Peter Pennekamp and Garland Yates, Community Democracy Workshop | ... while refining CDW’s directions and priorities. CDW partners agreed on a strategic direction for 2015-2017 that calls for a more ... has been delegated to co-managing directors. Key CDW Partners are organized into two main groups, with some overlap: (1) funding ... more »
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... and collaborating effectively to support our members, partners and communities. Last month, it was our turn: seven members of our ... lesson for me was, “I’m not alone!” Many of our partners are thinking about the same issues and are exploring new strategies, ... more »
Jan Jaffe, The Giving Practice and Ryan Chao, Annie E. Casey Foundation | ... be aware of our assumptions and bias as we try to help our partners get to the best outcomes. Jan : The latter sounds like a lot of ... work alone was not enough. For example, our workforce partners do great work but were frequently running into residents’ prior ... more »
Rosalie Sheehy Cates | If you are an endowment manager, or an impact investor, we’ve two new resources for you! Now available for download: The Council on Foundations and Commonfund Institute's 2016 Study of Investment of Endowments for Private and Community Foundations as well as Philanthropy Northwest's Foundation Guide to Investing in Community Development Financial Institutions.
... use. 2. Collaborate : Our CR team regularly partners with many groups across our organization – human resources, ... by involving our employees in the selection of our community partners, they are more likely to participate. Our CR team regularly works with ... more »
Last week, leaders from our nation's 34 regional philanthropy networks gathered in San Diego for the annual conference of the Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers. Philanthropy Northwest was there in force, with a contingent of eight people representing all of the facets of our organization. Given the sprawling, diverse nature of the conference, which included everything from sessions on executive transition to branding, public policy and a deep dive on technology, and the bench depth of our team, we're bringing you a recap built from our team's reflections upon their "aha" moments from the conference. more »
... habits and find pathways out of poverty. Puget Sound Partners: Alliance for Education CHOICES Education Group ... State University Foundation Portland Region Partners: Alberta Kerr Centers Foundation All Hands Raised Big ... more »
... sacred space so that we can better understand each other as partners. This convening offers you the flexibility to attend as few or as ... can limit our potential effectiveness as funders and partners in these communities. Through “Philanthropy Is… Indigenous ... more »
Jeff Clarke, CEO | The fourth stop of our Local Matters 2015 series found us in Anchorage, Alaska with leaders from more than 35 organizations, from Bristol Bay to Washington, D.C. For many, it was a life-changing experience. We were welcomed as guests to First Alaskans Institute's 32nd annual Elders and Youth Conference and to the Alaska Federation of Natives — National Congress of American Indians 4th annual Tribal Conference with state and federal policy makers. We were privy to the inner workings of a 10,000-year-old culture as elders passed on their wisdom and traditions to a new generation of Native voices. Despite more than 220 federally recognized tribes in Alaska, each community was honored and rejoiced equally, and spent a week united in both the challenges they share and the opportunities that lie ahead. more »
... Lucky for us, many of our Philanthropy Northwest members and partners are also thinking deeply about "next-gen" giving, from personal ... more »
Rosalie Sheehy Cates, Catalyst Fellow | It’s not every day you find the top officers from the biggest foundations in the United States chatting about their commitment to impact investing. It happened, though, at the Mission Investors Exchange (MIE) biennial conference in Baltimore, Maryland. From May 9 to 11, the CEOs of Meyer Memorial Trust and the Ford, Kresge, MacArthur, McKnight and Surdna foundations each took the stage to share their stories, commitment and strategies for "Seizing the Momentum" of impact investing. The size and stature of these foundations are a testament to MIE’s organizational reach and impact investing’s increasingly mainstream appeal. It may be a little overwhelming however, for smaller foundations and organizations just beginning to explore this tool. The MIE conference can feel like the arcade at the state fair: Over here we have real estate strategies to fight gentrification! Over there are fisheries, already accelerated to Version 2.0! And over there, how to invest our way out of climate change! I think this is overwhelming in a good way, though. more »
Jessica Stewart-Kuntz, Dir. of Operations and Grants, Montana Community Foundation | At Montana Community Foundation, Inc. (MCF), we have been reflecting on what happens when we say yes—yes to new programs, yes to new ideas and yes to taking big risks. If you had asked us, a statewide community foundation, to discuss disaster philanthropy six months ago, we wouldn’t have had much to say, at least not in the personal meaningful manner we desire. But, things change and they change fast. Fortunately, we said yes. more »
... — reflecting on a decade and a half of work with partners to improve the lives of people right here in our backyard and around ... made by our global health, development and U.S. education partners, 2015 included its own share of memorable moments for our Pacific ... more »
... and collaborating effectively to support our members, partners and communities. Last month, it was our turn: eight members of our ... strategically promoting the good work of our members and partners, and brainstorming new ideas with my new friends from the Council of ... more »
... to take more risks, try new models and view communities as partners and co-creators of change, rather than recipients of our support. As ... to and remain deeply committed to continuing — with partners — our exploration and celebration of philanthropy in its many ... more »
... goals. We’re very happy to be partnering with local partners as well as a national funder to move forward together in these areas. ...