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Dara Weinerman Steinberg, Guest Contributor | ... them in our day-to-day questions and interactions with our partners. Aha moments are few and far between, but sensemaking can happen ... more »
Caitlin Copple Masingill, Guest Contributor | In late October, Philanthropy Northwest hosted its National Rural Funders Gathering at Mountain Sky Guest Ranch in Emigrant, Montana. About 64 percent hailed from Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Washington, Wyoming and Oregon, including eight Philanthropy Northwest members. Other participants traveled from across the country, even as far away as Arkansas, Minnesota and Vermont. The attendees included traditional funders, representatives from government, tribal nations, as well as CDFIs and other philanthropic practitioners. more »
Christina Fenner and Katie St. John, Guest Contributors, The Alaska Community Foundation | ... President and CEO. “It is important to remember that these partners in care have their own recovery efforts that need to be addressed to ... more »
In mid-March, fourteen Philanthropy Northwest members and staff convened in Washington, DC, as a delegation for Foundations on the Hill (FOTH). Organized by United Philanthropy Forum, in partnership with the Alliance for Charitable Reform and Council on Foundations, the event brought together nearly 250 philanthropic leaders from across the country to raise a collective voice to Congress about the key policy issues impacting philanthropy and the communities in which we serve. more »
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Philanthropy Northwest is continuing our Racial Equity Speaker Series with Mehrsa Baradaran, author of The Color of Money: Black Banks and the Racial Wealth Gap. Join us to hear from her as she examins the fruits of past policies and the operation of banking in a segregated economy.
... if they asked the most enlightened of their philanthropic partners to help them explore this possibility? KEY TAKEAWAYS ...
In partnership with Seattle University’s Project on Family Homelessness, we invite our members to join an exclusive gathering and conversation with Dr. Tiffany Manuel, a national expert on building inclusive communities. We encourage our members interested in and working on issues related to homelessness, affordable housing, and economic/community development to mark your calendars!
... questions, information and connections to peers and partners. From “who’s doing X” to salary benchmarking, we’re here to ...
Kim Moore | Guest Contributor, Retired President, United Methodist Health Ministry Fund | ... With intention, foundations can be successful funding partners in rural communities: Many foundations are doing so and are great ... more »
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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 »
... We’ve accomplished amazing things over 10 years. With our partners, we’ve trained 6,000 people in leadership skills throughout rural ... solid relationships in rural areas, outstanding strategic partners, and good relationships with peer funders. Now we get to take this ... more »