Due to the growing need for wound, ostomy, and continence (WOC) nurses and a strong belief in the continued growth and success of WOC nursing, the WOCN® Society launched the campaign “Fund the Future” under the WOCN Foundation. This capital campaign will help to create and grow a lasting network of certified WOC nurses, generate a heightened awareness of the WOC nursing specialty, and further advance the quality of life for patients with wound, ostomy, and continence needs.
Educational training and clinical practice are essential to the challenging, multi-faceted role of a WOC nurse and, as the demand for WOC nurses increases, it’s vital that we equip the profession to respond to and successfully meet any and all future challenges. Donations from this campaign will help WOCN raise and disseminate funding for nurses with a financial need to pursue educational and research activities related to wound, ostomy, and continence nursing.
Plant the seeds to help nurture future WOC nurses as they seek additional education to grow their knowledge and advance their careers — make a donation and “Fund the Future” today!
Easy ways to make an impact and increase your donations:
1. Double Your Donation with a Matching Gift
Want to double your donation amount? Check to see if your employer has a matching gifts program. If they do, simply make your donation, save your donation receipt, and inquire with your HR or Employee Relations Department about filling out a matching gifts form to have your employer “match” the gift you gave!
2. Shop at AmazonSmile
If you shop on Amazon, you can support the WOCN Foundation while you shop online! Simply shop at AmazonSmile for the same products, same prices, and same services as the Amazon you know. The difference is when you shop at AmazonSmile, Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases to the charitable organization of your choice. Be sure to select the WOCN Society as your charitable organization so donations can go to the WOCN Foundation. To learn more about AmazonSmile, click here.
- If you prefer to use the Amazon app, you can turn on AmazonSmile in the app to make it easier for you to generate donations while you shop! Learn more.
3. Create a Buzz by Adding a Birthday Fundraiser on Facebook
Is your special day coming up? A growing trend on Facebook is to create a birthday fundraiser and encourage your friends and followers to donate to a cause that’s near and dear to your heart. Consider setting up a birthday fundraiser for the WOCN Society so donations can be generated for the WOCN Foundation. For further instructions on how to set up a fundraiser on Facebook, click here.
4. Brag About Your Donation to Friends
Are you on social media? We’ve set up an easy way to brag about your Fund the Future donation with easy-to-use social media “brag badges”. After you make a donation, scroll down to the “Show Your Support” section of the page and click on the social share button(s) of your choice to brag to your friends and followers and encourage additional donations.
5. Update Your Email Signature
If you have the ability to update your email signature, consider adding a link to the Fund the Future page to spread the news to your contacts about the Society’s fundraising initiative. Adding an image to your signature is as easy as adding a picture to an email.
- Get the Fund the Future logo here. Right-click and save the image.
- Go to your email signature settings.
- Click on the “insert picture” icon and upload the Fund the Future image to your signature.
- Paste the URL foundation.wocn.org beneath the image, or link the image to the URL.
- Save your changes.
Click here for detailed instructions on how to add an image to your email signature (Gmail, Yahoo, Outlook, and more).