M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust

“Alone, we can do so little; together, we can do so much” – Helen Keller

At the Murdock Trust, our primary focus is on investing in the capacity of those seeking to serve the common good. Often those investments come in the form of a grant to support a specific project or program for an organization. However, we also believe strongly in investing in the capacity of the individuals who lead and serve those organizations through enrichment and convening opportunities.

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The Murdock Trust Women in Leadership program utilizes a dynamic environment that provides space for mid-level/mid-career women in nonprofit leadership roles to flourish and thrive within a supportive community of peers.

Recently, the Trust hosted our annual Women in Leadership Conference, gathering 93 nonprofit women leaders from across the Pacific Northwest in a virtual forum to connect, share and grow together.  While a primary benefit of the program is the community that is built through participation, we are also fortunate to be joined by outstanding voices in the leadership space.

For this year’s conference, we were joined by Tracey Gee and Erna Kim Hackett. Tracey is a leadership development coach and trainer who is passionate about working with mission-driving leaders, teams, and organizations. She is a published author, has more than 20 years of ministry experience, and is a Gallup-certified Strengths coach.  Erna is a worship leader, preacher, pastor, activist, and writer. She recently launched the nonprofit Liberated Together and received her master’s degree in Inter-Cultural Studies from the Institute for Indigenous Theology Studies.

Participants shared that the insights and wisdom shared by Tracey and Erna, coupled with the supportive energy of peers, created an amazing environment for growth and development.

For more information on the Women in Leadership Program, as well as upcoming events and participation opportunities, visit our website.

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The Trust guides nonprofit organizations through every level of their development through grants and other resources.

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