Network News: March 2012
THE POWER OF GLOBAL NETWORKS
|Network in Focus: HER Fund|
|Each month in 2012, WFN will be interviewing a different leader in our network to highlight the range of initatives and expertise in our movement. This month, WFN had the opportunity to speak with Linda To, Executive Director of HER Fund in Hong Kong to learn about the inspiring work they are doing to engage new audiences through the arts with initiatives such as the Shared Talent Platform and A Different Her art exhibitions.|
|International Women's Day Toolkit|
|March 8th marks International Women's Day, a time for us to join women across the world in celebrating our economic, political, and social achievements, as well as to draw attention to continuing issues of gender inequality. Women are incredible assets to the global economy, and as more women have had the opportunity to join the paid global workforce, their leadership has created millions of new jobs and generated trillions in revenue. We know, however, that women still face very real economic injustices, and that a world with economic security for women would be a place with increased economic security for families and communities everywhere. For a complete history of International Women's Day, please click here! |
To help your fund celebrate this day, WFN has created an International Women's Day Toolkit that includes tips, resources, and tools for hosting a successful IWD Event.
|SWAN Day is March 31|
|SWAN (Support Women Artists Now) Day is a new international holiday coordinated by WomenArts that celebrates women artists on the last Saturday of March. The official date of the Fifth International SWAN Day is Saturday, March 31, 2012. |
By focusing attention on the work of women artists, SWAN Day helps people imagine what the world might be like if women's art and perspectives were fully integrated into all of our lives.
People celebrate this new holiday by participating in SWAN Day events and by making donations to their favorite women artists. The long term goal of SWAN Day is to inspire communities around the world to find new ways to recognize and support women artists as a basic element of civic planning.
|Registration for "Women, Economics & Peace: A Summit of Women's Funding Network" is now open! Read below for innovative summit highlights and remember to register before March 23rd to take advantage of discounted Early Bird rates!|
This year, WFN's summit will uplift the regional expertise of women's funds through Regional Speak-Out plenary sessions. Because issues within communities around the world vary, women's funds' strategies and approaches differ greatly. Come to these plenaries to hear representatives from around the world as they discuss the critical issues affecting their region.
|Call for Marketplace Vendors|
|WFN's summit will include a Marketplace where women-owned businesses can sell their fair-trade, handmade and sustainable products. |
If you know of any individuals or organizations that should be represented at the Marketplace, please email Alanna Ford to request more information and a Vendor Application.
|Share Your Resources!|
|Be sure to bring your fund's impact, research, and/or annual reports to WFN's Summit in order to share information on the inspiring work your fund is doing in your community.|
Engage 2012: Building a Unified Agenda
Engage 2012 was a national summit of the Women of Color Policy Network held in December that brought together policy experts, practitioners, thought leaders, and key stakeholders working on issues related to immigration, racial justice and equity, economic security, LGBT rights and reproductive and environmental justice. This webinar will provide an overview and summary of outcomes from the event while identifying areas for follow-up and next steps for the larger campaign of building a progressive, unified agenda for change.
Developing Your Fund's Fundraising Plan
Are you one of just a few working in Development at your fund? Do you struggle with capacity and need more Board involvement? Or, are you new to your fund and still learning development strategies? If so, this webinar should help you sharpen your development plan and increase Board involvement.
Presented by Holly Fincke, Director of the Windcall Institute