Let’s not beat around the bush, Seattle, the darling Emerald City of the Pacific Northwest, is known worldwide for many a great thing: coffee, aviation, music, global technology, and probably also soon (or so we dream) basketball. Sure, weather snobs wince when you say you’re from Seattle. And you may think, therefore, that with so much rain and general darkness we must be quite the melancholic types, sitting around feeling tragically sorry for ourselves. Well, of course, you would be completely wrong. Indeed, among Seattle’s brightest virtues is its thriving culture of philanthropy, driven by a people who value altruism and diversity. Truth is, if you want to know what’s happening at the avant-garde of philanthropy, look no further than Seattle.
And true to this point, tomorrow, January 24th, the city of Seattle will be exploring the 21st Century trends in philanthropy at Philanthropy FORWARD. Hosted by City Club, a network of stalwart citizens who work together to boost civic engagement in the city, Philanthropy FORWARD will be a forum exploring trends and leaders who are redefining philanthropy by targeting engagement as well as giving. They will be attempting to answer such questions as, How do today’s philanthropists cross borders between local and global giving? How do they use digital tools to democratize participation and communications? How are priorities decided by individual donors and by giving collectives? How do they measure progress and impact?
Seeing that Jolkona has pushed the boundaries for philanthropy, it is appropriate, then, that our very own CEO, Nadia Mahmud, has been asked to be on the forum’s panel. Needless to say, we are immensely proud of her and are deeply honored to be represented at this prestigious occasion!
So if you have any interest in philanthropy and civic engagement, or if you want to know what makes Seattle’s philanthropic community so brilliant, then come! It will be held at the Town Hall. Doors are at 11.30am. General admission tickets with a buffet luncheon cost $30. General admission tickets for coffee and desert only are $15. Get your tickets here!
For more information, go here.
See you there!