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Giving Circle Membership

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Turning good into greater good.

It's why we give together.

Amplify Your Impact!

Women Helping Women Fund Giving Circle Members are a special group of givers doing good in our community. They donate, learn about local nonprofits, volunteer, and vote on which ones to support together.

 

Why should you become a Giving Circle Member? It’s powerful. Your donation, combined with others, will create larger grants and have a bigger impact locally than most of us can have on our own.

Benefits of Joining

  • Support Local Nonprofits

    • Nominate nonprofits to receive grant funding from pooled donations.

    • Support local nonprofits during volunteer events and donation drives.

    • Learn more about nonprofits during monthly Nonprofit Connect sessions.

  • Connect with Community Members

    • ​Come together at events to socialize with other like-minded community members.

    • Giving Circle Members are invited to attend Evening of Gratitude in the fall.

    • Giving Circle Members who contribute at least $50/month receive a complimentary ticket to the annual WHWF Spring Fundraising event. 

 
 

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between a recurring donation and membership?

Members of the Collective Giving Community get to take part in the grantmaking process through voting in the summer and spring. Members also have access to volunteer opportunities, site tours, donation drives, and virtual discussions with local leaders. Recurring donations provide consistent monthly support to WHWF. However you choose to support, we appreciate you!

 

Can I make a one time donation?

Absolutely! Support of WHWF comes in all shapes and forms. If you are looking to make a one time donation as a Friend of WHWF visit whwfspokane.org/donate.

 

If you would like to make a membership contribution as a one-time gift, choose one of the membership levels above, select the Annual Pledge option, and uncheck the Gift Frequency box.

 

What is the time commitment required for members?

WHWF is a “No Guilt” organization – and we mean it! There is no required time commitment and voting is perk of your membership. We offer different ways to be engaged. You can be involved at whatever level makes sense for you. No meetings or events are mandatory for members.

 

Do I have to be invited to join as a member? Is membership open to men?

Everyone is invited! Membership is open to all.

 

Is my membership contribution tax deductible?

Yes, all contributions to WHWF are fully tax-deductible.

 

Can I use a matching gift to pay for my membership?

Absolutely, and you will still earn all the benefits of membership. Simply indicate the name of the matching entity and amount in the comment section during signup. 

 

Can I contribute more than $600? Are there any benefits if I contribute more than $600?

We love working with generous givers! The more you give, the more we help our community! And if you pledge $2,500 or more, you are invited join the Pioneer Circle and receive special benefits. 

 

How can I join the Pioneer Circle? 

You can qualify to join the Pioneer Circle by pledging more than $2,500 annually.

 

How much experience do I need to participate in the grants process?

None! We provide the training and information that you need to make effective, informed decisions as part of our grants process.

 

How do I sign up to participate in the grants process?

All members will receive invitations via email for all stages of our annual grants process – so keep an eye on your inbox!

 

When will I be able to participate in the grants process?

  • August/September - Members vote on funding areas for the upcoming grant cycle 

  • September - Grants cycle begins 

  • January/February - Grantee finalist information provided to members 

  • March - Members vote on final grantees and funds are dispersed to grantees