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April 2022 | Philanthropy Northwest

Philanthropy Northwest is pleased to announce Jill Nishi as its new Chief Executive Officer, effective July 11, 2022. Philanthropy Northwest is an innovative philanthropic network of more than 180 grantmakers and foundations that facilitates shared learning, fosters sector collaboration and manages a national consulting team, The Giving Practice. 

Jill Nishi Headshot
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...

Jill Nishi Headshot
November 2021 | The Giving Practice

As we support clients on their strategy development journeys, we often refer to the quote “Culture eats strategy for breakfast,” (inspired by ...

Getting to Clarity with Cathy Cha: Unpacking the role of culture and identity in strategy with Cathy Cha
November 2021 |

On behalf of the Board of Directors of Philanthropy Northwest and chair of the CEO search taskforce, I am thrilled to announce the launch of our search for our next Chief Executive Officer. We are partnering with...

Pine green blog graphic that reads "Searching for Our Next CEO"
November 2021 | The Giving Practice

Each year, thousands of long-distance hikers — also known as thru-hikers — embark on 2,000+ mile journeys by foot. For those who choose the Pacific Crest Trail – a 2,655-mile trail from Mexico to Canada – for example, day one comes with a 1,200-foot climb that puts their confidence of completing...

Navigating Racial Equity Leadership Together: Reflections on the Power of Peer Support
August 2021 | The Giving Practice

In 2011, when I was invited by Philanthropy Northwest (PNW) to design the next version of The Giving Practice (TGP), I couldn’t imagine why they’d want me. Honestly, I was a little cynical about the field of philanthropy. At the time, I noticed how some of my philanthropy peers would avoid...

Featured Image with Title: 11 Years Fast. Audrey recounts her journey at TGP and lessons learned along the way.
August 2021 | The Giving Practice

Reframing strategy with Tony Richardson of Nord Family Foundation and TGP's Lisa Fisher

 

Featured Image with Title: The Process is the Work. Reframing strategy with Tony Richardson and Lisa Fisher. Tony and Lisa's headshots are on the left side.