Days after the District made the shocking announcement that $20 million had been cut from the homeless services budget for the 2010 fiscal year, advocates and organizations that provide shelter for the homeless are still reeling. One of The Women’s Foundation grantee partners is reaching out for help – as winter approaches and the organizations that assist the homeless face a crisis.
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As journalists, my mom and I are often considered powerful women.
But we know that true power comes from much more than a job or a public voice. It stems from collective action and dedication to postive change–in ourselves, our families, our community and the world.
New economic development initiatives can present outstanding opportunities for new partnerships – including partnerships that support employers and low-income single working women and their children.
That kind of thinking led Prince George’s Child Resource Center (PGCRC), with support from The Women’s Foundation, to reach out to Gaylord Hotels as it developed the National Harbor project on the Potomac River in Oxon Hill.
Last week, seeing the story of the African American Women’s Giving Circle gave me such a professional high. Nothing I had been involved in to date had been deemed so newsworthy as to grace the front page of The Washington Post! So I was thrilled to be connected to this.
One of the many things I appreciate about The Women’s Foundation is how deliberately it works to bring people together–both donors and Grantee Partners–to build community. For example, as a member of the 1K Club, I’m occasionally invited to special events that showcase Grantee Partners and their outstanding work.
The recorded history of philanthropy can be traced back to the 1600′s. People have been finding ways to give of their time, talents and treasures for as long as we can remember.
So, what is the enigma called philanthropy, really?
With today’s headline, "Despite Negative Press, Facebook Is a Powerful Agent for Social Change," it seems appropriate to let all of our faithful readers know that Washington Area Women’s Foundation officially has a Facebook Cause.
And we’d love for you to become our friend. So far, we are 106 strong and hope to keep growing.
What makes women’s philanthropy different from general philanthropy? This is something we often discuss here at The Women’s Foundation, informally, in giving circle meetings, at Philanthropy 101 sessions.
So what fun to see an article today really try to break it down. Michael A. MacDowell wrote a guest column yesterday for the Press & Sun Bulletin in New York called "Women to take on more responsibility through philanthropy."
Every year, I am inspired by the women at the Leadership Luncheon and this year was no exception! What an amazing event!
My name is Wendy Weaver, and I have volunteered for Washington Area Women’s Foundation and watched its exponential growth for the last six years.