Mitchell Thomashow, Catalyst Fellow | On the first Earth Day, in 1970, terms like biodiversity, climate change, green building, sustainability and dozens of others had not yet entered the public lexicon. Yet going back to the 19th century writings of Thoreau, American culture has contained a prevailing theme of sustainability: the idea of living within our means and living with respect for interconnected ecosystems. As we approach Earth Day 2016 — this Friday, April 22 — Northwest philanthropic institutions like The Bullitt Foundation are playing a major role in contributing to all aspects of this ethos, including conservation, policy and education. 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 »
... 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 »
By Jennifer Kronberg, Guest Contributor, Idaho Community Foundation | ... said Spector. Community foundations are important partners in this effort as they will convene donors, raise public awareness ... climate-resilient conservation can be shared among all the partners. “The natural resources that sustain the Pacific Northwest ... 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.
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 »
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... 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 »
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