Gender Matters

NCGS has scheduled Kathleen E. Loehr to discuss her recently released book, Gender Matters: A Guide to Growing Women’s Philanthropy.

What if we knew that our deeply ingrained best practices often gain only minimal support from women when so much more is possible? We finally have deep and quantifiable research showing how women give differently, yet what are the practices, behaviors, and processes to adapt so we use the research to engage women donors in ways that more intentionally align with their preferences? Those who have adapted are seeing results far beyond their expectations.

This Beyond the Book series is designed to help participants move from awareness of specific research on how women give to designing of new practices and processes in their schools to gain significantly more support.

Throughout the series, participants will discover what current practices may unconsciously get in the way of connecting with women, what their own data is telling them, and how to learn more concretely what their women stakeholders care about. They will learn to ask more boldly of women and their networks. And finally, they will learn why it is important to start from where they are – regardless of being a large or small school.

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Beyond the Book with Kathleen E. Loehr will be comprised of four sessions taking place weekly from 4:00 to 5:15 PM ET:

  • Monday, February 4
  • Monday, February 11
  • Wednesday, February 27
  • Tuesday, March 5

The registration fee is $250 per person (cost of book not included). Space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Interested in having multiple members of your team participate? Discounted pricing is available for groups of 2 or more — contact Jen Shakeshaft at for more information.


About Kathleen E. Loehr

Kathleen E. Loehr is a Senior Consultant at the Aspen Leadership Group.  Her partnership with nonprofit leaders is grounded in thirty years in the nonprofit sector.  She combines nonprofit expertise, fundraising, coaching, and strategy to help individuals and groups navigate change.

Kathleen knows that women are more frequently in the philanthropic driver seat, given the increased money being earned and inherited, and their influence in the household giving.  Kathleen translates the research on how women give into practical action fundraisers can take.  Her book, Gender Matters: A Guide to Growing Women’s Philanthropy, was published by CASE in August 2018.

Her women’s philanthropy expertise results from strategic designs to engage more women at universities, nonprofits, sororities, and girls’ schools. She is also a regular speaker for CASE conferences on women’s philanthropy.

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About Gender Matters

“After a decade of important research by scholars we know that gender impacts philanthropy and giving decisions. The genius of Kathleen Loehr is to both summarize and analyze the research and then turn it into action steps that will change the face of fundraising for the generation ahead. This is the most important book on philanthropy that I have read this decade..”

–Bruce Flessner, Principal at Bentz Whaley Flessner and Advisory Board Member for the Women’s Philanthropy Institute

The challenges facing society need women’s perspective and money. By following the directives in Loehr’s book, development directors and others will help unleash and empower women to strengthen not just their own institutions but also our democracy through philanthropy and create a more civic society, benefiting all. This is what our nation and world need now.”

–Martha Taylor, co-author of Reinventing Fundraising: Realizing the Potential of Women’s Philanthropy and Women & Philanthropy: Boldly Shaping a Better World

Kathleen Loehr’s work is genius – it raises the curtain on how women are absolutely central to successful fundraising endeavors at universities and organizations around the globe. Kathleen provides practical advice for fundraisers as they create a robust roadmap for their women and philanthropy efforts. This is a must-read book.”

–Sue Gerdelman, Capital Campaign Chair at The College of William & Mary