Member Perspectives: Visiting the UW Libraries and I-LABS

We asked Susan Barley to share what she learned while visiting the UW Libraries and the Institute for Learning and Brain Sciences during the second half of our Annual Summer Outing at University of Washington. Susan Barley has been a member of WA Women’s Foundation since 2013 and has served on the Pooled Fund Grant…more

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

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

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

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

Website Tutorial: Logging into Just for Members

We hope everyone is enjoying our new, updated website! As part of our revamp, we wanted to create a more robust online space to share information with members. Our “Just for Members” section is now home to our Individual Grant Recommendation form, updated Membership Directory, and copies of our Friday email newsletters. This can all…more

Member Experiences: Deep Dive into Leadership

In fall 2016, 12 WA Women’s Foundation members signed up for our pilot “Leadership Institute” series. The Leadership Institute provided a “deep dive” into leadership training in the style of WA Women’s hallmark grant making curriculum – with hands-on, cohort-based, experiential learning. WA Women’s Foundation member Janet Boguch led our inaugural Leadership Institute on the topic of…more

Welcome New WA Women’s Members!

Each year, nearly fifty new women join the movement of women’s leadership in philanthropy at WA Women’s Foundation, contributing to our collective influence. Building on WA Women’s core organizational value of “inclusiveness,” we want to make sure that each new member feels welcomed, connected to our mission and prepared to engage in our programs and committees whenever her schedule allows….more

Member Reflections: Seattle Center Outing

July 21st was a beautiful summer day in Seattle. 30 WA Women’s Foundation members gathered at Seattle Center for the unique experience of visiting 3 past grant recipients on their home turf: Intiman Theatre, 2016 Merit Award Winner, hosted us for a lunch where members connected with Intiman’s diverse summer cohort of Emerging Artists. The Intiman Emerging Artists…more

The Many Roads That Lead to Membership

Last week, the Member Engagement Committee of Washington Women’s Foundation hosted a New Member Social to welcome women who became members in the last 12 months. 18 women gathered at the Bellevue home of Member Engagement Committee member Anne Repass to get to know each other better over a glass of wine. I am always surprised to…more

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Board Blogs: Updates on WA Women’s Foundation’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Work

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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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