The Rock the World Network is a community of uncommon givers. The Uncommon Giving show features the leaders of charities, foundations and corporations rocking our world. Chicke Fitzgerald interviews Sondra Shaw-Hardy, Buffy Beaudoin-Schwartz and Martha Taylor. The original live interview was on 9/28/2012.
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Author, Sondra Shaw-Hardy, J.D., was described by Town and Country magazine as “the pioneer” in women’s philanthropy.
Buffy Beaudoin-Schwartz has particular expertise in the development and
growth of donor collaboratives, women’s giving and promotion of
Envisioning the need to take the women’s philanthropy message to a
national audience, in 1991 co-author Martha Taylor co-founded, with
Sondra Shaw-Hardy, the Women’s Philanthropy Institute.
It surely began with Adam
and Eve: two distinct genders behaving in very different ways. Two
separate ways of giving. Women have always given of course, but today
they are giving their money as well as their time.
Because not only are women throwing off the old stereotypes of women and
philanthropy, they are taking control of their finances—their lives–and
acting independently. Women in the media have championed these
The outcomes of the women’s philanthropy movement are
enormous. Research will continue to institutionalize the movement. The
ways women give will become the norm for all philanthropy. Best of
all, women will see to it that their gifts will make the world a better
Visualizing the growth of women’s philanthropy, Sondra chaired the
first national meeting on the subject, Women and Philanthropy: A
National Agenda, in 1993 at the Johnson Foundation, Wingspread.
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