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... place at a foundation or endowment. Veris Wealth Partners has a very useful primer on impact investments for those working ...
Steven G.W. Moore, M.J. Murdock Memorial Trust | As the M. J. Murdock Charitable Trust wrapped up 2016 by awarding close to $9.7 million in grants to more than 50 organizations, bringing its total investment in nonprofits last year to $48.96 million, we are pleased to share this message from executive director Steve Moore: While the election season and inauguration have been grabbing the headlines in recent weeks, we cannot help but reflect on a different story! The deep investment that volunteers, staff, leaders and citizens are making in our communities continues throughout the region and the country in creative, thoughtful, and sacrificial ways. This civic engagement and volunteerism is a big story happening across the country and making a difference in people’s lives. more »
Jan Jaffe, Senior Partner, The Giving Practice | In celebration of Black History Month and continued observance of this year’s National Day of Racial Healing, our team sat with Dr. Gail C. Christopher, a former Senior Advisor and Vice President at the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and architect of the foundation's Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT) framework, to discuss what reflective practices she has used to meet challenges as a philanthropic practitioner. more »
In the second edition of this monograph, Daniel Kemmis explores the sometimes-fraught relationship between philanthropy and democracy. Beginning with a wide-ranging stroll through the shared history of philanthropy and democracy, Kemmis asks whether philanthropy can and should do more to strengthen the infrastructure and practices of democracy.
Daniel Kemmis explores the sometimes-fraught relationship between philanthropy and democracy. Beginning with a wide-ranging stroll through the shared history of philanthropy and democracy, Kemmis examines the current post-Citizens United landscape and asks whether philanthropy can and should do more to strengthen the infrastructure and practices of democracy.
... In his letter to Philanthropy Northwest members and partners, Board Chair David Bley, director of the Bill & Melinda Gates ... committed as ever to Philanthropy Northwest's members and partners," he wrote. "Audrey and the rest of our staff will continue to partner ... more »
Building on the momentum around energy financing and impact investing in D.C., get the latest thinking from Mission Investors Exchange on impact investment in the energy sector, problems associated with making these investments and the resources needed in conjunction with the federal government.
This report includes interviews with executives at eight large foundations that have embraced organization-wide DEI efforts. We asked them how DEI can shape the structure of the investing department, the work of investment committees and the choice of investments.
What roles are most important to your work? How do you construct them and bring your unique talents to the role? How do you manage your personal challenges in the role? Borrow a few techniques from fellow practitioners described in this brief.
Maya Thornell-Sandifor, Director of Learning Strategies | As we launch the second round of our two-year Momentum Fellowship program, it’s my honor to introduce below 10 leaders from diverse backgrounds, experiences, and communities. I hope you’ll get to meet them at #PNW17, our annual conference coming up next week, Oct. 3-5, in Vancouver, WA. more »
This study was commissioned by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, The Seattle Foundation and United Way of King County to identify potential roles for philanthropy in strengthening the resilience of Washington communities when confronted wit