Convening for Results

From signature events to responsive community gatherings, we use our expertise as a convener, facilitator, and catalyst to unite people across sectors to achieve positive results on critical issues.

In addition, our Community Events Calendar highlights key community events throughout Washington County that foster collaborative engagement, address significant/critical issues, enhance the quality of life, and advance equity.

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Thrives Gathering Oct 18
Wednesday, October 18, 8:30-10:30am

Catch up on the fall quarterly meeting of Washington County Thrives!
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Washington County Thrives – July Meeting
Wednesday, July 19, 8:30-10am

Watch a recording and see notes from July's All-Collaborative Gathering!
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April Gathering of Washington County Thrives
Wednesday, April 19, 8:30-10am

Read about our In-Person April All-Collaborative Gathering!
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Washington County Thrives
Wednesday, January 18, 8:30-10am

Watch the January All-Collaborative Gathering!
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Paid Leave Oregon Presentation and Q&A
Mon, Dec 12, 2-3pm on Zoon

Learn about the new policies that go into effect on January 1. Watch now!
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Legislative Session Preview
Dec 14, 2022, 8:30am

Oregon state legislators who represent Washington County joined us for a conversation about the upcoming 2023 Legislative Session. Watch Now!
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Washington County Thrives
Wednesday, October 19, 8:30-10am

Watch the October All-Collaborative Gathering!
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Washington County Thrives
Wednesday, July 20, 8:30-10am

Watch the 3rd quarter All-Collaborative Gathering!
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Hillsboro City Council Ward Changes: Virtual Gathering
Thu, July 7, 12:00pm

VAN hosted discussion on Hillsboro Council Ward changes
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Washington County Thrives
Wednesday, April 20, 8:30-10am

Watch the second quarterly All-Collaborative Gathering now!
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Advance logoThank you to everyone who attended adVANce this year! In our 13th year of bringing funders and nonprofits together to explore new partnerships, we hosted nearly 170 participants – a record number!

We are grateful to all 21 funders who attended, our amazing panelists, and our event sponsors!



Autzen Foundation | Business Oregon | CareOregon | City of Beaverton | The Collins Foundation | Cultural Coalition of Washington County | First Tech Federal Credit Union | Intel | James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation | Marie Lamfrom Charitable Foundation | Metro | Moda Health | New Seasons Market | Northwest Health Foundation | Oregon Community Foundation | PGE Foundation | Spirit Mountain Community Fund | The Standard | Tualatin Soil and Water Conservation District | Umpqua Bank Charitable Foundation

Mark your calendars NOW for next year’s adVANce on Wed, January 24, 2024!