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…

Fundraising While Female
November 3, 2016 at 9:03 am

I founded Resonate when I was 26, and I have spent the last three years slowly building up my confidence in funder meetings. It took me a while to get comfortable enough to truly spend the first part of a meeting connecting with and getting to know the person I was sitting across from. I…

Trends in Philanthropy: Giving to Women, Girls and Why It Matters
July 28, 2016 at 11:43 am

Sara Blakely, founder and CEO of Spanx, proclaimed in her Giving Pledge letter, "I am committed to the belief that we would all be in a much better place if half the human race (women) were empowered to prosper, invent, be educated, start their own businesses, run for office—essentially be given the chance to soar!…

Cookie Controversy: Girl Scouts Yet to See $65K Oscars Donation
March 15, 2016 at 9:37 am

Other than Leonardo DiCaprio finally winning an Oscar, the most talked-about moment at last month's 88th Academy Awards was Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles (GSGLA), with host Chris Rock as pitchman, raising $65,243 through cookie sales to hungry A-list celebrities at the event. But it's been more than two weeks since the awards ceremony, and GSGLA still hasn't received the funds. Oh, and up until Friday, no one even knew where the money was...

Wellesley College Receives $50 Million Gift
October 27, 2015 at 10:40 am

Wellesley College in Massachusetts has announced a $50 million gift from two alumnae who wish to remain anonymous in support of a campus-wide initiative aimed at creating greater opportunity for women and empowering the next generation of women leaders. The gift launches a $500 million fundraising campaign—the largest ever undertaken by a women's college—and will…

Women Are a Force in Philanthropy
August 14, 2015 at 1:19 pm

Finally the data is proving what many of us have known all along: women are emerging as leaders in philanthropic impact. Women are not only making their own fortunes, but many are inheriting wealth through the intergenerational transfer, and they are exercising leadership in family philanthropy, shaping how wealth is being given away. Furthermore, women…

Lack of Women in Top Roles Hinders Nonprofits, Female Nonprofit Workers Say
April 28, 2014

Nonprofits, especially the largest ones, are missing out on donations from women and hurting their missions by not putting more females in board and leadership jobs, according to a new poll commissioned by The Chronicle of Philanthropy and New York University’s George H. Heyman Jr. Center for Philanthropy and Fundraising, of nearly 650 women who work at nonprofits. Many women have ambition to get to the top: Fifty-seven percent of those who were not already CEOs said they aspire to lead a nonprofit.

Boomer Women Give More to Charity, New Study Finds
August 22, 2012

Women of the baby boomer and older generations give more to charity than their male counterparts and are more likely to give, when education, income and other factors affecting giving are equal, a new study from the Women’s Philanthropy Institute at the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University finds.

At all income levels, and regardless of the share of their permanent income that they give, boomer and older women give 89 percent more to charity than their male counterparts.

Walmart Foundation Awards Funding Partnership for Underserved Women
August 8, 2012

The Walmart Foundation alongside six women’s foundations — The Washington Area Women’s Foundation, The New York Women’s Foundation, Women’s Fund of Mississippi, Women’s Foundation of Minnesota, Women’s Foundation for a Greater Memphis and Women’s Funding Network — announces the launch of the Partnership for Women’s Prosperity. The new national partnership intends to help economically vulnerable women gain financial and economic security through education, job training and employment opportunities.