Seattle Learning Tour

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October 6-8, 2014

All eyes are on Seattle, following the groundbreaking passage of a new $15 minimum wage brought about by the efforts of a wide array of community, labor, political and business groups. Come join NFG's Working Group on Labor and Community Partnerships on a timely learning tour of Seattle’s economic justice landscape!

Starting the evening of October 6 through the end of day on October 8, 2014, join other funders in learning about the sociopolitical, economic and historical factors that make Seattle what it is today; meet the organizations, coalitions and players on the leading edge of issues that raise job quality, expand economic opportunity, and meaningfully impact the economy and environment; and explore the broader implications  of the lessons learned in Seattle.

This is going to be an exciting learning tour, so don’t miss it! Scroll down to the bottom of this page to register today.


The agenda for the tour is now available. Although some of the times are still being finalized, this will provide a solid overview. Please note that October 8th is a full day - please make your travel plans accordingly.

Hotel Information

We will be staying at The Arctic Club Seattle - a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel. To reserve your hotel room now, please click here: Please make sure to reserve your hotel room by September 10th in order to receive the group rate and ensure a place in our room block.  

Thank you to the planning committee for this event for their work: 

- Michael Brown, Vice President, Community Programs, Seattle Foundation
- Susan Crane, Executive Director, Skill Up Washington
- Amy Morris, Program Officer, Surdna Foundation
- Vera Miao, Consultant, Neighborhood Funders Group Working Group on Labor and Community Partnerships
- Laine Romero-Alston, Program Officer, Ford Foundation & Co-Chair NFG Working Group on Labor and Community Partnerships
- Janet Shenk, Program Officer, Panta Rhea Foundation
- Bob Shull, Program Officer, Public Welfare Foundation & Co-Chair NFG Working Group on Labor and Community Partnerships
- Zeke Spier, Executive Director, Social Justice Fund Northwest