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Cooking with nonprofits and funders – a plan for civic health August 13, 2014

Filed under: Invest — seattleworks @ 12:24 pm

Yesterday evening, Seattle Works had the pleasure of co-promoting Seattle CityClub and Philanthropy Northwest’s panel on “Long-term Investments in Civic Health” in Seattle.

The consensus? Foundations, government, nonprofits, and donors need to be working together to move forward if we’re going to affect real societal change. Nonprofits are the chefs in the kitchen – dreaming up the ingredients and plans that create a plan for funding; the funder acts as the sous-chef, helping put it all together! Let’s get cookin’!

civic health

Seattle CityClub infographic on civic health in Seattle

This forum, presented in partnership with Philanthropy Northwest, stems from Seattle CityClub’s findings in its 2014 Greater Seattle Civic Health ​Index report. It explores the report’s recommendation to tackle our community’s disparities of educational access, economic opportunity, public and civic health through cross-sector collaboration and investment.

Panelists:
Michael Brown, VP, The Seattle Foundation
Jeff Clarke, CEO, Philanthropy Northwest (moderator)
Lorena Gonzalez, Counsel to the Mayor, City of Seattle; Board, Northwest Area Foundation
Mijo Lee, Program Director, Social Justice Fund Northwest
Alexandra McKay, Executive VP & Chief Program Counsel, Casey Family

Thanks for the fascinating discussion, panelists!