4 October

Watch Kathleen Loehr’s Interview About Women’s Philanthropy

Watch Kathleen Loehr’s Interview About Women’s Philanthropy

I was excited when Barett Christensen of Bentz Whaley Flessner asked me to be a guest on the BWF LIVE Fundraising show on Facebook. If you didn’t get a chance to tune in, you can watch the entire interview below. Bentz Whaley Flessner is a wonderful organization that aims to transform philanthropy by collaborating with […]

20 August

Do You Focus on Women? It Matters to Your Bottom Line.

Do You Focus on Women? It Matters to Your Bottom Line.

I am committed to growing women’s philanthropy. Why? I’ve been in the philanthropic sector for 35 years as a woman donor, fundraiser and nonprofit leader. In that time, I’ve seen women’s power and earnings grow – and the philanthropic sector repeatedly fail to take full advantage of this new reality. I’m frustrated that the philanthropic […]

17 July

Use This Powerful Tool To Start Integrating Women’s Philanthropy Today

Use This Powerful Tool To Start Integrating Women’s Philanthropy Today

When you realize the effect a women’s philanthropy program will have on your organization’s ability to create a bigger impact, you will be eager to get started. But such an endeavor can feel overwhelming. You may look blankly at your screen and think, “Where do I start?” The answer? Create and declare a clear vision […]

17 July

“Resourcing” – Why it Matters More than Fundraising

“Resourcing” – Why it Matters More than Fundraising

As we see in today’s headlines, women are raising their voices after lifetimes of not being heard or respected. Unfortunately, this history of marginalizing women’s voices often extended into the nonprofit sector. Women regularly insist they are more than checkbooks, yet many feel this point is ignored. One woman in a recent focus group summarized […]

17 July

Ditch The Niche in Women’s Giving

Ditch The Niche in Women’s Giving

From the late 1980s to early 2010s, many university advancement departments thoughtfully designed dedicated women’s “programs” or “initiatives.” These efforts responded to women’s preferences to connect and collaborate, as well as to be engaged before they are asked. The specific design of these initiatives varied. Some resembled giving circles, with annual gift requirements and collective […]

17 July

Five Things You Need To Know About Women’s Giving Behavior

Five Things You Need To Know About Women’s Giving Behavior

Women give differently than men, but they definitely give. Take a look at these statistics: Single women are more likely than similarly-situated single men to give to charity. Women give significantly more than similarly-situated men at almost all income levels. Women have a significant impact on household giving patterns. For every $10,000 that the wife’s […]

14 December

We can’t THINK ourselves to change

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We can’t THINK ourselves to change

Susan* was excited about her promotion from leading a program team of four to COO of the organization. She had been with the organization for five years, lived the mission through the field programs she helped develop, believed in their impact, and was eager to help the whole organization grow. Susan came to the first […]

6 December

Women Drive Philanthropy: Are You Adapting?

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Women Drive Philanthropy: Are You Adapting?

For the first time, the Women’s Philanthropy Institute (WPI) has investigated gender differences in giving across generations in their seventh annual report*, Women Give 2016. The results are extraordinarily clear: “Women Give 2016 finds that men’s and women’s donor behavior has changed over the past four decades, and that women now have greater influence over […]

25 October

Engaging Women in Philanthropy: Practical Ways to Shift Our Approach

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Article by Matthew T. Lambert, William & Mary | Shared from academicimpressions.com, read the original post HERE This article at a glance: It is imperative that we first engage women meaningfully in the life of the university. From there we can develop a strong pipeline of women leaders so that we ultimately see great increases in philanthropy. […]