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February 27, 2023 to March 1, 2023
All day
Washington D.C.

Foundations on the Hill (FOTH) is an annual convening in Washington, D.C., that brings together hundreds of foundation leaders from across the country to speak with our elected officials about issues of critical importance to philanthropy and our communities. Each year, Philanthropy Northwest...

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November 10, 2022
3:00pm to 4:30pm

The Democracy Northwest Funders Table brings together funders focused on civic engagement, community power-building and making political representation more inclusive and accountable.

This session will focus on narrative and its ability to shape cultural understanding and structural...

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November 2022 |

On the eve of election day, it’s clear philanthropy has a pivotal role in sustaining a strong and inclusive democracy. During a time when public trust in our democratic institutions and productive civic discourse is significantly waning, philanthropy has an important role in supporting...

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November 2022 |

The news plays a core role in people’s lives, but over time local and daily newspapers have closed their doors, leaving local residents less informed and connected to key issues that affect their communities. Recognizing this issue, funders in Central Washington created The Yakima Free Press...

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October 26, 2021 to October 28, 2021
All day

The Central America Donors Forum (CADF) is the premier networking and learning space to advance philanthropy and development efforts in Central America. Each year, the Forum brings together hundreds of leaders...

2021 Central America Donors Forum Conference
September 28, 2021 to September 30, 2021
9:30am to 1:30pm

National Center for Family Philanthropy (NCFP) is hosting a Trustee Education Institute seminar, which will provide a comprehensive overview of the important legal, investment, ethical, grantmaking and family dynamics issues facing family foundation board members and CEOs. Featuring the...

August 2021 | Philanthropy Northwest

This report highlights the role of the Washington Census Equity Fund in promoting an accurate 2020 Census count in Washington. Through stakeholder interviews and data analysis, the evaluation delves into the impacts and lessons learned throughout the process of collective grantmaking, collaboration and advocacy.

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