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Trust-Based Philanthropy with Nicole Keenan and Roxana Norouzi
April 14 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Join this special session with the Portfolio Grant Committee (PGC) about trust-based philanthropy. Nicole Keenan and Roxana Norouzi will join us to share their knowledge and expertise on establishing trusting relationships between funders and nonprofits.
Nicole Keenan – Nicole spent five years working with our Seattle-based affiliate, Puget Sound Sage, most recently as its Executive Director, where she quadrupled the reserves and grew the team from seven to fifteen people. Nicole also co-founded the Fair Work Center, which provides know your rights training and free legal assistance to workers. She played instrumental roles in (1) passing $15 minimum wage in SeaTac and Seattle, (2) preventing the construction of a coal export terminal in Grays Harbor County, (3) shaping how labor standards are enforced in Seattle, and (4) founding or shaping half-a-dozen leadership development programs for people of color whose graduates are running for office, leading organizations, and shaping policy across the country.
Roxana Norouzi – Roxana has over a decade of experience in advocacy and social justice work with immigrant and refugee populations. She has been involved with OneAmerica since 2009 and currently serves as the Deputy Director overseeing the organizing, policy, and campaign work of the organization. Previously, Roxana built and developed a strategy at OneAmerica to improve education for immigrant children and families through local and state policy advocacy, community organizing, and leadership development with parents and youth. Early in her career, Roxana worked as a housing case manager for five years which has grounded her direct experiences with families and communities. In 2010, after earning her Masters in Social Work at the University of Washington, Roxana was awarded the Bonderman Fellowship which allowed her to travel to twenty countries exploring and reporting on post-conflict regions, migration trends, and identity.