Upcoming Events

Thursday, October 19, 2017
12:30pm to 1:30pm
2100 24th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144

When women work together, there is a power unlike any other! Come to this program to learn more about joining a group of motivated women tackling complex issues in our community through collective grant making and leadership development. This informal information session will share the many ways a WA Women's membership can impact your life and build a stronger Washington for all.

Please register to attend if you are interested in joining the Foundation or if you're a current member interesting in getting more involved. Light refreshments and coffee will be available.

We offer Membership Basics programs every month. If the dates of our Membership Basics sessions don't work for you, please contact Morgan at morgan@wawomensfoundation.org to schedule an individual meeting at a time convenient for you. 

We look forward to meeting you!

Thursday, October 26, 2017
3:00-6:00 pm
1802 East Prospect, Seattle, WA 98112

Using the research of Dr. Brené Brown, participants will explore what is involved in developing authenticity and an increased sense of belonging and joy, while learning to get up after a fall. The Rising Strong™ process is akin to Joseph Campbell’s “s/hero’s journey” and uses the concept of three acts of a story.  Over the course of six 3-hour sessions, up to 12 participants will learn:

  • - A process for rising after failure, disappointment, and loss.
  • - The physics of vulnerability and ten guidelines for rising after a fall.
  • - The power of stories and how they drive our emotions, thoughts, and behaviors.
  • - How to recognize and capture the stories we make up when faced with struggle.
  • - What it means to “rumble” with emotions like shame, guilt, anxiety, blame, accountability, resentment, grief, forgiveness and perfectionism.
  • - How to write our own daring endings to our tough stories.

Facilitator: Janet Boguch is a member of WA Women’s Foundation and the dynamic CEO of Wide Angle Coaching and Non-Profit Works she has provided strategic planning, consulting and coaching to nonprofit organizations and individuals for more than 25 years. In addition to being a certified professional coach, Janet is a Certified Daring Way™ and Rising Strong™ facilitator, workshop leader, and coach. Dr. Brené Brown is a research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work. She has spent the past thirteen years studying vulnerability, courage, worthiness, and shame. Brené is the author of three #1 New York Times Bestselling books and is the Founder and CEO of The Daring Way and “COURAGEworks”–an online learning community that offers eCourses, workshops, and interviews for individuals and organizations ready for braver living, loving, and leading.

Here's more important information about registration:

  • - Participation is limited to 12 WA Women's Foundation members in order to build deeper connections and promote confidentiality, collegiality and support. Registration will open on Friday, August 18 at 9:00 a.m. The first 12 members to sign up will be accepted, and additional sign-ups will be added to a waitlist. Because of limited availability, only WA Women's Foundation members are eligible to participate.
  • - Cost to participate: $420 ($70 per session).
  • - Participants must commit to attend all 6 meetings below.

Meeting Dates

All meetings will be hosted at Janet Boguch’s homey office on Capitol Hill (1802 East Prospect, Seattle, WA 98112) with easy, free parking

  • - October 26th, 3:00 – 6:00 p.m.
  • - November 2nd, 3:00 – 6:00 p.m.
  • - November 16th, 3:00 – 6:00 p.m.
  • - November 30th, 3:00 – 6:00 p.m.
  • - December 7th, 3:00 – 6:00 p.m.
  • - December 14th, 3:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, October 26, 2017
1:00pm - 3:30pm
2100 24th Ave S, Seattle WA 98144

Our civic engagement in the legislative process is more critical than ever. Organizations in the areas of social justice, education and the arts are increasingly aware of the need to influence legislative action that will sustain their goals -- and are reaching out for citizen support. To be effective philanthropic stewards we need to understand the power of advocacy when promoting the causes we passionately support. Enhancing our understanding of the State's legislative process makes us all more influential participants in the shaping of public policy.

Register for this program on Thursday, October 26th to learn about:

  •  -Advocacy and Lobbying: What is the distinction? How do 501c3 and 501c4 requests differ? Lisa Schaures – Shareholder, Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt
  • -“Civics 101”: Legislative process overview Kathy Sakahara, Past action chair, League of Women Voters of WA
  • -HB 1783: Case study to illustrate the legislative process Marcy Bowers, Director, Poverty Action Network of Washington Nick Allen, Attorney, Columbia Legal Services
  • -Personal Advocacy Experience: Panel discussion with Washington Women Foundation members
    • *Justice Bobbe Bridge (ret.) - Founding President/CEO, Center for Children & Youth Justice
    • *Pamela Eakes - Founder & CEO, Mothers Against Violence in America (MAVIA)
    • *Beth McCaw – President, Washington Women’s Foundation

Program: 1:00 – 3:30pm  Q&A: 3:30 – 4:00pm

Wednesday, November 1, 2017
1:30pm to 3:00pm
2100 24th Ave S, Seattle WA 98144

Join 2015 Health Grantee Forefront for a training on how to talk with youth, adults, friends, family, or coworkers in crisis. The training is designed to help empower individuals to play a role in recognizing peers, friends, and family who might be having thoughts of suicide, and to know how and where we can refer those individuals to keep them safe.

All WA Women’s Foundation members welcome! We ask all guests to call the WA Women’s Foundation office before registering - 206-340-1710.

Thursday, November 9, 2017
8:30am - 4:00pm
Seattle Public Library- Central Library

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Our Annual fall education program, previously known as Discovery Days, has a new face and format this year. Just as WA Women's Foundation is pivoting toward more transformational influence and inpact in our state, we are moving from two days of discovery to single intense day of engaged and interactive conversation in the program now called Intersect. Building upon our 2016 program centered on race and gender, this year's speakers, panelists and attending members and guest will engage in conversations around the societal forces that overlap and intersect in ways that often marginalize and hinder people, ideas and actions. Together we will explore how our very intentional philanthropy can be more inclusive, responsive and constructive in addressing the most compelling needs of the communities we seek to serve. 

8:30 a.m.       Intersect Doors open – Library 4th Ave entrance; assemble in Microsoft Auditorium

9:25 a.m.       Focus Speaker: Sarah Tran, Nonprofit Assistance Center

10:40 a.m. Breakout Panel A

Mindful Community Engagement: Awareness of community identities, strengths, challenges and needs will lead to understanding of how to build bridges of mutual respect and engage as partners in pursuit of common goals.

Moderator: Trish Keegan

·Aneelah Afzali, MAPS-AMEN Muslim Assoc of Puget Sound

·Janeen Comenote,  National Urban Indian Family Coalition

·Aiko Schaefer,  Front and Centered

10:40 a.m. Breakout Panel B

Justice in Theory & Practice: Understanding perspectives on tackling racial, social, economic and legal inequities that can guide our pursuit of just outcomes across our communities.

Moderator: Cedra DuFlon-Heide

·Bookda Gheisar, Consultant(former Mona Fdn, Global Wash, SJF)

·Patricia Lally,  Director, Seattle Office of Civil Rights

·Rich Stolz, One America

11:40 a.m.  Buffet Lunch in Breakout rooms

1:00 p.m.  Focus Speaker: Sheila Edwards Lange, Seattle Central College

1:55 p.m.  Afternoon Panel: Equitable Grantmaking

Building on our history and strengths, and incorporating fresh insights and practices, will lead to more strategic approaches to equitable, inclusive, community-centered philanthropy.

Moderator: Dr. Gary Kinte Perry

·Lindsay Hill, Raikes Foundation

·Ike McCreery, Resource Generation

·Maya Thornell-Sandifor, Philanthropy Northwest

Audience Q&A moderated by Dr. Perry

Audience open mic reflections on what was learned and WA Women’s readiness for change, with Washington Women’s Fdn members:

Elizabeth Choy Vice Chair Intersect Planning Committee

Susan Heikkala Chair Pooled Fund Grant Committee

Beth McCaw President

Grace Chien Board Chair

4:00 p.m. Doors close

 

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The Seattle Public Library Foundation

Thursday, November 16, 2017
9:30am - 10:30am
2100 24th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144

When women work together, there is a power unlike any other! Come to this program to learn more about joining a group of motivated women tackling complex issues in our community through collective grant making and leadership development. This informal information session will share the many ways a WA Women's membership can impact your life and build a stronger Washington for all.

Please register to attend if you are interested in joining the Foundation or if you're a current member interesting in getting more involved. Light refreshments and coffee will be available.

We offer Membership Basics programs every month. If the dates of our Membership Basics sessions don't work for you, please contact Morgan at morgan@wawomensfoundation.org to schedule an individual meeting at a time convenient for you. 

We look forward to meeting you!

Wednesday, December 6, 2017
1:00pm - 2:00pm
2100 24th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144

When women work together, there is a power unlike any other! Come to this program to learn more about joining a group of motivated women tackling complex issues in our community through collective grant making and leadership development. This informal information session will share the many ways a WA Women's membership can impact your life and build a stronger Washington for all.

This will be our first Member Basics Mixer! We will play Washington Women's Foundation Trivia and mingle with members. Please register to attend if you are interested in joining the Foundation or if you're a current member interested in getting more involved. Light refreshments and wine will be availible.

We offer Membership Basics programs every month. If the dates of our Membership Basics sessions don't work for you, please contact Morgan at morgan@wawomensfoundation.org to schedule an individual meeting at a time convenient for you. 

We look forward to meeting you!