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May 5, 2022
10:00am to 11:30am
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An organization’s leadership team plays a key role in upholding and reinforcing values and culture — not just by what is said, but what is done. For this reason, trust-based philanthropy is most successful when there...

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April 14, 2022
3:00pm to 4:15pm
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Governance practices of philanthropic families are evolving to include more diverse voices and perspectives. Two common pathways for donors to become more informed and proximate to the communities they partner with include: the appointment of an expert or community advisory committee to guide...

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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...

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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.