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Women and Philanthropy: Boldly Shaping a Better World 1st Edition

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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.

About the Author

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.

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Jossey-Bass; 1 edition (September 21, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470460660
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470460665
  • Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 1 x 9.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #672,030 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By S. Beaudoin on September 13, 2010
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A clarion call for the importance of making a difference, in your own life as well as in the lives of others, through philanthropy. Incredibly wise and energizing, this book is rife with the philosophy, advice, anecdotes, and possibilities of giving. I can't think of a better way to start the cycle on a grassroots level than by giving a copy of this book to all the people you know who are committed to improving the world around them. And, maybe more importantly, to all the people you know who aren't.
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This is an exciting new book for women and those who care about the future of philanthropy. Great insights and "how-to's" abound.
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As Chair of a large giving circle, I know this book will be an invaluable tool as we strive to continue to harness the incredible power of women's giving.
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This book offers fund raisers and development professionals practical insights and tools to cultivate, understand and reach the female philanthropic community. Women interested in developing their own philanthropy profile will learn how to effectively connect to "do good" and are given suggestions that are useful and insightful as well. An inspirational and practical compendium!
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As someone who has been politically active my entire life, I was pleased to see the authors point out how women are generously sharing their earnings and wealth both philanthropically and politically. One quote in particular in the book from Julie Weeks, president and CEO of Womenable, struck me when she said that she believes when women are empowered philanthropically, when they are engaged in communities and in charge of their own lives economically and socially, there will be more collaborative decision making and less harshness in national politics. A much desired change for the better.
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