Upcoming Events

Wednesday, September 17, 2014
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
2100 24th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144

Please join us for a casual information session about the Foundation and membership. We welcome 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!

Tuesday, October 7, 2014
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
2100 24th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144

Session 1 of WWF's new Women's Leadership series focuses on "The Confidence Gap" and the Imposter Syndrome. A strong component in leadership is self-assurance and self-confidence, but several studies show that women often underestimate their own competence, thereby hindering their success. Likewise, many women doubt that they actually deserve the credit they’ve earned after achieving success. Join us as we discuss ways to recognize the thinking that erodes our faith in ourselves and learn how to build the resilience to attain, and claim, our potential as female leaders through participatory conversations.

Click on the titles below to read articles for discussion:

Cost: $15 for members, $25 guests of members. Buffet lunch included.

 

About Women's Leadership Series: At the core of the Foundation’s mission, values and practice is a strong commitment to women’s leadership. New this fall, we designed a special 3-part workshop series to focus on women’s leadership. We hope you will join us to engage in hearty conversations, to feel inspired, to reflect deeper about women's leadership, and to gain motivation and encouragement to reach leadership goals with confidence and joy. Register for 1 session, or attend all 3, whatever fits your schedule!

This 3-part series will cover various topics that relate to developing ourselves as leaders, with specific articles and videos serving as launching pads for our conversations. Each gathering will include time to share and reflect on personal leadership; to go deeper on the 'topic of the day'; and to consider a commitment to a 'next step' for our own leadership development and growth. Although serious topics, the gatherings will be fun and build on the WWF commitment to inclusion of women of all ages and who are in different chapters of their lives.

Featuring WWF member Janet Boguch, the dynamic CEO of Non-Profit Works who has provided strategic planning, consulting and coaching to nonprofit organizations and individuals for more than 25 years.

A portion of the costs of this program have been underwritten, thanks to a generous contribution from the Lewis Greenwood Foundation, made possible by WWF member Toby Donner.

Cost for WWF Members is $15 per session, and cost for guests is $25 per session, to offset the cost of lunch and materials. WWF Members and guests welcome!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014
12:00 p.m. -1:30 p.m.
2100 24th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144

Nonprofit organizations face more scrutiny and regulation now than ever before. Whether you are a new trustee or are an experienced board member, please join us for a presentation and interactive discussion featuring leading experts on some of the most important issues and trends facing nonprofit board members today, with a particular emphasis on financial fiduciary responsibilities.

Featuring WWF member Kerry Kozlowski, Managing Director of Cornerstone Advisors, working exclusively with public charities, endowments and private foundations; and WWF member Jane Searing, Shareholder of Clark Nuber, providing specialized accounting, tax and financial services to nonprofit organizations and foundations.

Cost is $15, to help cover the cost of lunch. WWF members and guests welcome!

Friday, October 17, 2014
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
2100 24th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144

Please join us for a casual information session about the Foundation and membership. We welcome 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, October 23, 2014
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
2100 24th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144

Several months have passed since a catastrophic mudslide devastated the Oso, Arlington and Darrington communities in Washington State. As new needs emerge in the wake of this natural disaster, so does the opportunity for new learning and reflection within our philanthropic community. Join us to hear from a panel of women with deep expertise in philanthropy and local issues to discuss: institutional and individual philanthropic responses to disasters, lessons learned from Oso, and the existing challenges in rebuilding this community.

The panelists for this event are:

Barbara Davis, Vice President, United Way of Snohomish County 
Karri Matau, Vice President, Greater Everett Community Foundation
Moderator: Kristen Holway, Partner, The Giving Practice at Philanthropy Northwest

Washington Women's Foundation is pleased to present this program in partnership with Philanthropy Northwest, Social Venture Partners, The Seattle Foundation, and The Nancy Bell Evans Center on Philanthropy at the University of Washington Evans School of Public Affairs, as a continuation of the Reflections on Philanthropy event series.

There is no charge to attend this event. Coffee and snacks will be served.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
McCaw Hall, 321 Mercer Street, Seattle, WA

Washington Women's Foundation co-presents an exciting philanthropic event hosted by Social Venture Partners (SVP) Seattle.  Join fellow philanthropists and community members to hear 14 social innovators present a five-minute pitch of their innovative social idea and compete for grants and investments which add up to more than $250,000. Throughout the Fast Pitch program, participants receive mentoring and training, helping them to hone their ideas, improve their pitch and build relationships with advisors, donors, investors and partners.

Tickets for the event start at $100, and includes food and drink. Check out the event's website to learn more: http://www.socialventurepartners.org/seattle/fast-pitch/ 

Wednesday, October 29, 2014
12:00 p.m. -1:30 p.m.
2100 24th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144

Join us as we conduct the official business meeting of the Foundation, which consists primarily of presenting a review of the program and financial results for the year ended December 31, 2013. We will also hold the annual election of directors to the WWF board.

Lunch will be served - please come and socialize with fellow members and Board of Directors. WWF members welcome!

Tuesday, November 4, 2014
9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
2100 24th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144

Session 2 of WWF's new Women's Leadership series focuses on "Daring Greatly." More information coming soon!

About Women's Leadership Series: At the core of the Foundation’s mission, values and practice is a strong commitment to women’s leadership. New this fall, we designed a special 3-part workshop series to focus on women’s leadership. We hope you will join us to engage in hearty conversations, to feel inspired, to reflect deeper about women's leadership, and to gain motivation and encouragement to reach leadership goals with confidence and joy. Register for 1 session, or attend all 3, whatever fits your schedule!

This 3-part series will cover various topics that relate to developing ourselves as leaders, with specific articles and videos serving as launching pads for our conversations. Each gathering will include time to share and reflect on personal leadership; to go deeper on the 'topic of the day'; and to consider a commitment to a 'next step' for our own leadership development and growth. Although serious topics, the gatherings will be fun and build on the WWF commitment to inclusion of women of all ages and who are in different chapters of their lives. 

Featuring WWF member Janet Boguch, the dynamic CEO of Non-Profit Works who has provided strategic planning, consulting and coaching to nonprofit organizations and individuals for more than 25 years. 

A portion of the costs of this program have been underwritten, thanks to a generous contribution from the Lewis Greenwood Foundation, made possible by WWF member Toby Donner.

Cost for WWF Members is $15 per session, and cost for guests is $25 per session, to offset the cost of lunch and materials. WWF Members and guests welcome!

Thursday, November 6, 2014
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
2100 24th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144

Discovery Days is the Foundation's largest educational program each year, and an opportunity for members and guests to learn about the urgent issues facing our community and how philanthropy can make the most impact. Experts will inform us in each of our five Pooled Grant funding areas: Arts, Education, Environment, Health, and Human Services.

The Discovery Days Planning Committee is working to develop an impressive roster of speakers to explore a range of intriguing and timely topics. Thank you to the committee for its excellent work!

More details coming soon!

Co-Chairs: Cherry McGee Banks, Rosalie Gann, and Susie Tull.

Session Planners: Laurie Alexander, Elizabeth Aylward, Christina Dawson, Audrey Fine, Jodi Green, Linda McDougall Lewis, Amy Michael, Anne Repass, Nicole Fiset Resch, Aggie Sweeney, and Ginny Tretheway.

DISCOVERY DAY 1
THURSDAY, NOV 6
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. with buffet lunch
Topics: Human Services, Environment, & Education

Wednesday, November 12, 2014
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
2100 24th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144

Discovery Days is the Foundation's largest educational program each year, and an opportunity for members and guests to learn about the urgent issues facing our community and how philanthropy can make the most impact. Experts will inform us in each of our five Pooled Grant funding areas: Arts, Education, Environment, Health, and Human Services.

The Discovery Days Planning Committee is working to develop an impressive roster of speakers to explore a range of intriguing and timely topics. Thank you to the committee for its excellent work!

More details coming soon!

Co-Chairs: Cherry McGee Banks, Rosalie Gann, and Susie Tull.

Session Planners: Laurie Alexander, Elizabeth Aylward, Christina Dawson, Audrey Fine, Jodi Green, Linda McDougall Lewis, Amy Michael, Anne Repass, Nicole Fiset Resch, Aggie Sweeney, and Ginny Tretheway.

DISCOVERY DAY 2
WEDNESDAY, NOV 12
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Topics: Health and Arts & Culture

Tuesday, November 18, 2014
November 16- 18
Sheraton Seattle, 1400 Sixth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101

Washington Women’s Foundation is proud to partner with Independent Sector—the leadership network for nonprofits, foundations, and corporations—to bring its 2014 National Conference to Seattle this November 16-18.

The 2014 National Conference in Seattle will feature nonprofit and philanthropy leaders from across the country, and will highlight the innovation, entrepreneurial spirit, and creativity of our sector. The event aims to inspire new ideas, examine ways to achieve greater impact, and create opportunity for new collaborations that improve the communities we serve. It is also an opportunity for unique, compressed exposure to national-level thought-leaders in the nonprofit sector!

What to expect: The 2014 Independent Sector conference offers customized content for a range of audiences. In addition to the general sessions and plenaries, there are two pre-conference sessions (November 15-16): 

  • Public Policy Action Institute: Join leaders, advocates, and communicators to discuss policy issues vital to the work of our sector and the needs of our communities.
  • NGen: This premier program gathers sector leaders 40 and under to network and develop their leadership skills and capacities. On-line registration for the conference is now open.

As a member of the Washington Women’s Foundation, you are entitled to receive a discounted registration rate. Click here to register - register soon to take advantage of the Early Bird rate (by June 13), or the Summer Special rate (by Sept 5). 

When registering, please use the following codes to receive the discount:

  • NPPAIWWF (Public Policy Pre-Conference, Nov 15-16)
  • NPartnerWWF (Main Conference, Nov 16-18)
  • NNGENWWF  (NGEN Pre-Conference, Nov 15-16)

Let us know you’ve registered so we know to look for you there!

Tuesday, December 2, 2014
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
2100 24th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144

Session 3 of WWF's new Women's Leadership series focuses on "Putting the Pieces Together - Your Leadership Commitment." More information coming soon!

About Women's Leadership Series: At the core of the Foundation’s mission, values and practice is a strong commitment to women’s leadership. New this fall, we designed a special 3-part workshop series to focus on women’s leadership. We hope you will join us to engage in hearty conversations, to feel inspired, to reflect deeper about women's leadership, and to gain motivation and encouragement to reach leadership goals with confidence and joy. Register for 1 session, or attend all 3, whatever fits your schedule!

This 3-part series will cover various topics that relate to developing ourselves as leaders, with specific articles and videos serving as launching pads for our conversations. Each gathering will include time to share and reflect on personal leadership; to go deeper on the 'topic of the day'; and to consider a commitment to a 'next step' for our own leadership development and growth. Although serious topics, the gatherings will be fun and build on the WWF commitment to inclusion of women of all ages and who are in different chapters of their lives.

Featuring WWF member Janet Boguch, the dynamic CEO of Non-Profit Works who has provided strategic planning, consulting and coaching to nonprofit organizations and individuals for more than 25 years.

A portion of the costs of this program have been underwritten, thanks to a generous contribution from the Lewis Greenwood Foundation, made possible by WWF member Toby Donner.

Cost for WWF Members is $15 per session, and cost for guests is $25 per session, to offset the cost of lunch and materials. WWF Members and guests welcome!