Women Changing Lives through Philanthropy – and Celebrating an Anniversary!

Women Changing Lives through Philanthropy – and Celebrating an Anniversary!

January 26, 2011 by jga_admin

by Angela White

Did you hear the news? Articles like the recent story in Inside Indiana Business with Gerry Dick are helping to spread the word about the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University’s 22nd Annual Symposium, Women World Wide Leading Through Philanthropy, led by the Women’s Philanthropy Institute.

JGA is a proud sponsor and participant because we recognize that understanding women’s philanthropy is simply smart philanthropy.

Too often women are an untapped resource in philanthropy. Women Give 2010 identified that female heads of household are more likely to give and give more - sometimes twice as much - as their male counterparts. As I’ve said in previous blog posts, nonprofits simply can’t afford to ignore this influential audience.

Join us and other women leaders from around the globe who are changing lives and communities internationally as we gather to share ideas and experiences and discuss the power of women’s philanthropy March 10 – 11, 2011, in Chicago.

Speakers and participants will discuss:

  • what motivates women to make a difference
  • international similarities and differences in women’s philanthropy
  • how women’s philanthropy differs from men’s, and
  • how cultural barriers impede women’s exercise of their full power in philanthropy.

And as if that wasn’t enough reason to celebrate women, the symposium coincides with the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day.

Ted Grossnickle and I will be there and encourage you to join us. We are looking forward to engaging and enlightening conversations!

P.S. Hurry and register online before January 28th and receive a $100 discount off your registration.