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Expert Interview: Pamela Hawley on Everyday Impact

Our interview this month profiled Pamela Hawley, CEO and Founder of UniversalGiving, and a strategic partner of Catalytic Women. Their unique model engages everyday people in giving and volunteering—from donations of $5 to $20,000, from 8-year-olds to 80-year-olds, and from virtual volunteers to hands-on in-country.

Girlbosses: Six Women in Our Family Step Up to Lead Our Social-Change Work

Exciting changes are happening within the Skees Family Foundation. We recently conducted a strategic plan, mission focus, and landscape analysis to help us begin to codify and specialize our evolving grantmaking strategy. This year, we’ve expanded our board of directors, welcoming 6 new women, all family members from across three generations. Here is a behind-the-scenes […]

Expert Interview: Kat Rosqueta on High Impact Philanthropy

Our June interview for Catalytic Women profiled Kat Rosqueta, Executive Director of the Center for High Impact Philanthropy at the University of Pennsylvania and a member of our Advisory Board. CW: What are some emerging trends that you see in high impact philanthropy that excite you? KR: It’s not so much that we see trends […]

Women Are Financial Drivers for Social Impact Funding

“Women are financial drivers for social impact funding, including philanthropic giving and investment” Today I’m speaking at the California Women’s Conference. As I board my flight to LA, I’m reflecting on the generosity of people I meet through my work with women. One of them was Anne Parmer who, last month, honored me by including me […]

Spinning for a Cause

Shared with thanks to Maybrooks… WHO SHE IS: Colleen Fisher, Spinning instructor & mom to four boys LOCATION: Chevy Chase, Maryland SUCCESS STORY: Raised $438,000 for Cycle for Survival, an indoor team cycling event that raises funds for rare cancer research WORK SCHEDULE: 6 a.m. spin classes, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. mom, 9 p.m. spin music […]