Working with the Jewish Women's Foundations network proves to be fabulous and fruitful. We map out the processes that best support the people who execute them, as well as the foundations and the stakeholders. Best practices are established and utilized to create positive cultures that thrive. I offer seven ways to advance a culture of philanthropy in your fund or foundation.
1. At each meeting, one leadership member spends up to four minutes sharing their personal story of connection to the work. The more details of the story and the person’s connection to women’s rights/ issues of focus, the better. Feel free to tie into your story the words Advocate, Educate, “Genderosity” or other relevant brand themes.
2. Consider a meeting dedicated to shaping an advocacy and/or programmatic goal. The focus is on a defined action (i.e. address FMLA in the county, join a coalition on fair pay, research safety issues and their solutions for women and their families, etc) and developing a ‘case’ for support. Attach a financial goal to the case statement that includes staff support to administer project and support for the Executive Director.