YWCA Madison Amplify Madison – Deadline Nov 1st

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YWCA Madison Amplify Madison – Deadline Nov 1st

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YWCA Madison Amplify Madison – Deadline is This Week to Apply!

MADISON, Wisconsin – The YWCA Madison is accepting applications for the Amplify Madison Grant. Amplify Madison funds collaborative projects to build skill, voice, and visibility for women working in the Madison region’s thriving nonprofit community.

“We’re thrilled to support a unique learning experience that develops a strong network of experts who can work together to help their nonprofits, and our communities, thrive,” said Madison Community Foundation President Bob Sorge. “We hope the Amplify Madison initiative contributes to local efforts to move the needle forward on key issues facing their respective organizations.”

“We are very excited to host such a great opportunity to empower women in the Madison area,” said YWCA Madison CEO Vanessa McDowell. “Our entire community will be enriched when we make it possible to build stronger relationships and have more diverse voices sharing knowledge.” Amplify Madison has funded opportunities for women to travel around the United States and abroad, enhancing a wide array of skills, from social entrepreneurship to building capacity and cultural responsiveness for survivors of domestic violence. To learn about past projects or to apply please visit http://ywcamadison.org/amplify-madison/.

The Amplify Madison project funds significant professional development opportunities for women from nonprofit organizations, with an emphasis on building partnerships between organizations.  This innovative approach will lead to cross-sector collaborations and community-wide conversations, while also giving women, and particularly women of color, opportunities that will result in their voices being amplified in Madison. As part of this project, these women will be asked to share their experiences and have opportunities to become part of an informal speaker’s bureau.

Amplify Madison is made possible with a $75,000 grant from the Madison Community Foundation (MCF). This grant is part of the MCF’s 75th anniversary year of giving, continuing to strengthen the Madison Community. The selected winners receive a stipend to attend a professional development opportunity that increases their knowledge in the field, exposes them to best practices, and fosters relationships and partnerships with other nonprofits.

Amplify Madison is open now for the next cohort of applicants. Applications will be due on Nov. 1, 2018. Each cohort of three women will be eligible for a total of up to $8250 to fund a professional development opportunity in which they would otherwise be unable to participate. To apply, visit http://ywcamadison.org/amplify-madison/ for more information.

About YWCA Madison
YWCA Madison is on a mission to eliminate racism, empower women, and promote peace, justice freedom and dignity for all.

For 110 years, YWCA Madison has been a leader in addressing the most challenging issues of the day, including gender equity, affordable housing, racial justice, restorative justice, and family supporting wages. Today our programs and services across the greater Madison area serve over five thousand women, girls, and their families. We combine programming and advocacy to move the needle on three key areas: racial and gender equity, housing and shelter, and employment training and transportation. Learn more: www.ywcamadison.org.


For Immediate Release
Contact: Jay Young
608.257.1457, option 2 | jyoung@ywcamadison.org