Women

For Women, There’s No Place Like Home Nonprofits
April 19, 2017 at 9:01 am

Women are the minority gender in the corporate world still, though in absolute numbers there are many competent and highly successful women. As a percentage these competent, successful women are few, they are often judged harshly...

Girl Scouts: More Than the Sum of Its Cookies
April 12, 2017 at 8:26 am

Girl Scouts have been selling cookies for 100 years, and in 2017 alone, 200 million boxes will be bought. Yet according to the organization's top leader, those delicious treats come with a very serious purpose—and themselves represent big money. "We have an $850 million dollar business," Sylvia Acevedo, Girl Scouts of USA interim CEO, told…

AFP’s Top Story on Women’s Day Turns Heads, Sparks Backlash
March 14, 2017 at 6:46 pm

Since the 1960s, the Association of Fundraising Professionals has supported charities and advocated global change. While the AFP has claimed to be an organization that advocates for “ethical and effective fundraising,” they recently have been under fire for not supporting women’s rights...

Tinder Is Pro-Women (And It’s A Beautiful Thing)
March 9, 2017 at 10:13 am

Mar. 8 was International Women’s Day, an annual movement that has been dated back to the 1900s to support the economic, political and social achievements of women and the fight for gender equality. To my strong, independent women out there—you rock! You continue to motivate and inspire us every single day...

Guatemala Blocks Entry to Dutch Nonprofit-Operated Boat Providing Abortions
March 1, 2017 at 9:39 am

Guatemala's army detained a boat carrying a supply of abortion pills on Thursday and prevented it from picking up women seeking to end their pregnancies, saying the move was prohibited by the country's constitution. The boat, operated by Dutch nonprofit Women on Waves, was in military custody with some of its seven crew members still…

DonorSee: An App Connecting Philanthropists to Those in Need
February 21, 2017 at 1:16 pm

Philanthropy can be a funny business. Let’s say you’re a do-gooder in Malawi, and you hear about a little girl who has been attacked by a crocodile. She is badly hurt, but her family has no money for medical care at a private clinic. What do you do? The traditional philanthropic approach would be, approximately,…

MacArthur Foundation Announces 100&Change Semi-Finalists
February 17, 2017 at 10:52 am

The MacArthur Foundation has chosen eight semi-finalists for 100&Change, a competition awarding a $100 million grant to the nonprofit or for-profit organization with the most distinguished, world-changing proposal. Submitted ideas include changing the way we care for orphans, treating blindness in Africa, providing virtual access to specialty medical care for the underprivileged and more...

Planned Parenthood Receives $1M Donation From Wealthy Businesswoman
February 17, 2017 at 8:45 am

Planned Parenthood just got a windfall donation from a powerful woman. Elaine Wynn has donated $1 million to the women's health organization, Fortune has learned. “As a woman, a mother and a grandmother, I’m proud to do what I can to help protect access to reproductive health care,” the billionaire said in an emailed statement. Wynn…