To be frank, I’m hyper-conscious of the fact that most of my prospect research continues to focus primarily on middle-aged to older white men. Demographically, this will not continue to make sense as the years go on. But I keep hearing that the philanthropic sector is lagging behind demographic reality. Still, instead of continually perpetuating white male supremacy in my research practice, I’m going to change things up, one prospect profile or list of prospects, at a time. Will you join me? Will you help me, please?
I hope you’ll contribute to the conversation on Twitter and discuss ways that researchers, fundraisers and other non-profit stakeholders can move on gender equity from our special, privileged places.
After the marching, let’s continue the dialogue with specific respect to our third sector.
Some questions we’ll ask of you:
Q1 – The first question goes to #ProspectResearch pros: is researching women donors all that different from researching men? How? Or why not?
Q2 – Women’s contributions in philanthropy often remain hidden. What practical steps can we take to change that? No matter your role in the #nonprofit space, please weigh in.
Q3 – How does academic research on women and giving influence your fund development strategies, if at all?
Q4 – Tell us your opinion on *women’s giving* programs. Do you need one in order to increase women’s philanthropy at your organization? If you have one, what makes it effective and successful?
Q5 – Drawing from our communities in #prospectdevelopment, #fundraising and #philanthropy, tell us about a woman (or women) who inspires you.
For the second half of our live hour-long tweet fest, we’ll turn the questioning over to Vanessa Chase Lockshin, who plans to ask you the following questions: