From a very young age, gift-giving was a way for me to express love. I enjoy getting gifts, but a special feeling of glee overtakes me as a loved one opens the well-thought-out gift I have selected for them. As their eyes light up, my heart, similar to the Grinch, grows three sizes.
This fulfillment from gift-giving drew me to a career where I could be a catalyst in changing the world by supporting others through giving.
I am honored to be the Individual Giving Manager for Women Who Code (WWCode). As Individual Giving Manager, I work one-on-one with individuals and companies to find the best solution for them to engage philanthropically with our mission, from personal donations, corporate contributions, fundraising, and grants. A study by the Charities Aid Foundation revealed that a whopping 96% of people choose to give to charity based on a moral and ethical desire to support others and share their good fortune with those in need.
We have an incredible community supporting our mission at WWCode. I have seen countless examples of altruism from our members, volunteers, donors, and staff. In our online donation form, which asks, “Why did you support us?” altruistic answers abound, including: “Equality is critical,” “I want to support more women entering the tech industry,” “I believe we need more women in tech, especially from historically-oppressed groups,” and “WWCode has made a huge impact on my career path, and now I want to help someone in need.”
When you support WWCode, you’re reigniting dreams and possibilities for our members’ tech careers. They gain technical and career resources, opportunities, and, most importantly, a community.
WWCode has played a major role in shaping my career. I have connected with so many wonderful coders. Also, the resources section on the website is a gem. I love being a part of WWCode. - Nikita Sharma, WWCode member
You can join the WWCode commitment to accessibility and help keep membership 100% free for everyone (see our Code of Conduct), so finances are not a barrier to success. Supporting members gives them access to a wealth of educational resources, leadership training, mentorship, scholarships, and more. A donation of just $27 keeps WWCode free for one member for a whole year. As a bonus, end-of-year giving is currently being matched dollar for dollar up to $75,000 by Craig Newmark, founder of Craigslist and Craig Newmark Philanthropies, meaning your donation has double the impact.
Give a gift today at www.womenwhocode.com/donate.