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Member Perspectives: Visiting the Old and New Burke Museums

In this blog post, Ginny Trethewey shares her experience of visiting the old and new Burke Museums during the morning of our Annual Summer Outing at the University of Washington. Ginny has been a member of WA Women’s Foundation since 2013 and has served on the Pooled Fund Grant Committee (Arts, Environment, and Education) as…more

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Letter from the President & CEO: Moving WA Women’s Fdn Boldly Forward

For over a year, our Board of Directors and staff have been working with various groups of members to think deeply about the future of WA Women’s Foundation. During the course of this lengthy strategic planning process, we have surveyed members, convened member focus groups, interviewed past grantees, and surveyed grant recipients as well as…more

IAC Year-End Report: Going Deep

For members of the Impact Assessment Committee, the announcement of this year’s Grant Award winners is particularly exciting, as these five new grantee organizations will become the subject of our work for the next three years. Over the course of our three site visits, we will monitor the progress and the impact of our new…more

And the 2018 Pooled Fund Grantees Are…

Yesterday, Washington Women’s Foundation members announced five recipients of $100,000 grants from the Foundation’s Pooled Fund and five $5,000 Merit Award winners, totaling $525,000 in grants, the largest single amount granted in the Foundation’s history. In the 23 years since the Foundation’s inception, our members have influenced transformation in communities across Washington State by collectively…more

Website Tutorial: Renewing Your Membership

It’s spring renewal season! Renewal letters and forms have been mailed to members. We encourage members to renew their membership by June 1. If you did not receive renewal materials, we will be in touch in the fall! While we have streamlined our renewal process, we also realize that a new website layout may raise…more

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Letter from the President & CEO: Strategic Planning Process Update, April 2018

Dear WA Women’s Foundation Members, Since my last report in March, the Board of Directors has held another full-day retreat to discuss our strategic plan. At that time, our Board heard feedback from the listening sessions that we conducted in February and early March with Cabinet, the Impact Assessment Committee, the Member Engagement Committee, and…more

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Board Leadership at WA Women’s Foundation

“Leadership” is one of the core values of Washington Women’s Foundation. From the beginning, the Foundation has strived to create leadership opportunities for our members within the Foundation as well as support our members’ leadership in the greater community. Two-thirds of our members already serve on one or more not-for-profit Boards of Directors. Because some…more

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Pooled Fund Grants 2018: Final 15 Organizations

We’re excited to share another update from the 2018 Pooled Fund Grant Committee! Since our last blog post, this group of 60 members have been reading and discussing the 25 proposals submitted to Washington Women’s Foundation. They thoughtfully reflected on lessons from Intersect and used tools from the Implicit Bias training to make their decisions…more

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Member Perspectives: Photoshoot for the New Website

We asked Liz McGrath to share her experience of participating in a photoshoot for our new website. Liz has been a member of WA Women’s Foundation since 2015, and has served on the Pooled Fund Grant Committee for Education and Health, as well as the Member Engagement Committee. This past year I participated in the…more

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Member Perspectives: Getting Involved with Refugee Women’s Alliance

We asked Karen Jones to share her experience of being a WA Women’s Foundation member, and how the Foundation’s knowledge about Washington state nonprofits helped her church build a partnership with 2010 Health grantee, Refugee Women’s Alliance. Karen has been a member of WA Women’s Foundation since 2007, and has served on the Pooled Fund…more

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Pooled Fund Grants 2019: Top 25 Organizations

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Partners Asia received the 2018 International Partner Grant in a...

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