As a member of Women’s Funding Network, you are part of a global community of more than 160 women’s funds and foundations. We are here to connect you with those peers to:
We offer members rich connections to partners, meaningful ideas, and actionable information. Special initiatives and learning communities, such as the Partnership for Women’s Prosperity, also spark the creation of new resources – including research and tools for use in your grantmaking, communications, and more.
Equipping Your Work: Toolkits, Issue Briefs & More
Across our programs – as well as in the work you do every day – there are good practices, case studies, and insights. We capture them with issue briefs, toolkits, trainings, and more. Our goal is to lift up your work and connect you with peers to equip your grantmaking, communications, fundraising, and more.
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.
Data Hub: Benchmarking, Mapping & More
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 will begin to create a dynamic, data-driven hub to capture, measure, and analyze issues, indicators, and impact relevant to the women’s funding community.
Enhancing Evaluation: Making the Case
Making the Case is our methodology for measuring social change. Using Making the Case, members and grantee partners have shared tools for planning social change, capturing the work, and telling stories of impact. In 2014, we will begin refreshing Making the Case for a new generation of social change.
Making the Case
Our methodology and online tool for more effective measurement and evaluation of social change – with access and trainings included in your membership.
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.
Toolkits & Issue Briefs
In collaboration with members, we created a Girls Grantmaking Toolkit, along with new issue briefs on women’s economic security, whitepapers, and more.
Our monthly member e-newsletter, with the latest learning opportunities, resources, and member success stories.
Our weekly collection of good reads and practical tools on social change, philanthropy, and feminism.