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Exponent Philanthropy accepting session ideas for 2018 conference

Do you have a fabulous idea for a conference session that applies to “lean funders” nationally?  Exponent Philanthropy is accepting session ideas for their 2018 National Conference, which will be September 28-30, 2018.    Exponent Philanthropy’s biennial National Conference is the largest gathering of foundations, families, and individuals who give with few or no staff. Our...

Animal Grantmakers Conference THIS WEEKEND!

If you haven’t yet signed up for the Animal Grantmakers Conference, now is your last chance! Join GRANTMAKERS members and national funders for a special 4-day conference focused on all issues related to animals.    Agenda Highlights:  Sunday, October 15, 2017 Opening Reception:  “Can’t Get the Critters Out of My Work”: A visual talk with animal advocate/cartoonist Berkeley Breathed – co-hosted by GRANTMAKERS of Oregon...

HIP Resource: Support Victims of Natural Disasters

Hispanics in Philanthropy (HIP), which has offices in the US and Mexico, has a page on their site dedicated to resources for those seeking to support victims of recent natural disasters. The site makes it easy to donate to help survivors, with the following message:  “Over the last few weeks our communities have been devastated...

The 990 in 2017: program spotlights foundation transparency and communications in the open data era

Last month, GRANTMAKERS hosted a program on using the 990-PF form to tell your foundation’s story. Janet Camarena and Davis Parchment of Foundation Center presented at an intensive three-hour workshop detailing the changes open data brings and the challenges and opportunities this presents to foundations. The workshop was a pilot for a new project supported by...

Affinity Group Spotlight: CHANGE Philanthropy

Information taken from changephilanthropy.org “CHANGE Philanthropy (formerly known as Joint Affinity Groups) was founded in 1993 to unify identity-focused philanthropic affinity groups into an empowered coalition. Coming together, our seven core partners are working to integrate diversity, inclusion, and social justice into philanthropic practice, transforming the sector’s culture to be one that embraces equity. “What makes CHANGE Philanthropy unique...

Walla Walla Valley Funders’ Tour, November 1-3, hosted by Blue Mountain Community Foundation & The Sherwood Trust

Sherwood Trust and Blue Mountain Community Foundation are hosting a tour for private foundations and corporate funders to learn about and explore the Walla Walla Valley, from Dayton, Washington to Walla Walla to Milton-Freewater, Oregon on November 1-3, 2017. This program will introduce some of the exciting and innovative collaborations in our rural communities and highlight opportunities for future...

Heartache, Pain, and Hope: Rural Communities, Older People, and the Opioid Crisis

A new report from Grantmakers In Aging highlights the opioid abuse epidemic within the context of elders living in rural parts of the country. This report is the second in a series on rural aging. Read the full press release here.  This report reflects our commitment to increasing investments in rural and tribal communities through elevating these communities’ stories.

Leadership opportunities at GRANTMAKERS

Fall is our season of planning; as we look forward to what 2018 might be, we invite interested members to join a committee; help contribute to and ensure a strong and successful leadership transition for GRANTMAKERS as Joyce White retires and we welcome a new leader.    2018 Conference Committee – As our most broadly-attended event,...

2017 Impact Awards semifinalists selected

Fifty member volunteers participating on five grant review teams reviewed 153 Letters of Intent using ninety-nine girlfriends’ guiding principles, and selected the following 15 organizations as semi-finalists for each category: Arts & Culture; Environment; Health & Wellness; Education; and Family/Human Services. One project from each focus area will be chosen in November to present to the 2017...

Kaiser Permanente to open wellness center at Faubion School and Concordia University

PORTLAND, Ore. – Kaiser Permanente clinicians will provide a full range of primary care and dental services at the Kaiser Permanente 3 to PhD® Wellness Center, a 2,500 sqare-foot wing inside the new Faubion School and Concordia University facility opening this fall 2017. Kaiser Permanente joins Concordia University, Portland Public Schools’ Faubion School, and Trillium Family Services in...