“The Women of Light” Organization
Do you share our passion for female empowerment to inspire, connect and serve? Think your community would benefit from “The Women of Light” conventions? Then you may want to start a Chapter in your area and join our global network!
There are some cities where we already have applications pending—identified as targeted locations in red on our Chapter Map -- and others where we hope to find people interested in opening a “Women of Light” Chapter. If you are interested please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, and we’ll put you in touch with our COO; she can then let you know how you can get involved and be part of the process.
"The next application window will begin in mid to late 2019. Please check back in August for more information regarding the 2020 application calendar."
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What is a Chapter?
A Chapter is a community-level non-profit that serves a specific area and fulfills the “Women of Light” mission locally. Each Chapter is responsible for fundraising efforts, programs, volunteers and so on.
Chapters are formed by individuals or an organization who want to support women in their communities. Having identified regional needs and resources, they determined that having a “Women of Light” convention would benefit their areas.
BEST Women's Convention Co-Founder Maria Tedjamulia WOLCON17
What you need to consider before starting a Chapter
Starting a Chapter for the “Women of Light” Organization is an exciting and rewarding experience but also a serious endeavor. You will become a valued member of an international non-profit organization, gaining access to a wide variety of resources, expertise, and support from the National Board of the Women of Light.
A few things to bear in mind before starting
- You must be passionate and committed to our mission.
- Opening a Chapter requires large amounts of time and energy as well as funding.
- You must have the capabilities to carry out different elements of the start-up process and fundraising aspects.
- You will need to obtain equipment and suitable space for the convention, secure funding from a diverse array of sources to cover costs, recruit reliable Program Directors and volunteers, build relationships with Sponsors, generate coverage in the press, and much, much more.