HOW TO FIND YOUR VOICE AND MAKE AN IMPACT
Giving is what women do, of course.
We nurture kids and relatives. We drop everything for friends in need. We form neighborhood associations, join walkathons, sit on school boards and give to clothing drives. Often as not, we also write charitable checks.
So what’s this all about?
Something of a revolution, really. Increasingly, women are contributing time, talent, treasure and technology at levels that move well beyond family and community.
Many more women are taking center stage and asking, “What can we do?” In the process, women are changing the face of philanthropy. They’re infusing new excitement, accountability and substantial funds into charitable goals and plans.
They’re also learning how to collaborate and leverage their efforts in order to gain greater impact. Women now require a higher level of engagement and accountability besides volunteering or organizing charity events. They’re reading P&L sheets. They’re working to make the world a better, more equitable place.
If you think of society as a three-legged stool supported by business, government and nonprofit sectors, then women have gone that long way in redefining their roles in the first two. It’s high time to scale this so-called third sector.
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STRATEGIC GIVING IS A STEP-BY-STEP EDUCATION
Nobody is born a philanthropist —
you learn by doing, by trial and error, and by discovering
how you can make a difference in causes that move you the most.
As women flex their developing muscle and money, attention is shifting to worldwide problems that intimately affect them. Women prefer to be hands-on.