Welcome to The Women’s Fund of the Shasta Regional Community Foundation’s blog. It has been created to enhance  Mondaycommunication among members, celebrate our successes and share information. From our upcoming events, such as the Feb. 11 Forum on Homelessness and State of the Fund in May to the personal stories of our grant recipients, member profiles and accomplishments, as well as casual meetups, it all will be documented here.

The Women’s Fund member Laura Christman Manual, a local journalist, will be writing many of our blog posts and I’ll contribute so#WhyIFundme, as well. Member Ashlee Tate and I also will be collecting and posting members’ profiles for our Member Moments feature. We ask that you upload your photo and fill out your profile information on this Google Document we created.

Ashlee will be asking for a few minutes of your time to create individual video testimonials based on the theme #WhyIFund. She may ask those who are more tech-savvy to do it on their own and submit. She and I will record videos of other members by either scheduling a time or approaching at events over the next year — so be ready to share why you belong to the the WednesdayWomen’s Fund and why it’s special.

Carole Ferguson has created and will moderate The Women’s Fund Facebook Group for members only. The Facebook group is different from our Facebook Page in that you’ll be able to engage in discussions, celebrate one another, share photographs and videos, as well as links to content that you think may be of interest to members. If you haven’t been added to the group yet, friend one of us on Facebook and we’ll be happy to add you.

Our editorial calendar includes stories on the homelessness forum “How Utah ImplementeThursdayd ‘Housing First’ and Reduced Homelessness,” State of the Fund program and grant recipients. Member Moments and #WhyIFund video testimonials will be shared every Monday; Women’s Wednesdays will feature memes, charts/graphs, facts, women’s history, funnies and empowerment opportunities; Thank You Thursdays will recognize sponsors, hosts, volunteers and we’ll use it as an opportunity to welcome new members; and Friends Friday will be for sharing others’ posts, community events and family-friendly activities.

We welcome your contributions to this blog and ideas for content, so please reach out — either here in the comments sectionFriday, by Facebook messaging or emailing us at womensfundofredding@gmail.com.

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If you’re not a member of The Women’s Fund yet and you’re reading this blog, we hope you consider joining More information is available on our website. You can join at the advocate level for a $200 donation or architect at $1,000. Funds are used for our collective philanthropic efforts and forums aimed at raising community awareness of issues affecting women and families.

If you would like to talk to a member, fill out your contact information and we’ll reach out to you.

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