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The Philanthropy Files: The Gift of Sustainable Funding

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Ellie Wallis, Philanthropy Specialist

Sustainability seems to be a buzzword that we hear everywhere these days. We hear about “sustainable energy”, “sustainable agriculture”, and “sustainable work practices”… but what does “Sustainable Funding” mean for nonprofits and for the WCA?

For a large organization like the WCA, “sustainable funding” means resilience. Having resources that we know we can count on for years to come, allows us to put more of our time and energy into fulfilling our mission and expanding our services to help even more people in our community. One way for our supporters to do this is to pledge to give a certain amount over several years.

“We can never give up trying to eliminate domestic violence and sexual abuse. But the reality is it still happens every day in our community.  That means the work of the passionate people of the WCA is needed day after day, which is why (my wife) Terry and I choose to provide on-going support as members of the Hope Society.” -Dave Self, Chief Administrative Officer of St. Luke’s Health Partners, Hope Society

The Self family is just one of the many generous members of the WCA’s Hope Society which helps the WCA continue our mission with sustainable funding. Hope Society is a group of donors who have pledged to give $1,000 per year for 5 years. We’re honored to have over 205 Hope Society members right now. We know that we can count on that pool of funding instead of having to start from zero at the beginning of each fiscal year.  Our donors who make multi-year pledges give us two gifts: the gift of resources so that we can continue to do our important work, and the gift of peace of mind as we move ahead. Sustainable funding allows our organization to focus more of our resources on the important programs and services we offer to our clients at no cost.

If you are interested in learning more about our Hope Society or Endowment Fund, please click here or email info@wcaboise.org.

EVENTS

Aug 25

2022

WCA Mission Tour

Join us for a 35 minute virtual tour to learn about our mission of safety, healing and freedom through the stories of clients and the impact of our services. The WCA Mission Tour aims to inspire and educate about the complexities and realities of domestic abuse and sexual assault, both here in the Treasure Valley […]

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Oct 02

2022

SueB 5k 10k 2022

On October 2, 2022, we celebrate the 13th annual SueB 5k 10k at noon After two years of racing virtually, we invite you to join us IN PERSON to raise awareness about domestic abuse, while memorializing the life of an individual who has brought so many people together. The SueB 5k 10k provides a space […]

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Oct 12

2022

Witches Night Out at the Village

Mark your calendars for Witches Night Out on October 12, 2022 from 5 – 9 p.m. Wednesday, October 12 we will be celebrating Witches Night Out at The Village at Meridian, hosted by Meridian’s Centercal Properties and its marvelous merchants. Several sponsors help make the evening a resounding success, raising funds for the WCA’ clients’ […]

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Oct 28

2022

Healing Begins with Hope

WCA Healing Begins with Hope Virtual Outreach and Fundraising Event When: October 28, 2022 As the WCA celebrates 112 years of changing lives, we would like to invite our community to mark their calendars and save the date! The event will be an opportunity to learn more about the WCA’s mission of safety, healing and […]

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