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Our annual conference is the largest convening of grantmakers in the Northwest! We believe philanthropy is at its best when it is collaborative, transparent and equitable. Our conference provides space to convene together to learn from peers how philanthropy can build capacity in the social sector, commit to racial equity and DEI, and advocate for issues and organizations.
... citizens through service. Working hand in hand with local partners, we tap the ingenuity and can-do spirit of the American people to ... are making a difference across the country. Dietel Partners , Seattle: Our multi-generational family clients passionately believe ... more »
The Russell Family Foundation's Richard Woo on moving towards "...a sustainable and peaceful world for people, places and communities." Their work on the Puyallup Watershed Initiative embodies the three principles they follow: taking a place-based approach, embracing differences, and being a learning organization. more »
Building public and civic health, or a strong non-profit, requires long-term investment, but philanthropic gifts are often short-term and outcome-specific. Be part of the conversation as we discuss how to address this tension and explore how philanthropists, government and non-profit organizations can work together to encourage systemic and sustainable community development.
Join us September 23 + 24 for the Idaho Nonprofit Center’s Annual Conference. We will connect, create and collaborate across Idaho’s geography and organizations to further strengthen nonprofits and our communities.
The Stand for Your Mission campaign is a challenge to all nonprofit decision-makers to stand up for the organizations they believe in by actively representing their organization’s mission and values, and creating public will for positive social change.
Initiated by BoardSource — together with the Alliance for Justice, the Campion Foundation, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation Foundation, the National Council of Nonprofits, and the Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers — this campaign seeks to unleash the full potential of the nonprofit sector to create positive impact by engaging board leaders more directly in the advocacy work of their organizations.
Alaska Conservation Foundation is pleased to announce that Michael Barber has been selected as the organization’s new Executive Director, effective August 10, 2015. Barber will replace Ann Rothe who announced her planned retirement earlier this year. more »
Wells Fargo will donate $1 million to NeighborWorks America to help replace or rehabilitate owner-occupied homes in nine rural areas, including a southwest Oregon community. more »
In cities across the nation, a few enjoy rising affluence while many struggle to get by. This situation is created in part by the practices of traditional economic development. Current trends threaten to worsen, unless we can answer the design challenge before us. Can we create an economic system — beginning at the local level — that builds the wealth and prosperity of everyone? The 20 cities profiled in this new Democracy Collaborative report include Portland, Oregon, and Seattle.
... owns the economic-development process? In creating and sustaining new, inclusive economic institutions, how do community members ...
Created in 2015, Seattle City Club's Livable Neighborhoods Civic Boot Camp addresses Seattle’s commitment to sustainable neighborhoods. We explore green space, food access, historical and cultural preservation, transit and walkability, and housing and development. The focus is on Seattle’s fastest growing neighborhood, Cascade-South Lake Union, and tackles issues of change in the area's economy, demographics, ecology and culture.
... the approach in other Oregon communities, and nine AHI Sustaining Portfolios grants of $150,000 to develop and implement ... more »
Nicole Neroulias Gupte, Senior Communications Manager | Corporate social responsibility isn't just a nice thing to do. It's also good business. While the Northwest, home to major corporate philanthropists like Microsoft and a hotbed of social enterprise, may be ahead of the curve on this philosophy, board members and shareholders often require more convincing. Seeking clarity and inspiration from data and examples, two dozen corporate philanthropists joined Philanthropy Northwest and ACCP for a half-day workshop on "The ROI for CSR" on June 6. Our panel of CSR executives from Insitu, Starbucks and Wells Fargo shared their own strategies, describing how they balance the needs of their companies, employees, customers and communities more »
... so that the OAC and its cultural and community partners, can most effectively work together toward a vision of racial ...
As many of you know, Pierce County recently announced 50% or more cutbacks for youth homelessness service providers. As a group of funding peers in Pierce County, we would like to convene a quick Funder Huddle to try and begin to understand this serious situation. We will not have speakers or a program. It is intended to be a “this concerns us, let’s huddle and use the power of the network to figure this out together” discussion.
David Biemesderfer, Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers | No matter how you voted last week, it’s clear that the election shined a light on deep divisions in our country among socioeconomic, racial, gender and generational lines, to name a few. This is a particularly troubling development for those of us working in the philanthropic sector, where our work is often focused on trying to bridge and heal divisions in our communities and reduce inequities. If there were ever a time for philanthropy to step up as a leader for our communities and our nation, the time is now. Let’s expend not just our financial capital, but also our trust capital, to come together to move our nation forward. more »
This event is AT CAPACITY. For more information contact Maya Sandifor.
We are happy to announce that the Community Foundation Best Practices will be held on February 13 & 14, 2017 at Philanthropy Northwest. Come share some quality time with other community foundations in the Pacific Northwest and learn from the experts. The two-day Community Foundation Best Practices offers a comprehensive overview of the structure and operations of a community foundation. The program is an in-depth introduction to community foundations for new community foundation staff, community foundation board members or more experienced community foundation staff looking for a good refresher.
Alaska nonprofits, like others around the country, face funding cuts from government and other threats to their sustainability. This year’s conference will take a fresh look at how organizations can increase their resiliency and take steps to assure they can successfully carry out their missions. The event takes place April 3-4, at the Hotel Captain Cook in Anchorage.
The People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond is a collective of anti-racist community organizers and educators committed to building an anti-racist movement. Founded in 1980 by Ronald Chisom and Jim Dunn, the organization's national office is based in New Orleans, Louisiana.
The People’s Institute Northwest supports and coordinates Undoing Institutional Racism (UIR) workshops as well as providing technical assistance and organizing support to community based organizations, educators, social service agencies, government, faith based organizations, prisoner organizations, coalitions for social change, and youth groups.