Upcoming Events

Monday, January 23, 2017
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
2100 24th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144

Join the Member Engagement Committee as we view Poverty Inc. and discuss the film with fellow members and guests. Can't attend this screening? There is another screening on Sunday, February 12 - click here for details.

About Poverty Inc.: The West has positioned itself as the protagonist of development, giving rise to a vast multi-billion dollar poverty industry — the business of doing good has never been better. Yet the results have been mixed, in some cases even catastrophic, and leaders in the developing world are growing increasingly vocal in calling for change. Drawing from over 200 interviews filmed in 20 countries, Poverty, Inc. unearths an uncomfortable side of charity we can no longer ignore. From TOMs Shoes to international adoptions, from solar panels to U.S. agricultural subsidies, the film challenges each of us to ask the tough question: Could I be part of the problem?

WA Women's Foundation members and guests welcome!

Friday, January 27, 2017
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
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.

We offer Membership Basics programs every month - scroll to the top of the page to see other dates and times. If the dates of our Membership Basics sessions don’t work for you, please contact Megan (megan(at)wawomensfoundation.org) to schedule an individual meeting at a time convenient for you. We look forward to meeting you!

Wednesday, February 8, 2017
9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
2100 24th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144

It is precisely at those times when communication is most vital to achieving our goals that it can break down most dramatically. In these moments, it is vital to express your truth non-aggressively so that others can hear it, and listen to the other’s truth non-defensively so you can hear it. In this session, we will explore how to:

  • Build effective and collaborative relationships responsibly.
  • Speak your truth with integrity.
  • Receive the views of others respectfully.
  • Pause and choose effectively, what you say about what you think.

Through authentic conversations, you will achieve shared goals, build better relationships and feel integrity within yourself.

This workshop features Jeaneen Schmidt, Executive Coach & Conscious Business Facilitator. Having spent 15 years as a leader and executive productively building businesses and inspiring staff to create success for themselves and their organizations, Jeaneen leveraged her years in the corporate world to launch her private executive coaching practice in 2000. She has been recognized as one of the Pacific Northwest’s premier executive coaches, serving both high potential, rising star professionals and senior leaders alike. Unless specifically stated on registration materials, the deadline to request a refund or credit for your registration is 7 business days before the event. You may send someone to attend in your place.

WA Women's Foundation members and guests welcome!

Sunday, February 12, 2017
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Beth McCaw's Home, Bellevue, WA 98004

Join the Member Engagement Committee as we view Poverty Inc. and discuss the film with fellow members and guests. Can't attend this screening? There is another screening on Monday, January 23 - click here for details

About Poverty Inc.: The West has positioned itself as the protagonist of development, giving rise to a vast multi-billion dollar poverty industry — the business of doing good has never been better. Yet the results have been mixed, in some cases even catastrophic, and leaders in the developing world are growing increasingly vocal in calling for change. Drawing from over 200 interviews filmed in 20 countries, Poverty, Inc. unearths an uncomfortable side of charity we can no longer ignore. From TOMs Shoes to international adoptions, from solar panels to U.S. agricultural subsidies, the film challenges each of us to ask the tough question: Could I be part of the problem? 

WA Women's Foundation members and guests welcome!

Wednesday, February 15, 2017
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
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. 

We offer Membership Basics programs every month - scroll to the top of the page to see other dates and times. If the dates of our Membership Basics sessions don’t work for you, please contact Megan (megan(at)wawomensfoundation.org) to schedule an individual meeting at a time convenient for you. We look forward to meeting you!

Wednesday, March 1, 2017
4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Seattle Public Library 1000 Fourth Ave Seattle, WA 98104-1109

Each year, the Foundation’s Member Engagement Committee selects a book for all members to read. This year, they invite you to read Strangers Drowning by Larissa MacFarquhar then join us for this lively book discussion.

About Strangers Drowning: As philanthropists and community leaders, how many of us are doing as much as we think we should? What does it mean to devote yourself wholly to helping others? In Strangers Drowning, Larissa MacFarquhar seeks out people living lives of extreme ethical commitment and tells their deeply intimate stories; their stubborn integrity and their compromises; their bravery and their recklessness; their joys and defeats and wrenching dilemmas.

Happy Hour to follow at Trace Restaurant & Bar at W Hotel.

Don't have time to read the book? Click here to read an article from The Guardian: "Extreme Altruism: Should You Care for Strangers at the Expense of your Family?" by author Larissa MacFarquhar and join us for the discussion.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
2100 24th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144

Reading not-for-profit grant proposals and financial statements can be overwhelming, even for experienced grant makers and board members familiar with their fiduciary duties. This workshop will increase your ability to spot key indicators in not-for-profit financials and to better understand how the WA Women's Foundation's Pooled Fund Grant Committee evaluates proposals.

By the end of the session. participants will:

  • Understand not-for-profit accounting terminology
  • Understand and interpret basic not-for-profit 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 WA Women's Foundation members welcome! Attendance is required for all 2017 Pooled Fund Grant Committee participants.

Guests are asked to contact the WA Women's Foundation office (206-340-1710) before registering. Please bring a brown bag lunch.

Thursday, March 16, 2017
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
2100 Building, 2100 24th Avenue S, Seattle 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. Please bring a brown bag lunch.

We offer Membership Basics programs every month - scroll to the top of the page to see other dates and times. If the dates of our Membership Basics sessions don’t work for you, please contact Megan (megan(at)wawomensfoundation.org) to schedule an individual meeting at a time convenient for you. We look forward to meeting you!

Friday, March 31, 2017
7:30 p.m. (doors open at 6:30)
The Moore Theatre, 1932 Second Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Celebrate the power of women like you who drive transformation! Washington Women’s Foundation, IslandWood and Seattle Theatre Group are pleased to welcome author Elizabeth Gilbert to Seattle on Friday, March 31. Ms. Gilbert, best known for her international bestseller Eat Pray Love, will present a keynote focused on choosing a path of curiosity over one of fear – central topics of her most recent book, Big Magic – and how this practice can help you approach your life and leadership goals more creatively.

Tickets are $32.50 (plus additional venue and ticketing fees). Washington Women's Foundation members may use the discount code "WAWOMENS" to purchase a discounted ticket. You may also purchase your tickets in-person at the Moore Theatre to avoid ticketing fees.

Please plan to attend and bring a friend!

Thursday, April 6, 2017
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
2100 24th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144

Attend this event for the ultimate peer-to-peer learning experience! Hear presentations from your fellow WA Women's Foundation members who are serving on the Pooled Fund Grant Committee that will inform you on what they've learned so far. This is also a great opportunity to enhance your knowledge about not-for-profits serving our community. The Grant Committee will report on the 25 proposals that they reviewed and will also announce the 15 not-for-profits moving on to the Site Visit stage of the grant process.

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

A reception will follow the event.

Thursday, April 13, 2017
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
2100 24th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144

Conducting a site visit to a not-for-profit 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 the Executive Director of a former Pooled Fund Grant Winner TBA.

All WA Women's Foundation members welcome! Attendance is required for all 2017 Pooled Fund Grant Committee participants.

Guests are asked to contact WA Women's Foundation's office (206-340-1710) before registering. Please bring a brown bag lunch

Wednesday, May 10, 2017
9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
2100 24th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144

Attend this event for the ultimate peer-to-peer learning experience! Hear presentations from your fellow WA Women's Foundation 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 not-for-profits 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 WA Women's Foundation members welcome!

Please note that we ask only WA Women's Foundation 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 13.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017
4:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Seattle Art Museum, 1300 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98101

This year, we are combining the best elements of our Philanthropy Celebration and our Grant Awards Celebration to elevate the power of community transformation. We are excited to showcase our Grant Award Celebration at a new (but familiar) venue - Seattle Art Museum! Enjoy the "big reveal" of our newest Grant Award Winners in Plestcheeff Auditorium, socialize with wine and appetizers in the Brotman Forum, and enjoy private access to all SAM galleries and exhibitions after.

WA Women's Foundation members and guests are welcome!