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Women's Philanthropy Institute
Publications & Books
Reinventing Fundraising
Realizing the Potential of Women’s Philanthropy
By Sondra Shaw & Martha Taylor
This thought-provoking book, published by Jossey-Bass, draws from interviews and focus groups with numerous women philanthropists and development professionals to reject the notion that women give less to charity because they are unenlightened philanthropists. The authors document the rich history of American women’s giving, identify the motivations of contemporary women donors, discuss how to overcome the barriers to women’s giving, and propose a new approach to fundraising. They also describe model programs organizations can tailor to their own female constituency.
Winner, 1996 Grenzebach Award for Outstanding Published Scholarship Council for Advancement and Support of Education and American Association of Fund Raising Counsel
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Inspired Philanthropy, 2nd Edition
Your Step-By-Step Guide to Creating a Giving Plan
By Tracy Gary and Melissa Kohner
This book,the second edition, published by Chardon Press, demystifies philanthropy and provides a practical approach that can guide any giver to a more effective and satisfying experience as a philanthropist. Regardless of how much you can give, this book shows how you can apply your gifts to express your deepest values and bring about positive change. Written by two women philanthropists, Inspired Philanthropy provides a step-by-step approach to developing and implementing your ''personal giving plan.'' This book offers an approach to philanthropy that will enhance the meaning and impact of giving.
''Inspired Philanthropy invites a diverse spectrum of donors, development staff, activists, and foundation and investment professionals to take time to envision and build the world they want to live in. Build a bridge with someone you know through the gift of this workbook and the dialogue it will foster.'' -Terry Odendahl, National Network of Grantmakers
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Creating a Women's Giving Circle
By Sondra Shaw-Hardy
Across the United States, women's giving circles are emerging, pooling their charitable gifts to fund projects that improve the quality of life in their communities. Sondra Shaw-Hardy, co-founder of the Women's Philanthropy Institute, wrote this 70-page handbook to help these emergent groups get started. Creating a Women's Giving Circle will lead you through the process of managing, funding, and publicizing a women's giving circle. Learn to: draft the group's charter; underwrite start-up costs; secure sponsorship; recruit and educate members; collect and invest gift monies; make grants; and assure accountability.
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High Impact Philanthropy
How Donors, Boards and Nonprofit Organizations Can Transform Communities
By Grace and Wendroff

High Praise for High Impact Philanthropy ''Successful navigation through today’s changing world of philanthropy requires greater understanding by nonprofits and donors. High Impact Philanthropy meets this need.''–Roberta W. Gutman, Executive Director, Motorola Foundation ''At a time when the terrain of American philanthropy is so rapidly shifting in new and unprecedented ways, this bright and focused analysis stands as a beacon of innovative thinking for donors and community organizers alike. By sketching in bold strokes the case for more effective collaborative giving, this book may well help transform our communities in the twenty-first century.''-Peter deCourcy Hero,President, Community Foundation Silicon Valley ''High Impact Philanthropy provides a thoughtful analysis of how venture philanthropy is changing the way nonprofits run and how philanthropists give. Important parallels are made to the business world, demonstrating how nonprofits and donors can both benefit from putting their business hats on and running their organizations and giving programs like businesses.''–Jan D’Alessandro Wadsworth, Vice President, AOL Foundation ''High Impact Philanthropy is an effective and articulate guide to planning a major gifts strategy, soliciting major gifts from individuals in a personable and efficient manner, and integrating this essential task into the very structure of a nonprofit organization.''–Claude Rosenberg, Founder, New Tithing Group
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Beyond Fund Raising
New Strategies for Non-profit Innovation and Investment
By Kay Sprinkel Grace
Beyond Fund Raising: What It Means

''Because this book is written for volunteers and staff people working in a sector that is based on the measurable success of its fund raising, the title may seem odd. The principle is simple: To go beyond fund raising, organizations must do more than fund raise. They must:

Believe and practice the principle that development is a comprehensive process of which fund raising is a pivotal part Understand that development is the series of deliberate activities by which we engage and retain funders in a donor-investor relationship with our organizations Embrace stewardship—the process of involving and appreciating donor-investors and bringing them into a deeper relationship with the organizations—as the most critical development practice Give up the view that ''development'' is just an unlinked series of approaches to prospects and donors (mail appeals, phonathons) yields revenues and donors from year to year. That is not development; it is fund raising. And, it is not enough The need for the nonprofit sector to go beyond fund raising and to understand and apply development principles is growing. Increased competition among funders and a higher level of sophistication among donors have changed the nature of philanthropy, development, and fund raising. This shift in expectations requires organizations to practice the longer-term process of development: to go beyond fund raising.'' —Kay Sprinkel Grace

A donation to a nonprofit organization is an investment in the community the organization serves.... The philanthropic sector has an opportunity to build stronger communities through boldness, innovation, and new models for action that are based on results, not needs; on investment opportunities, not institutional financial urgency.... Donors do not give to organizations because organizations have needs; they give because organizations meet needs.

It is time to infuse the nonprofit sector with innovation and investment strategies that will develop long-term relationships with funders and volunteers. These relationships must be based on an understanding between organizations and their donor-investors of their mutual responsibility to provide essential community services. They must be inspired by shared values, partnership, respect, and vision.

The request for a gift is less an appeal for money to meet the organization's budget goals than an invitation to join in an entrepreneurial venture, an opportunity to invest in a process that will pay dividends in the form of a stronger, more vital community. Beyond Fund Raising is a blueprint for building new donor-organization relationships and explains how organizations can integrate fund-raising practices into the far more dynamic, comprehensive, and rewarding process of development. This book helps nonprofit organizations replace the feeling of begging with innovative practices that will create stable, ongoing donor-investor relationships.

Beyond Fund Raising examines the common concerns of many nonprofits and offers proven steps to attract and retain donor-investors—not just to the organization, but to its mission. Supplemented with forms, task lists, and charts to help readers incorporate this new philosophy into their own organizations, this book shows nonprofits how to:

Use a broader context of values-based philanthropy, development, and fund raising Maximize board development and participation and prevent mission drift Assess community needs by ''replacing their mirrors with windows'' as they plan Institute institutional planning that supports these innovations at three levels: philosophical, strategic, and tactical For fund-raising professionals, nonprofit executives, board members, other volunteers and consultants, Beyond Fund Raising offers the key to both a successful financial future and a reinvigorated organization.

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