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Philanos Creates New Award Honoring Founder Colleen S. Willoughby

On February 25, at the PowerUP! 2020 conference in Seattle, the Board of Directors announced a new award named for our founder, Colleen S. Willoughby, a visionary leader in the collective giving grantmaking movement.  Colleen is also the founder of Washington Women's Foundation, the conference host. 


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Reflections, takeaways and photos from our recent conference –– PowerUP! 2020 –– are here!

Thank you to our generous  sponsors and supporters!


Philanos empowers women by supporting the creation, development and expansion of collective giving through informed grantmaking. We give a national voice to the high-impact collective giving movement and accelerate the power of our network of independent affiliate organizations.

Philanos at a Glance:

• More than 17,500 women strong
• More than 78 member organizations worldwide
• Granted more than $140 Million to nonprofit organizations

We facilitate the sharing of ideas, challenges and resources that result in more educated, inspired and energized women philanthropists.  We foster informed grantmaking through national conferences, webinars, online forums and one-to-one mentoring, while encouraging meaningful relationships. 

LEARN MORE ABOUT PHILANOS

Read about the impact of collective giving as exemplified by the Philanos network of affiliate members. Philanos joined with Evans School of Public Policy & Governance at the University of Washington on this 31-page research report.  It analyzes the collective giving movement form of philanthropy that gave birth to organizations that have a common commitment to a collective, democratic grantmaking process.

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If your women’s collective giving organization is interested in knowing more about affiliating with other like-minded women to impact your communities, then contact us today.

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WHAT IS COLLECTIVE GIVING?

Through the pooling of funds, time and skills, collective giving organizations magnify the impact of locally-focused philanthropy in a strategic manner supported by member education and grantmaking training.
 

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