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February 2021 | The Giving Practice

Developed in partnership with Philanthropy Northwest, this report shares 10 big ideas that bubbled up from extensive interviews with foundation trustees, CIOs, investing staff, outside investing advisors and industry advocates who are centering racial, social and gender equity in their investment committees. 

Foundation investment committees on racial, gender, and social equity
January 12, 2021
11:00am to 12:15pm

In early spring this year, as the coronavirus pandemic worsened, foundations in the U.S. began to respond by shifting resources and practices. Some funders, nonprofits and others in the field called for fundamental changes in how funders approach their work — including upping the provision of...

January 2021 |

Philanthropy Northwest has an impressive and engaged board of directors, all of whom show up in different ways for our network and represent the diverse field of philanthropy in our six-state region. At our annual membership meeting in October of 2020, we proudly welcomed three new board members...

New PNW 2021 Board Members Graphic
December 2020 |

Judy Pigott has experience in teaching, facilitating and mediating, parenting, volunteering and advocating for communities. Co-author of "Personal Safety Nets," a road-map to gathering and...

Businesswoman talking to her colleagues during a meeting in an office
December 2020 |

Back in March, the Pacific Northwest was thrust into the spotlight as Seattle became the epicenter of the COVID-19 crisis. During this critical moment for our region and our communities, Philanthropy Northwest responded by launching our COVID-19 Weekly Northwest Funders Calls to bring our...

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Philanthropy Northwest
November 2, 2020
10:00am to 11:30am

The fourth Advocacy in Action session will highlight how philanthropy can strengthen democracy by sharing bright spots and lessons learned.

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October 15, 2020
11:00am to 12:15pm

Less than 2 percent of foundation dollars spent in the past decade have been dedicated to efforts to advance democracy reform, construed broadly. The indifference that this number reflects is astonishing, given the importance of a functioning democracy to almost everything that foundations care...