Network News: September 2011
|Southern Funds Report: Common Context, Collective Impact|
|Find out how 12 women's funds are working to address the critical issues affecting women in the southern United States. In a part of the country too often characterized by its problems, these organizations see enormous potential for women and girls to be the solution. Click here to read the full report.|
|Reproductive Justice and Donor Engagement in Africa, Europe and the US|
Last spring, WFN completed a one-year planning process that explored the fundraising landscape and individual donor engagement in reproductive health, rights and justice work, with a particular emphasis on high net worth donors capable of large gifts.
Click here to learn more about the focus group findings or, to learn more about the project, contact Amy Friedrich-Karnik email@example.com.
|EILEEN FISHER Nationwide Partnership|
Women's Funding Network is proud to announce a nationwide partnership with EILEEN FISHER retail stores.
EILEEN FISHER is committed to investing in women as solution builders and catalysts for change. They have selected nineteen women's funds from across the U.S. that will be featured during a nationwide all-store shopping event on September 24th.
Each participating women's fund has been paired with a local EILEEN FISHER store and will receive 10% of revenue from their partner stores and online sales on September 24th. By partnering with Women's Funding Network and women's funds on a national scale, the shopping day will help shine a light on how investing in women's leadership heals, builds and strengthens whole communities. Thank you to the entire EILEEN FISHER community!
Don't miss this wonderful opportunity. Shop at your local EILEEN FISHER store or online at www.eileenfisher.com on September 24th to support sister women's funds and the women's funding movement!
|2012 Conference Updates|
Join the WFN Conference Planning Committee
Each year hundreds of women gather for the annual Women's Funding Network conference. The 3-day conference includes workshops, plenary gatherings, and spaces for idea exchange. Help make the 2012 conference exciting and relevant for your peers by joining the planning committee. Email Cynthia Schmae for more details.
Volunteers needed to judge the Women's Fund FilmFest!
More and more women's funds are commissioning videos to tell the story of their work. We'd like to put them on center stage. Literally. Announcing the 2012 Women's Fund FilmFest!, which will take place during the 2012 Women's Funding Network Conference. All submitted entries will be shared, and a handful of winning entries will be showcased during a plenary session. A committee is needed to determine the criteria for the winning entries, and to make the final selection. Interested? Email Cynthia Schmae for more details.
What if we looked at war as though women mattered?
| Women, War & Peace is a bold new five-part PBS mini-series uncovering the powerful role of women in war and peace-building. With depth and complexity, the series spotlights the stories of women in conflict zones from Bosnia to Afghanistan to Colombia to Liberia, prompting us to ask: What if we looked at war as though women mattered?|
Women's Funding Network is partnering with Global Fund for Women, Spark and ITVS Community Cinema to sponsor a screening of Episode 3: Peace Unveiled on September 27th at the San Francisco Public Library. Join us and participate in a panel discussion immediately following the film featuring Producer, Abigail Disney.
Many of our women's funds across our global Network have also sponsored screenings of the series. If you are interested in hosting an event in your community please contact Angie Wang.
Help spread the word! Follow @womenwarpeace on Twitter, like it on Facebook and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes.
|Nominations for the LEAD and CFP Awards|
| The Women's Funding Network is accepting nominations for the CFP Award and the 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 Changing the Face of Philanthropy?
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.
What is LEAD?
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.
|10 Years of Impact: The Women's Fund of Rhode Island |
Using Making the Case but unsure how to use the data you're collecting? Join Marcia Cone, Executive Director of the Women's Fund of Rhode Island, in this hour long webinar as she shares her tips on getting great data and creating compelling reports.
Online Engagement Project: Using Technology for Change
Find out how Women's Funding Network and Women's Funds can leverage technology and data to support our work and raise our public profile. Join us to see the results of our pilot projects!
Have Ideas or Suggestions for Webinars?
If you have ideas for potential topics that would be helpful for you and your fund, please email Alanna Ford with suggestions.
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