Upcoming Events

Tuesday, February 23, 2016
4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Seattle Art Museum, 1300 First Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101-2003

Join us to celebrate Washington Women's Foundation 20th Anniversary year! We hope this evening will inspire you to think about how philanthropy can intervene on challenges facing our community and rewrite the future. Please register if you plan to attend and scroll down to read about our Keynote Speaker, Dr. Jim Olson, and the SAM exhibition on display, Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic.

4:00 p.m. Doors Open 
4:30 p.m. Program 
5:30 p.m. Reception with wine and appetizers. Private access to all galleries.
7:30 p.m. Event concludes 

Special 20th Anniversary Keynote 
Jim Olson, MD, PhD, Pediatric Oncology at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

 

SAM Exhibition 
Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic

Image: Shantavia Beale II, 2012, Kehinde Wiley, American, b. 1977, oil on canvas, 60 x 48 in., Collection of Ana and Lenny Gravier. Courtesy Sean Kelly, New York, © Kehinde Wiley, Photo: Jason Wyche.

 

 

 

Thank you to our event sponsors whose generosity makes this event free of charge to members and guests.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday, February 25, 2016
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
2100 Building | 2100 24th Avenue 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 WWF 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 - scroll up to see other available dates and times. If the dates of our Membership Basics programs don’t work for you, please contact Emily to schedule an individual meeting at a time convenient for you. 

We look forward to meeting you!

Sunday, February 28, 2016
3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Bellevue, WA - address to be confirmed to attendees

Rolling up our sleeves, working together and tackling the most complex issues in our community are a part of our DNA at Washington Women’s Foundation. Through our collective work, we challenge the conventions of philanthropy, change the individual lives of women and transform our communities. We invite you to step in and work on the next challenge: building a more equitable, healthy and just community for all.

As we have learned from our past Diversity Partner Grant experiences and from many of our Discovery Days 2015 speakers, racism has an enduring impact on our systems and institutions as well as a deeply damaging and divisive effect on all individuals. The WWF Member Engagement Committee invites you to continue the conversations begun at Discovery Days and join us in exploring how we can take action to promote diversity, equity and inclusion in all parts of our lives, including our philanthropy.

Movie Screening: The third part of this PBS documentary shines a spotlight on the ways our institutions and policies advantage some groups at the expense of others, giving different groups vastly different life chances. We will view the movie and have an interactive discussion after the film to help you:

  • Examine how our institutions shape and create race
  • Gain a deeper understanding of the term “institutional racism” and how it differs from individual racism
  • Connect this history to your personal experience, regardless of your specific background, through a powerful “healing from racism” conversation

In the interest of facilitating a safe space for discussion, this event is open only to WWF members. Please note: This screening is limited to 10 attendees.

Can't attend the movie screening on this date?

Tuesday, March 1, 2016
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
2100 24th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144

Rolling up our sleeves, working together and tackling the most complex issues in our community are a part of our DNA at Washington Women’s Foundation. Through our collective work, we challenge the conventions of philanthropy, change the individual lives of women and transform our communities. We invite you to step in and work on the next challenge: building a more equitable, healthy and just community for all. 

As we have learned from our past Diversity Partner Grant experiences and from many of our Discovery Days 2015 speakers, racism has an enduring impact on our systems and institutions as well as a deeply damaging and divisive effect on all individuals. The WWF Member Engagement Committee invites you to continue the conversations begun at Discovery Days and join us in exploring how we can take action to promote diversity, equity and inclusion in all parts of our lives, including our philanthropy. 

Movie Screening: The third part of this PBS documentary shines a spotlight on the ways our institutions and policies advantage some groups at the expense of others, giving different groups vastly different life chances. We will view the movie and have an interactive discussion after the film to help you: 

  • Examine how our institutions shape and create race 
  • Gain a deeper understanding of the term “institutional racism” and how it differs from individual racism 
  • Connect this history to your personal experience, regardless of your specific background, through a powerful “healing from racism” conversation 

In the interest of facilitating a safe space for discussion, this event is open only to WWF members. 

Can't attend the movie screening on this date?

Wednesday, March 2, 2016
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
2100 Building | 2100 24th Avenue 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 WWF 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 - scroll up to see other available dates and times. If the dates of our Membership Basics programs don’t work for you, please contact Emily to schedule an individual meeting at a time convenient for you.

We look forward to meeting you!

Wednesday, March 9, 2016
4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
2100 Building, 2100 24th Avenue S, Seattle 98144

As a nonprofit board member, you are probably aware of your basic fiduciary and governance responsibilites. But how can you help your nonprofit protect one of its most valuable assets - its people - while protecting yourself from potential personal liability? Washington Women's Foundation presents this special 3-part "Human Resources 101" series for board members and executive directors. You will learn tips on managing your hiring process, protecting your organization's data and intellectual property, complying with employment laws and withstanding staff transitions. 

Our series presenter is Aviva Kamm, Shareholder at the Seattle law firm Stokes Lawrence, PS. Aviva represents employees and employers facing issues involving discrimination, wrongful termination, wage/hour issues and noncompete and nonsolicitation provisions. She also advises employers on a broad range of day-to-day and strategic human resources issues, including worker classification, FMLA administration, disability accommodation, discipline and I-9 (employment eligibility) compliance. 

Register for each session a la carte or attend all 3 - whatever fits your schedule! All sessions will be held at the 2100 Building. 

WWF members who serve on nonprofit boards are encouraged to invite their executive staff to attend. 

Session 3: To Everything There is A Season: Succession Planning for Nonprofits and Nonprofit Executives
Wednesday, March 9
4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Attendees will learn:

  • How to make smooth leadership transitions, whether planned or unexpected
  • How to negotiate employment agreements that plan for transitions
  • How to maintain organizational identity when a founder retires

Other sessions in this series: 

Session 1: Employment Law Best Practices from Hire through Termination
Wednesday, January 13
4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Session 2: No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: Cautionary Tales for Board Members 
Wednesday, February 10
4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Thursday, March 10, 2016
12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
2100 Building, 2100 24th Avenue S, Seattle 98144

Reading nonprofit grant proposals and financial statements can be overwhelming, even for experienced grant makers and nonprofit board members familiar with their fiduciary duties. This workshop will increase your ability to spot key indicators in nonprofit financials and to better understand how the WWF Grant Committee evaluates proposals.

By the end of the session. participants will:

  • Understand nonprofit accounting terminology
  • Understand and interpret basic nonprofit financial statements
  • Be empowered to ask questions and identify 'red flags' in an organization's financial statements

This workshop will feature Erin Welch, Partner at Jacobson Jarvis & Co, PLLC, the only certified public accounting firm in the Northwest to focus 100% of audit and consulting capacity on the not-for-profit community.

All WWF members welcome! Attendance is required for all 2016 Pooled Fund Grant Committee participants. Please bring a brown bag lunch.

Guests are asked to contact the WWF office (206-340-1710) before registering. 

Tuesday, March 29, 2016
8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
2100 Building | 2100 24th Avenue 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 WWF 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 - scroll up to see other available dates and times. If the dates of our Membership Basics programs don’t work for you, please contact Emily to schedule an individual meeting at a time convenient for you.

We look forward to meeting you!

Thursday, April 7, 2016
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
2100 Building | 2100 24th Avenue S, Seattle, WA 98144

Though public speaking can provoke severe anxiety, most people will be required to present to an audience at some point in their lives. Thankfully, with practice and tools, you can enhance your speaking abilities, which enables you to be a stronger leader. This workshop presented by Arden Clise will ensure you have the skills and confidence you need to succeed.

In this program, participants will learn:

  • How to control your nerves so that you are more comfortable and effective as a speaker
  • How to organize your speech so that it is easily comprehended and engaging to your audience
  • Techniques you can use to engage your audience
  • The verbal and non-verbal behaviors that convey confidence as a speaker
  • The dos and don’ts for using and speaking at a lectern
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About Presenter: 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, April 12, 2016
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
2100 Building | 2100 24th Avenue S, Seattle, WA 98144

Attend this event for the ultimate peer-to-peer learning experience! Hear presentations from your fellow WWF members who are serving on the Pooled Fund Grant Committee on what they've learned so far. This is also a great opportunity to enhance your knowledge about exciting nonprofits serving our community! The Grant Committee will report on the 25 proposals that they reviewed and will also announce the 15 nonprofits moving on to the Site Visit stage of the grant process.

All WWF members welcome! Please bring a brown bag lunch.

We ask all guests to call the WWF office before registering - 206-340-1710.

Thursday, April 14, 2016
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
2100 Building | 2100 24th Avenue S, Seattle, WA 98144

Conducting a site visit to a nonprofit is an exciting, energizing opportunity to more deeply understand their work and to let them shine. As a grant maker, how do you ensure that the site visit answers any outstanding questions? What can we as grant makers do to set the tone of a positive and rewarding experience for all participating parties?

By the end of the session, participants will:

  • Know basic site visit etiquette
  • Gain tools and strategies to minimize the effect of power dynamics between grant makers and grant seekers
  • Be empowered to identify and assess risk

This workshop will feature a former Pooled Fund Grant Winner TBA.

All WWF members welcome! Attendance is required for all 2016 Pooled Fund Grant Committee participants. Please bring a brown bag lunch.

Guests are asked to contact the WWF office (206-340-1710) before registering. 

Wednesday, April 20, 2016
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
2100 Building | 2100 24th Avenue S, Seattle, WA 98144

Inspire your lunch with WWF! Get a mid-day lift by sharing a meal with fellow WWF members and learning together about the work of a Pooled Fund Grant Award-winning organization. You'll leave with a better understanding about how our grantees make our region stronger and the impact of our collective investment. There will also be an opportunity to engage with questions and ideas.

Stay tuned for more information on our featured grantee - coming soon!

WWF members and guests welcome! Please bring a brown bag lunch.

Friday, April 29, 2016
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
2100 Building | 2100 24th Avenue 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 WWF 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 - scroll up to see other available dates and times. If the dates of our Membership Basics programs don’t work for you, please contact Emily to schedule an individual meeting at a time convenient for you.

We look forward to meeting you!

Thursday, May 12, 2016
9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
2100 Building | 2100 24th Avenue S, Seattle, WA 98144

Attend this event for the ultimate peer-to-peer learning experience! Hear presentations from your fellow WWF members who are serving on the Pooled Fund Grant Committee on what they've learned. This is also a great opportunity to enhance your knowledge about exciting nonprofits serving our community and to be better informed for YOUR vote! The Grant Committee will report on the 15 proposals that received Site Visits in order to determine which 10 organizations will move forward to the final ballot.

All WWF members welcome!

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 8.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016
4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., with happy hour to follow
Seattle Public Library, 1000 Fourth Avenue, downtown

Rolling up our sleeves, working together and tackling the most complex issues in our community are a part of our DNA at Washington Women’s Foundation. Through our collective work, we challenge the conventions of philanthropy, change the individual lives of women and transform our communities. We invite you to step in and work on the next challenge: building a more equitable, healthy and just community for all.

As we have learned from our past Diversity Partner Grant experiences and from many of our Discovery Days 2015 speakers, racism has an enduring impact on our systems and institutions as well as a deeply damaging and divisive effect on all individuals. The WWF Member Engagement Committee invites you to continue the conversations begun at Discovery Days and join us in exploring how we can take action to promote equity and inclusion in all parts of our lives, including our philanthropy.

Book Discussion: Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson 
Wednesday, May 18 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. with happy hour to follow 
Seattle Public Library

"Bryan Stevenson's Just Mercy is an unforgettable account of an idealistic, gifted young lawyer’s coming of age, a moving window into the lives of those he has defended, and an inspiring argument for compassion in the pursuit of justice." At this event, we will engage in an interactive discussion about the book to:

  • Examine how our criminal justice institution has evolved historically, intertwined with the US economic and racial construct.

Don't have time to read the book? Click here to watch a TED talk from author Bryan Stevenson and join us for the discussion.