By Mary Ellen Capek and Molly Mead
Published by The MIT Press, funded by the
W. K. Kellogg Foundation

Winner of the 2007 Independent Sector/ARNOVA Virginia Hodgkinson Research Prize for the best book on philanthropy and the nonprofit sector that informs policy and practice.

"I am impressed with the authors' ability to candidly bring to the surface the barriers that continue to exist in philanthropy, denying diversity and therefore denying reality and contemporary solutions. They captured this succinctly in their observation, 'This is Norm at work, Norm overwhelming Norma.' I hope the book will accelerate overdue and badly needed equity and balance." -- Brian O'Connell, co-founder and former President of the Independent Sector

"This is the strongest and best-organized argument I have seen for placing gender front and center in all considerations of diversity, for including the female half of humanity in policy decisions, for removing gender from 'special interest' analysis, and for funding women and girls." -- Mark Dowie, author of American Foundations: An Investigative History

"This book is an invaluable tool in making philanthropy more effective and making full empowerment more universal -- for both women and men." -- Tori O' Neal-McElrath, Principal, O'Neal Consulting Services

"This book will be significant in bringing the need for diversity and democratic grantmaking practices front and center. The scholarship is groundbreaking and thorough. Altogether, the book is creative, innovative, and in many ways unique." -- Teresa Odendahl, author of Charity Begins at Home: Generosity and Self-Interest among the Philanthropic Elite