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2016 Regional Conference on Philanthropy

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Building Bridges: Listen, Learn, Lead’s Conference Agenda is here!  Get your sneak peek HERE

May 18-20, 2016
Seven Feathers Casino Resort & Conference Center
Canyonville, OR
Douglas County



Navigating Big Data in the Philanthropic Sector

Foundant Technologies is pleased to present the recording of their recent webinar, Navigating Big Data in the Philanthropic Sector. Foundant provides grants management solutions, and is a sponsoring partner of our 2016 Regional Conference on Philanthropy, Building Bridges: Listen, Learn, Lead.  Foundant will be presenting a special pre-conference session on May 18, which you can read about in the Conference Agenda.

What’s New In Foundation Maps?

Foundation Center has released the video from their recent webinar, What’s New In Foundation Maps?, so that our members can learn what exciting new changes are in store for them when they e-report.

Click HERE to watch the recording.

New Videos from Exponent’s Philanthropy Lessons series

Exponent Philanthropy has been publishing a video series called Philanthropy Lessons.  Check out the latest videos, on Working Collaboratively and Risk Mistakes, here.


Grantmaking Resources Available Through our Website

Here at Grantmakers, we are constantly working to improve our delivery of grantmaking resources to our members. In the members-only section of our website, we have started an ongoing collection of links to videos and podcasts about grantmaking.  We also publish a list of newly acquired print resources on a monthly basis, as we are always updating our knowledge database.  Under “Access Resources,” select “Resource Library” from the dropdown menu, and use the navigation pane on the left to find what you need. Be sure to check back regularly for updates!

Response to the Roseburg Tragedy

We are deeply saddened by the mass shooting at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon, on October 1, 2015. In the aftermath, individuals and organizations have reached out for advice on how to help the greater Roseburg community. Nonprofit and philanthropic organizations in Roseburg have been assisting from Day One. They have been assessing community needs and evaluating resources, so that they can coordinate support to a community that will need help in healing for many years.

Making a monetary donation is the best way to make a difference. You or your organization can help provide immediate and long-term assistance to the victims, as well the broader community of Roseburg. Monetary donations are a flexible, fast and effective way to help others. Monetary donations allow for use for whatever is most urgent. Its impact can be felt quickly – it requires no waiting on shipping or coordinating logistics. It makes aid effective by supplying exactly what is needed at the right time.

Our colleagues in Roseburg suggest that donations be made to the UCC Strong Victim Relief Fund, which is a coordinated effort between Umpqua Community College and the Greater Douglas United Way. These funds will be distributed to victims, families and those affected. The UCC Strong committee, which was developed with representatives from community organizations with ties to UCC, will oversee the distribution. Donate here.

GRANTMAKERS are on the Map!

Welcome to GRANTMAKERS of Oregon and Southwest Washington’s Foundation Map where members can access accurate, up-to-date grantmaking data critical to giving that’s smart, strategic and makes the biggest impact.

Access the map HERE or under Access Resources/GOSW Foundation Map.

Check out a recorded demonstration of the powers of The Map!