Women are changing the nature and structure of philanthropy (and not just because they are giving more and more often than men). They are redefining what giving is about by using their work to build cultural understanding and open conversations about difference.

Some are pledging time and expertise, as well as financial support and considering the next steps beyond projects they are currently supporting.

Forbes Magazine explores how philanthropy is being disrupted.

The Women’s Philanthropy Institute (a project of the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy) has released 2016 data including the shifting patterns of charitable giving over time. The infographic of their research compares single women and men and married couples through generations. Download (or simply view) it here.

While you are at it, you can learn about Jean Case’s courageous approach to philanthropy (the Case Foundation motto is “Be Fearless”).

Be brave! Disrupt!

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