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Thank you for your thoughtful work as a philanthropist! We deeply appreciate the work you are doing. We are also very proud of our association with you, and hope you will renew your Philanthropy Northwest membership for 2013.
With your support, our organization is advancing the role of philanthropy throughout the Northwest. We’re told all the time that we are doing good work that translates directly into stronger communities. This includes our efforts to train the next generation of philanthropists, support thoughtful and strategic practices, advance civic engagement, inform public policy, and facilitate effective cross-sector collaborations.
Here are just a few of our recent highlights:
We are proud of Philanthropy Northwest’s 35 year history and committed to continuing its long tradition of member service and philanthropic leadership. The board’s recent work to refresh the organization’s strategic plan and mission underscores why we believe so deeply in this organization:
Philanthropy Northwest promotes, facilitates and drives collaborative action by philanthropic organizations to strengthen communities in our region.
Given the issues facing society today, we believe our work has never been more important. With your membership renewal, Philanthropy Northwest will continue to support the important work of philanthropy by offering:
Most importantly, Philanthropy Northwest will continue to listen and learn about what matters to you.
As for the cost of all this to you: our goal is to provide the most relevant support possible at the most reasonable fee. Membership dues support less than half the organization’s core operating costs. This is possible because we rely on fee-based activities, carefully manage our operations, and seek special contributions to cover the balance of our core expenses. The good news is that our programs have grown dramatically over the past four years without significant increases in dues. For 2013, we have incorporated only a two percent increase into the dues schedule.
If you are interested in helping us cover the true costs of member benefits, please join fellow members – 30 in 2012 - by becoming a 2013 Sustaining Member. This is a special class of members who give over and above their dues payment, ensuring the stable and efficient operation of our organization. In the links below you'll find a list of Sustaining Member levels for your reference. Benefits include recognition as a sponsor of our 2013 annual conference. The truth is we couldn’t do this work without our Sustaining Members. The list of those members and others making deep investments in Philanthropy Northwest by contributing to our Plan for a Relevant and Sustainable Future is enclosed, as well. Please consider becoming part of this impressive group!
Please send your dues payment and/or Sustaining Membership contribution by February 28, 2013. Your early commitment will ease our administrative work, and ensure that we spend our time advancing philanthropy in the region. Thank you for your loyal support of Philanthropy Northwest and the work you are doing to strengthen communities and improve lives.Thank you,
|Susan M. Coliton
The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation
Philanthropy Northwest Board President
| Carol Lewis