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Innovative Philanthropy Archives - Women's Funding Network

Where Preparation Meets Opportunity: Getting the 100K Grant

One declined proposal, a chance meeting at a summit, a few long discussions, et voila:

“Congratulations! The board of the Coca-Cola Foundation has awarded the Jeannette Rankin Women’s Scholarship Fund a grant of $100,000 to support the Empowering Women Through Education program.”

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#GivingTuesday: Get Ready!

There’s Black Friday. There’s Cyber Monday. Then there’s #GivingTuesday.

Get ready! On Tuesday, November 29, Women’s Funding Network is participating in the largest online global giving day: #GivingTuesday. Read More

Advancing Women’s Economic Security

Cynthia Nimmo describes the ways women's foundations are moving women out of poverty, the overall impact of the network, and why sharing our stories makes all the difference.

Cynthia Nimmo describes the ways women’s foundations are moving women out of poverty, the overall impact of the network, and why sharing our stories makes all the difference.

Cynthia Nimmo, President and CEO of the Women’s Funding Network, introduces an Economic Security Digital Storytelling Platform that highlights economic security data and grantmaking strategies, as well as powerful stories of the women, programs, and organizations that are driving and creating positive change for women.

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Press Release: Women’s Funding Network Launches Economic Security Digital Storytelling Platform

Media contact: Bilen Mesfin, Change Consulting, 510-681-5978, bilen@change-llc.com

The largest philanthropic network in the world dedicated to women and girls unveils interactive online tool to amplify the stories of women, their families, and their communities.

SAN FRANCISCO – September 20, 2016 – Women’s Funding Network today announced the launch of a new Economic Security Digital Storytelling Platform at the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Annual Meeting. The uniquely interactive digital tool seeks to bring attention to a leading challenge facing women in the U.S. and around the world—economic security—and lift up the vital work of women’s foundations that are addressing this issue. Read More

Vermont Women’s Fund builds strong partnerships with private and public sectors

Change the Story

Change the Story

In Vermont, 43% of women who work full-time do not make enough to cover basic living expenses, such as food, housing, transportation, and healthcare.

To radically change the story for these women, Vermont Women’s Fund decided they needed to scale their efforts. To do this: they needed partners.

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The Future of Women-Led Philanthropy

On October 28th, Women’s Funding Network hosted an intimate gathering of over 40 Bay Area leaders to discuss the Future of Women-Led Philanthropy.

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Cultivating a New Generation of Donors

Spark’s Amanda Brock gives Women’s Funding Network the scoop on how her organization has succeeded in engaging Millennials in philanthropy…and how we can too!

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Gender Transformative Giving: A Report on the Next Phase of Feminist Philanthropy

This report, co-authored by Women’s Funding NetworkTrue Child, and Public Interest Projects, is meant to catalyze a larger conversation around how we view philanthropy and how gifts can impact greater social change when work is conceived through a gender lens.

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Creating Leadership in Philanthropy through Constituent Involvement

Hear from trustee of the Valentine Foundation, Laura Morris, who shares why constituent involvement is necessary for bold, visionary philanthropy. Read More