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Women's Causes:

Since 1998, The Harnisch Foundation has been a catalyst for sustainable social change, funding and implementing innovation in the fields of philanthropy, coaching and journalism.

Our belief is that philanthropy, coaching and journalism are ways of making a powerful difference in the world through the lives of individuals.

The Harnisch Foundation seeks to unleash untapped capacity, and because BE THE MEDIA is designed to empower individuals and organizations in building their bases of support through the effective use of technology and communication, we have underwritten the distribution of thousands of copies of BE THE MEDIA to schools, nonprofits, women, and other individuals whose work we want to encourage and support.

Listed below are a few of the causes that we believe could use BE THE MEDIA to empower women's voices in the media.

The OpEd Project: Thanks to a grant from the Harnisch Foundation, we are giving complimentary copies of Be The Media to attendees of The OpEd Project seminars throughout the U.S.

According to their website, the OpEd Project is an initiative to expand public debate, with an immediate emphasis on enlarging the pool of women experts who are accessing (and accessible to) our nation's key print and online forums.

Since women currently do not submit op-eds with anywhere near the frequency that men do, we target and train women experts in all fields to write for the op-ed pages of major print and online forums of public discourse. Our mission is to bring about a sea change in our national conversation, which is currently overwhelmingly dominated (85%) by men.

The Women’s Media Center makes women visible and powerful in the media. Led by our president, Carol Jenkins, the Emmy-winning journalist, writer, and producer, the WMC works with the media to ensure that women’s stories are told and women’s voices are heard. We do this in three ways: through our media advocacy campaigns; by creating our own media; and by training women to participate directly in media.

We are directly engaged with the media at all levels to ensure that a diverse group of women is present in newsrooms, on air, in print and online, as sources and subjects.

Thanks to a grant from the Harnisch Foundation, we are giving complimentary copies of Be The Media to attendees of The Women's Media Center to assist them in creating their own media and directly participating in the debate.

As Women Donors Network members, we are serious about our philanthropy and increasing our effectiveness as donors. Together, we build an intimate community of members who develop strong relationships with our peers and gain insights about ourselves as women who are investing in social and environmental change. Members become colleagues and friends through education and action circles, retreats, regional and annual conferences, audio conferences, and on-line social networking. Our events create a supportive social network and working environment.

WDN is dedicated to a progressive global agenda. As a group of women from over 30 states, we represent a broad spectrum of incomes, ages, religions, sexual orientations, and philanthropic interests. We support a vast array of domestic and international organizations and serve on the boards and committees of our own foundations, public philanthropies, and both nonprofit and for-profit organizations.

Thanks to a grant from the Harnisch Foundation, we are delighted to donate complimentary copies of Be The Media to members of the Women Donors Network.

Women Moving Millions is a partnership of visionary donors and the Women’s Funding Network. We represent a wide spectrum of women who share a powerful vision of the world, in which justice, equality and safety are experienced by all women and girls in every corner of the earth.

History is shifting. Women are funding women at bold new levels – millions of dollars. We are inspired by this new path in philanthropy to make the leap from giving charitably to investing strategically in women, first and foremost. We are united, based on our shared passions, instinct for democracy and belief in the power of women and girls to be vigorous agents of change on every pressing social issue we face today.  

Thanks to a grant from the Harnisch Foundation, we are delighted to donate complimentary copies of Be The Media to members of Women Moving Millions.

Journalism That Matters: Adapting Journalism to the New News Ecology
Some 15,000 U.S. journalists have left their jobs in the last couple of years. The New News Ecology means new jobs, new tools, new relationships, new businesses.

Journalism's very survival -- at least its values and purpose -- depends on the ability of news organizations -- and citizens -- to adapt to a dramatically evolving landscape. Who -- what -- will emerge as the journalism leaders of the future if the legacy organizations fail to cross the chasm to the new news ecology? 

Thanks to a grant from the Harnisch Foundation, we donated 50 complementary copies to attendees of this important event.

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