Women's Collective Giving Grantmakers Network
We support the creation, development, and expansion of women's collective giving nationwide.


    We are a national network of 38 independent collective giving groups. 

We are over 7,600 women strong.  

Our members pool their money to award large impact grants in their own communities.

We sharbest practices about membership, grantmaking, and governance to strengthen 

our organizations and ultimately to strengthen our communities.

Our members have given more than $59 million to worthy nonprofit organizations throughout the U.S.

Our educational conference calls, online chats, and national conferences inspire smart, informed philanthropy.


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WCGN welcomes our newest member —  Impact 100 Greater Indianapolis

WCGN is proud to announce the Women's Impact Fund (WIF) of Charlotte, NC will host the fifth WCGN Leadership Forum in fall 2015!

Thank you to the WIF Board of Directors and Conference Co-Chairs Dianne Chipps Bailey and Sonja Nichols, for your leadership on behalf of WCGN and our mission to support the creation, expansion, and development of women's collective giving nationwide. This is leadership at the highest level. 

Stay tuned for details this fall.  

The fourth WCGN conference was a huge success!

Women's Collective Giving Grantmakers Forum 2014

"The WCGN Formula for Change"

Thank you to our keynote speaker, Maxine Clark, 
founder of Build-A-Bear Workshop

A heartfelt thank you to our hosts, the Spirit of St. Louis Women's Fund (SOS). For three days in April, 133 dedicated women representing 35 organizations shared best practices in collective giving grantmaking. Talk about making an impact!

Members only: You'll find materials from the conference here.


 Become a Member!


Members Only

Pre-registration is required for all webinars. And it's easy! Just sign up below and you'll receive webinar logon information with your confirmation email. 

New to webinars? Find out more here.

Same time, new format: As always our educational programs are offered on the third Tuesday of the month from 9-10 am Pacific time. 

September 16, 2014

Women in Philanthropy: Transforming Communities and Each Other  (The recording of this program will be available Sept. 22.)

October 21, 2014

Tweet, Ping, and Post: Sharing Your Message through Your Social Media

November 18, 2014

Board Governance: Developing Leadership for Your Organization’s Future 

January 20, 2015

Beyond Grants: Influencing Public Policy Through Advocacy

February 17, 2015

Staying Afloat: Developing Diverse Revenue Streams

March 17, 2015

Membership Retention: Engaging Your Members through the Ages

April 21, 2015

Imagination and Impact: Innovation in Grantmaking

May 19, 2015

Fellowship, Fun, and Philanthropy: Celebrating Success and Tooting Our Own Horn!

*WCGN offers conferences every 18 months. The next conference is in the fall of 2015, hosted by the Women's Impact Fund, Charlotte, NC.


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

We support the creation, development, and expansion of women's collective giving nationwide.

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