WGCI’s mission is to grow, nurture and sustain women’s collective giving around the world. We achieve our mission through:
Education to create and sustain women’s giving circles based on the experiences of the staff/advisors who have been an integral part of the women’s giving circle movement for two decades.
Philanthropy education to help women understand their potential and find their voices through their philanthropy
Step-by-step tools for creating and sustaining giving circles
Ways to apply a gender lens to a culture of philanthropy in their communities
Empowerment of women as philanthropists investing with one another to further mutual values.
Leadership development based on the elevation and leverage of women's philanthropy, to positively affect the numbers of women in decision making roles
Research and resources to ensure women's monetary contributions are recognized and counted
Values-driven models of effective grant making
Engagement via a network for women’s giving circles that have been created internationally or are in the process of being created and develop means for these circles to communicate and collaborate.
At WGCI We:
Build community and share best practices with circles around the world
Use technology to sister the creation of collective giving via mentoring, advisory services and open source innovation from the philanthropic field