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Membership Benefits

WFN Conference GroupAs a member of Women’s Funding Network, you are part of a global community of more than 100 women’s funds and foundations. We are here to connect you with those peers to:

  • Strengthen your work, from the day-to-day demands of changemaking to the leadership you provide in your community.
  • Take collective action on the big issues that matter most to women and girls around the world.
  • Amplify your voice as part of the women’s funding movement.

Core Benefits & Offerings

Annual Conference                                                                               In 2015, WFN will convene the foremost figures of the women”s funding arena in San Francisco, CA for our 30th Annual Conference,  Paths to Equity: Innovative Philanthropy for Women and Girls. This unique networking opportunity is perennially considered by members to be a highlight of the year. Members who attend the conference are offered a significantly discounted registration rate and provided with a space to share their work, connect with peers,  and pick up new strategies for grantmaking, advocacy, communications, fundraising, and more.

Toolkits & Issue Briefs
In the business of social change, our peers are not competitors, but rather, our greatest assets. We scan the gender equity field to distill the best practices, case studies, and insights generated by our members and partners into succinct toolkits, issue briefs, and online training opportunities to accelerate your work.

Online Trainings
In 2015, we are offering a robust series of online trainings, topics including Fundraising for the Digital Age, Advocacy, and Building Your Data Engine. View upcoming online trainings.

Pro Bono Legal Services
We’ve partnered with TrustLaw Connect, a program of the Thomson Reuters Foundation that links social enterprises and NGOs with top law firms around the world. All members are eligible for access to free legal assistance. Contact us to learn more and get started.

Making the Case
MTC is our methodology and online tool for more effective measurement and evaluation of social change. It equips its users with shared tools and common language for planning social change, capturing their work, and telling stories of impact. A streamlined PDF version of this tool is available in English, Spanish, and Russian. All Network members and their grantees have full access to the tool as well as online trainings and technical support.

Women Moving Millions                                                                     Women Moving Millions is a dynamic donor community of over 200 inspiring individuals who have made pledges of $1 million or more to organizations that support women and girls. WFN members are eligible for WMM Speakers at their funds’ events, a one-hour donor cultivation coaching session with WMM staff, and invitations to  bring a prospective major donor to the WMM Annual Summit and to skills-building workshops.

Network News
Our monthly member e-newsletter, with the latest learning opportunities, resources, and member success stories. All staff at member organizations may sign up to receive this publication.

Weekly Read
Our weekly collection of good reads and practical tools on social change, philanthropy, and feminism. All staff members at member organizations may sign up to receive this publication.

Special Initiatives & Programs

Demonstrating Collective Impact: Women’s Economic Security
We have heard your call for better information to make the case for your work and invest more strategically in your communities. In 2014, we began working toward a dynamic, data-driven hub to capture, measure, and analyze issues, indicators, and impact relevant to the women’s funding community. The first product of this initiative will be the 2015 Economic Security Collective Impact report due out in December 2015.

Supporting Collective Action: Learning Communities
Through the Partnership for Women’s Prosperity and other initiatives, we connect cohorts of members in learning communities focused on key issues. We also spread the ideas and practices of these communities to the Network, so lessons from another community might become a solution for yours.

 For a more detailed description of the 2015 benefits of WFN membership, see our 2015 Member Benefits Brochure.

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