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The first two blog posts in a three-part series on corporate philanthropy and mission investing by Peter Broffman. more »
Well, that's a wrap. And also a beginning. Over 500 people gathered at Sunriver, OR for our first-ever joint conference with GRANTMAKERS of Oregon and Southwest Washington. more »
The Independent Sector conference brings together the entire charitable sector with its vibrancy and diversity funders and nonprofits, big and small, rural and urban. As the first Independent Sector national conference held in the Pacific Northwest since 1996, the convening is an opportunity for funders and nonprofits in our region to showcase our strategies, innovations, and ideas to our colleagues from across the country and globe. more »
Nicole Neroulias Gupte, Communications Manager | Dozens of community foundations and thousands of nonprofits are preparing for 24-hour online giving campaigns next week, using a combination of themes, stretch funds and prizes as incentives to attract new donors and keep them giving throughout the day to a variety of organizations. We tracked down the origins of this philanthropy trend, the pros and cons of participation, and the list of giving days in our region. more »
I attended the June 16, PolicyWorks teleconference discussing philanthropy’s role in promoting early childhood education. More than 50 individuals from foundation and regional associations participated, with ten Philanthropy Northwest members joining the call. more »
As summer begins to wind down, the philanthropic community across the country is gearing up for a big legislative effort that has been more than a decade in the making: the America Gives More Act (H.R. 4719). Take advantage of the next few weeks to support the passage of the America Gives More Act by communicating with your Senators while they are home for the August recess. more »
If you're reading this, you're among the first people to see Philanthropy Northwest's new website! more »
by Audrey Haberman, managing director of The Giving Practice | Audrey reports on her recent visit to the Aspen Institute's convening on place-based philanthropy. more »
David Bley, Board Chair | The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is celebrating 15 years of helping people all over the world and here at home lead healthy, productive lives. To mark this anniversary, we’re taking some time to reflect on our past and look ahead to our future. more »
David Bley and David Wertheimer of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation have three recent posts addressing related aspects of homelessness on the Gates Foundation's Impatient Optimists blog. more »
by Audrey Haberman, The Giving Practice - Like many of you, I am thinking a lot about income inequality these days. I have been honored to serve on the Mayor’s Income Inequality Advisory Committee, which is tasked with presenting a proposal to the Seattle City Council to raise the minimum wage in Seattle. It has been a wonderful, difficult and complex process. more »
Jeff Clarke's reflection on our recent conferences, The River Gathering: A Confluence of People, Places and Spirit (April 30 - May 2) and Mission Investor's Exchange, Sparking Change (May 13-15). more »
by Lyn Hunter, senior program manager | If you were a stranger to my little neighborhood in Hillman City, you would probably not be able to match up the individuals who made up a household. We are a beautiful block of “mixed up everything” as one of my neighbors put it. It’s one of the many things that I love about it. And on Tuesday night, we got together for the official annual Night Out celebration - but in our neck of the woods we just called it a good old fashioned neighborhood potluck. Our sixth, we think. 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 »
Philanthropy Northwest is excited to be a Premier Partner for the Independent Sector 2014 National Conference in Seattle this November, and we hope that you will join us for this special event! The Philanthropy Northwest 2014 Annual Meeting will also be held during the conference on the morning of November 18.
by Kristen Holway | I recently spoke with Onora Lien, of the Northwest Healthcare Response Network, about Ebola fears, preparedness and response. Here's what I learned: more »
One aspect of Philanthropy Northwest’s public policy efforts is to highlight foundations and government entities working effectively together. Recently, I interviewed Kris Tucker, executive director of ArtsWA, the Washington State Arts Commission, about her organization working alongside local community foundations in Washington State. more »
by Jeff Clarke, CEO, Philanthropy Northwest | Reflections on David Landers: A Philanthropy Northwest Treasure, and on the evolving relationship between philanthropy and nonprofits - across the country we can see significant momentum to build closer (and long overdue!) relationships between philanthropic networks and state nonprofit associations. more »
by Kristen Holway | Small foundations and family funds are increasingly providing essential investments to small organizations based in developing countries. These funders tend to be nimble, tolerate risk and understand the need for both seed funding and general operating grants. However, it can be challenging to evaluate small, international investments. How can a small foundation engaged in international philanthropy right-size their evaluation expectations and practices? more »