The Giving Marketplace!
There are working women out there who want to help and there are organizations helping emerging women and girls that need help - the perfect supply-demand dynamic! To help forge these connections, we thought the Women@Work platform might be a nice way to bring the two together, providing an information exchange. Introducing Women-Helping-Women, a giving marketplace focused on supporting organizations that have particular needs and women looking to contribute their time and unique skills to organizations.
Maybe you're a younger woman living in a new city who's looking for ongoing involvement with an organization with the goal of also building your professional skills while connecting with others and tapping into a powerful network? Or perhaps you're an overwhelmed working mom that wants to contribute to the community and get engaged with an organization, but don't have time for an ongoing commitment?
If you're part of a non-profit organization, maybe you need help with bolstering your marketing presence with new branding? Or possibly looking for advice on a business plan to expand your offerings or open additional community engagement centers? Maybe you need financial sponsorship of a specific initiative, an in-kind contribution of some sort for a fundraiser, or even a commitment of business skills? Or maybe you have a young woman looking for mentorship in a particular field and want to connect her with someone who can coach her and open opportunities for internships?
For working women, one of the toughest things can be the time-money inverse correlation dynamic - i.e., you want to help and have valuable skills and resources that can help non-profits, but lack the time to get involved in a big, ongoing way. In the era of "busy," everyone's time is shorter and more transient, precipitating the need to for a different engagement model between volunteers and organizations, business communities and non-profits.
That's what The Giving Marketplace is all about - connecting supply with demand in a new, efficient way. Non-profits can list things they need in the form of job descriptions and working women can review and determine where they'd like to engage based on their time, skills and interests. Meanwhile, working women can also post their capabilities and interests in the form of short resumes, from which non-profits can review and reach out with requests to engage. We hope this provides a win-win opportunity for both working women and the organizations we serve.
Click here to engage and let us know what you think!