Women and Philanthropy: Boldly Shaping a Better World
September 2010, Jossey-Bass
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"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