Letter from the President & CEO: Transforming Together 2020

Can it really be the week before Labor Day? It seems like just yesterday we hosted our 2018 Grant Award Celebration, announcing the recipients of grants from our Pooled Fund as well as our commitment to establish new grant making criteria focused on increasing equity and reducing disparities for 2019. As I mentioned in my…more

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

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

Letter from the President & CEO: Strategic Plan Process Update

Dear WA Women’s Foundation Members, Since my last report in October, the Board of Directors has made further progress on our strategic plan, and some of you have been involved in giving us feedback. Our consultant Tara Smith has met with our Cabinet, Impact Assessment Committee (IAC), and Member Engagement Committee, sharing our work product, to-date,…more

Letter from the President: Membership Focus Group Highlights

Dear WA Women’s Foundation Members, We have completed another phase of this year’s strategic planning process, and I wanted to share some results and data points with you today.  Thank you to the members who participated in interviews and focus groups convened for us by Crux Consulting in mid-September. Focus groups were organized based upon…more

Letter from the President: Membership Focus Groups

Dear WA Women’s Foundation Members, As the summer comes to an end, the next phase of our strategic planning process is beginning.  As you will recall, in May we invited all of our members to complete an online survey.  More than 150 members took the time to complete the survey, and I shared a summary…more

Letter from the President: Membership Survey Results

Dear Members of WA Women’s Foundation, In May we invited all of our members to complete an online survey.  The survey collected several important points of data that will be helpful to the Board of Directors and staff as we develop the next strategic plan for the Foundation.  Because more than 150 members took the…more

Letter from the President: Strategic Planning

This year marks the end point of our current strategic plan and thus, brings an opportunity for our Board of Directors to establish new goals and objectives for WA Women’s Foundation.  Because WA Women’s Foundation is your Foundation, we will be asking you to help us with our planning process.  Before doing so, I wanted…more

Letter from the President: Introducing Our New Logo

  In case you missed our last two blog posts (Unveiling the New Mission Statement for WA Women’s Foundation & Our New Visual Identity, Part 1), here’s a quick recap: We used our members’ feedback to create our new mission statement:     Washington Women’s Foundation is a strong and inclusive collective of informed women who together…more

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Transforming Together 2020: Details on New Grant Making Criteria

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Letter from the President & CEO: Transforming Together 2020

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