Upcoming Events

Tuesday, February 3, 2015
8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
2100 24th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144

United Way of King County is offering this training at the 2100 Building - we highly recommend it for those who are participating on the Pooled Fund Grant Committee for the first time, or for anyone looking for an in-depth financial review "refresher."

Financial statements can be intimidating, yet they contain enormously valuable information. More importantly, they are used by external decision-makers who hold your organization’s financial well-being in their hands. This workshop teaches financial statement speed-reading tricks and outlines some of the key indicators that Board members sometimes overlook when they are exercising their fiduciary duties. We will talk about what the numbers mean, how they can be improved by your organization and how to spot the issues that catch the attention of external financial statement users.

By the end of the session participants will:

1. Understand non-profit accounting terminology, 
2. Understand and interpret basic non-profit financial statements and Form 990,
3. Be empowered to ask questions and identify 'red flags' in your organization's financial statements and Form 990.

This workshop has sold out quickly each time we offered it earlier in the year, and is sure to sell out again quickly. 
Trainers:
Erin Welch, CPA, is a financial statement auditor and consultant, working with not-for-profits to prepare financial statements that accurately and effectively communicate to external audiences. 
Howard Donkin, CPA, specializes in serving not-for-profit organizations’ tax-related needs. Howard has served on a number of federal and state advisory panels contributing to the development and interpretation of tax laws impacting not-for-profits, including the Redesigned Form 990. 

Cost: $45 per person. For questions, call 206.461.5014 or email us at workshops@uwkc.org.

Tuesday, February 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!
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
2100 24th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144

One skill that effective leaders share is knowing how to build networks of champions. We all have supporters and champions in our professional and personal lives. But are we truly empowering others so that they can support us and our dreams? What results could we create in our personal and professional lives if we intentionally and systematically educated champions to create the results we want?

Our presenter for this topic is business growth consultant Marilyn Richards. Marilyn is founder of Richards Consulting Group, a firm that specializes in teaching business owners and professionals strategies for growing their businesses more effectively.

In this workshop, participants will learn: 
-What a champion is and is not
-The four types of champions we need
-What you must do first before speaking with champions
-How to activate champions for best success

WWF members and guests welcome! Coffee and snacks will be served.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015
4:30 - 7:30 pm
Seattle Art Museum, 1300 First Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101
 
Please join us for our Annual Philanthropy Celebration at the Seattle Art Musuem. 
 
4:00 pm - Doors Open, enter at Hammering Man
 
4:30 - 5:30 pm - Program in the Plestcheeff Auditorium
 
  • Keynote by Kevin Gover, Director of the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of the American Indian
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  • Remarks by Kimerly Rorschach, Seattle Art Museum's Illsley Ball Nordstrom Director
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  • Curator insights by Barbara Brotherton, Seattle Art Museum's Curator of Native American Arts
 
5:30 - 7:30 pm - Reception in the Brotman Forum with appetizers and wine; private access to all galleries incluing the exhibit Indigenous Beauty: Masterworks of Native American Art from the Diker Collection
 
Thank you to our generous event sponsors: JPMorgan Chase & Co.,
Foster Pepper, The Seattle Foundation, and Seattle Art Museum
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Downtown Bellevue at Cornerstone Advisors: 225 108th Avenue NE Suite 400, Bellevue, WA 98004

The Foundation's new President, Beth McCaw, wants to hear from you! What are your thoughts about your membership, WWF’s mission and vision, our programming, our collective community impact? Please join Beth for coffee and tea and share with her your WWF experience.

Thursday, March 5, 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, 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.

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, 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!