NoVo Foundation Commits $80 million Over 10 years Towards Ending Violence Against Girls and Women in the U.S.
May 20, 2011

The NoVo Foundation kicks off its Move to End Violence initiative, a groundbreaking, 10-year, $80 million initiative designed to strengthen the movement to end violence against girls and women in the United States. The program is designed as a series of five cohorts, each on a two-year cycle. Over the life of the initiative, Move to End Violence will engage over 100 individuals and as many organizations, establishing a powerful infrastructure of sophisticated leaders and organizations to lead the effort to end violence against girls and women in the United States.

Showing Your Mama Some Love
May 9, 2011

To Mama With Love is a collaborative online art project that honors moms across the globe and raises funds to invest in remarkable women who are transforming our world.

The Charity Divide: Study Shows Women More Generous Givers than Men
February 22, 2011

Next time you're out raising money for your favorite charity, you would do best to first hit up your female friends — or perhaps the wives of your male ones. Women, it appears, are much better givers.

According to a recent study by the Women's Philanthropy Institute at the University of Indiana, women are as much as 40% more likely to donate than men. What's more, women at nearly every income level are better givers. Not only do they give more often; they also tend to donate more.

Women Give to Same Causes as Men, Study Finds
December 10, 2010

Do men and women give to different types of causes?

It turns out that women are just as likely, if not more likely, as men to give to every kind of cause, according to a study released this week.

But some charities do have an edge when it comes to seeking gifts from women. The largest gender difference the study found was in church giving: A third of women said they were more likely to support religious institutions over other causes, while only a quarter of men shared that view.

Making Philanthropy 'Fun' for Young Professionals
December 1, 2010

Amy Heller has found the answer to the question on every charity executive and board member's mind: How do nonprofits engage the next generation of donors?

"It's about making philanthropy fun, social, relevant and transparent to donors," says Heller.

WGIRLS, which works to provide underprivileged women and children with a quality education, financial independence and self-sufficiency, was started by Heller and a group of other professional women in New York who initially came together to socialize, with a bent on doing something good for their community.

Ask and you shall receive: Women's giving on the rise
November 5, 2010

MUNCIE -- Local non-profit fundraising staff, get your pencils and pads and write this down. You've been missing out on a large number of people, right here in Delaware County, who want to give to your organizations. In fact, they can't wait to give to your agencies. All you have to do is ask.Who are these hidden gems in our community? Women. That's right, half of the area's population."The biggest external contributor to female giving is that they're just not asked," said Andrea Pactor, associate director from the Women's Philanthropy Institute. "Up until now, philanthropy has been seen as

Most Women Give More Than Men, New Study Finds
October 22, 2010

Women at every income level give to charity more often than men do—and they tend to donate more money on average than their male counterparts, according to a study released Thursday.

The study, conducted by researchers at the Women’s Philanthropy Institute at the Indiana University Center on Philanthropy, analyzed charitable-giving data from 8,000 American households.

Women in Philanthropy awards $47K in community grants
September 24, 2010

Women in Philanthropy awarded $47,000 in grants to community organizations Thursday evening, more than four times what the group contributed last year.

Eight nonprofit organizations were chosen for grants: The Naomi Project, Mercy Medicine’s Healthy Smiles Program, Lighthouse Ministries, McLeod Health Foundation, Mercy in Me Free Medical Clinic of Cheraw, the Pee Dee Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Assault, the Senior Citizens Association’s Home Care Services and Camp RAE.