Celebrate Inspirational Generosity at Our National Philanthropy Day Luncheon 10-11-2018 Newsletter

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October 11, 2018   

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National Philanthropy Day

We are excited to announce the 2018 National Philanthropy Day Award winners.

Hot On The Horizon 

Thursday, October 18
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Northwest Washington Igniting Philanthropy Luncheon - Beyond Development: Growing an Organization-Wide Culture of Philanthropy

Thursday, October 18
4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Essentials - Growing Your Annual Giving: Benchmarking, Sart Strategies, and Key Metrics

Wednesday, November 14 to Thursday, November 15
8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

2018 AFP Fundamentals of Fundraising Course

Monday, December 10
6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

2018 Advancement Northwest Annual Meeting and Winter Social

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Find a Job, Make Connections, Advance Your Career

Check out dozens of open positions, post your resume or post a job. 

Visit the Advancement Northwest Career Center

Thank You, Annual Sponsors!

Gold Sponsors


Scholarship Sponsor


NW WA Igniting Philanthropy Luncheon Series Sponsor

Whatcom Community Foundation

 Thank You to Our 2018 National Philanthropy Day Sponsors!

Premiere Sponsor


Presenting Sponsors



Founder Sponsors


Supporter Sponsors

The Alford Group

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Campion Foundation

Hugh & Jane Ferguson Foundation

Philanthropy Northwest

Washington State Convention Center


Donor Sponsor

Make-A-Wish Alaska and Washington

Sanford Institute of Philanthropy at City University of Seattle

Seattle Foundation


Patron Sponsors

Bateman Consulting, LLC

Breakthrough Fundraising Group

Clark Nuber

Columbia Bank

Suzanne Hittman

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Makenna Schwab: Outstanding Young Philanthropist

Makenna was born with an incredibly rare skeletal disorder known as Larsen’s Syndrome. This pervasive connective tissue disorder causes virtually every joint in her body to be dislocated and causes instability in her spine. Makenna’s condition makes it difficult or impossible at times to walk or even breathe. Makenna Schwab, this year’s National Philanthropy Day Outstanding Young Philanthropist, strives to live without limits and inspires others to do the same.

Makenna has had more surgeries than birthdays in her 15 years. But that hasn’t slowed her down. Over the past seven years, Makenna has raised over $1 million through her nonprofit, Makspire Foundation, for organizations like Seattle Children’s Hospital and Camp Korey. She shares her story each year with thousands of people to inspire kids with serious medical conditions.

When she’s not traveling, volunteering or fundraising, she is a sophomore at Eastmont High School in East Wenatchee, WA. Last year she was named “Freshman Girl of the Year” at her high school in honor of her academic achievements and public service.

Join us to celebrate Makenna and the other 2018 National Philanthropy Day Award winners at the luncheon on November 1.

From October 1 through October 29

$100 per Individual Seat
$1,100 per Sponsored Table (seats 10)

Priority seating is sold out, however, you can still purchase a full table (10 seats) or you can purchase individual seats or a few for you and your friends which will allow you to sit at any of the "open seating" tables. 

Apply for a 2019 Advancement Northwest Scholarship

Monday is your last chance to apply for a 2019 Advancement Northwest scholarship!

On the fence about applying? You can read about the impact a scholarship made for Tammy Do and Javier Womeldorff

Scholarships to Advancement Northwest can make a big impact on an individual’s life. Do you know someone who could benefit from 1:1 mentoring and professional development opportunities? Encourage them to apply for a 2019 scholarship. 

The Advancement Northwest scholarship program focuses on supporting people who are early in their career or are looking to make a transition. A major goal is to encourage diverse talent in the fundraising profession, particularly including people of color, people with disabilities, and fundraisers working for small organizations and organizations in rural areas.

The scholarship application is for 2019 and the deadline for sending in your application is Monday, October 15. Submit your application today!

Northwest Washington Igniting Philanthropy Luncheon

Beyond Development: Growing an Organization-Wide Culture of Philanthropy

Thursday, October 18 | 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Bellingham Golf & Country Club

Thinking of attending the Northwest Washington Igniting Philanthropy Luncheon in Bellingham but haven’t registered yet? Now is the time, as it is next week!

Join us at the luncheon to hear from a panel of local nonprofit peers from executive, finance, program, and development staff. You'll learn valuable tips for increasing effective communication, and engaging all departments in an organization-wide culture of philanthropy.

The discussion will be moderated by Janet Ott, an experienced coach, and facilitator from Whatcom County. Joining her will be Dianne Bradshaw of United Way of Whatcom County, Jenn Mackey of Whatcom Land Trust, Emily O’Connor of Lydia Place and Jennifer Rick of Whatcom County Library Foundation.


Essentials Educational Program

Growing Your Annual Giving: Benchmarking, Smart Strategies, and Key Metrics

Thursday, October 18 | 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Woodland Park Zoo

Next week is the annual giving session from Lauren Collette of Campbell & Company and Troy Coalman of FareStart, where they will discuss strategies for annual giving success. If you haven’t registered yet, this is your last chance!

Annual giving is a critical component of all individual giving strategies for today's revenue and tomorrow's major gift pipeline, but many organizations don't understand how to optimize this important program. How can you strategically grow your annual fund? Lauren and Troy will walk you through annual giving best practices, from leveraging benchmarking and measuring key metrics, to launching an annual giving assessment and monitoring program progress. Their panel will share recommendations and success stories from the field.


2018 Winter Social & Annual Meeting

Monday, December 10 | 6 to 8 p.m.
Sole Repair Shop, Seattle

Come celebrate the end of the year with your fundraising friends at the winter social on December 10. This is your chance to relax and unwind! Advancement Northwest members will also have the opportunity to vote on the 2019 slate of officers and new Board Members

Member Voices

Having a Mentor is great at the start of our career, right? What I’ve discovered after serving as a Mentor with AFP for several years is that Protégés have a lot to offer, too. I’ve learned so much from them! It’s a win-win relationship.

– Sandie Dolese, CFRE, Museum of Flight 

Top Thoughts from Social Media

Too busy with fall events and getting ready for yearend appeals to check out social media? Here are a few of the top posts from the last couple weeks.

Seattle area women of color share how they navigate the 
work place

Hey people with privilege, you need to be okay with making mistakes and being called out

Congratulations Social Justice Fund, the 2018 National Philanthropy Day Outstanding Organization.

Thinking about applying for a scholarship in 2019?

Do you love social media and want to volunteer with us? Our social media committee is looking for people like you! This is a volunteer role that doesn’t require in-person meetings, and can be done from the comfort of your home. Contact us if you are interested. 

Other Community Events for Fundraising Professionals

Puget Sound Grantwriters Association

Specialized Training: Grantwriting from the Ground Up
Wednesday, October 10 | 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. | The 2100 Building, Seattle

2018 PSGA Panorama
Wednesday, October 17 | 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. | The Panoramic Center, Pacific Tower, Seattle


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