Lawson F. Knight, Intermountain Impact Investments | Some people crave security and predictability in their careers. Not me. I'm drawn to adventure and invention — doing things we don't know how to do yet. One of my mentors, Dr. Ellen Wolf, past president and board member of the Blue Mountain Community Foundation, recognized this and predicted that I would someday leave my comfortable position as the foundation's executive director to blaze new trails. She was right. With a colleague in Wyoming, I co-founded Intermountain Impact Investments last year. more »
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Paul Shoemaker, founder of Social Venture Partners and the Microsoft Alumni Foundation's 2015 Integral Fellow, argues that funders need to fundamentally change the way they have traditionally worked with nonprofits, communities and each other. "If we want to produce more of the change our resources are capable of achieving," he writes, "we need to reconstruct our underlying practices." Citing examples ranging from the Ford Foundation to the Road Map Project, he offers five recommendations: more »
Nicole Neroulias Gupte, Senior Communications Manager | ... Nicole Neroulias Gupte is senior communications manager at Philanthropy Northwest. She can be reached at ... more »
Help young people explore their own personal brand of leadership during a lively discussion with Erika Petrelli, Sr. Vice President of Leadership Development at The Leadership Program. Using creative activities and practical resources, this webinar will help you identify ways youth can best step into their leadership. Discover the best methods for bringing out leadership in young people and leave with a better understanding of how staff at your organizations can ignite the leadership of youth. This is a program of the Indiana Philanthropy Alliance.
This comprehensive, two-day educational program was developed by experts in the philanthropic sector, and facilitated by seasoned practitioners. Philanthropy Institute: Practical Skills & Strategies for Emerging Practitioners (formerly known as Best Practices): is the field’s standardized orientation for individual members who have recently joined the philanthropic sector. The curriculum is designed to provide a historical overview of the sector, a sense of the philanthropic landscape in the Pacific Northwest and Nationally, and an overview of foundation governance and grantmaking. Please register early: the last four workshops have sold out.
Jeff Clarke, CEO | When a small group of foundations came together more than 10 years ago to discuss the prospects for increasing the number of foundations making program-related investments, those of us around the table were energized by the potential of impact investing. At the same time, we also knew it would take a long time — and a lot of hard work to inform and influence — before it would become accepted as a mainstream idea. That meeting was, among other things, the genesis of Mission Investors Exchange. While we certainly had big aspirations for the field, I’m amazed to see how quickly impact investing is evolving, both in practice and underlying regulation. On September 15, the Internal Revenue Service released important new guidance for private foundation managers who make investment decisions, noting that they are not required to select only investments that offer the highest rates of risk-adjusted return. The IRS now recognizes that aligning investment decisions with a foundation’s charitable purpose can be a component of a prudent investment policy. more »
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Anjana Pandey, Member and Donor Relations Director | ... Pandey is Philanthropy Northwest's director of member and donor relations. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org . ... more »
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Paul Kim, Member and Donor Program Associate | ... Paul Kim is Philanthropy Northwest's member and donor program associate. He can be reached at email@example.com . ... more »
Lyn Hunter, Senior Program Manager | I am thrilled to announce that Chris Lu, former Deputy Secretary of Labor under President Barack Obama, will participate in a featured breakfast plenary at #PNW17 on Thursday morning, Oct. 5. Lu is a senior fellow at the Miller Center at the University of Virginia and is a senior advisor to FiscalNote, a government relationship management (GRM) technology company that helps organizations manage issues and interactions at all levels of government.He’ll be joined on the panel by Nichole June Maher, President and CEO of Northwest Health Foundation and moderated by Kiran Ahuja, our new CEO. Read on to see some of the exciting and timely conference sessions we have in store for our time in Vancouver, WA. more »
Doug Stamm, Chief Executive Officer, Meyer Memorial Trust | ... the past. The report-outs that followed from our investment manager focused on returns but also how they were invested, and some discussed ... more »
... Meredith Higashi is Philanthropy Northwest's Senior Manager of Public Policy and Advocacy. Meredith has spent more than a ... at the Smithsonian Institution. Magan Do is Project Manager at Social Justice Fund NW. Magan was born and raised in the Pacific ...
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