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The first two blog posts in a three-part series on corporate philanthropy and mission investing by Peter Broffman. more »
When disaster strikes, communities look to organized philanthropy and government grantmakers for help. 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 »
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 »
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 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 »
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 »
If you're reading this, you're among the first people to see Philanthropy Northwest's new website! 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 »
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 »
Veterans Day is November 11, and while each year, it is an occasion to reflect on our nation’s ongoing commitment to our men and women who serve, this year is a bit unusual: a major Northwest funder and Philanthropy Northwest member with a deep passion for veterans issues – Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz – is launching a multi-pronged philanthropic effort to raise awareness of and destigmatize veterans transitioning to civilian life. more »
Kristen Holway, Director of Learning Strategy | Corporate philanthropists face a set of unique challenges — internal and external expectations — in our sector. They must balance the desire to support their communities and be a force for good, while continuing to provide value to shareholders, engage employees and demonstrate quantifiable results. For even the most experienced and well-intentioned executives, finding and managing a CSR strategy that shifts these competing priorities into complementary goals can prove complex. These challenges brought executives from a dozen companies together, including Philanthropy Northwest members Bank of America, BECU, Microsoft Philanthropies, Premera Blue Cross and REI, for a workshop on best practices for transforming existing CSR portfolios into results-focused, business-aligned societal engagement. 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 »
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 »
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 »
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 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 »