Women Give

 

Men and women approach philanthropy with different motivations and patterns of giving. Research helps fundraisers and donors understand the context for giving and provides evidence-based data to help both groups proceed more confidently.

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 ...
  • 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; 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 ...