The Mormon Women Project is a qualified Section 501(c)(3) charitable organization. All donations made directly to the organization are tax-deductible to the extent provided by law.
Since it was launched in January of 2010, the MWP has touched the lives of thousands of LDS women, encouraging them to be more confident in themselves and in the Lord, and helping them find a place for themselves in our church culture. It’s also created a space for those who are not members of the Church to learn about our women in a honest, informative environment. You can help this tremendous work move forward by contributing to growing the Project in 2011.
In 2011, the MWP hopes to be able to do the following:
•Launch MWP Youth. To do this, we will need additional website maintenance and upkeep services which could be covered by your donation.
•Publish our first MWP book. Our first self-published book will feature some of our favorite “Sisters Abroad” interviews, as well as new interviews not already published on the website. Your donation could cover the printing costs for this treasure.
•Host a 2011 Salon. Last year’s Salon in Septebmer 2010 was a huge success, and we would like to be able to expand our Salon program in 2011 with a larger event. Costs include location rental as well as printed materials, flowers, videography (so the event’s discussions can be shared on the site), and possibly refreshments. We would also like to be able to provide simple branded materials so that similar Salons can be offered in other locations by volunteers.
• Additionally, we’d like to pay for professional transcription services. To produce each interview, volunteers spend 4-6 hours transcribing the live conversation. Your donation will help us pay for professional transcription services so we can spend our time seeking out fascinating women and publishing two interviews a week, instead of just one.
Since its launch in January 2010, the Mormon Women Project accomplished the following:
• Produced over 100 interviews of inspiring women and regularly publishes one new interview per week
• Interviewed women from Korea, France, South Africa, Ghana, England, Ireland, the West Bank, Russia, Hungary, Romania, Rwanda, India and Venezuela.
• Produced four videos in which women answer questions such as, “What is womanhood to you?” and “When did you first know you had a testimony?”
• Hosted one event, an evening Salon, entitled “To Everything There Is A Season,” featuring four women over 50 discussing the different eras and roles of their lives
• Initiated conversations to contribute content to the Church History Archives
• Has been visited over 200,000 times
• Has employed the help of over 30 volunteers, including interview producers, copy editors, photographers, videographers, web designers, graphic designers, and lawyers.
• Collected over 200 names of women nominated by friends and family through the site
Help us keep up this remarkable work!
Founder and Editor-in-Chief