In addition to participation in federation programs, Soroptimist clubs advance the mission of the organization through local-level projects addressing the unique needs of women and girls in their community. SIA assists by providing resources for conducting local-level projects.
Here is an example of how a club helps local women.
This step-by-step guide has been created to support clubs in the design and implementation of local-level club projects.
Every Soroptimist club conducts local-level projects that improve the lives of women and girls. But is your project meeting its goals? Are your goals defined? Learn more about how project evaluation can help your club improve the impact of its projects while attracting additional supporters.
Does your club have local partnerships? Partnerships can sometimes present difficulties—especially if your partner only wants your financial support. This document describes how to form and maintain effective partnerships.
Does your club project involve youth?
On the Procedures for Working with Youth page, clubs can access the SIA Standards for Working with Youth, training resources, and essential release forms to support your club in conducting programs in a safe and secure environment for participating youth.
Soroptimist Model Program Kits To minimize research and development time needed to establish and maintain club projects, Soroptimist has developed a series of model program kits addressing issues facing today’s women and girls. Model program kits are designed to provide guidance in planning and implementing projects by offering club members project ideas with proven methods and resources for achieving success. There are currently nine model program kits available that address the following issues: health, violence against women and girls, trafficking, mentoring and one-day projects.
Soroptimist White Papers As a way to help club members become more educated about issues facing today’s women and girls, Soroptimist provides white papers on various women and girl focused topics. The white papers are a summation of the most current research available and also provide resources for gathering more information. There are currently thirteen white papers available that address the following issues: health, violence against women and girls, work, trafficking, education, disaster recovery and women and poverty.
Venture, S Club and Sigma Societies Some Soroptimist clubs conduct projects in their local community creating clubs for young women or girls. Venture, S and Sigma are considered club-sponsored projects.