The Development Committee has a goal to raise $20,000 annually to meet its portion of the joint research grants with Sigma Theta Tau International and the America Nurses Foundation and its portion of the doctoral dissertation grant funded jointly with the Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science. We are pleased to announce that WIN met its minimum fund-raising goal for the year ending on June 30, 2019.
The Development Committee has also started an Endowment Fund in order to expand or establish new funding opportunities to WIN members over time. Anything raised over the annual fund of $20,000 will be placed into the Endowment to facilitate its growth.
The Development Committee has implemented a number of actions in recent years, including:
- Conversion of Development Year to the July 1 – June 30 WIN Fiscal Year (initially our development timeline focused on the 50th Anniversary of the Annual Communicating Nursing Research Conference, beginning in April 2015 and ending with the anniversary in April 2017).
- Adopted a Donor Recognition Program with 6 levels, including: Platinum – $5,000 and more; Gold – $2,500 – $4,999; Diamond – $1,000 – $2,499; Silver – $500 – $999; Bronze – $250 – $499; and Copper – $1 – $249.
- Prepared a brochure explaining Legacy Contributions to potential donors.
- Recommended to the WIN Board the establishment of a dedicated Investment Account for endowment monies. The Board approved the recommendation.
The Development Committee will continue to work on developing new fund-raising strategies for future years. We welcome any ideas you may have to tap new funding sources that will enable WIN to meet its vision of Leading Nursing Research, Education and Practice!
An Endowment Fund of $125,000, invested at 4% annually, will be needed to fund an additional annual $5000 grant. While we clearly have a long way to go, this is something that we can do! If you wish to add to this effort, consider making a contribution by clicking the Give Today! button below.
Thank you – from all future recipients of WIN grant funding.