Measuring the social impact of Engaging Women’s not-for-profit Ambassadors program isn’t solely based on how much money we raise to support women and children.
It is also about the connections you forge with other women, their wider community and the new skills you acquire.
It is also about the attention we draw to the issue in a positive way.
Gathering an event of fifty or more people is definitely not a walk in the park.
It requires motivation, persistence and a healthy dose of self-belief.
My first event raising money for White Ribbon Australia pushed me way out of my comfort zone but taught me new skills.
Here’s some of the kind words from some if not-for-profits and charities we have contributed to so far:
SOCIAL IMPACT OF ENGAGING WOMEN
1/ WHITE RIBBON AUSTRALIA
On behalf of White Ribbon we thank the women in the engaging women community for their exceptional contribution to the White Ribbon Campaign.
It’s been a pleasure working with you and the campaign bears witness to the input of so many wonderful people, you all amongst them!
Eliza Arrowsmith, White Ribbon Australia.
2/ FAIR AGENDA
We’d like to thank the Engaging Women network so much for their support.
With your help our community will be stepping up our campaigns in 2016 — working together to: ensure every woman has access to the service support she needs to escape her abuser, defend paid parental leave from the new attack announced this week; and to put fairness and equality for women on the election agenda.
Renee Carr, Founder Fair Agenda.
3/ WILL MURRAY TRUST – NATALIE BELL
Congratulations on what I heard was a great night and raised a fantastic amount toward helping Will.
It’s fantastic that you and others have gone to the trouble to organise and run this night. I know it is greatly appreciated by us the Trust Committee but also I say a big Thank You on behalf of Will and the Murray family.
Justin Crough, Will Murray Trust Committee.
4/ STRENGTHENING FAMILY CONNECTIONS – NAOMI ARNOLD
On behalf of the SFC clients and their families I would like to say a big thank you to organising the fund raising event and the donation to SFC.
We have been able to give out the gift cards this week and families were so grateful and many cried. They also wanted me to pass on their thanks and they were very happy.
Some said that they had not been able to buy much for Christmas and with the voucher it would make the world of difference.
Barbara Robinson, Strengthening Family Connections Supervisor
Livingstone Shire Council, Yeppoon, QLD
5/ LUKE BATTY FOUNDATION – MEL JEFFCOT
6/ OUR WATCH – join us on May 12, 2016
Please mail: firstname.lastname@example.org to apply for an Ambassadorship.
Main photo many thanks to Naomi’s recent event in Queensland, special mention to DMK Photographics.
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