Past WCF Fellow Projects
Development Fellow, Fall 2011
Project: Board Training Materials
While working as a Development Fellow, Brenda attended a Women’s Campaign Fund (WCF) and She Should Run (SSR) Board of Directors meetings in New York City. During the meeting and through her work with the President/CEO, Brenda was given an opportunity to contribute to new board member training materials. Brenda took this opportunity one step further and developed a comprehensive series of 5 training modules. This system will ensure that the Boards of Directors are equipped with knowledge and information to best represent the organizations. These training modules cover everything from: (1) Organizational missions and structures, (2) the movement for gender parity in politics, (3) the history of reproductive choices and options, (4) political institutions, campaign regulations, and the state of women’s representation, and (5) marketing strategies. The materials and presentations that Brenda created are now an ongoing part of new board member orientation and training.
Communications Fellow, Fall 2011
Project: Marketing Materials Design
Starting her fellowship at the beginning of the 2011 name change and relaunch of the WCF website, Martha was tasked with creating much of the new material that would be used to identify WCF for the coming years including company stationary, the wrapper for the She Should Run In Action newsletter, and e-mail banners. Martha was also a contributor to WCF's sassy and informative MsRepresentation weekly brief. She was also responsible for contributing to the Name It. Change It. project, which combats sexist media coverage of women candidates. As WCF and She Should Run continue to grow, Martha's work was essential to raising WCF’s profile at a critical time for the organization.
Political Programs Fellow, Summer 2011
Project: Candidate Tracking and Coordinating
Ali was responsible for monitoring and tracking key races across the country for women who support reproductive choices on the local, state, and federal levels. During her fellowship, Ali was given additional responsibility to lead her fellow class to process a record number of candidate endorsement applications. Ali also took the lead in coordinating all candidate endorsement interviews for the Political Director. To empower the next class of fellows, Ali created a training guide on how to process WCF endorsement applications and how to effectively schedule candidate endorsement interviews.
Development/Programs Fellow, Summer/Fall 2011
Project: Fellowship Alumni Council
After being asked to stay on as a Senior Development Fellow to train the Fall 2011 class, she was tasked with ensuring the Fellowship Program received the national exposure and attention it deserved as the premier professional development experience in the country. Ashli conceptualized a Fellowship Alumni Council that would reach out to our Alumni Network to aid in outreach, fundraising, and professional development for the Fellowship Program. In a mere 3 weeks, she engaged Alumni that had previously not been engaged, held elections, and ensured that they had the tools they needed to guarantee a successful first year. The Fellowship Alumni Council is now an autonomous entity that connects our Fellows and supports our Fellowship Program.
Past WCF Fellow Projects