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 »
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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.
Caitlin Copple, Communications Consultant | ... Ahuja said that she sees philanthropy’s optimism as key to sustaining the long-term work of building resilient, equitable and inclusive ... more »
The Environmental Grantmakers Association is delighted to invite you to join your colleagues in the Emerald City for the 2017 Fall Retreat, September 24-27, 2017 in downtown Seattle. We will explore the relationships linking urban and rural areas. We will consider the role of cities in nurturing connections, fostering equity and sustainability, and leading the way to the world we want.
Garland Yates and Peter Pennekamp | Philanthropy and other potential change-making institutions have grappled with implementing place-based initiatives and funding community-transformative systems. In our new report, The Promise and Challenge of Community Democracy, we detail how successes share one key attribute: they are led by, and realized in collaboration with, the people directly involved and affected. more »
Census 2020 is less than two years away; the time to act is now! Planning has started for a “Get Out The Count” campaign to reach hard-to-count populations in the communities you care about. What key information do you need to guide your investments in support of a fair and accurate count in 2020?
... This year the convening brought together nearly 200 grantee partners of the foundation and, in keeping with the Marguerite Casey ... more »
... of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, and RegionalCare Hospital Partners. Community Hospital Legacy Foundation Coming to Missoula, Mont. ... more »
Paul Shoemaker, founder of Social Venture Partners and the Microsoft Alumni Foundation's 2015 Integral Fellow , wrote ... just that, Warren Buffett and Bill Gates. At Social Venture Partners, we’ve helped build the Statewide Capacity Collaborative, made up of ... more »
... Full list of Pride Foundation’s community grant partners . “2015 represented another important milestone for our ... more »
Nicole Neroulias Gupte, Senior Communications Manager | ... donors engaged. Once the dust settles, our partners are invited to share their insights with our network on what we've ... more »