Philanthropy and Social Entrepreneurship

In response to today’s changing landscape, the definition of philanthropy is evolving into one of social entrepreneurship both nationally and globally. Women make up a reported 43 percent of the U.S.’s top wealth holders (individuals with assets of $1.5 million or more) and they are increasingly likely to make contributions based on personal preferences rather than those of spouses or other family members. Women of means are increasingly pooling their resources with like-minded women through funding circles, women’s foundations and associations such as the Women’s Funding Network and the Women Moving Millions campaign. Because women live longer than men, they are expected to manage much of the $41 trillion in charitable giving that is projected to take place over the next 50 years. NCRW seeks to increase networking, and to encourage women to discover their giving capacity by contributing to causes that inspire them most.

Expert Profile

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Mallika Dutt is the President and CEO of Breakthrough, a global human rights organization that uses the power of media, pop culture and community mobilization to inspire people to take bold action for dignity, equality and justice. Ms. Dutt has served as Program Officer for Human Rights at the Ford Foundation's New Delhi Office and as the Associate Director of the Center for Women's Global Leadership at Rutgers University. She is a founder of SAKHI for South Asian Women. Ms. Dutt is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and currently serves on Boards of WITNESS, the Open Society Institute US Programs, and Games for Change, and on the Rights Working Group Steering Committee.

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New York, NY 10018
United States
40° 45' 21.9456" N, 73° 59' 38.2488" W

Does gender discrimination exist at Goldman Sachs?

NCRW Board Member Emerita Jacki Zehner--who was also once a partner at Goldman Sachs--weighed in on the Goldman Sachs bias suit currently underway on Bloomberg news.  In her piece, Zehner discusses her own personal experience working at Goldman as well as larger questions such as numbers and measuring bias. For instance, she talks about the report she spurred here at NCRW:

If these numbers are as good as it gets, though, what are the major reasons to explain the low percentages? 


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AMEX Emerging Leaders Program Launch press release

The National Council for Research on Women with support from the American Express Foundation will host a one-year (2010-2011) program to support emerging leaders in the non-profit sector. The 35 fellows will receive mentorship and training in areas such as human resources management, securing organizational resources, and ‘leading from the middle’ (as opposed to top-down strategies). Entitled Building the Next Generation of Leadership in the Nonprofit Sector, the program will train 35 entry- to mid-level managers who were selected out of a pool of more than 250 applicants.  Representing a variety of backgrounds, the 35 selected fellows come from a wide range of organizations including 13 NCRW Member Centers, and 10 different states.

A Brief History of the Women's Donor Activist Movement

This video was inspired by historian Dr. Sally Roesch Wagner who brilliantly determined to preserve and document the writings of suffragist Matilda Joslyn Gage. In the 19th century, Gage complained that women of means funded their husbands' alma maters, churches and the ballet, but rarely stepped forward to fund their suffragette sisters. Imagine how different the world would be today if women had begun funding women sooner! This fast-moving video shows how today's women's funding movement, and new giving trends like Women Moving Millions, are literally changing the course of history. Video produced for The Sister Fund by Chicken & Egg Pictures, The Matilda Joslyn Gage Foundation and Great Plains Productions.

 


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60th Anniversary Celebration - Imagine the Impact!

Date/Time: 
07/09/2010

Come help celebrate our pride in the past and promise for the future!

Public event open to JLC members, former members, family and friends of the Junior League of Calgary
 
Location:  Calgary Golf and Country Club

Cost:  $60.00 per person

Click here for more details.

 

 

Happy Birthday, Mariam!

The founding president of the National Council for Research on Women, Mariam Chamberlain, just turned 92. Gwendolyn Beetham, a former NCRW staff member, posted a "tribute a gender studies godmother" on Feministing in Mariam's honor.  Mariam's many contributions to the feminist and social justice movements include:


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NCRW 2010 Making a Difference for Women Awards Dinner Videos Now Up!

Watch remarks from Kiran Chetry, Eve Ensler, and Melanne Verveer, U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues:

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From Turbulence to Transformation

By Kyla Bender-Baird

Yesterday, more than 300 audience members flocked to lower Manhattan to join dynamic experts exploring public/private partnerships, capitalizing the women’s movement, and nothing less than changing the world. Jacki Zehner, founder of the Circle Financial Group and former Goldman Sachs partner, led the charge, asking how to take hold of this transformative moment and push for gender equality. Jacki Zehner truly believes that with “greater gender equality, this world would be a better place.”


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