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How is Walmart Doing with Supporting Women’s Funds and Women’s Empowerment? – Philanthropy Womenthirdeyetherapy

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:33:16 +0000

Given that Walmart is the largest employer in America, second only to the government, the fact that they are taking an active stance in addressing women’s empowerment is particularly important. We want to make sure Walmart’s grantmaking gets talked about here on Philanthropy Women because they are such a large and influential company, not just… […](image)

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Vini Bhansali on Growing Social Change in the Global South – Philanthropy Womenthirdeyetherapy

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 22:12:00 +0000

Rajasvini “Vini” Bhansali spoke to me by phone from Mumbai, India, where she was working and visiting family, the trip to her homeland compelled by a family illness. “We attract donors and ambassadors that are thinking about local and global connections,” says Vini Bhansali, Executive Director of IDEX (soon to be renamed Thousand Currents). Bhansali… […](image)

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Want Rapid-Response Grants to Fight Trump? Check out This Funderthirdeyetherapy

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 17:53:55 +0000

There is nothing quite like women’s networks to help make rapid-response grants. In an environment where women’s rights are being threatened by atrocious plans such as the Trump administration’s proposed ending of the Violence Against Women Act, we need more women’s networks to come forward like the Women Donors Network and push for increased funding… […](image)

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Does the UN Lack Credibility to Carry Out Gender Equality Agenda? – Philanthropy Womenthirdeyetherapy

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 14:00:55 +0000

Ever wonder why progress for gender equity remains incremental, and constantly faces regression? Well, it might have something to do with our institutions being so entrenched in patriarchy that they aren’t able to effectively carry out a gender equality agenda. That appears to be the argument of an open letter from the Women’s International League for… […](image)

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“My Empowerment is Bound Up in Yours” The Circular Nature of Women’s Philanthropy thirdeyetherapy

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 15:26:46 +0000

Editor’s Note: This piece is co-authored by Emily Nielsen Jones and Nickey Mais-Nesbeth Emily: The circle is one of those timeless symbols—one that appears in nature, in mathematics, and in art of all kinds—that says something wise and true about the world. It is also a unique symbol, we think, for what philanthropy is all about.… […](image)

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At Philanthropy Debate, Carson and Callahan Face Off, Discuss Women’s Philanthropy – Philanthropy Womenthirdeyetherapy

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 19:15:10 +0000

On a bright April Thursday morning in New York City, David Callahan and Emmett Caron took each other on in a “spirited debate” about the future of philanthropy. In particular, they differed in opinion about whether there are dangers to the lack of transparency and accountability for the new billionaire class. Discussion time was given… […](image)

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NoVo Will Focus on U.S. Southeast to Support Women and Girls of Color – Philanthropy Womenthirdeyetherapy

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 22:25:11 +0000

Big News: The NoVo Foundation has narrowed down the scope of its focus for its $90 million in funding to empower girls of color, and the funder is now seeking regional partners to provide support to community agencies doing work for gender equality. NoVo is currently opening up RFP applications for community-based organizations in the… […](image)

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Is Civil Society Destined for Shrinkage? This Paper Raises Big Questions for Donorsthirdeyetherapy

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 15:13:05 +0000

Am I being watched by the government? Am I the kind of activist/writer who might get detained and questioned at the US border? Across the world, activists and social justice leaders are asking themselves scary questions about what the many repressive events of recent days portend for their safety and security, and for political struggle worldwide.… […](image)

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Which Funders are Fighting Child Marriage, and What Other Marriage Laws Need Reform?thirdeyetherapy

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 14:35:03 +0000

Here’s an issue that could use more attention from philanthropy: reforming child marriage laws and other laws, like “triple talaq” in India, that hurt women. Read on: Progress for women is gradual in a world where an estimated 15 million girls are sold into marriage. In developing nations, the situation is even worse. According to […](image)

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Intense Conversations About the Future of Women’s Philanthropy at DREAM. DARE. DO. – Philanthropy Womenthirdeyetherapy

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 17:46:23 +0000

I recently returned from DREAM. DARE. DO. in Chicago, the every-three-year (maybe more often now!) convening of the Women’s Philanthropy Institute. Wow. I am still reeling from the experience. It was an intense two days of immersion in conversation about women’s leadership in philanthropy, where it is coming from and where it will be going… […](image)

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