... hospital administrators, etc.) are engaged as formal partners in the strategies that follow. We also tell the story over and over ... business plan.
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Lisa Galaites, Talent Partner and Board Liaison | Philanthropy Northwest is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion as key tenets of our culture, policies and processes. As the organization’s talent partner, eager to learn how others in our region think about diversity in the workplace, I joined 1,100 managers, human resource professionals, diversity specialists and employees at the Portland General Electric’s Diversity Summit 2015 earlier this month. Here are my takeaways: more »
... of Wyoming and listen to the practitioners and potential partners. Through that experience, we learned that “vision, voice and ... more »
Leslie Silverman, The Giving Practice | Growing up, I was the only "Hanukkah kid" in my class, so my parents felt compelled to offer me a similar experience in what kids talked about most — the gifts! So, they would give us a gift each evening after we lit the candles. Often, this would amount to seven small toys and games, then a big gift on the eighth and final night. A few years ago, inspired by my work with family foundations, I started to think about how to make the holiday season more meaningful for my son. We created a new tradition: planning out what each night of Hanukkah should be about, beyond buying and exchanging a lot of presents. After a little brainstorming, my 7-year-old son and I came up with eight days of themes: more »
... advocacy, our personal leadership, visionary nonprofit partners, multimedia investments like books and films, and the skills and ... more »
... $1 million to arts education in 2015. We have many talented partners empowering young people through the traditional art forms such as ...
Tim Crosby, Cascadia Foodshed Financing Project | ... the regional food economy. The hope is that we can identify partners and other investors who also see opportunity and need in this space. ... more »
Kiran Ahuja | Philanthropy Northwest's members are central to our work to promote a more resilient, equitable and inclusive future that honors our past, our people and our cultures regionally. As an organization, we believe that we are at our best when we embrace the future as an opportunity to do more in collaboration with you—our members. We've exciting programs and new initiatives on the horizon, but to have the most impact, we must first appreciate and recognize our strengths as a six-state network. That’s why the next chapter truly begins with you! more »
At Philanthropy Northwest, we partner with members and other stakeholders to ensure healthy, more vibrant, and sustainable futures for our communities.
Rosalie Sheehy Cates | It’s magic to watch impact investing happen in a small town. In June, a group of local people met in Missoula, Montana for 90 minutes and crafted a $300,000 loan enabling a nonprofit organization to buy land for an innovative affordable housing development. Their transaction paves the way for Homeword to develop up to 72 new homes and support services that are sorely needed in Missoula. more »
When disasters strike, the human, economic or environmental impacts often exceed a community’s ability to cope. Every time our communities recover and rebuild, Philanthropy Northwest members are asking, “What can we do to ensure our communities are resilient? How can we better prepare our grantees and ourselves for future disasters?” We hope the resources shared in this learning center can begin to address these questions.
... so that the OAC and its cultural and community partners, can most effectively work together toward a vision of racial ...
... 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 »
Jeff Clarke, CEO | The Pacific Northwest has a unique and globally influential culture marked by innovation, entrepreneurship, civic engagement, generosity and stewardship. Our region’s commitment to innovation drives our growing leadership in impact investing — leveraging private capital for social good. Impact investors seek opportunities to earn a financial return while also doing something good for society. Their aspirations are changing the way we think about solutions to big social problems like homelessness, poverty and unemployment. more »
... interplay with mainstream philanthropy with community partners. Local Matters: Indigenous Communities will be presented in ...
... to tribes, for example, we found accomplished, visionary partners, but many who were doing at least two peoples’ jobs and had no time ...
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 »
... and exploring these opportunities requires working with partners in our communities. In Idaho, the Idaho Rural Partnership is a ... more »
The Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN), in partnership with the Carsey School of Public Policy, published Scaling U.S. Community Investing: The Investor-Product Interface, an in-depth landscape study of the U.S. Community Investing (USCI) field. The full report includes a detailed analysis of the major types of USCI products, parameters that different investors use to evaluate investment opportunities, and the barriers and opportunities to increasing investment. Scaling U.S. Community Investing explores the gaps in the investor-product interface to identify opportunities to encourage greater capital flows into the market and, hence, drive scale. The report highlights a need for better alignment of risk and return expectations, investment term, and liquidity between investors and investees, and identifies two priority recommendations for achieving scale. The study was produced with support from the Ford Foundation and the MacArthur Foundation.