Join us in Vancouver, July 23-26
Registration is now open for SIA’s 43rd Biennial Convention in beautiful Vancouver, Canada! Everyone who registers before the May 21 early deadline will be entered to receive a special prize! Visit the SIA Convention page to register online, make hotel reservations and plan your fun-filled girls getaway.
The 2013-2014 Club Award form is now available in an electronic format in all languages on the SIA website. Clubs must complete the form online, as SIA will not accept hard copies via mail, email or fax. To complete the form, log in using the club login and password (for informational purposes, there is a version of the form available for download). The links for the English version are in the Membership Resources section under Membership Forms. The non-English forms are linked in the Translated Resources section. The submission deadline is June 1.
Happify, Our New Corporate Partner
Soroptimist and LiveYourDream.org are proud to join forces with Happify, a New York City-based online company pioneering emotional fitness. Happify provides games, activities and exercises based on scientific research to teach people the skills needed for a happier, healthier and more fulfilling life. As a supporter of our mission, Happify will offer members opportunities to boost their personal happiness. Try a free trial today!
Strife in Venezuela
Please keep Soroptimist members and their families in Venezuela in your thoughts. We wish for a peaceful solution to the protests and positive solutions to the surging crime.
Philippines Region Representative Sings Thank You to SIA Board
During the March Board meeting, SIA Director Paloma sang a heart-felt “thank you” for support to the Philippines Region. A full board summary will be available shortly.
Art Contest Winners
Thank you to everyone who voted and participated in this year’s Live Your Dream Art Contest! We are excited to announce the artwork received more than 4,300 combined likes during voting! Make sure to visit the Live Your Dream Facebook page to check out the winners in each category. Stay tuned for special merchandise, which will feature the winning artwork!
Salsa Labs, Inc., identified LiveYourDream.org from among thousands of organizations for “Who’s Doin’ It Right,” a case study on best practices among users of the Salsa platform. Salsa is a nonprofit management software that helps organizations succeed with tools like online fundraising, communications, advocacy and social media. LiveYourDream.org uses Salsa to help rally its supporters into action. Click here to see how Live Your Dream does it right!
What can $50 do?
Support from our amazing members helps make the world a better place for women and girls. But just what does your $50 contribution do? A $50 gift can help a woman provide a nutritious meal for her children, pay for repairs to her car so she can get to her classes, or help pay for a college application fee. Send your gift today!
Quick Tip: One-Day Projects = More Members!
Strapped for time? Wondering how you can fit in a recruitment activity to boost your club’s membership? Try a one-day project! Check out this tip to see how a short, one-day project can serve as an opportunity to establish connections, build relationships and provide volunteer opportunities for women in your community—including prospective members!
Women’s Opportunity Awards
Has your club selected your Women’s Opportunity Award recipient? Please remember to communicate with all your applicants. Sample correspondence is available in the club materials. Don’t forget to check out two powerful resources to help your Women’s Opportunity Award recipients: the Beyond a Cash Award to Build Collective Impact document and Taking Care of Your Financial Future presentation.
Soroptimist Club Grants for Women and Girls
Have a great local project? Need additional resources to fund it? Proposals for the Soroptimist Club Grants are due March 13. And don’t forget, SIA has additional funding for education and leadership programs through generous donations to this year’s December 10th Appeal!