Upcoming Events

Wednesday, March 11, 2015
12:00 - 2:00 p.m.
2100 Building, 2100 24th Avenue S, Seattle 98144

This workshop will enhance your nonprofit expertise and improve your ability to review grant proposals and understand nonprofit financials. 

All WWF members welcome!  Attendance is required for all 2015 Grant Committee participants. Guests are asked to contact the WWF office (206-340-1710) before registering.

Thursday, March 12, 2015
11:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Laird Norton Wealth Management Offices, 801 Second Avenue, Suite 1600, Seattle, WA 98104

As parents and mentors, we want to develop good financial habits in the young people in our lives and hope they grow up to be responsible and thoughtful with money. For girls, who have historically been left out of many financial conversations, the education they receive from parents and role models is even more important. But how do we teach these skills and when should we start?

Join the Kids & Money team from our corporate partners Laird Norton Wealth Management and members of the Philanthropic Services group at The Seattle Foundation for a 90-minute session on how you can model and build great financial skills for any child from the pre-school through the post-college years. In this session, participants will learn:

  • Establishing values and messages around money
  • Linking financial goals to values
  • Money personalities and what to look out for in each of them
  • The importance of raising financially fit girls
  • Financial and philanthropic concepts, skills and activities for each stage of development
  • Recommendations for a variety of resources that can help adults start conversations and take action

This cost of this program is generously underwritten by our corporate partners, Laird Norton Wealth Management and The Seattle Foundation.

         

WWF members and guests welcome! Please register if you plan to attend. Lunch will be served from 11:45 a.m.

Thursday, March 26, 2015
4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Seattle Public Library, 1000 Fourth Avenue, downtown

The Member Engagement Committee chooses a book for a foundation-wide discussion each spring. This year’s choice is Lean In, written by Sheryl Sandberg.

Thirty years after women became 50% of the college graduates in the US, men still hold the vast majority of leadership positions in government and industry. In Lean In, Sheryl Sandberg examines why women’s progress in achieving leadership roles has stalled, explains the root causes, and offers compelling, commonsense solutions that can empower women to achieve their full potential.

 

Haven’t had time to read Lean In? Watch Sheryl Sandberg’s TED Talk instead and join in our discussion.

The discussion will be held at Seattle Public Library on Level 4, Room 1. WWF members and guests welcome! After the discussion, you're welcome to join us as we walk to Trace restaurant a block away for happy hour and continued conversation. 

Friday, March 27, 2015
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Town Hall, Seattle

NW Children’s Fund presents: Childhood Adversity and the Developing Brain: Using Neuroscience to Inform Effective Interventions. Washington Women's Foundation is pleased to co-promote this event presented by Northwest Children's Fund. A panel of speakers will present a new perspective on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and how it is informing strategies for healing children and building resilience.

$15, box lunch provided.

Learn more and register here.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015
12:00 - 2:00 p.m.
2100 Building, 2100 24th Avenue S, Seattle 98144
A great opportunity to enhance your knowledge about some exciting new nonprofit projects, as well as the most critical needs in our community. The Grant Committee will report on the 25 proposals that they reviewed, and we will also announce the 15 nonprofits moving on to the Site Visit stage of the grant process. 
 
All WWF members welcome! We ask all guests to call the WWF office before registering - 206-340-1710.
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
2100 Building | 2100 24th Avenue S, Seattle, WA 98144
 
Please join us for a casual information session about the Foundation and membership. We invite all women who want to make an impact through focused, collective grantmaking!  
 
To WWF members, please pass this opportunity along to friends and colleagues who may be interested in learning more about what we do.
 
Please register if you plan to attend.  We will have light refreshments and coffee available.
 
We look forward to seeing you!
Thursday, April 16, 2015
12:00 - 2:00 p.m.
2100 Building, 2100 24th Avenue S, Seattle 98144
The site visit is not only an important aspect of grant making, but often the most inspiring and energizing. Join us for this workshop that will provide the do's and don'ts for effective site visits.
 
Attendance required for 2015 Site Visit participants.  All WWF members welcome!  We ask all guests to call the WWF office before registering - 206-340-1710.
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
2100 Building, 2100 24th Avenue S, Seattle 98144

As staff members, managers, leaders and volunteers, we all spend time in meetings. We recognize that a strong leader creates a meeting environment where team members have ownership and involvement in the process, trust each other and make good decisions. When we are called upon to be leaders, how can we better ensure that we will facilitate effective meetings?

Strengthening your meeting management and effective facilitation skills better enables you to effect change, move ideas forward, build stronger teams and demonstrate leadership. These are skills in high demand at all levels of an organization, in all sectors (public, private, nonprofit) and in professional as well as personal settings.

This workshop features Sue Bennett, Senior Leadership Director of Leadership Tomorrow, a program that cultivates, inspires, connects and engages an effective community of leaders. Prior to this, she was Senior Learning Manager at Philanthropy Northwest. Sue has worked for corporations, foundations and nonprofits, and as an independent consultant for over a decade. She founded and facilitated Parent Peer Groups for schools throughout the Seattle area for ten years. Sue has facilitated hundreds of meetings and believes that whether you have run a few or a thousand meetings, there are always new things to learn.

 

In this session, participants will:

  • Understand the 5 facilitator roles
  • Learn and/or review tools for effectively facilitating discussions and decision-making
  • Feel more comfortable in the role of facilitator

WWF members and guests welcome! Please register if you plan to attend.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015
9:00 - 11:30 a.m.
2100 Building, 2100 24th Avenue S, Seattle 98144

The Grant Committee will report on the 15 Site Visits made - it's a great opportunity to enhance your knowledge about our finalist nonprofit projects, as well as the most critical needs in our community.

Please note that we ask only WWF members to attend this event due to the confidential nature of the reports.

Guests are welcome to celebrate at the Grant Award Celebration on June 10.

Thursday, May 14, 2015
9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
2100 Building | 2100 24th Avenue S, Seattle, WA 98144
 
Please join us for a casual information session about the Foundation and membership. We invite all women who want to make an impact through focused, collective grantmaking!  
 
To WWF members, please pass this opportunity along to friends and colleagues who may be interested in learning more about what we do.
 
Please register if you plan to attend.  We will have light refreshments and coffee available.
 
We look forward to seeing you!
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
2100 Building | 2100 24th Avenue S, Seattle, WA 98144
 
Please join us for a casual information session about the Foundation and membership. We invite all women who want to make an impact through focused, collective grantmaking!  
 
To WWF members, please pass this opportunity along to friends and colleagues who may be interested in learning more about what we do.
 
Please register if you plan to attend.  We will have light refreshments and coffee available.
 
We look forward to seeing you!