Based on extensive interviews and the authors' combined half-century of experience, this book shares new ways to better engage women in giving, as well as insights into helping women be more effective in their philanthropy and volunteer leadership. This book covers all of the key topics in women's philanthropy, including: the modern movement, women as prospects, how and why women give, overcoming barriers, developing gender-sensitive fundraising programs, communicating with women, women as leaders and donors, couples and family giving, and how women can and are changing philanthropy.
Sondra Shaw-Hardy is one of the founders of the women's giving circle movement and cofounder of the Women's Philanthropy Institute at the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University. She is the author of Women's Giving Circles: Reflections From the Founders and coauthor of Youth Giving Circles and Reinventing Fund-raising: Realizing the Potentialof Women's Philanthropy. Martha A. Taylor is a vice president at the University of Wisconsin Foundation where she established the first women's philanthropy initiative at a public university. She is the cofounder of the Women's Philanthropy Institute at the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University and coauthor of Reinventing Fundraising: Realizing the Potential of Women's Philanthropy. Buffy Beaudoin-Schwartz is the communications director at the Association of the Baltimore Area Grantmakers and a founder of the Women's Giving Circle of Howard County. She is the coauthor of A Plan of One's Own: A Woman's Guide to Philanthropy and Growing Philanthropy Through Giving Circles.
Web Contents ix Foreword xiii Preface xvii Acknowledgments xxiii About the Authors xxvii PART ONE Acknowledging the Differences 1 1 Women Are Not Little Men 3 2 The Power of the Purse 19 PART TWO The Hows and Whys of Women s Philanthropy 33 3 From Bag Ladies to Bold Divas: The Media and Changing Stereotypes 35 4 Women s Giving: The Six Cs Plus Three 43 5 Stages, Styles, and Generations 65 PART THREE Building Bridges to the Other Half 93 6 Nonprofits Future: Gender-Sensitive Development 95 7 Bringing Women to the Table 117 8 Women s Philanthropy Programs and Giving Circles 133 9 Taught or Caught: Donor Education 155 PART FOUR The Future of Philanthropy 179 10 Bold Women Giving Boldly: New Frontiers of Women s Philanthropy 181 11 The Age of Women s Philanthropy 205 Resource A: Focus Group Sample Questions 215 Resource B: The Million Dollar Exercise 217 Resource C: What s It All About? Money and Me 221 Resource D: Experiences with Philanthropy: Current Giving Patterns and Family Values 223 Resource E: The Power of the Purse 225 Resource F: Resource Papers 229 Notes 231 Index 247