A Few Big Questions For You


Now that you’re rested and safely back from your respective summers, how would you like to answer a few big-picture questions for our community? Your thoughtful responses will:

  • advance gender-driven prospect development practices
  • empower female fundraising leaders
  • enrich the philanthropic journeys of women donors.

Or at least provide hopeful steps toward progress in these areas.

(Tall orders by a short brown girl.)

Big Q No. 1

Why are women often ignored by major gift fundraisers?

Big Q No. 2

What simple or significant steps can a prospect development professional take to raise the profile of female constituencies at our respective organizations?

Big Q No. 3

In order to increase women donors at non-profits, how can female fundraisers work to better engage them?

Bigger Q No. 4

From where you currently stand, what does advancing women’s philanthropy look like?

Please participate by sharing your comments – anonymously, if you prefer – inside this easy Survey Monkey, by September 29, 2017. Answer one, some or all of the questions – it’s all good. And please prompt the people in your life who are interested in contributing to this topic too.

Results will be shared in upcoming blogs and presentations.

Go to this survey now and BE HEARD – HERE

With gratitude, Preeti


Dewi Saraswati, Goddess of Knowledge in Hinduism. Her statue is located along Embassy Row in Washington, DC (July 7, 2017).






2 thoughts on “A Few Big Questions For You

  1. April Genung September 11, 2017 at 2:52 pm Reply

    I’m interested to see the responses you get. As someone who works in a large state university with development staff divided by unit, I often come across a woman who is a good prospect for one unit and then discover that her husband is being cultivated by a DO from the unit related to his major. Typically she doesn’t appear to be involved in gift conversations at all. It’s frustrating.


    • | Preeti | September 11, 2017 at 3:02 pm Reply

      Thanks for your comment, April. I’ll be sure to share survey results in a future blog post. If you subscribe, you’ll be among the first to receive compiled results. 🙂 Let’s turn your frustration into action on female alumni prospects at your institution! Thanks, again. Preeti


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