Women's Philanthropy Institute

Women's Philanthropy Institute

Recent Submissions

  • Mesch, Debra; Osili, Una; Ackerman, Jacqueline; Bergdoll, Jonathan; Williams-Pulfer, Kim; Pactor, Andrea; Thayer, Amy (2019-03-19)
    In Women Give 2019: Gender and Giving Across Communities of Color, the Women’s Philanthropy Institute seeks to understand how generosity links women across racial lines. While some research has examined race and charitable ...
  • Unknown author (2019-03-19)
  • Mesch, Debra; Dwyer, Patrick; Sherrin, Steven; Osili, Una; Bergdoll, Jonathan; Pactor, Andrea; Ackerman, Jacqueline (2018-12-11)
    Using an experimental methodology, the study investigates how social norms can directly infuence giving to women’s and girls’ causes. It also examines whether social norms may have difering impacts for men and women. These ...
  • Unknown author (2018-11-15)
    Giving circles in the United States tripled in number from 2007-2017, with women making up the majority of members. How is this women-driven model of giving influencing charitable behavior? And how are the profiles of ...
  • Unknown author (2018-11-13)
    Giving circles have received attention from community foundations and other public funders for their capacity to reach a broad range of donors, flexible and authentic appeal for donor engagement, and democratic approach ...
  • Bearman, Jessica; Franklin, Jason (2018-11-13)
    This study provides an in-depth exploration of giving circle hosting. Findings are based on survey data from 86 organizations, two-thirds (57) of which host one or more giving circles. The study also benefts from nine ...
  • Carboni, Julia; Eikenberry, Angela (2018-11-13)
    The number of giving circles in the U.S. has tripled in the last decade. Giving circles are now located in every state in the U.S., and engage people from a wide variety of racial, ethnic, and religious backgrounds, gender ...
  • Osili, Una; Mesch, Debra; Ackerman, Jacqueline; Pactor, Andrea; Bergdoll, Jonathan (2018-10-09)
    This study aims to provide insights on donations during the unique time period around the 2016 U.S. presidential election, using gift data from an online donation platform. Did giving to charitable organizations increase ...
  • Osili, Una; Mesch, Debra; Ackerman, Jacqueline; Pactor, Andrea; Han, Xiao; O'Connor, Heather (2018-07-24)
    This study is the first known research to examine how retirement affects charitable giving. It looks at single men, single women, and married couples to analyze whether gender differences in giving or volunteering emerge ...
  • Unknown author (2018-07-24)
    With an unprecedented number of people retiring in the United States today, it is important for the philanthropic sector to understand how retirement affects charitable giving. This study is the first known scholarly ...
  • Osili, Una; Mesch, Debra; Ackerman, Jacqueline; Bergdoll, Jonathan; Preston, Linh; Pactor, Andrea (2018-05-22)
    The term impact investing evokes widespread interest, but few people have a deep understanding of the topic, and even fewer practice impact investing. What is impact investing? Who uses this investment strategy, and what ...
  • Mesch, Debra; Wilhelm, Mark Ottoni; Osili, Una; Bergdoll, Jonathan; Han, Xiao; Pactor, Andrea; Ackerman, Jacqueline (2018-03-13)
    Women Give 2018 asks how parents transmit generosity to their children and whether this differs for sons and daughters. The study first explores the linkage between whether parents give to charitable organizations and ...
  • Mesch, Debra; Osili, Una; Okten, Cagla; Han, Xiao; Pactor, Andrea; Ackerman, Jacqueline (2017-10-17)
    “What makes us happy?” This question has been posed for centuries, starting with the ancient Greek philosophers and persisting with today’s celebrities, researchers, and the media. Research has shown a link between life ...
  • Women's Philanthropy Institute (2017-03)
    What are your DREAMS for philanthropy? How do you DARE to take risks and embrace change? What does it mean in the 21st century for women to DO philanthropy? How do we prepare today for future challenges? What skills do we ...
  • Women's Philanthropy, Institute (2017-03-15)
    We recognize and celebrate a true cultivator and gardener of women’s philanthropy – an advocate whose career spans more than four decades and she’s not finished yet. It is an honor to award Tracy Gary the 2017 Shaw-Hardy ...
  • 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 ...

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