In previous posts I have talked about looking at your charitable giving from the perspective of a portfolio. A diversified a number of organizations within a “narrow giving theme” (i.e. access to water) allows you to see the impact of your donations through quantitative and qualitative analysis, with limited or no cross-pollination of information between the agencies. It also allows you to compare your funding results with other funders for donation performance (similar to how one would compare mutual funds).
Two days ago I was sitting down with some of the leadership of the Canadian Women’s Foundation with a client discussing what it means to be a feminist today. I don’t consider myself one, but I definitely wouldn’t be heading up a company if it wasn’t for the work that the women did before me.
Here is what one of the ladies from CWF sent me after our discussion. She took this photo at one of the recipient charities that CWF supports:
Tonight Vicki Saunders, founder of SheEO is speaking in Calgary at the Memorial Park Library. Here is a successful woman entrepreneur, angel investor and author who is challenging women to think differently about what the word feminism means.