Upcoming Events

Thursday, January 4, 2018
3:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M.
2100 24th Ave S, Seattle WA 98144
The Pooled Fund Grant Committee is the cornerstone of the Foundation's work, and a great way to connect with other members and learn about innovative nonprofits. This is the first meeting of the 2018 Pooled Fund Committee, and will cover everything you need to know for the first phase of your work. We'll cover the basics, break into work groups, and enjoy a reception following the meeting from 5 - 6 p.m.
 
Click here  for the Pooled Fund Grant Committee calendar. Please mark your calendar for all required meetings, and please look at page 2 for Phase 1 (January/early Feb) and Phase 2 (March/early April) Work Group meeting dates. 
 
All WA Women's Foundation members are invited to participate - no experience necessary. Attendance at Grant Committee Kickoff is mandatory for all Grant Committee members.*
Friday, January 12, 2018
12:00 - 3:00 PM
2100 24th Ave S, Seattle WA 98144

How can we make more strategic decisions as philanthropists?  How can we make our philanthropy more inclusive?  One step is to disrupt implicit bias.  To learn how, join us for an interactive workshop presented by Maya Thornell-Sandifor, Learning Strategy Director at Philanthropy Northwest.

Implicit bias is the way our unconscious minds shape our thoughts and actions.  Recognizing our own susceptibility to implicit bias as we make decisions about which organizations and causes to fund will help us achieve our goal of being a more inclusive and equitable Foundation. 

In this interactive workshop, we will learn:

  • What implicit bias is and how it impacts the philanthropic decisions we make.
  • Specific strategies and practices for noticing and overcoming bias.

Whether you are serving on this year’s Pooled Fund Grant Committee or just want to make more informed decisions when you receive this year’s ballot, this interactive workshop will give you tools and strategies that you can use right away in making decisions about your giving.

Workshop and luncheon generously sponsored by The Lewis Greenwood Foundation.

Friday, January 19, 2018
9:30 - 10:30 am
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 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.

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!