This collection of essays charts the history of women’s involvement in the non-profit world and looks at how women are using philanthropy to bring about social change. Part one explores the growth of grantmaking organizations run by women, the challenges of documenting women’s giving, and the role of feminism in grantmaking.
Part two looks in greater detail at the relationship between women, philanthropy and social change and discusses, among other things, how women’s giving has elevated domestic violence from a minor to a major issue in the minds of policymakers and how it has helped women around the world achieve economic self-sufficiency.
Women, Philanthropy and Social Change: Visions for a just society
Elayne Clift (ed) University Press of New England $29.95
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