Board Impact and Information
February 26, 2019

Give Advocate Volunteer

Staff adjusted projections for expenditures for the balance of the year. Combined with some realized savings in grant expenses, (some of which will be pushed into the next FY...along with the corresponding grant revenue) creates a projected loss for the current FY.  As suggested in prior Board meetings there appears no need to make any further adjustments in agency investments this FY, even with this projected loss.  Much of the adjustment in agency investments will come in the next FY budget.  
Campaign projections and giving trends for this current campaign year were reviewed. We are planning on a more complete review of campaign results along with suggested actions for the upcoming campaign for the March Board meeting.
CICommunity Impact
Report from Gates Foundation Attendees
Last month Larry Valadez, Andrey Muzychenko, and Sally Pritchard attended the Gates Foundation meeting to talk with others about community engagement practices.

Report on Investment Process
After receiving over 50 Letters of Interest from new programs, the staff and Community Impact Committee have narrowed the applicants moving forward for full proposals to eight.

Meetings have started for the process beginning with an in person and webinar meeting of current grantees outlining the changes in our investment strategy for the coming cycle. Orientations for Investment team volunteers begin this week, with another scheduled the following week. We are still actively seeking team participants.

Applications are due in mid-March from the agencies and the actual review meetings will begin in late March and set to conclude in late April.

Be an Investment Volunteer
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Excelerate Success
Throughout the month of February, Excelerate Success hosted brown bag lunch meetings. These meetings engaged attendees from the November event with Dr. Robin DiAngelo. They are planning for another gathering with a guest speaker to occur in the spring.
ELSEmerging Leaders Society
Every month this group of philanthropists have an engaging event for you to be a part of.

Last month 40 members volunteered alongside Carla Cicero, CEO Numerica Credit Union. She shared her insight, and wisdom about giving back to the community, developing leaders, and building a successful culture. She reminded the group to "honor your capacity" as it pertains to work-life balance - something we all strive for! Carla's daughter, Ashley Lenz, CFO of BankCDA, also joined to discuss her professional path, and answer questions from the group. Together they created over 900 kits for Second Harvest Inland Northwest's Bite 2 Go program which feeds area youth.

Be a Part of March Madness on March 14th with the ELS
Gather a team for the first ELS 3 on 3 Tournament. Registration fee includes dinner, refreshments, and a minimum of three games. Plus, Chad Smith from Spokane Hoopfest will join to share a special message on the importance of volunteerism, and how volunteers are critical to making Spokane Hoopfest a success. Click here to learn more and register a team.

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