Sharpening Our Focus on Corporate Giving

Effective and impactful giving requires an intentional focus on women and girls to ensure inclusion and equity and accelerate the pace of change towards gender equality.

Corporate giving can be a powerful lever for accelerating gender equality. Australians Investing In Women has worked in collaboration with the Champions of Change Coalition to help bring women and girls into focus in the different ways in which corporates give.

Sharpening Our Focus on Corporate Giving: Keeping Gender Equality in the Frame sets out a framework to assess corporate giving and community partnership programs to better understand the beneficiaries of the money, time, product and in-kind investment given to the not-for-profit sector to assist and solve some of the most challenging social issues in our communities.

 

Working in consultation with leaders in the not-for-profit sector, Champions of Change Coalition Members and Australians Investing In Women have reviewed giving practices and processes to identify the potential opportunities for corporate giving programs to accelerate gender equality.

“We need to pull every lever to achieve gender equality. Philanthropic dollars are limited – being more intentional about bringing women and girls into focus brings the greatest opportunity for social change.”

Sam Mostyn AO, Chair, Australians Investing In Women
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By examining issues such as: how organisations address gender equality in their giving strategies; the importance of data to understand the impact and outcome of corporate giving across all programs; and the potential for giving processes to be adapted to build in an intentional focus on women and girls, corporate funders and the not-for-profits they fund can increase their social impact.

Sharpening Our Focus on Corporate Giving: Keeping Gender Equality in the Frame addresses the potential of considering women and girls in every social issue and demonstrates how intentional corporate giving with a gender lens:

  • supports both priority issues and gender equality
  • understands how issues specifically affect women and girls
  • safeguards against women and girls being overlooked at critical times
  • invests in solving the problems for the long term

“It’s not about only giving to women and girls, or giving more, it’s about being intentionally equitable in our giving to every cause.”

Elizabeth Broderick AO, Founder, Champions of Change Coalition

The framework outlines a staged approach and practical actions for organisations and not-for-profits to work together to ensure corporate giving becomes a powerful lever to accelerate gender equality in society.

By adopting the approach outlined in this resource, corporate funding can be better directed to organisations and initiatives that recognise and respond to the different needs of women and girls and amplify social impact.

"When we focus on the theme of gender equity - giving for women and girls - we actually meet so many needs, unify so many different motivations. Why not use this in your tool-box as the reason for giving?”

Tim Costello AO, Chair Community Council for Australia

Sharpening Our Focus on Corporate Giving

Sharpening Our Focus on Corporate Giving: Keeping Gender Equality in the Frame has been developed in collaboration with the Champions of Change Coalition to set out a framework to assess corporate giving and community partnership programs through a gender lens and accelerate progress towards gender equality.

Australians Investing In Women

Our introductory brochure outlines why gender is important in philanthropy, summarises the case for investing in women and girls, points to our Online Project Showcase and provides simple ways you can help.

Guide to Gender-wise Philanthropy

Our Guide to
Gender-wise Philanthropy outlines the case for investing in women and girls, provides an introduction to gender lens concepts, shares case studies and suggests steps for those at the beginning of the journey, as well as actions for those further progressed in gender-wise philanthropic practice.

Gender-wise Toolkit for Grantmakers

Our Gender-wise Toolkit for Grantmakers is a practical step by step ‘how to’ resource that complements the Guide to Gender-wise Philanthropy providing funders with simple downloadable tools.

Presentations and Gender-wise Workshops

We also offer presentations to philanthropic Boards and Gender-wise Workshops for philanthropic staff. Contact us to request a presentation or workshop.

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