In this workshop, we will examine
ground-breaking research and strategies which provide answers as to why there
is so much emphasis on women as volunteers, nonprofit leaders, board members,
The evidence is irrefutable "gender
matters in philanthropy”. Women have made huge gains in education, employment,
income and wealth- the confluence of these gains paints a vivid picture of
women's increasing influence in society and with charitable giving.
Increasingly women are
the majority of college graduates in the U.S.
For the first time ever
women received more Ph.Ds.' than men
Women's median income
has increased over 60 percent in the past 30 years
50 percent of all
privately held companies are women-owned
42.3 percent of the
U.S. top 2.29 million wealth holders are women
Women live longer than
men on average 5.2 years, women will become in charge of the anticipated
intergenerational transfer of wealth over the next few decades
Many women will inherit
twice, once from their parents and another time from their husbands
Role of Women in American Society
will explore unique motivations and characteristics of women's philanthropy,
using gender, generational, and cultural lens.
Through case studies
and interactive exercises, we will delve into techniques and practices for
effective prospect research and identification, cultivation, solicitation, and
stewardship of women as donors and leaders.
We will examine the
opportunities and challenges of creating and staffing donor circles and women's
associations within larger organizations.
Regardless of the size
of your nonprofit organization, you will leave this workshop equipped with
philosophical ideas and pragmatic strategies to help you unleash the power of
"At 76 Million strong, Baby Boomers are
the largest generation in America today. Baby Boomers hold more than 90 percent
of the country's net worth and account for 78 percent of all financial assets. As
of 2007 females accounted for 51 percent of the Baby Boomer population in the
United States. By 2030, 54 percent of American Baby Boomers will be women”. Women Give 2012 Study
Boomer and older women are more likely
to give to charity and give more than their male counterparts when other
factors affecting giving are taken into consideration (Key Finding from Women Give 2012 Study).
$60 Members $110 Nonmembers
Cynthia Wood is a strategic fundraising development
consultant to nonprofit organizations on developing strategic development plans,
board development, and engaging women as donors through her company, Cynthia
Wood, Philanthropy Partner, LLC.
also a local and national presenter on The
Power of Women in Philanthropy.
In 2009, Cynthia
retired after 19 years of development experience at Rollins College, where she
served as Vice President of Institutional Advancement.
In 2012 Cynthia contracted with the Registry for College and
University Presidents to assess and build the Advancement Division and lead
fundraising efforts at Wilson College for Women in Central Pennsylvania.
Cynthia's community involvement includes serving as:
Chair of the Center for Women's Philanthropy, an initiative of the Community Foundation of Central Florida
- Board member and development chair for GRACE Medical Home, a medical facility for low-income, working uninsured in Orange County Florida
- Former chair and member of the 100 Women Strong giving circle
- Member of Florida Executive Women
- Sustaining member and former president of the Junior League of Greater Orlando.