Women's Philanthropy Institute

Recent Submissions

  • Mesch, Debra; Ottoni-Wilhelm, Mark; Osili, Una; Han, Xiao; Pactor, Andrea; Ackerman, Jacqueline; Tolley, Kathryn (2016-11-15)
    Women Give 2016 investigates whether generational shifts in charitable giving intersect with women’s changing decision-making roles within families. Earlier this year, the U.S. Census Bureau released new estimates indicating ...
  • Mesch, Debra; Ottoni-Wilhelm, Mark; Osili, Una; Han, Xiao; Pactor, Andrea (2015-11-10)
    Women Give 2015 investigates whether the sex of a first-born child affects parents’ charitable giving. Generosity is learned by people as they relate to others in schools, community settings, religious organizations, and ...
  • Unknown author (2011)
    Research has demonstrated that gender matters in philanthropy. Our research colleagues and partners worldwide are finding this is true around the globe. Presenters at “Women World Wide Leading through Philanthropy” will ...
  • Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy (2014-04-03)
    Maureen Hackett is a deeply engaged and admirable philanthropist. We are proud to present her with the 2014 Shaw-Hardy Taylor Achievement Award for moving women’s philanthropy forward in profound and visionary ways.
  • Unknown author (2005)
  • Unknown author (2014)
    #WomenLeading Philanthropy brings together past, present, and future leaders of women’s philanthropy.
  • Unknown author (2008)
    20th Annual Symposium
  • Mesch, Debra (2012-08)
    Women Give 2012 focuses on the effect of age and gender on charitable giving, with a spotlight on giving by Baby Boomers (born between 1946 and 1964) and older Americans.
  • Mesch, Debra (2010-10)
    A growing body of research on charitable giving trends shows that women play a distinct and powerful role in philanthropy. The findings that tend to receive the most attention, however, focus on increased giving by affluent ...
  • Mesch, Debra (2009)
    Over the past 30 years, women have emerged on the philanthropic landscape as a visible and bold presence. They are changing the face of philanthropy and are transforming society around the world. Today’s reality is that ...
  • Mesch, Debra; Pactor, Andrea (2012)
    An accumulating body of demographic data and research suggests that women’s philanthropy is one of the key developments in philanthropy globally, one which has the potential to transform how philanthropy is practiced in ...
  • Mesch, Debra; Osili, Una (2013)
    Women Give 2013, New Research on Charitable Giving by Girls and Boys, offers empirically based evidence to guide parents on their journeys to raise charitable children. Discussions about how parents can raise charitable ...
  • Mesch, Debra; Ottoni-Wilhelm, Mark; Osili, Una (2014)
    In America today fewer individuals are affiliating with organized religion; in fact, one-third of Americans under 30 have no religious affiliation. For those concerned that the falling rate of religious affiliation will ...
  • Women's Philanthropy Institute (2009-12)
    This handbook is designed to help college and university development leadership and staff think strategically about engaging all alumni and prospective donors in the mission of the institution. Over the last 30 years ...
  • Shaw-Hardy, Sondra (2009-08)
    This narrative shares the stories of the women founders of giving circles. The majority of the first giving circles were created by women for women members. Though giving circles are now popular among both genders, women ...
  • Mesch, Debra; Rooney, Patrick; Steinberg, Kathryn; Denton, Brian (2006-12)
    The purpose of this study is to examine the effects of race, gender, and marital status on giving and volunteering behavior. A second purpose is to examine these effects across different survey methodologies. Using data ...
  • Mesch, Debra; Moore, Zach; Brown, Melissa; Hayat, Amir Daniel (2010)
    This paper examines the mechanisms for giving by investigating the psychological and values differences between men and women’s motivations for giving. We explored two of the eight mechanisms for giving developed by Bekkers ...
  • Mesch, Debra; Ottoni-Wilhelm, Mark; Moore, Zach (2010)
    Little has been written on the role of gender in Jewish philanthropy, and there is even less empirical research on gender differences between Jewish men and women, or between Jews and non-Jews by gender. This study examines ...
  • Mesch, Debra; Rooney, Patrick (4/8/2008)
    The purpose of our study is to address the following research questions: (1) What are the significant determinants of compensation for individuals who are employed as fundraising professionals in nonprofits? More specifically, ...

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