You’re proud of the organizations you support, especially at this giving time of year.
But many women are drawn to do something more than give money: by starting a niche philanthropic project or group they’re passionate about.
Social entrepreneurship, as it’s called, can encompass everything from a corporation that embraces a certain cause to a small non-profit run by a woman in her community.
Stacy Francis founded Savvy Ladies, which offers free financial seminars for women in New York City, as a non-profit complement to her for-profit wealth advisory service. “I wanted all women,regardless of income, to have access to good advice,” she says.