Network News: December 2011
THE POWER OF GLOBAL NETWORKS
|December 8, 6-8 pm at Kimmel Center, New York University Rosenthal Pavilion|
Women's Funding Network and Ms. Foundation are excited to cosponsor the Engage2012 Conference. Ten members of the Women's Funding Network will participate in strategic conversations on issues related to immigration, racial equity, economic security and LGBTQ rights and reproductive-environmental justice.
The opening event on December 8 will bring together a cross-section of leading national civil rights leaders to discuss what it will take to the get the country back on track, the role of government in rebuilding the national economy, and strategies to mobilize communities and reenergize voters.
Click here to learn more about the opening event, which is free and open to the public.
|Don't Forget to Renew Your 2011 Membership!|
As a member of Women's Funding Network, you not only have access to services and programs that increase the sustainability and growth of your fund, but you are also a part of a global sisterhood of organizations dedicated to women and girls. Let's continue to work together! Renew your membership to a vibrant community of change-makers today.
Read how your sister funds are utilizing our services and how our global network provides opportunities to connect, reflect and take action on issues that defy geographical boarders: Connecting Grassroots Women in India to a Global Movement and Increasing Impact Via Global Exchanges.
It's easy! Just click HERE to renew your membership online.
Remember, your annual membership renewal is not complete until we receive:
Questions? Contact Nicole Regalado, Network Relations Manager.
|Call for WFN Board Nominations|
Women's Funding Network is pleased to announce a call for nominations for new Board Members. WFN seeks nominees who have a strong commitment to building new resources for women and girls who strive to strengthen the role of women's funds in philanthropy. Deadline for nominations is January 6, 2012. Please email Elizabeth Ramirez to make a nomination and to request more information.
|Introducing FRIDA | The Young Feminist Fund|
|In November, FRIDA | the Young Feminist Fund held their first fundraising party hosted by Women's Donor Network in San Francisco.|
FRIDA is a new initiative that funds and strengthens the participation and leadership of young feminist activists globally. Currently supported with the help of two Women's Funding Network members, the Association of Women in Development (AWID) and Central American Women's Fund (FCAM), FRIDA hopes to begin its first granting cycle in early 2012.
|Grantee Connection: The Center for Young Women's Development|
|The Center for Young Women's Development, a San Francisco-based non-profit that is a grantee of our members Spark and Groundswell Fund. One of the first non-profits in the US to be entirely run and led by young women, WFN is proud to support the organization's initiatives surrounding reproductive justice and the incarceration of young women.|
From Conference to Summit!
This year women's funds will be engaged in an innovative summit focused on leveraging collective impact by uniting women's funds across the network around common action. Based on member feedback, this exciting change means that women's funds will be able to connect in entirely new ways, including open space dialogues and workshops targeted around the theme Women, Economics and Peace: A Summit of Women's Funding Network.
Join us at the Millennium Biltmore Los Angeles, CA on May 3-5, 2012 for robust conversation, joint decision-making and deep learning about economics, peace and our role in advancing justice through women's philanthropy. Save the date now and look for registration and program details coming soon.
|Win Free Registration to the 2012 Summit!|
The new summit design of the 2012 WFN conference will allow for serious discussions about the impact being made around the world in the realm of economic security and lay the groundwork for more collective impact. By filling out this short questionnaire you will help to shape the program for the summit. All entries received by December 12, 2011 will be entered to win a drawing for five free registrations to the 2012 Summit!
CELEBRATING SUCCESSES + TRANSITIONS
|Calling for Awards Nominations|
| The Women's Funding Network is accepting nominations for the Changing the Face of Philanthopy (CFP) Award and the Leadership, Equity and Diversity (LEAD) Award. Please take this opportunity to acknowledge outstanding work on behalf of women and girls. Awardees will be recognized at our annual conference in Los Angeles, CA on May 4, 2012. Nominations must be received by December 16, 2011. |
What is the Changing the Face of Philanthropy Award?
The purpose of this award is to celebrate and honor individuals and organizations who have been leaders in the Network and in philanthropic support of women and girls. We want to recognize those who demonstrate the values of the Women's Funding Network by serving as models for others to become part of social change through feminist philanthropy.
We are seeking nominees who exemplify the diversity of the Network - whether it is through age, class, geography, physical ability, race or sexual orientation. The nominees can be from a variety of sources ranging from staff or board of member funds to individual donors and corporate funds. Click here to learn more and submit a nomination for the CHP Award.
What is the Leadership, Equity and Diversity Award?
The LEAD Award seeks to shine a spotlight on bold and inspiring bodies of work marked by specific, significant accomplishments -- efforts that not only intentionally benefit diverse women and girls, but also recognize the critical role they play in bringing about broader social change.
Generously endowed by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation in 1997, the LEAD award was created by Women & Philanthropy in response to the historic Platform for Action that emerged from the 1995 Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing. The award, and the work it honors, acts as a catalyst, inspiring and energizing other grant-makers to pay closer attention to the role and impact of diversity and gender in their work. Click here to learn more and submit a nomination for the LEAD Award.
|We Want Your Feedback for Webinars!|
|Do you know of excellent speakers that you would like to hear present on a certain topic? Or do you remember any webinars Women's Funding Network has hosted in the past that you would like us to bring back? Perhaps there are even conversations that you would like to get started before WFN's conference in May. |
If you have suggestions for topics that Women's Funding Network could host, please email Alanna Ford.
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