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The Women’s Rural Entrepreneurial Network (WREN) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to supporting better lives and livelihoods in the North Country of New Hampshire for over 25 years. While grants keep us going, your donations are also key to helping us continue serving the artists, makers, and low to moderate income small business owners who depend on us for resources, market access, and educational opportunities.

Thank you so much for your donation. Your support means the world!

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CELEBRATING RESILIENCY

Support WREN’s Annual Fund Today!

Although 2021 was another year of universal uncertainty, WREN continued moving forward, keeping an eye on our mission, and turning challenges into opportunities. We applaud our members for adapting and adjusting and thank you, our donors, who have continued to show your unwavering support.

Since its inception, WREN has assisted nearly 3,000 business owners through small business-focused classes and workshops, networking and grant opportunities, and marketplace access within The Local Works Marketplace and The Gallery at WREN in Bethlehem, NH.

As we continued working through the pandemic, we knew we needed to adapt the ways we were fulfilling our mission in order to remain sustainable and provide our members with the support they needed.

Some of the many changes we made include:

  • Transitioning our business development courses to an online format, expanding WREN’s accessibility and outreach
  • Growing our online presence by adding items weekly to our online store
  • Developing a year-round social media plan to highlight our events, members/vendors, and funding opportunities
  • Partnering with the Grafton Regional Economic Development Corporation to administer direct pandemic relief grants to small businesses in the North Country

The work we are doing in the community hasn’t gone unnoticed. This past year, we were honored to receive two incredible awards: The Advocate for Women’s Empowerment Award from the New Hampshire Business Review and The Silver Lining Award from the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts.

32.5% of WREN’s yearly budget relies on grants, donations, and gifts. Please show your support for WREN by making a gift to our FY 2022 Annual Fund and together, we will keep gaining momentum and creating a sustainable future for WREN.

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