Women Empowering Nonprofits

Throughout March, Network for Good has been celebrating Women’s History Month with profiles and Q&As of female leaders in the nonprofit sector. From food banks to crisis centers to youth empowerment and rebuilding communities, the leaders of these nonprofits are actively advancing their mission every day; just like all the nonprofits we serve.

In case you missed any, here are links to the posts featuring the many Women in Philanthropy we’re proud to work with at Network for Good. We hope you enjoy their stories as much as we have enjoyed telling them. While Women’s History Month has come to a close, the work of these women continues to inspire.

Women in Philanthropy Profile Series

Kim O’Brien, Executive Director, Nonprofit Leadership Initiative

“I do a lot of connecting the dots. My work is about connecting nonprofit leaders to the resources in the community that can help them with whatever they’re working on at the time.” (Read Profile)

Amy Navejas, Executive Director and CEO, Better Health

“We don’t want anybody to have to choose between food and rent and a critical medical need.” (Read Profile)

Janet Cobb, Personal Fundraising Coach

“I believe in the power of empowering others. The nonprofit sector declares that “we” are all in this together instead of “every ‘man’ for himself.” I believe in the interdependence of the community that fosters the independence of individuals within that community.” (Read Profile)

Abigail Erickson-Torres, CEO, Bryan’s House

“When I see a need, I want to do something about it. I’m always working towards bettering the lives of other people, especially women and children, or people who are homeless, disparaged, or underserved. I wake up every day thinking about how I can make the world a better place.” (Read Profile)

Lois Bennett, Founder and Executive Director, Feeding Hands

“We all cross paths with people in need every day, but they’re invisible. If we all go through life only concerned about ourselves, we’ll never see anybody else. We’ll never see the needs right in front of us. We’ll never be moved to help, and we will never know the blessing that comes to both the giver and the recipient from serving another. If we can open eyes to see, then we can multiply our impact manifold and help change our corner of the world.” (Read Profile)

LaVondra Dobbs, CEO, Via Link

“CEOs truly must understand their funding sources. The relationships with those funders and developing other funding streams is crucial. There have been people in foundations who have made my goals possible because they introduced me to other people and got me in doors I knew I needed to get through.” (Read Profile)

Robin Cabral, Personal Fundraising Coach

“I enjoy connecting donors with the causes that are near to their heart and help them fulfill their own passions and purpose in life. There is nothing more important and noble than serving as this philanthropic facilitator.” (Read Profile)

Emily Roisman, Chief Legal Officer and Board Chair, PRoTECHOS

“I see a problem and I want to solve it. That’s also what I love about my job as a lawyer. The problems here in Puerto Rico will not be fixed without the help of nonprofits. I’m not going to save the world, but I want to fix the problems that I can see. One of the tenets of Judaism is “tikkun olam,” which means “repair the world.” I love that idea.” (Read Profile)

Latoya Lewis, Founder and Executive Director, EnventU

“Every young person has a uniqueness to offer this world. The only “difference maker” is an opportunity to explore it. At its core, EnventU is opportunity.” (Read Profile)

Martha Allen, Executive Director, Extra Table

“You have to love something intensely and intimately to do this type of selfless work that requires long hours and depends on lots of delegation and balance. Everyone spends so much time at work, but nonprofit work is different. It’s all consuming. There are so many things you do to prepare before you even get to the office and in the evening after you come home. But I go to bed at night knowing I made a difference in the lives of people that can’t break the cycle of their current circumstances, and they just need help.” (Read Profile)

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