Circle of Women Circle Captains
THANK YOU for considering becoming a 2021 Circle of Women Circle Captain!
Circle Captains (previously Table Captains) are an integral part of the Circle of Women’s success, and are also an integral part of YWCA Madison’s mission to eliminate racism and empower women. Many people ask, “what can I do?” to support racial justice in our community. Being a Circle Captain is a tangible way to raise critical funds for YWCA Madison, raise awareness in our community, and support one of Dane County’s largest organizations run by a Black woman leader in our community, Vanessa McDowell.
We promise you and your guests a memorable program and a rewarding experience. At the conclusion of the event, your guests will be asked to make a pledge of at least $100 to YWCA Madison. Contributions may be paid in different ways.
2021 VIRTUAL CIRCLE CAPTAINS COMMIT TO:
- Getting a minimum of 10 – 20 people to attend virtually and donate $100. (Because we are virtual, you can invite people from anywhere! So you can engage new people in the work of YWCA Madison. )
- Engage your guests before, during and after the event. About a 1.5 hour commitment on the day of the event. OPTIONAL Circle Captain hosted sessions (like a Zoom) are available for your guests and you, should you choose that.
- Share posts/emails about Circle of Women’s virtual event.
If you would like to be a Circle of Women Virtual Circle Captain in 2021, please fill out the interest form below or contact Erin Farrar via email.
Frequently Asked Questions About Being a Circle Captain
The Circle of Women is an opportunity to gather your friends, family, and co-workers for an event to hear about how YWCA Madison helps our community, network with others, and become a supporter. It is an inspiring event. At the end of the event, guests are asked to make a pledge of at least $100 to the YWCA Madison. Given monthly, that’s just $8.33 to support life-changing YWCA Madison programs.
February 17, 2021
Time: 12 PM – 12:30 PM (Optional “virtual hangout time” at 11:30 AM, and after the event)
Location: On Our Virtual Hopin Platform
Our event in 2021 will be virtual, so you can attend from the comfort of your own home or workplace.
In mid-December, you will receive a Save the Date email/graphic to share with your invited guests. In January, you will receive the details for the guest registration process.
As a Virtual Circle Captain, you will have OPTIONAL access to a special room in our Hopin Platform. In this room, you can choose to have a private Zoom-style gathering for your guests before and after the event. Also, you’ll all be able to stay within the platform to access the main event and other interactive and fun features. This will be a great way to safely gather with community in the winter of 2021.
Do your best! Share the event on social media, invite your family and friends. We’ll provide you with information along the way to help you with recruiting your guests.
We will have a video recording of our event available soon after the 17th. This link can be shared with friends who were not able to attend.
Also, individuals who are not able to attend can still contribute to the transformational work of YWCA Madison. An event-specific donate page will be available after January 1st.
While it’s called Circle of Women, we welcome all genders to join us! We are all a part of eliminating racism and empowering women.
Helpful Materials for Circle Captains
2021 Electronic Save the Date that you can post/text/share
How to Access Circle of Women 2021
2021 Circle of Women Registration Link
2021 Circle of Women Online Giving Page
2021 Circle of Women Pledge Form (for Print/electronic completion)
2021 Empowerment Society Pledge Form for Print/electronic completion)
2021 Instructions for Circle Captains who choose to have a hosted session