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Top 10 Reasons All Y’All Should Come to Atlantic Beach

1. The average temperature in Mid-March is 74 degrees Fahrenheit.  Just sayin….

2. You’ll have a chance to meet Trisha Meili, author of “I Am the Central Park Jogger”, who will tell you why everything you do as a volunteer is incredibly important.

3. Two words: Beach Yoga … taught by a Women’s Giving Alliance member, and COO of the local women’s shelter, who will explain why therapeutic yoga is crucial for women who have experienced trauma.

4. So many shells on the beach … so many examples of impactful grantmaking, from plenary speakers to our Spotlight Awards.

5. Meet women who share your philanthropic interests and values in a relaxed and beautiful venue.  Also, did we mention the average temperature?

6. Keynote Speaker Jackie Bezos, CEO of the Bezos Family Foundation, will share their approach to putting brain science into the hands of parents and caregivers of toddlers to ensure school success.  How cool is that?

7. Affinity groups could very well meet by the pool, weather permitting.  Afterwards, walk on the beach, clear your head, and get a little sand between your toes.

8. Attend workshops to teach you everything you always wanted to know about grantmaking, strategic planning, membership, social media, surveys, advocacy, and building an endowment, but were afraid to ask.

9. Develop your leadership bench by exposing members to transformative grantmaking, best practices, and collective giving leaders from across the country.

10. Engage with our cutting edge brand of collective giving -- a ground-breaking philanthropic movement powered by women, powered by YOU.

“Spring Break” for Philanthropists … Don’t Miss It!


Learn best practices that will help take your organization's philanthropic impact to the next level.

 Register now to join your colleagues  

in collective giving grantmaking at the 

WCGN National Leadership Forum 

at the One Ocean Resort, Atlantic Beach, Florida 

March 12-14, 2017

We begin with the Sunday Keynote Dinner and end with a box lunch on Tuesday. 


NEW!  Our Breakout Sessions are finalized 

Monday, March 13 

10:00 a.m.  - Affinity Groups: Act I - Choose a discussion group based on your organization’s age and/or number of members. 

11:10 a.m.  - Breakout Sessions

  • Choosing Social Media Channels - Communications Track
  • Tech Tools: Data Safety - Governance and Operations Track
  • Engaging New Members - Membership Track
  • Fellows Programs Evolve - Membership Track

1:45 p.m.  -  Breakout Sessions

  • Recruits: Closing the Deal - Communications Track    
  • Cultivating Leaders - Governance Track
  • Connecting for Growth and Retention - Membership Track
  • Why Capacity Building Grants?  - Grantmaking Track

3:00 p.m.   -   Breakout Sessions

  • Reaching Members: Best Practices - Communications Track
  • Engaging and Leading Volunteers - Governance Track
  • An Impact Case Study - Grantmaking Track
  • Managing Rapid Growth - Membership Track 

4:10 p.m.       Breakout Sessions

  • The Movement and the Message - Communications Track
  • High Performance Boards - Governance Track
  • Be Smart about Member Surveys  - Membership Track
  • The Nuts and Bolts of Grantmaking - Grantmaking Track 

Tuesday, March 14      

10 a.m.  -  Breakout Sessions

  • Social Media: The Next Step - Communications Track
  • Sustainability: Keeping the Lights On - Governance Track  
  • Ripple Effects: It’s More Than Money - Grantmaking Track
  • The Power of a Member Database - Membership Track

11:10 a.m.  -   Affinity Groups: Act II

Choose one of several hot topics and share questions, ideas and solutions with other members. See program insert for details.

12:10  p.m.  -  Adjourn

Box Lunches available.

Read more about our distinguished speakers and stay tuned for more information about the breakout sessions.

Do you have questions about the conference? FAQs and more details are here. 


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Women's Collective Giving Grantmakers Network • WCGN • EIN # 46-3953482
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