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I donated to the Ac**en Fund because it was philosophically in sync with the way I think.

Whilst this fund isn't specifically for women there are investments made from the fund to provide patient capital to ventures specifically for women.
e.g. Lifespring

I have a touch of guilt approaching this from a throw money at it perspective. I rationalise my lack of active involvement with my lack of time. The projects I am passionate about and I spend all my spare time on are not women specific but due to inequity will offer more for women in the form of self-perception than it will for men. I continue on that quest.

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Comment by Katherine G on April 8, 2010 at 11:47pm
Donating to the Ac**en Fund was a great idea and your donation has inspired me and i hope it will inspire others too
Comment by Mark Mulkerin on April 9, 2010 at 4:16am
Great minds think alike (and apparently so do ours). Have you seen Jacqueline Novogratz's (Ac**en's founder) TED talk? You might enjoy it.
Comment by Greg Stevenson on April 9, 2010 at 5:48am
@Mark That's one I had missed on Ted. Thanks for the link. Great Talk.
I was drawn to Ac**en Fund via following Seth Godin
Comment by Rahul Dewanjee on April 9, 2010 at 9:42am
This is a fantastic post with a very aesthetically created video of the Ac**en Fund. Yes I endorse Ac**en Fund personally as well and have always admired how they have actually integrated resourcefulness as core competence and through their actions have inspired every donor to give more. Ac**en's India team is simply superb with very strong execution skills. Thanks Greg for putting this video into context. Definitely +1 for building the collaboration momentum.


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