League of Women in Government to Celebrate #GivingTuesday on November 27th & Pledges to Match Donations for #LocalGov Professional Development for Women
This #GivingTuesday, the League of Women in Government will celebrate giving by matching all donations in its POTENTIAL MADE POSSIBLE campaign. #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. Following Thanksgiving and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, this year’s #GivingTuesday will take place on November 27th and will kick off the giving season by inspiring people to collaborate and give back.
Donors to the League’s POTENTIAL MADE POSSIBLE campaign will help to underwrite the costs for women in local government to attend professional development opportunities that will assist women as they advance in local government.
“The League began with a simple mission: to advance women to leadership positions in local government,” stated League President, Ashley Jacobs. “With #GivingTuesday donations, the League will be able to provide scholarships to women in need of professional development opportunities that they would not otherwise be able to attend without our support.”
To that end, the League Board identified several learning opportunities and conferences that would add value to programming offered by state associations or regional groups for women in local government. The following opportunities were selected for registration scholarships:
National Forum for Black Public Administrators Annual Forum – (April 2019) in Orlando, FL
UNC Engaging Women in Public Service – (June, 2019) in Location TBD, NC
Kansas University Inspiring Women in Public Administration — (July, 2019) in Kansas City, MO
International City/County Management Association Annual Conference – (October 2019) in Nashville, TN
Local Government Hispanic Network Biennial Conference – (October 2020) in Denver, CO
“To move the needle forward on the number of female chief executives in local government, we need to better support training and development for women,” added League CAO, Pamela Antil. “Nearly forty percent of women serve as assistant chief executives in cities/counties and many do not receive support to attend national conferences or training. That is why the League Board selected these events for funding.”
Founded in 2012, #GivingTuesday inspired millions of people to give back and support the causes they believe in. Over $300 million has been raised online to benefit a tremendously broad range of organizations, and much more was given in volunteer hours, donations of food and clothing, and acts of kindness.
“We are incredibly inspired by the way the #GivingTuesday community has embraced this concept for a worldwide movement,” said Henry Timms, founder of #GivingTuesday. “As we prepare for November 27, we’re energized and encouraged by the community’s generosity. The levels of creativity, effort and the quality of the new ideas people have contributed and shared are phenomenal.”
Those who are interested in donating to the League’s #GivingTuesday POTENTIAL MADE POSSIBLE initiative may donate by clicking the button below. PS — You don’t have to wait until November 27th to donate to this very important scholarship program. You can donate TODAY!
All donors will be recognized in the League’s electronic newsletter. Scholarship winners will be announced in early 2019.