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... 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.
As America becomes more diverse, so too are our social movements diversifying — and better integrating the diversity they've held within them all along. That's the context for the "Verde Paper," an exploration of Latinos in the environmental movement, which holds important lessons for advocates and philanthropists who want to better support and partner with Latino communities.
... low-income communities." DEL, Thrive and other project partners will work with Third Sector Capital and the Institute for Child ... more »
... Project, the United Way of King County, and other key partners to build on existing opportunity youth hiring efforts and ensure the ... more »
D5′s 2014 State of the Work highlights new tools and resources, recently completed research, and new organizational approaches that can help foundations and philanthropic organizations take action, achieve their goals regarding DEI, and advance the common good. The 2014 State of the Work also features perspectives and analysis of three thought leaders on DEI issues and their charge to their peers in philanthropy: Ange-Marie Hancock, Associate Professor of Political Science and Gender Studies at the University of Southern California; Todd Vogel, the Managing Director of Loom; and Gerri Spilka, Founding Director of the OMG Center for Collaborative Learning.
... with the Northwest's largest employer and one of our lead sustaining partners: The Boeing Company turns 100 this summer ! Our close ties with ... more »
Investing in a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) is a powerful way to directly engage in the local economy and increase access to capital in minority, underserved communities. This guide was developed with the support of the Satterberg Foundation to help board and staff members in the philanthropic sector examine the basic processes of building a relationship with a CDFI and structuring investments in it.
Tim Crosby, Cascadia Foodshed Financing Project | If we want to catalyze a thriving food economy in the Pacific Northwest, where should we invest our philanthropic funds? We commissioned research into the production costs of six categories — no-till grain, grass-finished beef, organic greens, organic storage crops, pastured chicken, and hoop house pork — to identify differentiated and viable production systems aligned with our project's five overarching principles of health, social equity, family wage job creation and preservation. The results have revealed intriguing insights for our regional food economy, venture philanthropy and impact investing. We want to achieve system change to increase more sustainable food production and to build resiliency in rural communities. We want to support enterprise success so that rural communities can generate livable wage jobs and investors can at least preserve capital. We now know where we can do each; we seek the opportunity to do both. Now we're asking a new question: How can we advance system change by supporting success at the enterprise level? more »
Does your organization need to earn more about impact investing? This Pretty Good Tool can help you and your trustees explore the concept of impact investing.
... success comes from working together with individuals and partners who have the skills, experiences and shared goals to create more value ... of $500,000 to the CDFI to nearly $2.4 million. Key funding partners include the Rasmuson Foundation, The Nature Conservancy, the Alaska ... more »
... underscores the importance of how our members and community partners are addressing the complexity of affordable housing. Nationally, 1 in ... important issue. M.A. Leonard of Enterprise Community Partners provided an overview of trends in affordable housing across the ... more »
... Washington, D.C. with a number of our Philanthropy Northwest partners and almost 200 others in the philanthropy community from across the ... boards for proposals that could impact our sector and as partners back home. Members of Congress were particularly interested in the ... more »