Audrey Haberman is the managing partner of The Giving Practice, Philanthropy Northwest’s consulting team. She works with philanthropists in the Northwest and nationally, helping them develop strategies, improve their governance and lead productive collaborations. She is passionate about people, places and communities, which is evident in her work this year with three community foundations: Yakima Valley, Greater Tacoma and Seattle, her support of learning cohorts through the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and her work guiding several funder collaboratives.

Audrey worked for over ten years in the field of sexual assault prevention before joining the staff of the Women’s Funding Alliance in 1995, then Pride Foundation in 1998. As a former foundation CEO, Audrey considers the six years she served on Philanthropy Northwest’s board the best professional development she’s ever had. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan and lives with her family, a dog and a newly acquired fish.


“Pretty Good Tools” for Collaboration, Strategy, and Partnership

Posted on May 1, 2017 by Audrey Haberman, Lisa Galaites

If you’re a philanthropy practitioner — staff member or trustee — these tools should be useful. The Giving Practice works with foundations and philanthropy organizations of all types and sizes, and they hear common questions and dilemmas. The Giving Practice's consultants are developed Pretty Good Tools to help you with the more challenging aspects of your job… Read More
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Five Essential Practices to Improve Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Your Family Foundation

Posted on February 16, 2016 by Audrey Haberman, Sindhu Knotz

Last October, we had the pleasure of hosting a conversation with a group of ten family foundations attending the National Forum on Family Philanthropy in Seattle. The session was focused on how foundation leaders can begin to address the topic of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) with your staff and trustees… Read More