Giving is a great way to:
- Learn about critical social issues
- Discover organizations making a real difference
- Connect to a cause greater than yourself
- Build relationships with other community members
There is NO EXCUSE for women to NOT be involved in their communities as volunteers and donors. If you want to make an impact in your community, ask contacts in your network for ideas and for connections.
Plus, there are more formal opportunities for you to discover what causes you are passionate about. For example, here in Indianapolis, we have:
The Women’s Philanthropy Institute serves as a national resource for information, seminars, and critical conversations about women and their giving. Perfect for the intellectual in you!
Impact 100 is a women-only giving circle, providing a vehicle for shared giving through a grant making process. Perfect for the social learner in you!
Options is a year-long educational series hosted by the Women’s Fund at the Central Indiana Community Foundation, introducing participants to many meaningful causes in the local community. Perfect for the hands-on learner in you!
How else can women get involved in their community as donors and volunteers? Leave a comment with your suggestion!
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