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; Osili, Una; Bergdoll, Jon; Ackerman, Jacqueline; Skidmore, Tessa; Sager, Jeannie (2021-03-16)
    Women Give 2021 examines how households make charitable decisions. It places charitable decision making in context with other financial decisions that couples make, and explores how these decisions relate to the amount ...
  • Unknown author (2021-03-16)
    This can serve as a guide to help you as a couple become more intentional about your charitable giving.
  • Unknown author (2021-03-16)
  • Unknown author (2020-04-21)
  • Unknown author (2020-04-21)
    The Women’s Philanthropy Institute’s new research, New Forms of Giving in a Digital Age: Powered by Technology, Creating Community, finds that women give more gifts than men and contribute a greater proportion of dollars ...
  • Unknown author (2020-04-21)
  • Mesch, Debra; Osili, Una; Ackerman, Jacqueline; Bergdoll, Jon; Skidmore, Tessa; Pactor, Andrea (2020-04-21)
    By focusing on technology, Women Give 2020 seeks to understand how women’s greater use of social networks and greater presence in key online spaces might influence philanthropy. This subject resonates in particular with ...
  • Unknown author (2020-04-21)
    Women Give 2020 builds on research that shows broad gender differences in how women and men use the Internet and social networks, and how they give. By focusing on technology, this study seeks to understand how women’s ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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; 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 ...
  • 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 ...