Exploring WIF Values: Strategic Impact

The process of strategic investment in our community does not end when we award one of our grants to an organization. Our members also invest back into the community by becoming involved with individual non-profit organizations, possibly even some of our grant recipients. They give their talent, passion and network that they cultivate through Women’s Impact Fund…

Exploring WIF Values: Stewardship

By all accounts, stewardship is defined as the careful and responsible management of something entrusted to one’s care; or the conducting, supervising, or managing of something. Most definitions of stewardship I’ve seen are typically comprised of action words: Managing. Caring for. Supervising…

Exploring WIF Values: Connections

Today we are both more connected and more isolated than in the past. With the Internet and social media, we can instantly communicate our thoughts and “likes” to others with a simple click. In many cases we substitute convenience for deep personal connections with individuals and our community…

Exploring WIF Values: Equality

The fact that each member makes an equal contribution to the grant pool and has an equal vote in awarding grants is one of the many reasons why Women’s Impact Fund (WIF) is a special organization. In many organizations, decisions are made by a select few versus a majority vote. Regardless of your title, tenure or time spent volunteering with WIF, your vote as to which non-profit project WIF should select for investment carries the same weight..

Exploring WIF Values: Education

WIF’s emphasis on education has also allowed me to expand my notion of community beyond our familiar neighborhood boundaries and social circles. It acquainted me with parts of the community I don’t typically see and focused my attention on community issues that are not necessarily sexy or attention-grabbing, but are real issues nonetheless…