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Women’s History Month



A wise person once said, “One gives freely, yet grows all the richer.” At the CFFRV, we encounter many women who embody this quote. Whether they give their time as nonprofit staff, their talents as professional advisors or attorneys, or their treasure as donors, their “giving away” of resources only adds to the strength of their character.

In honor of this special month, we’ve compiled several articles and other resources that celebrate the generosity of women. We hope you enjoy them and are encouraged to honor the generous women in your own life!


Article: ‘These Extraordinary Times Call For Extraordinary Giving’: 12 Leaders In Women’s Philanthropy Speak Out | Forbes

Article and Graphics: Research illuminates gender differences in patterns of giving | IUPUI Lilly Family School of Philanthropy

Article: Five Powerful Female Philanthropists Share Their Advice To Millennial Women Who Want To Make An Impact | Forbes

Video: Helping others makes us happier — but it matters how we do it | TED

Video: Women’s History Month 2021: 3 Women Proving Kindness Wins | The List Show TV

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