Join WDN and Philanthropy Women on #GivingTuesday to #FundWomen

Soon, the shopping rampage will be over, and we can get on with a much more interesting event of the season: #GivingTuesday. This year on Giving Tuesday, we will be hosting a Twitter chat along with the Women Donors Network, where we will talk about the diverse and powerful ways philanthropy can #fundwomen and make a lasting impact for gender equality.

Please join us on Tuesday, November 28 at 1 pm EDT (10 am PDT) for a one-hour conversation on the importance of funding women in today’s philanthropy landscape.

Topic: Why #FundWomen on #GivingTuesday?

Host: @philanthrowomen

Discussant: @womendonors

Hashtags: #FundWomen #GivingTuesday

Questions for Women Donors Network:

Q1) Today is Giving Tuesday. What advice do you have for individuals looking to give today?

Q2) What is the advantage of funding women’s rights organizations over other types of philanthropy?

Q3) What actions can we take to support gender equality as citizens and givers?

Q4) What are some resources that donors can use to educate themselves on investing in women’s rights?

Twitter chat guidelines:

At the beginning of the chat, Philanthropy Women will introduce the topic and invite everyone to introduce themselves.  At about 1:10 pm EDT (10:10 am PDT), we will begin tweeting the questions. We invite others to share their answers by using A1 for the first answer, A2 for the second answer and so on for each question.  Philanthropy Women will try to respond to as many of the conversation members as possible, and will also provide some tweets that respond to the questions. Please include hashtag #FundWomen in all tweets.

We did a similar event on National Philanthropy Day with Nonprofit organization WomenThrive. We had over 100 participants including leaders in several women’s funds, and philanthropy leaders Ruth Ann Harnisch and Jacki Zehner. We also had participation from members of the media like PBS’ To the Contrary. We hope this conversation with Women Donors Network will also be as fruitful for generating more awareness about feminist philanthropy and its potential to address a range of social and economic issues.

Hope you join in on #GivingTuesday at 1 pm EST on Twitter!


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Author: Kiersten Marek

Kiersten Marek, LICSW, is the founder of Philanthropy Women. She practices clinical social work in Cranston, Rhode Island, and writes about how women donors and their allies are advancing social change.

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