative ideas to ... more »
... Social Venture Partners International . The Integral Fellows program recognizes and supports Microsoft alumni who now use their ... program made $25,000 reinvestment grants to three previous fellows: Trish Millines Dziko of Technology Access Foundation ; Richard Gold ... more »
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Rosalie Sheehy Cates, Senior Advisor | One hundred million dollars.
That’s how much money Surdna Foundation has now allocated to impact investing, just in time for its 100th anniversary. It’s an exciting decision, and you can read all about the private foundation's decision-making process in Mapping the Journey to Impact Investing, a new report researched and drafted by Jan Jaffe, senior partner of The Giving Practice, Philanthropy Northwest's national consulting team. more »
Remy Trupin, Catalyst Fellow | When Philanthropy Northwest and the Kettering Foundation published the first edition of Philanthropy and the Renewal of Democracy: Is It Time to Step Up Our Game?, the wounds and diseases afflicting our body politic were already causing concern among rising numbers of citizens, including philanthropists. Two years later, as we lurched through one of the strangest election seasons in modern American history and demand for this publication grew, our question became even more urgent. As Daniel Kemmis points out, the relationship between philanthropy and democracy is a matter of both social compact and law. Given the state of our democratic institutions, it’s become crucial to think about philanthropic activity’s place within our political framework. It is clearly time to step up our game — but in what way and how to do so without abusing our power and privilege? Philanthropy has an opportunity to choose a more constructive and optimistic path. more »
Remy Trupin, Catalyst Fellow | Philanthropists agree: Seattle's civic health is strong. But what makes it that way, and how can we support this in other parts of our region and country? What are the conditions that support this recipe? We reflected on the elements, particularly of culture and identity, that explain this civic dynamism? At the recent meeting of Philanthropy for Active Civic Engagement. a national network of funders investing in civic engagement and democracy, some speakers suggested that the “secret sauce” in the Puget Sound region boils down to our traditions and culture. more »
When people think of philanthropy and the work that foundations do, their first thoughts do not usually go straight to public policy and advocacy work. more »
Mitchell Thomashow, Catalyst Fellow | ... a convergent theme for Philanthropy Northwest’s Catalyst Fellows, focused on advocacy, impact investing, sustainability and place. Remy ... investment in local community. Working together, we Catalyst Fellows on sustainability and place, impact investing and advocacy aim to bring ... more »
Leslie Christian, Catalyst Fellow | ... Christian is one of Philanthropy Northwest's Catalyst Fellows , focused on impact investing. In Part 2 of this series next ... more »
... Yu’s work focuses on co-leading Philanthropy Northwest’s Momentum Fellowship and knowledge management and sharing across the enterprise. ...