From the Inside Flap
Women′s philanthropy has led the way in virtually reinventing the world of fundraising and ways of giving. When women make a gift, are in a leadership position, or volunteer their time to a nonprofit or charitable organization, they tend to base their efforts on solid principles such as compassion, values, vision, and responsibility.
Women are increasingly engaged in giving circles, global giving, transformative gifts, entrepreneurial giving, faith–based giving, family and couple giving, and social change gifts. Based on extensive interviews and the authors′ combined half century of experience, Women and Philanthropy shares new ways to better engage women in giving, as well as insights into developing women leaders in the nonprofit arena, and advises women seeking to develop as philanthropic leaders and shape the future for the better.
Women and Philanthropy explores women′s philanthropic endeavors, offering a wealth of information on key topics such as how and why women give, what it takes to develop a gender–sensitive fundraising program, how to develop a strategic plan to involve women as leaders and donors, and suggestions for working with women of wealth.
From the Back Cover
"Women and Philanthropy provides unique and meaningful stories of scores of women philanthropists and describes how these women are making a difference through giving, partnering, leveraging, role modeling, and asking, and will help all women on their philanthropic journey, as well as nonprofits who are working with women as donors."
Jennifer Buffett, philanthropist and president, Novo Foundation, New York, New York
"Written for every development officer who wants to gain greater insight into charitable giving by women, this thorough, engaging book makes a compelling case for the importance of engaging women as volunteers and as donors."
John Lippincott, president, Council for Advancement and Support of Education, Washington, D.C.
"With in–depth information about the importance of diversity to women′s giving and how the philanthropy of women has and will shape the future of the nonprofit sector, this critically important book provides insightful information for donors and nonprofit leaders alike."
Emmett D. Carson, CEO and president, Silicon Valley Community Foundation, Mountain View, California
"Sondra, Martha, Buffy and their colleagues have led the way in examining the role and impact of women in giving, volunteering, and social involvement. Their latest volume is a must–read not only for anyone working in the nonprofit sector, but also for any donor, regardless of gender."
Paulette V. Maehara, president and CEO, Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), Alexandria, Virginia
"Women and Philanthropy provides a look at what has been, but more importantly, provides a road map for what is possible for women as donor leaders in changing the face of philanthropy."
Christine Grumm, president and CEO, Women′s Funding Network, San Francisco, California
"A wise and exceptional book that breaks essential ground in the world of philanthropy by delving into the issues specific to women."
Charles W. Collier, senior philanthropic advisor, Harvard University, and author, Wealth in Families, Cambridge, Massachusetts