Celebrating International Women’s Day 2016

CNN marked the 105th International Women’s Day by reminding us that even though progress has been made since the day women marched to protest terrible working conditions and demand the right to vote, the struggle for true equality continues. Luckily for women across the world, amazing organizations like the ones we feature in our Outlook are hard at work every day trying to make a positive difference for all.

Trending Article | CNN | 03/08/2016

International Women’s Day: Putting an expiration date on gender inequality

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Today marks the 105th International Women’s Day, an event that got its start when 15,000 trailblazing women marched through New York City to demand voting rights and better working conditions.

A century later — despite many outstanding female achievements and advancements — the event’s original aim of full gender parity has yet to be realized. Read on to find out what it means to be a woman in 2016.

By the end of the 90-minute session, the students knew how to take selfies, send text messages, change their ringtones, and ask Siri the meaning of life (the answer was chocolate).

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Insider Outlook | Izabel Mason | MobileCause Mobile Consultant


Celebrating Organizations Who Fight the Good Fight on International Women’s Day and Beyond

Long after International Women’s Day is over, amazing organizations all over the world will continue to fight the good fight championing women’s issues for better working conditions, healthier and safer lives, equal rights and opportunities and so much more.

Here’s are some of our MobileCause favorites, all of whom are leveraging the power of mobile-first digital fundraising to promote and raise funds for their very worthy causes.

Women’s Refugee Commission – Leads the international community’s work to protect and empower refugee women and girls. They successfully used a live event thermometer to track donations made from their mobile-friendly online fundraising form to exceed a fundraising campaign goal.

Professional BusinessWomen of California – Provides skill development and networking opportunities as well as the inspiration and motivation to encourage women at all levels to achieve their ambitions and work toward gender equity in professional settings. They raised $44,000 during the last day of a 2-day conference with mobile pledging.

Women’s Small Business Accelerator, Inc. – Supports women business owners by providing mentoring, education and shared office space. They allow supporters to pledge at the moment and give at a later time with an embedded GiveLater widget on their website.

Pink Ribbon Girls – Provide direct services, education, and support to balance the fears and uncertainty that breast and other women’s reproductive cancers can bring. Using text to donate during a life fundraising event, the organization was also able to surpass their targeted goal.

Women’s Foundation – Promotes equity and opportunity for women and girls, using philanthropy, research and policy solutions to make meaningful change. They make it very easy for donors to give by embedding their donation from right on their website.

Little Pink Houses of Hope – Promotes breast cancer recovery by offering opportunities for survivors to reconnect and celebrate life. For their Dancing with the Little Pink Stars fundraising event, they successfully empowered volunteer fundraisers entered to compete in the dance competition to set up personal crowdfunding pages to collect donations in lieu of votes.

Summary: Digital fundraising is helping organizations dedicated to promoting women’s issues to raise awareness and funds for their cause, not just on International Women’s Day, but every day of the year.

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