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Philanthropy Northwest
April 27, 2020
10:00am to 11:30am
PDT

Philanthropy is an essential element in shaping policy and advocacy efforts. Without a clear understanding of the relationship between philanthropy, government and democracy, we miss opportunities to contribute our voice to shaping important conversations of our time. While we can greatly influence issues through our grant-making, we will look at the next step. Why is it important to participate in policy and advocacy? How must we use our voice? We will discuss what policy advocacy is, think about the tools you can use and encourage you to go boldly forward to use advocacy to further your mission, vision and impact!

PRESENTERS

  • Courtney Chappell, Legal Voice

Courtney Chappell has over 15 years of experience promoting racial and social justice, and graduated magna cum laude from the American University Washington College of Law. She is currently the advocacy director at Legal Voice where she helps to manage the organization’s strategic initiatives to advance the legal rights of women, girls and LGBTQ individuals across the Pacific Northwest. Prior to joining Legal Voice, she served in a variety of leadership roles, including senior director of state capacity building at State Voices, executive director of the Center for Asian Pacific American Women, deputy director at the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders under the Obama Administration, deputy director at the DC Employment Justice Center and other roles.

Courtney is passionate about using the law to advocate for women of color and vulnerable populations and leveraging different strategies – organizing, coalition building, community lawyering and policy advocacy – to do so. Courtney currently lives in Seattle, WA with her husband and two daughters.

ABOUT THE SERIES

Philanthropy Northwest invites foundation staff, board members and trustees who want to build their knowledge and capacity to fund and implement policy advocacy to join us for our virtual workshop series. Each session features thought leaders and peer funders to engage and facilitate discussions on policy advocacy topics, and participants learn together in an interactive format. Session attendees may also sign up for ONE FREE HOUR of policy advocacy consulting from Philanthropy Northwest's Executive in Residence, Remy Trupin.

You can register for all four sessions at a discounted rate! Members can register for the whole series for $175 and non-members can register for the whole series for $250! To register for the whole series, please go to our series registration page.

SERIES SCHEDULE

Session 1 - Rules of Advocacy for Funders
February 24, 2020 10am-11:30am (Pacific)

Session 2 - Policy Advocacy: Why Policy Advocacy
April 27, 2020 10am-11:30am (Pacific)

Session 3 - Scaling Impact: Working Together for a Common Cause
September 21, 2020 10am-11:30am (Pacific) 

Session 4 - Building Democracy
November 2, 2020, 10am-11:30am (Pacific)

QUESTIONS?

Please contact Ankita Patel, senior manager, public policy and advocacy.

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9:00am to 10:30am
PDT

The Washington Census Equity Fund, managed by Philanthropy Northwest, is a statewide pooled fund of philanthropy partners to support 2020 Census outreach, education and resources to ensure a robust and accurate count.

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March 9, 2020 to March 11, 2020
All day

Foundations on the Hill is a two-day convening in Washington, DC, that brings together hundreds of foundation leaders from across the country to meet with Congress to discuss issues of critical importance to philanthropy. Each year, Philanthropy Northwest leads a delegation from our region. Join us!

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9:00am to 2:30pm
PST
Philanthropy Northwest

The Washington Census Equity Fund, managed by Philanthropy Northwest, is a statewide pooled fund of philanthropy partners to support 2020 Census outreach, education and resources to ensure a robust and accurate count.

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10:00am to 11:30am
PST

For our first Advocacy in Action session, we'll be joined by an expert from the Bolder Advocacy initiative at Alliance for Justice who will empower you with the legal rules of both funding and participating directly in policy advocacy activities.

February 24, 2020
All day

Join Philanthropy Northwest for the third year of our virtual workshop series on policy advocacy. This four-part series is designed for foundation staff and trustees who want to build their knowledge and capacity to engage in advocacy on policy issues.

February 11, 2020
12:00pm to 1:00pm
PST

A webinar for attendees of Foundations on the Hill to hear from policy experts on what legislative issues are important to the philanthropic sector and receive tips on how you might message these issues to your members of Congress.