We welcome you to explore these resources that we hope will help you in your work.
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The Stand for Your Mission campaign is a challenge to all nonprofit decision-makers to stand up for the organizations they believe in by actively representing their organization’s mission and values, and creating public will for positive social change.
Initiated by BoardSource — together with the Alliance for Justice, the Campion Foundation, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation Foundation, the National Council of Nonprofits, and the Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers — this campaign seeks to unleash the full potential of the nonprofit sector to create positive impact by engaging board leaders more directly in the advocacy work of their organizations.
Advocacy and engagement with lawmakers is an essential part of preserving and strengthening philanthropy. It provides an opportunity for you to communicate the positive impact of charitable giving in the lives of their constituents every day, and ensure that they understand how the decisions they make in Washington, D.C. matter at home. The materials in this updated toolkit from the Council on Foundations include tips on reaching out to lawmakers, writing op-eds, preparing for meetings and following up.
This study examined capacity building resources available to nonprofit organizations in Washington State in 2009 and used an ecosystem framework to assess the strengths and gaps of a community's capacity. Full study.
This report describes a role for corporate involvement in solving social issues and addresses how corporations position themselves now to maximize their profitability and societal impact over the next decade.
PowerPoint presentation compares and contrasts the structures and strategies for corporate giving, including Corporate Foundations, Corporate Giving Programs, and Community Foundations.
Resources from North Carolina Network of Grantmakers including examples of different structures and a sample foundation board member job description.
Stewardship Principles to Strengthen Performance describe how corporate grantmakers can reflect their fundamental values in their governance, management and grantmaking.
Presentation by legal and financial advisors to Washington state community foundation convening, June, 2013.
This document offers an agenda for corporate practitioners to align and engage their efforts with that of their core business and to use new resources and ideas to enhance their company’s positive impact on society.
Philanthropy Northwest reports on our work in Native communities.
The Russell Family Foundation's presentation on Investing, Convening and Aligning at Philanthropy Northwest's 2015 Local Matters: Washington convening.
Culture is an essential element in high-performing organizations, in philanthropy and beyond. In this insightful article, Tom David and Kathleen Enright explore the both the importance of culture and the origins of foundation/philanthropic sector culture.
State-by-state summaries of funding data from Trends in Northwest Giving 2012
The CIRI Foundation's mission is to promote individual self-development and economic self-sufficiency through education and to maintain pride in culture and heritage among Alaska Natives who are original enrollees of Cook Inlet region and their descendants. Its annual handbook provides education and career planning information for the foundation's beneficiaries as well as for others who are interested in pursuing a successful career after high school.
Federal officials presented the Opening Doors report to the Obama administration, detailing the nation's first comprehensive strategy to prevent and end homelessness.
Washington State Office of Financial Management Forecasting and Research Division presentation on the demographic and socio-economic profile of Washington's population at Philanthropy Northwest's 2015 Local Matters: Washington convening.
A snapshot of Philanthropy Northwest's work in building civic capacity and strengthening civil society.
The Foundation Center's 2012 annual report on giving by community foundations.