News From The Community

Affinity Group Spotlight: Mission Investors Exchange

Information taken from Mission Investors Exchange website. Mission Investors Exchange is the leading network of foundations engaged in impact investing. Our 200 members comprise a vibrant community committed to tackling the world’s most intractable social and environmental issues, from climate change and global health to education and quality jobs.  Mission Investors Exchange provides an exclusive forum...

DELTA cohort applications open through September 8

DELTA is a health equity and inclusion leadership program that includes training, coaching, and networking to health, community, and policy leaders in Oregon. This nine-month program trains 25 members committed to advancing health equity and diversity throughout Oregon. DELTA provides 40 hours of classroom training, 10 hours of individualized technical assistance, and faciliates opportunities for cross-sector partnership. Each participant submits a project...

Save the Date – September 21 is Give More 24!

Give More 24! is southwest Washington’s largest day of giving. The one day when our entire region comes together–online and offline–and gives for 24 hours straight. More than 100 nonprofits serving southwest Washington will participate and encourage everyone who cares about the region to give what they can, wherever they are, at the same time....

We need to communicate a vision for the future (What I learned at ForumCon17)

by Rhiannon Orizaga, Communications & Administrative Coordinator Last month Ali Benson and I attended the United Philanthropy Forum’s 2017 conference, an annual gathering of all PSO staff. This year, the conference brought together Regional Associations and national Affinity Groups. I served on the Forum Conference planning committee, so it was great to see our vision...

The Oregon Community Foundation Announces New Vice President of Donor Relations

Portland, Ore. — The Oregon Community Foundation announced on July 12 that Kirsten Kilchenstein has been named vice president of donor relations. Kilchenstein has been with the Foundation since 2011 and is currently a senior donor relations officer. Prior to her time at OCF, Kilchenstein was the education director at Caldera, an arts-and-environment based nonprofit working with...

AHI’s new RFP aligns systems and housing services

Last week, Meyer’s Affordable Housing Initiative launched a second Request for Proposals for collaborative projects working to better align affordable housing opportunities with services that contribute to residents’ stability and success. By supporting focused efforts across multiple systems, Meyer aims to assist the broader fields of affordable housing and supportive services by highlighting replicable models of...

MRG Foundation Opens Fall Grants LOI Process

Over the past few months, MRG Foundation has traveled across the state, connecting with communities, organizers, activists, grantees, and supporters. MRG is excited to announce multi-year grants for their Fall 2017 General Grant cycle as part of their grants reimagine. General grant amounts will range from $7,000 to $15,000 per year for two years. Historically MRG has funded between...

With new name and vision, United Philanthropy Forum leads a new network to advance philanthropy

Contact: Maggie Osborn, United Philanthropy Forum 202-386-6426, maggie@unitedphilforum.org WASHINGTON, DC (July 18, 2017) – United Philanthropy Forum, formerly the Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers, has unveiled a new name and new visual identity to reflect a transformed organization.  “The Forum is creating a new kind of philanthropic network to lead change and increase impact...

Philanthropy California announces next phase of Full Cost Project

“By changing the way we fund nonprofits right now, we can fundamentally improve their ability to do the work and achieve our shared goals.” This is the premise underlying Philanthropy California’s Full Cost Project, an initiative that allows funder and grantees to better understand what it truly costs to deliver outcomes, and how to incorporate...

July Resource Roundup

GRANTMAKERS hosts a robust library of philanthropic knowledge and each month, we add the best new reports from the field. In July, we added several reports that will help grantmakers grow as professionals.  RESOURCES on Equity The Status of Black Women in the United States, from Institute for Women’s Policy Research (report) Race to Lead: Confronting...