Sondra Shaw-Hardy

July 22, 2009 — Inspired Legacies, the largest provider of legacy and donor education tools in the country, launched its Youth Giving Circle Initiative, July 22. The program, “Inspiring Youth to Bring About Change: Tools for the Generosity Generation,” offers youth ages 13-18 a guide for philanthropic giving with an emphasis towards community need, values-based giving, transformative leadership, collaborative decision-making and fundraising.

Here’s a shocker: Men and women think differently when it comes to charitable giving, says Sondra Shaw-Hardy, co-founder of the Women’s Philanthropy Institute at the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University. “We need to appreciate the differences in gender and understand the importance of women in philanthropy,” Shaw-Hardy said at her session, “Women’s Philanthropy: Emerging Trends and Strategies,” at the 2008 Bridge Conference, held last week in Washington, D.C. Traditional methods of donor connection, strategies for asking and stewardship are changing — with women’s giving leading the way, Shaw-Hardy said. “Women have a lot of financial power now, and will have a

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