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May 12, 2017 / Kendra Allen, Editor

The impact of gender and generation on philanthropy

PHILANTHROPY | This week Fidelity Charitable released a new report exploring the impact of generation and gender on giving. The report found that women of all generations view giving as an integral part of their identities and use it to make significant contributions to address societal challenges. (Fidelity Charitable, 5/8)

More than half of Millennials say they give to a wide range of causes, and seven in 10 say they are more likely to give in the moment than be strategic about their giving. But with relatively limited resources compared with their older peers, Millennials’ sense of impact may feel diluted. They may be missing the satisfaction of understanding how their gifts are making a difference for the
causes they care about.

Boomers are more satisfied in their giving than Millennials, leveraging age, experience and greater accumulated wealth to achieve their giving goals. But Boomers are also less social about the causes they support, and less likely to have adopted some of the trends changing the giving landscape.

HOMELESSNESS | Amanda Andere, CEO of Funders Together to End Homelessness, discusses why public-private partnerships are important and necessary to communities’ efforts to prevent and end homelessness. (US Interagency Council on Homelessness, 5/1)

EDUCATIONPanel seeks probe of potential racial hiring bias in Virginia school system (WaPo, 5/11)

ENVIRONMENT | The District’s program to reduce stormwater runoff that pollutes the Anacostia and Potomac Rivers is off to a slow start. (WAMU, 5/11)

SOCIAL INNOVATION | Montgomery County, MD is looking for a partner to create a new incubator that will focus on tech and media. (WBJ, 5/11 – Subscription needed)

FAMILIES | A local group has raised money to bail out mothers for Mother’s Day. (WUSA9, 5/12)


Social Sector Job Openings 

Program Assistant | Public Welfare Foundation – New!
Communications Manager | Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers – New!
Director of Communications | de Beaumont Foundation – New!
Program Coordinator, Grants and Selection | Jack Kent Cooke Foundation – New!
Director of Programmatic Initiatives | Fight For Children
Major Gift Officer–DC | Urban Teachers
Program Analyst | Clark Charitable Foundation, Inc.
Market Coordinator, Community Affairs Mid-Atlantic | Capital One
Director of Community Engagement | Association of American Medical Colleges
Director of Data Services | GuideStar USA, Inc.
Community Affairs Contractor – Engagement, Capital One Cafés | Capital One

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– Kendra

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