by Sindhu Knotz | We are excited to announce that Philanthropy Northwest has launched the Momentum Fellowship, a program designed to prepare professionals from underrepresented communities, particularly communities of color, for successful careers in the philanthropic sector through professional development, networking and mentoring opportunities. more »
by Kristen Holway and Nicole Neroulias Gupte | College applications have skyrocketed in the past decade — and along with them, tuition and student debt. As high school seniors and undergraduates weigh their options for Fall 2015, Philanthropy Northwest, Washington Women in Need and College Spark Washington convened a group of funders and state organizations to share efforts to address this mounting crisis. more »
There is growing recognition that good corporate citizenship encompasses more than good community involvement. Whether it's called corporate social responsibility or sustainability, companies need formal, comprehensive and integrated approaches to corporate citizenship management. Join the Corporate Volunteer Council of United Way of King County and their partner, Boston College, for a full day workshop that will translate the complex concepts, ideas and language of corporate citizenship into practical and useful models and tools.
A new report led by Dr. Christopher Blodgett of Washington State University shows that the prevalence of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) in a community can significantly impact the overall academic outcomes of children and youth. Join Philanthropy Northwest and Foundation for Healthy Generations for a rare, half-day briefing and discussion with the report's authors. We will explore the ramifications of the findings and discuss potential roles for the philanthropic community. This event is for funders only and is not open to the public.
Many funders have been supporting efforts to solidify net neutrality protections and open Internet principles for over a decade. Last year, four million people commented on the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) proposed Internet rules, and the President called for true open Internet protections, including reclassification of the Internet under Title II jurisdiction. This February the FCC voted to reclassify the Internet and stop states from banning municipal broadband networks. Join former FCC Chair Michael Copps and leaders from the Media Impact Funders and Quixote Foundation for a conversation on the changing landscape of media policy.
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 »
Our mission: Philanthropy Northwest promotes, facilitates and drives collaborative action by philanthropic organizations to strengthen communities in our region.
The Momentum Fellowship is designed to prepare professionals from underrepresented communities, particularly communities of color, for successful careers in the philanthropic sector through professional development, networking and mentoring opportunities.
Philanthropy Northwest and the Campion Foundation invite you to join us for a conversation around a new national campaign entitled, Stand for Your Mission on how advocacy, particularly from nonprofit boards, can enhance the mission of organizations. Anne Wallestad, CEO of BoardSource, will lead a discussion for philanthropy and nonprofit advisors on how advocacy can expand nonprofit impact and what – as funders and advisors – we can do to support stronger advocacy amongst our nonprofit partners. The conversation will touch on big myths around nonprofit advocacy, how foundations can signal support of advocacy as a key strategy for their grantees, and what resources are available to support stronger engagement in advocacy from boards and other leaders.
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Please join the Center for Disaster Philanthropy (CDP), The Funders Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities (TFN), and Philanthropy Northwest for a webinar that explores the trends associated with domestic and international disasters and their impact on vulnerable populations. We will explore recent trends in the philanthropic response to disasters and learn about promising, place-based disaster grantmaking models.
Please join us for our April Montana-Wyoming-Idaho Funders Teleconference. Now in its seventh year, the agenda for each teleconference in this monthly series is created by participants, for participants. These funder-driven conversations are opportunities for you to solicit feedback from your peers on foundation strategies, share information on public policy initiatives, and explore opportunities for collaboration.
Many Philanthropy Northwest members make consistent and significant investments in higher education, including improving access and affordability. However, affordability and access are highly complex issues that lend themselves to different perspectives and questions about the most strategic approaches to filling gaps. Join College Spark Washington, Washington Women in Need, Washington Student Achievement Council and the National Association of Scholarship Providers as they lead a discussion about higher education affordability.
by Allison Parker, The Seattle Foundation | The Seattle Foundation has been involved with mission investing since 2004. Together, foundation-directed impact investments, made from our discretionary funds and donor-recommended investments, made from DAFs, currently total $7.2 million, with 23 open transactions representing 22 different funds. Here's some of what we've learned along the way. more »
by Melanie Maltry, Washington Department of Early Learning | Despite its rapid growth, fewer than 15 percent of eligible families in Washington are currently able to access home visiting services. The Department of Early Learning, Thrive Washington and the state’s many other home visiting stakeholders are eager to expand these life-changing services to more families — and are exploring an innovative new financing mechanism, Pay for Success, to do so. more »
Presenting "Philanthropy is... Right Next Door." An exploration of the role of philanthropy in community prosperity including Wyoming trends, potential areas of growth and stories of community collaboration.
by Nicole Neroulias Gupte, communications manager | Philanthropy Northwest was proud to host Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell on Monday afternoon for a conversation with our members about one of her highest priorities: preparing the next generation of outdoor stewards. more »
by Nicole Neroulias Gupte, communications manager | Three programs in the Pacific Northwest have won funding to study the feasibility of using Pay for Success to expand services for vulnerable populations in Oregon and Washington state. more »