The Pursuit of Inclusiveness

Introducing the Social Change Exchange

What's Your Group Doing?

Committees Vital to The Women's Fund
Social Change Exchange
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
7:00 to 9:00 pm
(join us for dessert at 6:30)
The Community Arts Café
411 West Fourth Street
Downtown Winston-Salem
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Marvelous Monday
Monday, April 25, 2011
5:30 - 7:00 pm
Willows Bistro
300 S. Liberty Street
Downtown Winston-Salem
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Community House Party
Tuesday, May 3
6:30 - 8:00 pm
Big Shotz Tavern
109 S. Stratford Road
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March/April 2011 

Featured Story
The Pursuit of Inclusiveness


THE CONCEPT OF INCLUSIVENESS
is fundamental to The Women’s Fund. In 2010, the Inclusiveness Committee embarked on a research project to explore how various constituencies feel about our commitment to inclusiveness and what can be done to improve these practices. Through the research, it was revealed and affirmed that inclusiveness should be woven into every aspect of the Women’s Fund—including its leadership, membership, outreach, and grant making.

So what can you do as a member? Recognize that the responsibility for promoting a culture of inclusiveness is not limited exclusively to one group of people or committee. It’s a personal charge. We all need to be intentional about embracing a culture of inclusiveness in order for the organization to continue to be relevant and thrive.

That’s what social change is all about.

Click here to read more about this important research project.


Introducing the Social Change Exchange

WE ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE the launch of our Social Change Exchange event series. The Social Change Exchange will be an occasional forum where our members, grantee partners, and the community can discuss the issues raised in our groundbreaking report - Through A Gender Lens: The Economic Security of Women and Girls in Forsyth County and other pressing social issues impacting women and girls in our community. We are pleased to partner with the Wake Forest University Institute for Public Engagement on our inaugural forum.

Social Change Exchange
A Community Forum exploring the Intersections of Race, Gender and Poverty
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
7:00 to 9:00 pm (join us for dessert at 6:30)
The Community Arts Café
411 West Fourth Street
Downtown Winston-Salem

Space is limited—Please RSVP via the link below by Wednesday, April 6th

Click here to RSVP to this event


What’s Your Group Doing?


BE SURE TO CHECK OUT OUR "FOCUS GROUP"
 section in upcoming issues of the  newsletter. This section will feature some of the amazing groups of our Women’s Fund. Up first is the ACEY group. In the next issue you’ll meet the members of this civic minded group and learn about their year-long philanthropic projects. In addition to supporting the work of the Fund, the ladies of this group also find creative ways to share their time, talent and treasure with the folks who need it most. (Sneak peek: this spring, the group will delve into a famous choreopoem to connect with young women in our local foster care system.)

Members of the Fourth Street Fun-dersWhat’s your group doing? Do you assemble around appetizers? Connect over coffee? Strategize while sipping Shiraz? Email us at info@womensfundws.org to let us know how you and your group party with a purpose. Your group may be featured in
a future issue of our newsletter!

Click here to read a story from the Winston-Salem Monthly about some of our membership groups.


Committees Vital to The Women's Fund  


THE COMMITTEES OF THE WOMEN'S FUND
 provide an important source of support to its programs. In fact, The Women's Fund would not be able to do its work without the involvement of active volunteers who serve on the committees that guide the work of The Women’s Fund and new volunteers are always welcome. Committees include: Education and Events; Finance; Grants; Inclusiveness; Leadership Development; Membership and Resource Development; Marketing and Public Relations; and Women’s Issues Research and Assessment.

Click here to learn more about the work of each committee and how you can get involved.