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 […]