There are 328 Opportunity Zones (OZ) in the Northwest. Check out this map or this list of Qualified Designated Opportunity Zones by County. Is your community within an Opportunity Zone and you're not quite sure what it means for your foundation or your community? You're not alone. With all the news and hype that's surrounding OZs, it's hard to understand whether philanthropy has a role. This call will be particularly useful for place-focused foundations including community foundations, family foundations and issue-focused funders who support the vitality of our Northwest places that we call home particularly in rural and Native communities.
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From 100 person convenings to a 10-person meeting, we could all use more skills to make our meetings more effective and delightful. Join Ted Lord, convening maestro, for a one-hour webinar that will help you move your in-person meetings from good to POWERHOUSE!
Join Philanthropy Northwest for the second year of our virtual policy advocacy workshop series. This four-part series is designed for foundation staff and trustees who want to build their knowledge and capacity to fund and implement policy advocacy. In this session we will look at ways funders can prepare to measure the impact of policy advocacy investments, and build a case for their trustees and boards from a success mindset.
Implementing a trust-based approach to philanthropy starts with leadership and governance. What is the role of CEOs, trustees and senior leadership in instituting a culture of trust -- with each other, with foundation staff and in all of your foundation’s grantmaking practices? And how can a trust-based culture lead to more authentic dialogue, genuine learning and a more effective approach that helps address the inherent power dynamic between foundations and grantees?
Join us for a member-to-member exchange about rural dilemmas in philanthropy. Hear from Philanthropy Northwest member foundations and leading rural health funders about what it takes to improve health outcomes in rural communities. This call will be particularly useful for place-focused foundations including community foundations, family foundations and issue-focused funders who support the vitality of our Northwest places, particularly in rural and Native communities.
Join Philanthropy Northwest and the National Partnership for New Americans (NPNA) for a conversation about immigrant integration strategies in rural and non-urban places in the Northwest. We will hear from experts in the field about how funders can work cross-sector to ensure that our health systems, education systems, legal systems and naturalization processes work to integrate and reflect the needs and experiences of immigrant and refugee communities. Further, we'll consider how these efforts look and operate in places outside of our region's cities, hearing from movement leaders from Idaho, Washington, Oregon and Utah.
Upwards of 80% of new funds come to community foundations through referrals from professional advisors. Join us for this conversation on how smaller community foundations cultivate and sustain relationships with professional advisors to become the go-to trusted philanthropic advisor. We'll hear from Elena Pullen Venema, Director of Gift Planning at the Community Foundation of Snohomish County, who has developed and stewards relationships with 300+ professional advisors in Snohomish County.
CF Insights has released the 2013 Columbus Survey, its annual benchmarking survey of 285 community foundations across the country, including many Philanthropy Northwest members. more »
Check out The Russell Family Foundation's new films showcasing its use of mission-related investing to drive strategic sustainability outcomes. more »
2014 was a big year in Northwest philanthropy. As we reflected back on the year gone by, we put together this brief interactive presentation that shares some of the year's highlights in Northwest philanthropy. Fittingly, this presentation is about you, the work you're doing and the impact you're having in the world. more »
We are thrilled to share with you the 2014 edition of Trends in Northwest Giving, our signature biennial report on foundation and corporate giving across our six-state region. more »
We recently found an error in our Trends report pertaining to Alaska. We originally published the list of top 10 funders that provided grantmaking data in multiple Trends reports over time. more »
by Jeff Clarke, CEO | Last week, many of us from the Philanthropy Northwest network had the chance to attend the White House Generation Indigenous Native Youth Challenge convening. more »
An estimated one million men and women in the U.S. Armed Forces will shift from military to civilian life over the next five years. What’s next for them? more »