Capacity Building


How CEOs and Trustees Build a Culture of Trust

July 22, 2019,
10:30am to 11:30am
Trust-Based Philanthropy Network

Implementing a trust-based approach to philanthropy starts with leadership and governance. What is the role of CEOs, trustees and senior leadership in instituting a culture of trust -- with each other, with foundation staff and in all of your foundation’s grantmaking practices? And how can a trust-based culture lead to more authentic dialogue, genuine learning and a more effective approach that helps address the inherent power dynamic between foundations and grantees?


Powerhouse Convenings

April 30, 2019,
10:00am to 11:00am

From 100 person convenings to a 10-person meeting, we could all use more skills to make our meetings more effective and delightful. Join Ted Lord, convening maestro, for a one-hour webinar that will help you move your in-person meetings from good to POWERHOUSE! 


Opportunity Zones: Can Foundations Help Communities Get Ready?

October 31, 2018,
1:45pm to 3:15pm

With the passage of last year’s tax code overhaul, Congress created Opportunity Zones—areas in low-income census tracks designated by governors, where private equity investors can invest capital gains in new development ventures in exchange for tax forgiveness after 10 years. However, now that proposed regulations have been released, speculation remains as to whether Opportunity Zones will catalyze needed community infrastructure and economic development opportunities for the people who are residents and small business owners who live in these Zones.  


EPIP Briefing: "Dissonance and Disconnects" Report

September 27, 2018,
3:00pm to 4:00pm

Please join us for a briefing on EPIP's recent report: Dissonance & Disconnects: How entry- and mid-level foundation staff see their futures, their institutions, and their field. The report examines the thoughts and feelings of early- and mid- career practitioners on philanthropy, including participants’ experiences at work, the alignment between their institutions’ practices and their values, and how participants see their futures in the sector.


Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Series, Session 1: Unconscious Bias

April 6, 2017,
12:00pm to 1:30pm

Raising philanthropy's awareness of unconscious bias allows us to rethink the ways in which we approach hiring, strategy, inclusion and organizational culture. As organizations, we talk a lot about the value of inclusion, but our unconscious beliefs can get in the way of us actually "being" and "doing" inclusivity and equity. This is a first in our four-part Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) web series.


Reclaiming the American Dream: A Conversation with Hedrick Smith

September 9, 2015,
9:30am to 11:30am
Philanthropy Northwest Office or Webinar/Conference Call
Philanthropy Northwest and Seattle CityClub are pleased to invite you to an open discussion with Hedrick Smith, Pulitzer Prize-winning former New York Times reporter, Emmy award-winning documentary producer for PBS and PBS Frontline, and Executive Editor of Reclaim the American Dream – an informational website and movement committed to restoring democracy, reducing inequality, and rebuilding the power of the people. Join us in person in Seattle or via WebEx.