Our 2018 Launch Lunch!! Tuesday, April 17th, 11:30am Miller Hall – World Forestry Center, 4033 SW Canyon Road. $20/pp. RSVP
Our 2018 Launch Lunch with Chris Grumm
Tuesday, April 17, 11:30am Miller Hall – World Forestry Center, 4033 SW Canyon Road
What's in store for ninety-nine girlfriends in 2018? How can we leverage our power and influence as women? Join us for our Lunch Launch!
For members and potential members.
Bring a girlfriend, sister, daughter, neighbor or colleague.
(Price covers your boxed lunch, coffee/tea/water.) Get your ticket here.
Women, Power & Influence: It's our time
With the #Metoo and #TimesUp movements leading the way, women are naming and claiming our power. It's our time to lead in all aspects of change. How do you own your personal power to influence your world? How does ninety-nine girlfriends use its power? Join us in lively conversations led by Chris Grumm. RSVP and buy your ticket here.
What does the term "philanthropy" mean to you? How does ninety-nine girlfriends fit into the "philanthropy landscape" in our community? These are the learning questions we are asking this year. Our 90-minute Learning Labs set the stage for understanding personal and collective giving.
All Learning Labs will be facilitated and will take place at members' homes on
Sunday, April 29; Tuesday, May 1; and Wednesday, May 2.
PHILANTHROPY BASICSis for members who want a friendly introduction to terms, facts, and trends in giving and grantmaking.
PHILANTHROPY IN ACTION is for members who are ready to explore current topics and trends in philanthropy.
Our Job Board Join our team of volunteers! Many members know about our grant review teams, but did you know there are lots of other ways to lend your talents to ninety-nine girlfriends? Check out the tasks below!
Work with Communications and Tech Teams to make sure our website is lively and up to date. Contact Eileen at email@example.com.
Wanted: Mindful Minglers
Be on call for our events to make sure guests feel welcome, included and connected. Contact Tammy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wanted: Volunteer Manager for Events
For our larger events, many wonderful members volunteer to help set-up, take down and welcome guests. We need someone who can build a strong team of volunteers, attending the events and making sure all goes smoothly. Contact Jinx at email@example.com.
Wanted: Decorator for Events
Can you arrange flowers? Dress up walls with lights and posters? If so, our Events Team needs you! Come help us make sure our large events are beautiful. Contact Jinx at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wanted: Member Directory Interviewer
Spend time getting to know other girlfriends by helping us update member profiles for our directory. Contact Deborah at email@example.com.
Wanted: E-news Editor
We need a great copywriter to assemble our bi-monthly newsletter. This requires someone who has time to devote to learning all about the organization. We will teach you Mailchimp. Contact Eileen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wanted: Philanthropy Journalist
Work with Member Education Committee members to interview key philanthropic leaders in our community in preparation for our Discovery Forum on June 12. Contact Deborah at email@example.com.
Wanted: Sponsor Coordinator
Work with Sponsor Team throughout the year to make sure sponsors are thoughtfully recognized, and, in the Fall, secure sponsors for events and programs for the following year. Contact Tammy at firstname.lastname@example.org
Wanted: Fellows Program Manager
Work with Founding Fellows Team members to coordinate the 2018 Fellows Program. Manage application process, including outreach and selection process. Create programming for new and returning Fellows. Contact Tammy at email@example.com.
Wanted: Membership Helper
Can you write thank-you notes? Do you love connecting with new people? Help our Membership Committee with "connections-oriented" jobs for our members. Contact Jinx at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Brandi Tuck, Executive Director of Portland Family Homeless Solutions (our award winner), held a Solutions Salon for over 60 ninety-nine girlfriends members on Feb 28th. She left us with more understanding of the problems facing families as they find themselves homeless in our community. Special thanks to our member, Maura Koehler-Hanlon, for organizing the event and for sponsoring the tasty dinner!
Did you know:
1. On any given night in Portland, 4,000 moms, dads and kids don't have any place to sleep.
2. You can trace the lack of affordable housing back to US domestic policy under President Reagan, when funding for the US Dept of Housing and Urban Development went from $89 billion/year to less than $20 billion a year.
3. 4,427 students ages 5-18 experienced homelessness in Multnomah County schools last year.
Lots more to learn at Portland Family Homeless Solutions information page. Click here.
Create inclusion with simple mindfulness that others might have a different reality from your own — Patti Digh
Ninety-nine girlfriends is an all volunteer effort. It is an organization built on friends inviting friends.
We are grateful to GRANTMAKERS ofOregon and Southwest Washington for fiscal sponsorship
of our project.
“Alone we can do so little. Together we can do so much.” – Helen Keller
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