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

Letter from the President: Our New Visual Identity, Part 1

  Last week, I shared with you how we arrived at a new mission statement for Washington Women’s Foundation. The same process informed our adoption of a new brand for the Foundation. An organization’s mission statement is the leading verbal representation of its brand identity.     Washington Women’s Foundation is a strong and inclusive…more

Letter from the President: Unveiling The New Mission Statement for WA Women’s Foundation

It’s hard to believe that I recently celebrated my second anniversary as President of Washington Women’s Foundation. When I was hired in the Foundation’s 19th year, the Board of Directors charged me with setting the course for the Foundation’s future. You can’t get to “Point B” if you don’t know your starting point, “Point A,”…more

Letter from the President: A Moment of Opportunity

“[The summer] brought racial disorders to American cities, and with them shock, fear and bewilderment to the nation.”  Esteemed legal advocate Marian Wright Edelman began her recent Child Watch® column, Unfinished Business, with the quote above. Though it is an excerpt from a report by the National Advisory Committee on Civil Disorders (the “Kerner Commission Report”)…more

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