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In response to today’s changing landscape, the definition of philanthropy is evolving into one of social entrepreneurship both nationally and globally. Women make up a reported 43 percent of the U.S.’s top wealth holders (individuals with assets of $1.5 million or more) and they are increasingly likely to make contributions based on personal preferences rather than those of spouses or other family members. Women of means are increasingly pooling their resources with like-minded women through funding circles, women’s foundations and associations such as the Women’s Funding Network and the Women Moving Millions campaign. Because women live longer than men, they are expected to manage much of the $41 trillion in charitable giving that is projected to take place over the next 50 years. NCRW seeks to increase networking, and to encourage women to discover their giving capacity by contributing to causes that inspire them most.

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  • AMEX Emerging Leaders Program Launch press release
    The National Council for Research on Women with support from the American Express Foundation will...

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Watch remarks from Kiran Chetry, Eve Ensler, and Melanne Verveer, U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues:Click here to view more videos.
By Kyla Bender-Baird Yesterday, more than 300 audience members flocked to lower Manhattan to join dynamic experts exploring public/private...
January 26, 2010 posted by adminMany of us have the desire to make a difference. But when it comes down to it, how many really know what steps to...
May 27, 2009 posted by adminTurbulence in the financial markets has exacerbated the uncertainty of non-profit sustainability. What is happening to...
March 3, 2009 posted by Deborah Siegel I’m sitting in a very crowded auditorium at 3 World Financial Center, home of American Express,...


  • March 22, 2008

    Women now manage 10 of the 50 largest endowments and foundations — or 20 percent — compared with 4 a decade ago, and oversee a combined $60.6 billion.

  • The Way We Live Now: The Power of the Purse