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Funders for Youth Nutrition: A Growing Trend in the Quest for Food Equity - The Chronicle of Social Change

Funders for Youth Nutrition: A Growing Trend in the Quest for Food Equity - The Chronicle of Social Change | philanthropy | Scoop.it
Food and nutrition are being viewed more and more through the equity lens, and this seems particularly true for child nutrition. Over the past decade, attention to addressing childhood obesity...
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As Philanthropy Opens Up, Women's Funds Show the Way

As Philanthropy Opens Up, Women's Funds Show the Way | philanthropy | Scoop.it
Something unusual happened recently in philanthropy: Bill and Melinda Gates opened their annual letter by answering 10 “tough” questions from the public about their philanthropy. The Gates’ Q&A is just one example of philanthropists becomin
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Kathy LeMay Shares About the Fine Art of Radical Listening to Donors

I’m glad to be collaborating with David Callahan and publishing occasionally on Inside Philanthropy again. Here is my latest piece, featuring longtime philanthropy professional Kathy LeMay talking about her new masterclass for social change fundraising. The topics of listening and participatory grantmaking are trending heavily in philanthropy right now, and for good reason. We are … Continue reading "Kathy LeMay Shares About the Fine Art of Radical Listening to Donors"
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#IWD2018 Recap: Women Rock for International Women's Day

Yesterday, International Women’s Day, was packed with events  acknowledging the value of women in the world and calling for more women’s leadership across all sectors. It was also a great day to celebrate the role that gender equality movements are increasingly playing in social change that advances peace and justice for humanity. Here are just 5 … Continue reading "#IWD2018 Recap: Women Rock for International Women’s Day"
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Smithsonian Curates History of Feminism With Museum-Feel Book - Philanthropy Women

A new volume for feminism history buffs has arrived on the shelves — and it’s a biggee. And while based in history, the book reflects the current zeitgeist of the women’s movement, which is continuing to grow and become more intersectional. Roxanne Gay, who gives the forward to the book, credits Kimberlé Crenshaw (one ofSubscribe
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Ripple Effect: Longtime Expert to Cultivate Giving Circles Worldwide - Philanthropy Women

“I remember standing up at a conference 16 or 17 years ago and saying that my dream is that there will be a women’s giving circle in every city in America,” says Sondra Shaw Hardy. “I feel that my goal now is to take giving circles worldwide.” To that end, Shaw Hardy is starting a Read More
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Announcing the 2018 Philanthropy Women Leadership Awards - Philanthropy Women

This is our first year here at Philanthropy Women, and these our inaugural awards. They go to recipients who have demonstrated exceptional leadership in the field of gender equality philanthropy. These awards draw on the database of Philanthropy Women’s coverage, and are therefore inherently bias toward the people and movement activity we have written about Read More
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Hell No, We Won't Go! A Guide to Repealing the Trump Tax - Philanthropy Women

With Christmas over, it’s now time to get down to business and develop a strong agenda for 2018. At the top of that agenda for progressive donors, in my opinion, is repealing the Trump Tax that recently passed. This legislation does more to hurt the middle class and nonprofits than can be tolerated in a Read More
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Funders Take Note: #MeToo is Time Magazine's Person of the Year - Philanthropy Women

So much exciting change is happening in women’s philanthropy, but one of the biggest breakthroughs by far has been the overwhelming response to the #MeToo campaign, which helps to break the silence on sexual abuse and harassment. While we all have to measure when and were we choose to tell our stories (and as a Read More
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Women's Growing Financial Power: Gender Lens Investing Explodes in 2017 - Philanthropy Women

Great news for the gender lens investing sector — 2017 brought a massive 41% increase in public market securities that use gender lens strategies. A report entitled Gender Lens Investing: Investment Options in the Public Markets produced by Veris Wealth Partners has the details. Suzanne Biegel, Founder of Catalyst At Large,  is credited with collaborating and gathering Read More
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From Resistance to Renaissance: Women Must Embrace their Power for Funding Social Change - Philanthropy Women

From Resistance to Renaissance: Women Must Embrace their Power for Funding Social Change - Philanthropy Women | philanthropy | Scoop.it
Editor’s Note: It gives me great pleasure to welcome Allison Fine to Philanthropy Women as a guest contributor. Allison is the author of multiple books including Momentum: Igniting Social Change in the Connected Age and The Networked Nonprofit. A former Senior Fellow at Demos, Allison specializes in the intersections of online activism and democracy-building.  Exactly a year Read More
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Time Magazine Spotlights Female Legislators Partnering for #MeToo - Philanthropy Women

Just as I was remarking on Teresa Tanzi’s courage and how it led to an important victory for women and girls, comes news that the episode is bearing more fruit in terms of raising awareness and taking action. Adding to the momentum of Teresa Tanzi and other state legislators, Time Magazine is spotlighting 7 female legislators Read More
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Why Feminist Philanthropy? For All the Relationship Reasons - Philanthropy Women

Editor’s Note: This post was written by Catherine Gill, Executive Vice President at Root Capital, in collaboration with Charlotte Wagner, Principal of the Wagner Foundation. We are publishing it here at Philanthropy Women because we couldn’t agree more with the message. I see the way feminists do philanthropy differently, and to me, it is the Read More
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Bonnie McEwan's curator insight, October 24, 2017 3:33 PM

Do feminists have a special take on philanthropy? These writers think so.

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Clinton's What Happened: A Frank Post-Mortem on the 2016 Election - Philanthropy Women

The title What Happened can be taken two ways: “This is how it went down,” and, “How did this unexpected, horrendous, and still mystifying result obtain? WTF Happened?” Clinton covers both, and is finally able to mention, now that the election is done, the role gender played. In addition to the female factor, here is Read More
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Ahead of the Curve: Women’s Funds and Youth-Led Social Movements

Ahead of the Curve: Women’s Funds and Youth-Led Social Movements | philanthropy | Scoop.it
Funders ready to bolster youth-led movements to help chart a new path for public safety. Women's funds and foundations are well-positioned for this niche.
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Difficult, Disturbing Times at Oxfam, but Gender Equality Mission Endures

If you follow the news on philanthropy, you have probably heard about Oxfam’s troubles. One of the oldest and largest global relief and development organizations, Oxfam is now facing heavy scrutiny due to sexual misconduct by some of its staff in Haiti in 2011. The Haitian government has suspended some of Oxfam’s operations in its … Continue reading "Difficult, Disturbing Times at Oxfam, but Gender Equality Mission Endures"
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Philanthropy Women

A home for news and conversation on women donors and their allies. We cover news, research, strategy and events related to funding for women and girls, grants for women and girls and gender equality philanthropy.
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Media Blackout on Women's Marches, while Movement Promises #PowertothePolls - Philanthropy Women

Media Blackout on Women's Marches, while Movement Promises #PowertothePolls - Philanthropy Women | philanthropy | Scoop.it
Some interesting pieces have been written about this year’s global Women’s Marches, but none beats the Washington Post story by Helaine Olen, which posits that the media has largely ignored this major political event, despite its indication of massive social upheaval happening right under our noses. While estimates of the size of Los Angeles’s march ranged Read More
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Countdown to the Women's March, and Who Are the Funders? - Philanthropy Women

It’s not just about women. It’s about everyone. And it’s not just one day. It’s the entire weekend. And it’s not just about marching. It’s about participating in democracy. The Women’s March for 2018 is about what it means to be part of a society that values equality and freedom, and it’s about getting more Read More
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Philanthropy Women's Top 10 Posts for 2017 - Philanthropy Women

2017 was a tremendous year to be writing about gender equality philanthropy. In the wake of Trump’s election in 2016, women in progressive circles rallied their resources for fighting back against the coming regression. Our top ten posts help to recall the many ways that women joined the resistance and continued the fight. At #6, Read More
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How Funny Girls is Growing Improv-Driven Leadership for Tweens - Philanthropy Women

Learning how to laugh as much as possible can be a key component to sane living, particularly in today’s regressive political and social scene. The Ms. Foundation for Women recently hosted its 22nd Annual comedy night, calling it “Laughter is the Best Resistance,” where Gloria Steinem did stand-up. Meanwhile, women like Jane Fonda and Lily Read More
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Announcing a New Fiscal Sponsor for Philanthropy Women - Philanthropy Women

I am pleased to announce that the Women’s Funding Network has agreed to serve as Philanthropy Women’s fiscal sponsor for our not-for-profit publishing work.   This partnership will help us to raise funds to make Philanthropy Women a more potent force for educating the community about how women in philanthropy are driving social change. The Women’s Read More
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Tomorrow at 11 AM EST, Join the Conversation to #FundWomen, and Get a Tweet Preview Here - Philanthropy Women

I’m excited about the #FundWomen Twitter Chat, starting tomorrow at 11 AM EST.   Also joining the conversation: clothing company Michael Stars, which has a foundation and uses its philanthropy to effect positive change for women. Below is a sneak peek of a few of my upcoming tweets! Here’s part of my answer for Question Read More
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Relationship-Building for Progressive Power: A Conversation with Leah Hunt-Hendrix - Philanthropy Women

“How do you get movements to scale, while at the same time keeping them based on relationships?” asks Leah Hunt-Hendrix, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Solidaire. It’s a question central to many progressive movements that want to help communities grow from within. Solidaire formed in 2013, inspired by the Occupy Wall Street Movement, the Arab Read More
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Feminist Alert: New Tool for Growing Young Feminists Now Available - Philanthropy Women

When I first received my copy of Feminism from A to Z, I admit I was dubious. How well would a teenager appreciate being given a book whose contents were organized by the first letters of the alphabet? But I was so wrong. In fact, the book immediately addressed my first concern by explaining its Read More
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#MeToo, and Who is Funding Sexual Assault Prevention? - Philanthropy Women

Yes, me, too. I’ll spare you the details. The larger point for me is that being a survivor of sexual harassment and abuse, I chose to build part of my professional life around helping survivors to heal, and fight for justice. And I have done so. Over the past 20 years, I have treated hundreds Read More
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