2018 Kickoff Meeting
Jan
22
5:30 PM17:30

2018 Kickoff Meeting

Tiziana Dearing Explores Opportunities for Increased Social Impact at Kickoff 2018

Join us to learn and share as we launch another year of collective giving to Boston-area women and girls!

Tiziana Dearing is a national voice on social impact, social justice, inequality and poverty and she is bringing her research, experience and insights to Womenade Boston for Kickoff 2018 on January 22nd. How should we approach the non-profit landscape and assess where our grant money might be best used? How can we discern the organizations offering innovative solutions or most effectively serving their clients? And how should we prepare ourselves to engage in a respectful exchange of ideas with those we seek to support? Tiziana will help us explore these questions and more on what promises to be a memorable night.

Where: Nutter McClennen & Fish, 155 Seaport Blvd., Boston

Light dinner will be served.

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2018 Education Meeting
Apr
23
5:30 PM17:30

2018 Education Meeting

Re-thinking the Bang for your Buck: How to tell an organization is worth your investment

Featured Presenter: Yolanda Coentro, President & Chief Executive Officer, Institute for Nonprofit Practice

For years, donors have struggled with how to select organizations to receive their precious charitable donations. With so many organizations asking for funds, how can we make a choice? We've learned that use of certain statistics - like "overhead" costs, or percentage of budget spent on salaries - is misguided and often leads to giving decisions that in fact limit impact and stifle social change rather than accelerate it. So how should we be thinking about maximizing the bang for our buck by supporting organizations with the structure, leadership and mission to make a difference? From her experience researching best practices and training and supporting nonprofit leaders, Yolanda helps us unpack and understand true indicators of organizational health and potential for program impact.

Where: Nutter McClennen & Fish

Light dinner will be served.

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Sep
24
5:30 PM17:30

2018 Celebrating Impact

We're celebrating our 8th anniversary as a giving circle and the impact we have had in the community! This is the night when our 2017 grantees return to update us on the progress they have made since receiving a Womenade grant. Don't miss this inspiring evening, when we hear fist hand about the impact Womenade Boston is having on our community.

Details and registration information to follow.

Where: to be announced.

A light dinner will be served

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2017 Holiday Cookie Swap
Dec
3
1:00 PM13:00

2017 Holiday Cookie Swap

Back by popular demand: A Holiday Cookie Swap Fundraiser!

Picture being in a lovely decorated room filled with beautiful holiday cookies in all their glorious flavors, colors, shapes, and sizes. Not only do you get to sample as many as you like, you get to go home with a delicious assortment of your choosing. Sound like a sweet dream? Come see for yourself...

What you'll give:

  • A $75 per person donation to Womenade to support grants to non-profits serving women and teen girls in Greater Boston
  • 4-5 dozen of your favorite cookies to swap (baked or bought)

What you'll receive:

  • A delicious assortment of holiday cookies provided by your fellow Swappers
  • Your name entered into a drawing to win one of our fabulous prizes
  • A festive afternoon with lots of fun people
  • The satisfaction of helping to support women and girls in need

Where: Juniper, 13 Central Street, Wellesley, MA

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When you complete your registration, you may opt to pay for your reservation online by clicking the link below. We will follow up with all registrants via email with cookie swap logistical information and a payment form for those who wish to pay by check.

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Nov
5
3:30 PM15:30

Fall 2017 Wine Tasting

Join us for a fun get-together at Bin Ends Wine in Needham on Sunday, November 5th, from 3:30-5:00 PM.

You’ll have the chance to taste the latest fine wine finds and browse Bin Ends’ expansive collection of wines (and spirits!) from around the world.

All event attendees will receive a 10% discount on wine purchases that afternoon.

Everyone is welcome - - so plan to attend and bring friends and family!

Bin Ends Wine, 65 Crawford Street, Needham MA 02494

Light refreshments will be served.

Please REGISTER NOW so we can plan refreshments accordingly.

 

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Sep
25
5:30 PM17:30

2017 Celebrating Impact

We're celebrating our 7th anniversary as a giving circle and the impact we have had in the community! This is the night when our 2016 grantees return to update us on the progress they have made since receiving a Womenade grant. Don't miss this inspiring evening, when we hear fist hand about the impact Womenade Boston is having on our community.

Where: Nutter McClennen & Fish, 155 Seaport Boulevard., Boston, MA

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A light dinner will be served.

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Jun
12
5:30 PM17:30

2017 Voting Meeting

Don't miss this most exciting night of the year. Our finalists will each make 5 minute presentations and then our 2017 Womenade Boston members will vote to award our grants for the year. This is an open meeting and guests are invited to attend and learn about the wonderful organizations working in our community, but only 2017 Womenade members will vote to award grants.

Where: Nutter McClennen & Fish, 155 Seaport Blvd., Boston, MA

A light dinner will be served.

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Apr
3
5:30 PM17:30

2017 Education Meeting

Education Focus 2017:
The Power of Resilience

What is resilience? Why is it important?
Can we learn to be resilient, and if so, how?

At our spring Education Meeting on Monday, April 3, 2017, a panel of experts and practitioners will discuss their programs, their experiences, and how they work to foster resilience among their clients and in their own organizations. This is a crucial topic for many nonprofits serving at-risk populations and we hope you will attend and bring a friend for this unique and informative discussion. We have assembled a panel of nonprofit leaders whose work builds resilience, and will welcome a very special guest, Maria Ines Peniche, a member of the Dream9, a group of 9 young, undocumented activists from Mexico who challenged the U.S. immigration system to confront important questions about individuals who were brought to the U.S. as undocumented children and grew up considering it their home. She represents a profound personal example of resilience and will share her story and how she came to Resilient Coders. The Dream9, including Maria Ines, were featured in an NPR Latino USA Podcast

In addition to Maria Ines, our panelists include:

Phuong Luong, Director of Services - Compass Working Capital
David Delmar, Executive Director - Resilient Coders
Carole Thompson, Director, Community Programs - The Second Step
Eleni Kalmoukos, Managing Attorney - Victim Rights Law Center

New Online Education Resources!!! 

Please check out our new "Learn" page on the Womenade Boston website. We have provided links to a number of different resources for those who would like to go deeper into the question of resilience.

We hope you will join us! This event is open to members and guests, so please invite someone to join you! 

Where: Nutter McClennen & Fish, 155 Seaport Blvd., Boston, MA

A light dinner will be served.

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Mar
5
2:00 PM14:00

New Member Welcome Event

Womenade Boston would like to extend a very special welcome to new members at an afternoon gathering on Sunday, March 5th. That afternoon, we hope to getbetter acquainted and provide an orientation for newcomers, including:

An overview of the Womenade calendar, information about our committees and volunteer opportunities for those who are interested, and a quick primer on Womenade's grant-making process - how it works, how decisions are made, and how members can participate.

We hope you will be able to attend!

Event Details:
Sunday, March 5th from 2:00-4:00 pm
At the home of Susan Jarvis, Needham, MA

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Jan
23
5:30 PM17:30

Kickoff Meeting 2017

Please join Womenade Boston as we kick off our 7th year of grant-making!

Boston had its "Daughters of Liberty" and we'll learn about these activists and reformers at Kickoff 2017 when we welcome Dina Vargo, author of Wild Women of Boston: Moxie and Mettle in the Hub, our featured speaker for the evening. This will be a great night to celebrate the power of women's resilience and grit. We will fill the room with the spirit of ingenuity so bring your daughters, nieces, mothers and friends!!!

Where: Nutter McClennen & Fish, 155 Seaport Blvd., Boston, MA

Light dinner will be served.

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Dec
11
2:00 PM14:00

2016 Holiday Cookie Swap!

A Holiday Cookie Swap Fundraiser!

Picture being in a lovely decorated room filled with beautiful holiday cookies in all their glorious flavors, colors, shapes, and sizes. Not only do you get to sample as many as you like, you get to go home with a delicious assortment of your choosing. Sound like a sweet dream? Come see for yourself...

What you'll give:

  • A $75 per person donation to Womenade to support grants to non-profits serving women and teen girls in Greater Boston
  • 4-5 dozen of your favorite cookies to swap (optional)

What you'll receive:

  • A delicious assortment of holiday cookies provided by your fellow Swappers
  • An autographed copy of the cookbook "Christmas Cookies: 50 Recipes to Treasure for the Holiday Season" written by Womenade Boston member and Boston Globe correspondent Lisa Zwirn
  • A festive afternoon with lots of fun people
  • The satisfaction of helping to support women and girls in need

Where?
In a private room at Blue Ginger
583 Washington St.
Wellesley, MA 02482

Light refreshments will be served. 


RSVP
We hope to welcome many Womenade members and their friends, family, and spouses. Once you RSVP, we'll be in touch with cookie and recipe logistics and information for submitting your donation.
Please RSVP by December 1 - space is limited!

 

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Nov
9
6:30 PM18:30

Womenade Boston House Party

You are invited to a House Party to Learn About Womenade Boston!

Where: Home of Eileen Freiberg-Dale, Newton

Being a part of Womenade is inspiring and interesting. It's a gathering of like-minded people, learning about philanthropy, and pooling money to help organizations support women and teen girls in the Boston area. Join us as we gather with members, hear from an organization that has benefited from a Womenade grant, and enjoy light refreshments. Feel free to invite friends.

RSVP by Friday, November 4. REGISTER TODAY!

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Nov
3
6:00 PM18:00

Annual Fall Wine Tasting Event at Bin Ends in Needham


Join us for a fun and relaxing evening of wine tasting (and early holiday shopping?) at Bin Ends in Needham.

This is always an enjoyable gathering, and Bruce always picks some delicious wines for us to taste. Take advantage of Bin Ends’ extensive wine and spirits selection at attractive prices.

Light refreshments will be served.

This event is FREE and open to Womenade members and guests.

Where: Bin Ends, 65 Crawford Street, Needham

Please REGISTER today so we may plan refreshments accordingly.

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Sep
26
5:30 PM17:30

2016 Celebrating Impact

We're celebrating our 6th anniversary as a giving circle and the impact we have had in the community! This is the night when our 2015 grantees return to update us on the progress they have made since receiving a Womenade grant. Don't miss this inspiring evening, when we hear fist hand about the impact Womenade Boston is having on our community.

Where: Nutter McClennen & Fish, 155 Seaport Blvd., Boston, MA

A light dinner will be served.

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Jun
15
5:30 PM17:30

2016 Voting Meeting

Don't miss this most exciting night of the year. Our finalists will each make 5 minute presentations and then our 2016 Womenade Boston members will vote to award our grants for the year. This is an open meeting and guests are invited to attend and learn about the wonderful organizations working in our community, but only 2016 Womenade members will vote to award grants.

Where: Nutter McClennen & Fish, 155 Seaport Blvd., Boston, MA

A light dinner will be served.

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Apr
11
5:30 PM17:30

2016 Education Meeting

Please join us on Monday, April 11th as we welcome Marjorie Ringrose, Executive Director of Social Venture Partners Boston and Amy Segal Shorey, Senior Consultant and Grantmaker at GMA Foundations in a discussion on trends in the decision-making process of providing grants to non-profits. Marjorie and Amy will also offer thoughts on important pre-grant due diligence and post grant reflection. We hope you will be able to attend!

This event is open to members and guests, so please invite someone to join you! 

Register today!

Where: Nutter McClennen & Fish, 155 Seaport Blvd., Boston, MA

A light dinner will be served.

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Jan
11
5:30 PM17:30

2016 Kick-off Meeting

Please join Womenade Boston as we kick off our 6th year of grant-making!

We will welcome speakers from the Social Innovation Forum and Artists for Humanity, organizations with whom we are partnering on two exciting projects. In addition, Leanne Martin Fay, Executive Director of the Massachusetts Economic Empowerment Trust Fund at the Office of State Treasurer & Receiver General will give us a preview of the State Treasurer's important financial literacy agenda and events for the year.

We will have the chance to meet new members and friends as Womenade begins its 6th year of supporting Boston-area women and teen girls in need. We hope to see you there!

Where: Nutter McClennen & Fish, 155 Seaport Blvd., Boston, MA

Light dinner will be served.

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Nov
15
3:00 PM15:00

House Party on November 15, 2015

House parties are a wonderful way to learn about Womenade Boston and hear directly from a Womenade grant recipient about the important work our funding has supported. Please join us for friendly conversation, light refreshments and fun!

Hosted by: Chris Swistro and Deb Hackett

Where: Home of Chris Swistro, 99 Clark Avenue, Chelsea

RSVP (by 11/10), email Chris Swistro.

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Nov
8
3:30 PM15:30

Fall Wine Tasting

Join us for a fun get-together at Bin Ends Wine in Needham on Sunday, November 8th, from 3:30-5:00 PM.

You’ll have the chance to taste the latest fine wine finds and browse Bin Ends’ expansive collection of wines (and spirits!) from around the world.

All event attendees will receive a 10% discount on purchases that afternoon and will be entered into a drawing for a $25 Bin Ends Gift Certificate.

Everyone is welcome - - so plan to attend and bring friends and family!

Bin Ends Wine, 65 Crawford Street, Needham MA02494

Light refreshments will be served.

Please REGISTER NOW so we can plan refreshments accordingly.

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Oct
20
7:00 PM19:00

House Party on October 20, 2015

House parties are a wonderful way to learn about Womenade Boston and hear directly from a Womenade grant recipient about the important work our funding has supported. Please join us for friendly conversation, light refreshments and fun!

Hosted by: Susan Bookbinder and Roberta Rosenberg

Where: 21 Westbourne Street, Newton

RSVP (by 10/15), email Susan Bookbinder.

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Sep
28
5:30 PM17:30

2015 Celebrating Impact (and 5 Years of Supporting Women and Teen Girls)!!

We're celebrating our 5th anniversary as a giving circle and the impact we have had in the community! This is the night when our 2014 grantees will return to update us on the progress they have made since receiving a Womenade grant. Don't miss this inspiring evening, when we hear fist hand about the impact Womenade Boston is having on our community.

Where: Nutter McClennen & Fish, 155 Seaport Boulevard, 5th Floor, Boston

A light dinner will be served.

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Sep
17
6:00 PM18:00

Exclusive Athenaeum Tour for Womenade Boston Members and Friends!

Boston Athenæum Tour
10 1/2 Beacon Street, Boston

Dinner to follow at Carrie Nation

Please join us for an intimate tour of a Boston institution on the top of Beacon Hill. We will enjoy a one-hour tour of the Boston Athenæum and then go across the street to the speakeasy restaurant "Carrie Nation." There is no charge for the tour and dinner is on you. The Boston Athenæum is a private library with loads of history, galleries and special events. Some of it is open to the public but on this tour you will see many parts of it that are not generally accessible unless you are a member.

Only steps from the Boston Common and Freedom Trail, the Boston Athenæum is home to a membership library, an art museum, a public gallery, and a civic forum enjoyed by thousands of active members and visitors throughout the year. Founded in 1807 and in its current spot at 10 1/2 Beacon Street since 1849, the Athenæum is a celebrated hub in the intellectual capital of America. Look for the red doors. Jule Meyer is an active Athenaeum member and your Womenade host along with members of Womenade's Membership and Marketing Committee.

Please RSVP to Jule Myer before Sept. 10 so we can arrange for our docent or docents.

We hope you will join us! 

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Jun
15
5:30 PM17:30

2015 Voting Meeting

Don't miss this most exciting night of the year. Our finalists will each make 5 minute presentations and then our 2015 Womenade Boston members will vote to award our grants for the year. This is an open meeting and guests are invited to attend and learn about the wonderful organizations working in our community, but only 2015 Womenade members will vote to award grants.

Where: Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP, 155 Seaport Boulevard, 5th Floor, Boston

A light dinner will be served.

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Jun
10
12:30 PM12:30

House Party on June 10, 2015

House parties are a wonderful way to learn about Womenade Boston and hear directly from a Womenade grant recipient about the important work our funding has supported. Please join us for friendly conversation, light refreshments and fun!

Where: Zevin Asset Management, 11 Beacon Street, Suite 1125, Boston

Host: Sonia Kowal

RSVP: 508-596-6281

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May
7
5:30 PM17:30

House Party on May 7, 2015

House parties are a wonderful way to learn about Womenade Boston and hear directly from a Womenade grant recipient about the important work our funding has supported. Please join us for friendly conversation, light refreshments and fun!

Where: Escada Store at Heritage on the Garden (10% of all sales that night goes to Womenade), 308 Boylston Street, Boston

Host: Cheri Meckley

RSVP: 617-869-0970

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Apr
22
6:00 PM18:00

House Party on April 22, 2015

House parties are a wonderful way to learn about Womenade Boston and hear directly from a Womenade grant recipient about the important work our funding has supported. Please join us for friendly conversation, light refreshments and fun!

Where: 505 Tremont Street (at Berkeley), Boston

Host: Susan Colfer

RSVP: 617-733-8877

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Apr
6
5:30 PM17:30

2015 Education Meeting

Please join is for our annual Education Meeting where we explore new ideas in social impact, evaluating interventions and the organizations implementing them, and have the chance to engage with expert practitioners in the field.

Where: Nutter, McClennen & Fish, 155 Seaport Boulevard, Boston

A light dinner will be served.

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Jan
12
5:30 PM17:30

2015 Kick Off!

Join Womenade Boston as we kick off our 5th year of grant-making!

We are thrilled to welcome Lara Metcalf, Managing Director at Social Finance, as our keynote speaker. Social Finance is on the leading edge of impact investing and the evolution of social impact bonds. Lara will speak to us about how Social Finance convenes leaders in government, effective interventions, and interested investors to bring about real change to intractable social problems.

Where: Nutter McClennen & Fish, 155 Seaport Boulevard, Boston

Light dinner will be served.

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Dec
4
5:30 PM17:30

Fall House Parties

Help us grow our giving circle! Beginning on September 3rd and continuing through December, Womenade Boston will host several house parties throughout the metro area where we will introduce WOMENADE BOSTON to interested women. Held in members' homes, the gatherings include a time to meet others, hear about WOMENADE, and learn about an organization we have funded in the past.

If you are a current member, this is a perfect time to introduce your friends and co-workers to us. If you are not yet a member, we encourage you to join us and see for yourself what like-minded, philanthropy-oriented women have to offer you! 

Everyone is welcome!

List of House Party Dates, Hosts, Locations and Times still to come:
Dec 4: Offices of Davis, Malm, & D'Agostine, P.C., Boston from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Please feel free to contact either Colleen Kelly at 617/901-7173 or cekelly09@gmail.com or Roberta Rosenberg at 617/244-0509 or roberta.r.rosenberg@gmail.com.

Hope to see you and your friends this Fall!

REGISTER TODAY for a house party near you.

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Nov
9
3:30 PM15:30

Fun Fall Wine Tasting

Please join us for a FREE fun fall wine tasting at
Bin Ends Wine in Needham!

We hope you'll join us for a fun afternoon - sip some new wines, socialize, and think about wines for the holidays - as gifts, or to pair with upcoming holiday meals.

Sunday, November 9, 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. <--new time!
Bin Ends Wine, 65 Crawford Street, Needham

Please bring friends, family, spouses and significant others - all are welcome and Bin Ends is home to a wonderful beer selection in addition to its fantastic wines. We'll have some light hors d'oeuvres to accompany the wine, and best of all - this event is FREE! As an added bonus, Bin Ends proprietor Bruce Field will have some wines available for purchase designed to pair especially well with Thanksgiving dinner.

The Patriots are off on 11/9, so you won't miss a thing!

Space is somewhat limited and we want to have an accurate count for food, so please register in advance by clicking here.

Thank you to Bin Ends Wine - Great Wines + Serious Savings for hosting this event!

Click here for more information about Bin Ends Wine.
 

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Sep
15
5:30 PM17:30

Celebrating Impact 2014

Join us for a night devoted to celebrating the incredible work of our 2013 Womenade Boston grantees! Each organization will share the work they have done with their Womenade funding and the impact it has had on their community.

We look forward to welcoming back:

  • GRLZ Radio
  • Web of Benefit
  • Found in Translation

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Jun
16
5:30 PM17:30

2014 Voting Meeting

REGISTER HERE!

Don't miss the most exciting night of the year for Womenade! Finalists in contention for funding will make their case to the Womenade members about their inspiring programs, the impact they are having, and the projects for which they are seeking funds. It is a magical night, when the importance of Womenade to the Boston community comes to life.

While only 2014 Womenade Members will vote, guests are welcome at this meeting and it is the perfect opportunity for new and prospective members to see our work in action. 

Please mark your calendar and invite your friends, colleagues, sisters, nieces and daughters to join us for this event!

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