Allison Parker, The Seattle Foundation | Like Chambers Bay, our region's impact investing network is a complex course: alluring with breathtaking views, but filled with hidden bumps, tough climbs and other potential hazards. By mapping out this ecosystem, we see that our role is to build on our strengths as a community foundation: sharing place-based knowledge, building relationships and engaging donors. more »
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Despite a field replete with research, analysis, recommended policies and practices — not to mention an abundance of educational programs and frameworks for grantmaking to diverse communities — philanthropic leaders have been slow to advance these values in their foundations. We wondered: what is getting in the way?
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Caitlin Copple, Montana Correspondent | Against the backdrop of Lone Mountain on a patio with a river rock fireplace, nearly 100 philanthropists, social entrepreneurs, nonprofit staff and government leaders spent a day and a half talking, thinking and planning next steps to advance issues that matter most to Montanans. Here's what we learned. more »
Kristen Holway, Senior Manager, Learning Practice | Five months have passed since the March 22 mudslide in Oso, Wash. killed 43 people, damaged nearly 50 homes and destroyed nearly one square mile of land, rivers and infrastructure. It's hard to believe that, on the heels of this horrific disaster -- the worst in state history -- fire crews were also battling the most severe fires in Washington state history in Chelan and Okanogan counties.
As communities across the state continue to define their new normal, recover and rebuild, philanthropic organizations are beginning to ask: "What can we do to ensure our communities are resilient? How can we better prepare our grantees and ourselves for future disasters?" more »
Strategies to Maximize your Philanthropic Capital: A Guide to Program Related Investments is a comprehensive primer on program-related investments (PRIs).
Kristen Holway, Senior Manager, Learning Practice | Philanthropy Northwest recently welcomed Bipartisan Policy Center president Jason Grumet and senior fellow Sen. Olympia Snowe, for a discussion on how philanthropy can help bring lawmakers together across party lines. Here's what we learned: more »
Resources from North Carolina Network of Grantmakers including examples of different structures and a sample foundation board member job description.
The National Center for Family Philanthropy and Youth Philanthropy Connect, a program of the Frieda C. Fox Foundation have joined together to bring new resources to the field of philanthropy focused on engaging the next generation of donors and family members. Igniting the Spark: Creating Effective Next Gen Boards is the first publication of its kind, offering a comprehensive overview of the growing practice among family foundations and donor advised fund holders of using next generation boards.
A wealth of resources from the National Council of Nonprofits to help nonprofits understand why and how they can engage in advocacy.
An in-depth analysis of 2012 corporate giving data from 240 leading companies, including 60 of the largest 100 companies in the FORTUNE 500.
Presentation by Native Americans in Philanthropy to Montana-Wyoming-Idaho Funders group. The program describes the organization's mission, strategic direction and framework.
The Ford Institute for Community Building, a program of The Ford Family Foundation, works to help community leaders learn how to implement local solutions based on principles of effective community building.
A snapshot of Philanthropy Northwest's work in building civic capacity and strengthening civil society.
Trends and Strategies to Engage Employees in Greater Giving finds that companies are creating new giving models to attract younger employees and to ensure their programs remain relevant and vibrant.
Presentation by legal and financial advisors to Washington state community foundation convening, June, 2013. The presentation covered danger areas for donor advised funds, fiscal sponsorship and Form 990 issues.