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Spark: Engaging Millennials in Policy Advocacy

Spark is educating and training the next generation of philanthropists to invest in the advancement of gender equality around the globe. For over ten years they’ve been engaging millennials in fundraising and crowd-sourced grantmaking programs—now they’re taking on policy advocacy.

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Prosperity Together Launches $100 Million Commitment to Women’s Economic Security

On November 13, at the White House Council on Women and Girls “Advancing Equity for Women and Girls of Color” summit, Prosperity Together—a coalition of 28 women’s foundations—announced a commitment of $100 million toward advancing women’s economic security. Cynthia Nimmo, CEO of Women’s Funding Network, was there.

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New Reports: Most States Fall Short on Work and Family Policies and Women’s Political Leadership

Two new reports released today in the Status of Women in the States: 2015 series, published by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR), find that most states fall far short on work and family policies and women’s political leadership.

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New IWPR Report Shines a Spotlight on Women’s Health and Safety Across the U.S.

New data released today by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR), as part of its Status of Women in the States: 2015 series, finds wide disparities across the states and among racial/ethnic groups when it comes to women’s health and safety.

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Women More Likely to Live in Poverty in Every U.S. State, Despite Gains in Higher Education

Women have higher rates of poverty and much lower rates of business ownership than men in all 50 states, including the District of Columbia, despite having made significant progress over the last 25 years in attaining a college education. Read More

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

Announcing Put the Power in Her Hands: A New Tool for Change

Women’s Funding Network is excited to announce the release of Put the Power in Her Hands, a toolkit for donor communications on reproductive health, rights, and justice.

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