Upcoming Events

Tuesday, August 12, 2014
6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Impact Hub Seattle, 220 2nd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104

Building public and civic health, or a strong non-profit, requires long-term investment, but philanthropic gifts are often short-term and outcome-specific. This event explores how to address this tension and explore how philanthropists, government and non-profit organizations can work together to encourage systemic and sustainable community development.

Washington Women's Foundation is pleased to be a co-promoter of this program, in partnership with CityClub and Philanthropy Northwest. This forum stems from Seattle CityClub’s findings in its 2014 Greater Seattle Civic Health ​Index report. It explores the report’s recommendation to tackle our community’s disparities of educational access, economic opportunity, public and civic health through cross-sector collaboration and investment.

Michael Brown, VP, The Seattle Foundation
Jeff Clarke, CEO, Philanthropy Northwest (moderator)
Lorena Gonzalez, Counsel to the Mayor, City of Seattle; Board, Northwest Area Foundation
Alexandra McKay, Executive VP & Chief Program Counsel, Casey Family Programs
Mijo Lee, Program Director, Social Justice Fund Northwest

Cost is $15. WWF members and guests welcome!

Thursday, August 14, 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, 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!