Upcoming Events

Tuesday, December 1, 2015
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
2100 24th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144

The Pooled Fund Grant Committee is at the cornerstone of the Foundation's work - plus, it's a great way to connect with other members and learn about innovative nonprofits in our community. All WWF members are welcome to serve on the committee - no experience necessary!

This session will answer all of your questions about the Grant Committee process, the schedule, and the great rewards that come from participating! Click here to see the 2016 Pooled Fund Grant Committee calendar - Work Group Schedules are on page 2!

WWF members or guests who are interested in joining the Foundation are welcome!

Thursday, December 3, 2015
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
2100 24th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144

With more women stepping into leadership opportunities than ever before, the essentials of business etiquette are critically important. Attend this program to brush up on etiquette skills to help make any professional, networking or board-related interaction more effective. In this hands-on seminar, you’ll learn about the subtle behaviors that can affect your professional credibility and how to replace those behaviors with ones that communicate confidence.

You will learn:

  • What your handshake says about you
  • How to make a proper business introduction that honors the people you’re introducing
  • How to have body language that communicates confidence
  • How to avoid weak and insecure verbal language
  • Networking essentials that increase your comfort and mingleability

Lunch will be served. WWF members and guests welcome!

About Arden Clise: Arden Clise, President of Clise Etiquette, is an expert in the field of etiquette. As a business etiquette speaker, trainer and coach, Arden helps people be confident and successful in any business situation. A popular columnist, Arden wrote a regular business etiquette column for the Puget Sound Business Journal. She also has an award winning newsletter. Arden has been quoted in several national and international publications including Real Simple Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, China Daily News and The European Weekly.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
2100 24th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144

Please attend this special event to learn more about trends in global philanthropy and how our individual and collective giving can have the most impact internationally. This event will culminate in a celebration for one local nonprofit working abroad being awarded a $15,000 grant by WWF’s International Partner Grant Committee.

Come to this Showcase to learn about and be inspired by our local connections to global issues. We will hear from our partner in the grant making process, Michele Frix (Director of Programs, Seattle International Foundation). Michele will share key learnings from her deep experience in international grant making. WWF's International Partner Grant Committee members will highlight insights gained through evaluating proposals and conducting site visits, and we will hear from the International Partner Grant Award winner about their work and how this grant will support their impact. WWF members and guests are welcome!

About WWF International Partner Grant: WWF's International Partner Grant honors our members' strong interest in global philanthropy and learning about the work of local nonprofits in countries around the world. This program also highlights Seattle’s growing prominence as a center of global giving and serve as a vehicle for the Foundation to participate in this work. Building on the best practices of our well-established Pooled Fund Grant process, these initiatives provide an advanced curriculum of hands-on grant making to our members and enable an accelerated, nimble response to critical needs. To read more about the International Partner Grant and other advanced grant making initiatives, please click here.

Thursday, December 10, 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, December 17, 2015
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
2100 24th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144

Have you ever wondered what goes on at the Treehouse Wearhouse on the first floor of our office building? Sign up to volunteer with us on December 17th to get a behind-the-scenes look at the Wearhouse; a unique store where foster children shop for free for new and gently used clothing and other essentials. Volunteers sort, tag and restock merchandise, and work on readying the store for shopping days.

This volunteer opportunity is limited to 15 volunteers – please sign up today! Children over the age of 7 are welcome to join. Please help Treehouse spread holiday cheer to foster youth by joining our holiday volunteer service project.