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.
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Join Philanthropy Northwest for the second year of our virtual policy advocacy workshop series. This four-part series is designed for foundation staff and trustees who want to build their knowledge and capacity to fund and implement policy advocacy. In this session we will look at investing in grantees and nonprofit partners to build their capacity to engage in policy advocacy, including base-building, community organizing, public education and lobbying.
Kiran Ahuja | Our conference theme this year – Rooted. Grounded. Growing. – provides an important reflection piece for my end of year letter. Hopefully you caught earlier blogs by Elyse Gordon, our senior manager of programs, and Aleesha Towns-Bain, our conference co-chair and board chair, where they shared their thoughts on being Rooted and Grounded. I thought I would focus my end-of-year reflections on “Growing” – the anchor for our conference theme. more »
Philanthropy Northwest is excited to partner with the Trust-Based Philanthropy Project to offer the first-ever Trust-Based Philanthropy Cohort. Join us for this four-part curriculum designed for foundation leaders who are interested in bringing greater vulnerability and humility to their philanthropic practices in order to advance more equitable and transparent funder-grantee relationships. This inaugural program is being offered at no cost to selected participants, thanks to support from the Trust-Based Philanthropy Project!
... power dynamics throughout our interactions with nonprofit partners from the pitfalls and possibilities of site visits ...
... and direct feedback from our community foundation partners. All community foundations located in the six-state ... questions, information and connections to peers and partners. From “who’s doing X” to salary benchmarking, ...
... Funders are actively working with government agency partners . 58% of our respondents, and 100% of those doing ... they work in collaboratives that include government agency partners. Nearly a third of funders doing public policy work ... more »
... that nonprofit and foundation leaders – working partners – disagree to such an extent about the value and ... more »
... useful content created by Philanthropy Northwest and our partners in the field. Here are 10 publications released in ... From the Outside-In Paul Shoemaker of Social Venture Partners argues that funders need to fundamentally change the ... more »
Gloris Estrella, Program Associate | ... national policymakers to see philanthropy as a close partners in their communities — as advocates, both for ... more »
Anne Yoon, Program Associate | ... with philanthropy leaders, trustees, staff and community partners from across our six-state region while getting to ... team's recent site visit, we loved meeting with our partners from M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust and Community ... more »
... in the Northwest can work more closely with government partners to support an accurate count for Census 2020 in ...
In order for philanthropy to serve the community effectively during the COVID-19 outbreak, it is important to first understand the way the government response is organized, and how philanthropy can support and augment local, state and federal leadership on this issue.
Building on the Center for Disaster Philanthropy’s March 5th webinar on How Philanthropy Can Respond, please join Philanthropy California for a webinar to identify the unmet needs at a range of levels, from your family and organization to your grantees and the broader community. Speakers will share best practices for grantmakers in pandemic preparedness and response while emphasizing community resiliency and support for our most vulnerable community members.
Democracy Northwest is a resource for philanthropists who might be motivated to devote more attention to strengthening democratic practices and institutions. At a time when our democracy is suffering from multiple afflictions, philanthropy has a unique opportunity to contribute to its revitalization.
As one contribution to that work, we have prepared this working menu of democracy-strengthening resources. We recognize how incomplete this catalogue is, and we welcome suggestions about how to make the document more comprehensive and more useful in your work.
... in the first place? And is the broader philanthropy sector sustaining its own life and creating its own work by ... more »
... accomplished amazing things over 10 years. With our partners, we’ve trained 6,000 people in leadership skills ... solid relationships in rural areas, outstanding strategic partners, and good relationships with peer funders. Now we ... more »
... in state working groups of funders and community partners; connecting funders to 2020 Census funding ...
For 2020, Philanthropy Northwest’s board of directors elected an entirely new slate of board officers. In line with our journey to weave equitable and inclusive practices into everything we do, the majority of our 2020 officers are women of color. We are honored to have them lend their expertise to lead our organization. more »