from The New York Times: Reaching a Sisterhood of the Needy The Women’s Funding Network, a U.S.-based nongovernmental group, says it unites more than 160 women’s funds or foundations from 26 countries with assets of $535 million to improve the lives of women and girls. The amount is both impressive yet, when compared with the recent losses of big banks, paltry. In a sense, that sums up where professional women find themselves: able to … [Read more...] about The Female Factor
from Connection Cafe: Does Gender or Generation Matter More? As we are out sharing and discussing the results of research into “The Next Generation of American Giving,” we’ve been asked why we did not include any breakdowns by gender? The answer is best summed up in an excerpt from one of the research analyst emails about gender differences: “There are not a lot of big gender differences, and where there are even small ones, nothing is … [Read more...] about Gender or Generation?
They Too are Recognized During Women’s History Month by H. Glenn Rosenkrantz Atlanta: Over at the Marcus Jewish Community Center here, visitors might be forgiven for thinking they’ve walked into some sort of fashion show. There are, after all, dresses hanging on the walls. But upon closer look - and these dresses are getting plenty - it’s more apparent what’s going on. They are one-of-a-kind originals for sure, not in a fashionable … [Read more...] about Silent Role Models No More
from frogloop: Is Your Nonprofit Cultivating Women Donors? Is your nonprofit reaching women and harnessing their power for social change? If your nonprofit is not actively marketing to women and recruiting them, your organization is missing out on major fundraising opportunities. During last week’s webinar The She Spot – Best Practices in Marketing to Women, Lisa Witter co-author of the book The She Spot and Morra Aarons-Mele of Women … [Read more...] about Best Practices in Marketing to Women
One 20-something explains the ups and downs of her personal connection to Jewish philanthropy. by Ariella Lis There is this acquaintance in my life named Philanthropy. Let's call him "Phil" for short. People really like to talk to me about Phil. Lots of important Jews are worried that "my generation" will not give to Jewish causes. But, I ease their anxiety. I'm living proof that Jews in their twenties care a great deal about Jewish … [Read more...] about My Complicated Relationship with Phil