... Council, Enterprise Cascadia, Enterprise Community Partners and MacDonald- Miller Energy Capital Solutions, we are supporting a ... more »
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by Jeff Clarke, CEO, Philanthropy Northwest | How are we at Philanthropy Northwest working to be a more effective partner in support of your mission investing work? We're all in. more »
Jon Stahl, Communications Director | I’ve just returned from Local Matters: Wyoming, the first event in our 2015 Local Matters series, which brought together more than 80 people from foundations and nonprofits engaged in Wyoming philanthropy. Here are a few highlights from a rich, engaging and wide-ranging conversation about how philanthropy is... right next door. more »
Sindhu Knotz, The Giving Practice | Last week, Community Democracy Workshop partnered with The Ford Family Foundation to host a peer learning exchange among funders and practitioners of place-based community change efforts from several cities across the U.S, including Denver, Buffalo, San Diego, Boston, Little Rock and New Orleans. Here's what we learned. more »
... and exploring these opportunities requires working with partners in our communities. In Idaho, the Idaho Rural Partnership is a ... more »
... a new strategy guide for community foundations. Self-Sustaining and Financially Viable : We were extremely honored to receive a ... organizations, state nonprofit associations and other partners.
... overhead, at the expense of social impact. According to Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon, “The percentage of hungry people in Oregon ...
Mark Dederer, Executive Director, The Sheri and Les Biller Family Foundation |
Many industries struggle with bringing in diverse and young talent into their pipeline, and there is no magic bullet. With more than a decade helping young job-seekers develop banking and financial careers at BankWork$, we have been able to create a solid curriculum and training program -- and build a sustainable road for young people to enter the banking world. Here we share our best learning in workforce development. more »
Richard Kessler, Mannes School of Music, The New School | A new report, Foundation Funding for Arts Education: An Update on Foundation Trends, examines the Foundation Center’s data sets of grants of $10,000 or more awarded to organizations by one thousand of the largest U.S. foundations from 1999 to 2012. It is clear from the report overall that advocacy and policy are lagging well behind. But if programmatic work cannot achieve equitable access to quality arts education, then the challenge to the field is substantial. Some of the reasons why this area has been slow to emerge have to do with concerns around concrete results, confusion around what is allowed by law, and a general fear of conflict. more »
... interplay with mainstream philanthropy with community partners. Local Matters: Indigenous Communities will be presented in ... Community Foundation
... websites and consulting tools with our colleagues and partners in the field. This year, we also launched four Digital Resource ... Sector Reports Our statewide nonprofit association partners in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington and Wyoming each produce ... more »
... hospital administrators, etc.) are engaged as formal partners in the strategies that follow. We also tell the story over and over ... business plan.
... resources and capacity to gather and plan with other Native partners in the field in more meaningful ways is challenging. We successfully ...
Paul Kim, Member and Donor Program Associate | Between the changing political landscape, our membership renewal cycle and planning for major programs, the first two months of this year have kept us busy at Philanthropy Northwest! Before we continue at this rapid pace and scale — adding the next edition of Trends in Northwest Giving and the second cohort of our Momentum Fellowship to the mix — we'd like to pause for a moment to welcome five new organizations to our network this year: Beneficial State Foundation / Beneficial State Bank, The Sheri & Les Biller Family Foundation, Idaho Community Foundation, Legal Foundation of Washington and Washington Research Foundation. more »
by Ted Lord, senior partner, The Giving Practice | Philanthropy is so hidebound, risk-averse and endless meeting-oriented because it has largely forgotten the step of conversation that is essential to the dance of informed forward motion. What would it be like if we stopped "doing to" and started "doing as?" more »