Women

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…

Gates Foundation: Empowering Women Is Key to Fighting Poverty
February 16, 2017 at 8:30 am

In 2006, Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffet donated $31 billion in company stock to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. As a way of outlining just what the Gates family did with the "single biggest gift anyone ever gave anybody for anything," the couple have penned a lengthy report. The big takeaway is that the most…

Joe, Jill Biden Launch Biden Foundation
February 2, 2017 at 9:51 am

Joe and Jill Biden launched The Biden Foundation on Wednesday, telling supporters in a video that "as long as he has a breath in it," the former vice president will be working on issues that matter to him. The foundation is an effort to further the work the Bidens did over eight years in the…

GOP to Defund Planned Parenthood in Obamacare Repeal
January 6, 2017 at 10:37 am

House Speaker Paul Ryan said Thursday that Republicans would slash federal dollars for Planned Parenthood as part of the GOP effort to repeal the health care law. Ryan spoke a day after a special House panel issued a report criticizing the organization, which provides birth control, abortions and various women's health services, for its practices…

Rebranding Philanthropy: How Millennial Women Are Disrupting Giving Back
December 29, 2016 at 9:05 am

Figuring out how to stay relevant in this new philanthropic landscape is a challenge, especially for millennials. “Big bets” and formal giving plans are great if your name is Ford or MacArthur, but that doesn’t mean that women donors large and small should shy away from giving to causes they’re passionate about. In fact, women…

How Rockefeller Foundation President Judith Rodin Created a New Model for Philanthropic Funding
December 8, 2016 at 8:00 am

In June 2016, Rockefeller Foundation president Judith Rodin announced that she’d be stepping down after more than a decade of leadership. She's planning on staying until a successor is named, but finding someone with the right résumé might be tricky: The philanthropic agency she leaves behind barely resembles the one she once took over—or how…