links for 2009-10-08

  • The entire book is available as downloadable chapters.
  • Interesting set of principles around the kinds of strategies these donors support: "The Women’s Funding Network is more than 145 organizations that fund women’s solutions across the globe, making us one of the largest collaborative philanthropic networks in the world. Our members are women’s foundations that span public charities, private foundations and funds within community foundations. Collectively our members invest $60 million annually in women and girls worldwide, have invested nearly $500 million over the last 20 years and have over $456 million in working assets."
  • "Thirty years ago there were few philanthropists investing in women and women-led solutions. As more women's funds, foundations and donors focus on strategies in this arena, there is now consensus that investing in women and girls is the "smart thing to do." Increasingly, savvy social investors seek opportunities to invest in women and girls to be active leaders and solution builders at all levels of society. Authorities from the UN and World Bank to corporations and private donors agree that investments in women accelerate the economic security and good health of families, communities and nations. Mounting evidence shows that supporting gender equity also advances wider economic and social development and improves the financial climate of entire countries and regions. […] Despite these demonstrated positive results, investment focused specifically on women and girls' leadership and development remains low compared to overall investment flows."
  • and then Spurs go to Chelsea with it – who then take action…
  • First blogger Harry Hotspur unearths this video – which he emails to Spurs and Chelsea…

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