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Three community foundations recently raised $2 million for 164 nonprofits in northwest Montana, north central Washington and southwest Washington. more »
Danielle Garbe, Sherwood Trust & Caroline Miceli, Satterberg Foundation | The greatest assets the social sector has are its people. Human capital is one of the most important — yet often underfunded — investments that foundations can make to ensure the success and vitality of nonprofit organizations and our communities. To understand how to make smarter investments in organizational leadership, 10 foundations committed to strengthening Washington's nonprofit sector through a Statewide Capacity Collaborative spent months asking nonprofit leaders about what's needed to further develop the skills required to lead the teams, organizations and movements making positive change in our communities. The resulting Washington State Leadership Scan is a tool for funders, in any region, to consider the needs and opportunities for investing in leadership capacity. more »
Jon Stahl, Communications Director | In July 2015, we conducted a short survey of Philanthropy Northwest network members to get a sense of whether and what sort of policies they have requiring grantees to not discriminate when providing services. Here's what we learned. more »
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Pay for Success deals, sometimes called social impact bonds, are an emerging private-public approach to funding social services: foundations and impact investors pay for preventative programs aimed at saving taxpayer money in the long term, to be repaid by the government if the programs succeed. Visit Nonprofit Finance Fund's Pay for Success Learning Hub for a U.S. activity map, resources and tools.
Gloris Estrella, Program Associate | ... learning network. She can be reached at email@example.com . Reflecting on Racial Equity and Civic Engagement ... more »
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Danielle Garbe, Sherwood Trust, CEO | In the Northwest, most foundations are located in urban areas, and philanthropic dollars are concentrated in those hubs. A June 2015 article in Nonprofit Quarterly found that the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s effort to increase philanthropic investment in rural areas failed to significantly move the needle. Rural residents continue to consistently receive less per capita than their urban counterparts, with only approximately 7% of total foundation dollars between 2005-2010 going to rural recipients even though rural communities comprise 19% of the country’s population. more »
... Northwest's consulting team. He can be reached at email@example.com . Surfing the Boundary Between Order and Chaos ... more »
Gloris Estrella, Program Manager | ... Philanthropy Northwest. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org . For more information, including resources and presentations, visit our ... more »