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2018 GOSW Conference: Grantmakers as Changemakers Photos

 

Portland Business Journal’s Philanthropy Award Winners!

Congratulations to Grantmakers of Oregon and SW Washington Members for being honored at the Portland Business Journal’s 2018 Corporate Philanthropy Awards as the 2018 Top 10 Corporate Philanthropists! As presenting sponsors of the event, Cambia Health Foundation had a prominent role in celebrating the millions of dollars that Oregon and SW Washington-based corporate philanthropy organizations...

The Corporate Volunteer Council (CVC) is Transforming!

Corporate Volunteer Council (CVC) is Transforming  The Corporate Volunteer Council (CVC) is now the Corporate Exchange, a program of GRANTMAKERS of Oregon and Southwest Washington (GOSW.)  We loved seeing so many of you at the combined Summer Social and look forward to seeing you at our upcoming events. We’re still figuring out details about the transition and...

A Note From the GOSW Board Chair

Staff Transitions at GOSW Transitions are always bittersweet, especially within our close-knit community of funders. Julia Willis, who joined the GOSW staff to support our programming and other endeavors, recently announced her decision to pursue other opportunities. Many of you know Julia in her role as a former GOSW board member. Her contributions to this...

Congratulations to The Standard

Americans for the Arts, the nation’s leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education, has named Standard Insurance Company (The Standard) to the BCA 10: Best Businesses Partnering with the Arts. The Standard joined nine other companies receiving this honor at the Central Park Boathouse in New York City. Presented every year by...

The Blue Mountain Community Foundation is Hiring!

  Administrative Assistant BMCF is looking for a part-time administrative assistant to work 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.  The ideal candidate has experience in general office work, answering phones and greeting guests, being responsible for basic office operations such as ordering supplies and being part of a team in a mission driven...

WE WANT YOUR IDEAS!

  Our 2018 conference, Grantmakers as Changemakers, is a unique opportunity to connect and learn with hundreds of colleagues across our region. The Grantmakers Conference Committee is hard at work and we want to get your perspective on a few key ideas to help us shape the conference. Please take this quick, 4-question survey. We look...

KENDALL CLAWSON: Working Across Difference, Finding Common Threads

It’s Kendall’s first week as the incoming Executive Director here at GRANTMAKERS, so we asked her a few questions about what brought her here, what she does in her free time, and her plans for the future. What brought you to Oregon? I moved to Oregon from Massachusetts with my spouse almost 11 years ago...

Announcing Our New Executive Director, Kendall Clawson

Friends, Many of you were able to attend GRANTMAKERS’ annual meeting where we honored our founder, Joyce White, who is retiring after nearly 20 years of service to our collective community. It would be an understatement to say that Joyce has made a tremendous impact on our region; she has had a profound impact on...

Changes ahead in 2018 (part 1)

Dear Members, I will miss crafting your newsletters, program announcements, and updates. I will miss sharing your stories on social media. I will miss getting to know each of you better through phone calls, committee meetings, programs, conferences, and socials. However, I won’t have to miss you too much, because I’m not going too far. As...