Archives: Washington Policy Watch

Thank you for making Seeds of Change a success!

Sam Hatzenbeler | October 13, 2017

To all who attended, thank you so much for supporting Seeds of Change, EOI’s annual dinner! Over four hundred of us packed the room last night to plant seeds for equity. WOW! You are helping us make progressive change that will be felt for generations to come. Special thanks to our brilliant emcee, Makini How

EOI Receives Satterberg Grant for Progressive Policy Work

Sam Hatzenbeler | August 3, 2017

The Economic Opportunity Institute has received a $300,000 grant from the Satterberg Foundation, which will be distributed as three annual $100,000 disbursements for general operating funds. The grant comes at a critical time – EOI has made significant progress on multiple policy fronts in spite of a national

Seeds of Change: EOI’s 2017 Annual Dinner

Sam Hatzenbeler | June 21, 2017

Join friends and supporters of the Economic Opportunity Institute in support of our mission to build an economy that works – for everyone. For nearly two decades, EOI has planted seeds and tended the growth of public policies to promote educational opportunity, good jobs, healthy families and workplaces, and

Giving does something to you as a person

Sam Hatzenbeler | June 14, 2017

The Economic Opportunity Institute recently received the largest gift in our organization’s history – an endowment gift from Seattle philanthropist Floyd Jones. Floyd, who will turn 90 years old this fall, grew up the eleventh of twelve children in a poor sharecropping family in Arkansas. His financial succes

Schedule your GiveBIG donation today

Sam Hatzenbeler | April 18, 2016

If your inbox looks anything like mine, I know GiveBIG (the Seattle Foundation’s community fundraising campaign) brings on a flood of emails. So here’s a pro tip: You can pre-schedule your GiveBIG donation right now. And once you do, you won’t get another GiveBIG email from us this year (except to say thank y

Equal Pay and Opportunity: Fair wages for women and better workplaces for all

Sam Hatzenbeler | April 12, 2016

From high-profile CEOs and movie stars to healthcare and retail workers, men consistently make more than women. Social scientists and economists have found clear evidence that gender-based discrimination persists – and is so deeply ingrained in culture and practice that it often goes unrecognized. Ensuring th

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