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Tools for Change

Grow Your Impact

Keeping tabs on research and promising practices can be time-consuming and costly as a women’s fund or foundation. Yet these are key ingredients in creating bigger impact. That’s why we offer members a unique set of tools to strengthen their work with grantees, donors, and others.

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Improve Evaluation: Making the Case

Making the Case is a proprietary evaluation methodology and tool created by Women’s Funding Network. For the past decade, it has helped grantmakers and nonprofit organizations capture impact data and deliver insight to make smart decisions and tell better stories about their work. Access to Making the Case is a benefit of membership in Women’s Funding Network, and membership also includes training and other support to put Making the Case to work in your organization.

Strengthen Your Organization: Smart Growth

Women’s funds and foundations often grapple with unique organizational development opportunities and challenges. To take the mystery out of strategic planning, Women’s Funding Network created Smart Growth: A Life Stage Model for Social Change Philanthropy. The model provides a road map for organizational growth and effectiveness. Access is a benefit of membership in Women’s Funding Network. Learn more about how to join Women’s Funding Network and get access to tools for change.

Engage the Next Generation: Girls Grantmaking Toolkit

Designed by and for member funds of the Women’s Funding Network, GirlsGive is a resource-packed online toolkit that guides other funds and foundations in starting their own girls-as-grantmakers programs. Learn more about girls grantmaking and access GirlsGive.

Sharpen Your Skills: Webinars, Workshops, Resources & More

Each year, Women’s Funding Network provides dozens of webinars, workshops, and other learning experiences to help our member funds and foundations strengthen their work. In addition to having access to a number of upcoming webinars, members can access all past webinar and workshop materials. It is a great way to provide training and professional development for new staff, board members, and others. View some of our recent webinars and presentations or download our reports and other resources.

If you are not yet a member and would like access to resources, join us today!