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May 23, 2024 to October 29, 2024
9:00am to 12:00pm

This cohort is designed to be a space for senior leaders in foundations to step into their personal leadership and drive impact in their spheres of influence.

Emerald green graphic with the words "Navigating Courage™: Senior Leaders Cohort" and a photo of Robin Martin
March 2024 |

As the chair of the nominating and governance committee, it is my pleasure to announce that we are opening the call for nominations for the Philanthropy Northwest Board of Directors. There are currently four open board seats.

As we open the board nomination process, we...

Philanthropy Northwest board members at a board retreat in Whitefish, Montana
February 2024 | The Giving Practice

Can we talk about…? began as an experiment based on an observation: For the complex, messy work of advancing race equity, the most valuable tool often isn’t a tool at all. It’s peer support.

The podcast, from The Giving Practice at Philanthropy Northwest, builds on 10 years of...

Podcast feature image that says "Saying the Real Stuff Out Loud" Themes from Season 1 of Can we talk about...? on leading for racial equity at the board level with headshots of all the guest speakers
December 2023 | The Giving Practice

Bringing younger generations into the governance of family foundations is exciting and a bit complicated. When the governing generation “hands over the keys,” it often prompts families to reconsider the impact and legacy of their wealth.

For the Kelleys, it was also an opportunity for...

Featured image with headshot of Craig Kelley on left side. Title on right side reads "Navigating Generational Transitions: A conversation with Craig Kelley on bringing a new generation into the Lora  Martin Kelley Family Foundation."
July 2023 | The Giving Practice

For leaders in philanthropy working to advance racial equity with their organizations, Can we talk about…? a podcast on leading for racial equity in philanthropy offers not a roadmap or checklist but stories – honest reflections, bold moves, aha moments, moments of fear, discomfort, joy and levity — to guide and support you along your journey. 

Philanthropy Northwest
May 1, 2023 to October 31, 2023
All day

New CEOs in philanthropy are not only navigating the expected leadership challenges that come with every CEO role, but also becoming familiar with their communities, organizations, staff, board members and, in some cases, the philanthropic sector. This cohort is designed for leaders new to their...

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April 2022 |

After an extensive national search with an impressive group of candidates, we are proud to welcome Jill Nishi as Philanthropy Northwest’s next CEO. Jill is an extraordinary leader with a deep commitment to philanthropy and building greater racial equity. She brings over 20 years of experience in...

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