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    Linking Lifetime and Legacy Giving

    March 16, 2017

    Susan Peterson, Seattle Foundation’s Director of Gift Planning, writes on the trend of giving now rather than endowing in the March 10 special Estate Planning issue of Puget Sound Business Journal.

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    Element Notes

    March 16, 2017

    In this roundup, Mayor Murray’s levy on homelessness, a rise in hate crimes and challenges to the new youth jail are dismissed.

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    February 17, 2017

    In this roundup, the city’s homeless sweeps continue to come under scrutiny, Seattle City Council divests from Wells Fargo, Mayor Murray works to expand priority hiring and more.

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    A conversation with Alice Ito

    February 16, 2017

    An interview with Alice Ito, who leads Seattle Foundation’s Center for Community Partnerships. Ito’s experience spans more than 25 years working in community-based nonprofits and philanthropic organizations.

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    Sharing Food and Culture with Eat with Muslims

    February 16, 2017

    Elaine Chu, philanthropic advisor at Seattle Foundation, shares her experience with Neighbor to Neighbor grantee organization Eat with Muslims

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    Leading for Impact Cohort Announced

    February 13, 2017

    Seattle Foundation and The Bridgespan Group bring unique leadership development opportunities to local nonprofits.

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    Youth Grantmaking Board Request for Proposals

    February 09, 2017

    The 2016 to 2017 Youth Grantmaking Board is requesting proposals from organizations and programs that support post-secondary education for historically marginalized communities.

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    Expedia Global Ambassadors live Corporate Philanthropy in Cuba

    February 09, 2017

    Expedia and Seattle International Foundation partner to create an innovative corporate philanthropy experience in Cuba and beyond

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    Count Us In: My Experience

    February 03, 2017

    Director of marketing Babs Pinette shares her experience volunteering at All Home's Count Us In, tallying the number of people experiencing homelessness in the county.

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    Element Notes

    January 18, 2017

    In this roundup, refugee services on inauguration day, Inslee’s budget proposal, a win (for now) against coal exporting and how the potential repeal of the Affordable Care Act will affect Washington.

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    Martin Luther King Jr. Day Reflections

    January 16, 2017

    Martin Luther King Jr. Day allows us all, as individuals and organizations, to reflect on how we live out the values that our nation honors today.

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    Element Notes

    January 04, 2017

    In this Element Notes: the protested youth jail gets its permit, democracy vouchers mail to Seattle residents and Seattle hotels sue over new legislation protecting hotel workers.