Alarming, Affirming, Challenging: It’s HERE! Order Feminist Giving TODAY!

The wait is over for Philanthropy Women Editor-in-Chief Kiersten Marek’s new book, Feminist Giving: Creating New Frontiers in Social Change! Critics are describing the book as “alarming, affirming, and challenging,” and an “important new resource” for philanthropy and social justice movements.

It’s here!! Order Feminist Giving on Kobo and Lulu today!

Out TODAY as an eBook on Kobo and Lulu, Feminist Giving features some of the best research and insights from the feminist giving sphere in the last five years. Hard copy and Amazon editions are coming soon (cheer on those processors!), and we’ll be sure to let the whole world know as soon as they are available.

This exquisitely researched resource is packed with real-world examples and interviews with the best and brightest of the philanthropy world. Pick up your copy today and celebrate the launch with us!

Here’s what people are saying…

“Kiersten Marek has written a timely and comprehensive summary of the current state of women’s philanthropy and feminist giving.  As an experienced journalist and creator of the well-known Philanthropy Women media site, she has used her wide range of contacts with influential women to build a picture that is alarming, affirming, and challenging. …Marek’s book is an important contribution to the field of women’s philanthropy and feminist giving. It’s well worth the read.”

CFRE, Philanthropy Consultant, Author of Generosity and Gender

“Research is clear that gender does indeed matter in philanthropy… Kiersten Marek’s new book provides a tremendous landscape of how women create lasting social change. With example after example, Kiersten educated, inspired, and amazed me with in-depth reports of women making organizations, communities, movements and our country more sustainable and equitable for all. Feminist Giving: Creating New Frontiers in Social Change is an important resource for anyone interested in the accelerating impact of women’s philanthropy.”

Author of Gender Matters: A Guide to Growing Women’s Philanthropy

“…an unavoidable reference to know and understand what happens in the field of women’s philanthropy in the United States. …It [is] essential to develop our own autonomous and sustainable mechanisms to support the struggles for women’s rights in all economic and political spheres that go beyond philanthropy and that question the current distribution of power. …Welcome then to Kiersten Marek’s book as it opens up questions and concerns common to the global North and South, while providing enormous information on how money, influences and voice are constitutive tools of great social changes.”

Senior advisor, ELLAS-Women and Philanthropy

We want your reviews!

We can’t wait to hear what you think of Feminist Giving: Creating New Frontiers in Social Change!

Now that the book is out in the world, please email your reviews to Maggie May at We will be publishing these reviews on social media,, and in future editions of the book, like the hardcover and Amazon copies! We can’t wait to hear your thoughts!

What will you find in Feminist Giving: Creating New Frontiers in Social Change?

Kiersten Marek’s groundbreaking new book features interviews and research from the best of Philanthropy Women, alongside new insights into the world of feminist funding. Examining the relationship between donors, activism, social justice, and the tenets of feminism, Feminist Giving: Creating New Frontiers in Social Change takes a closer look at what donors in our sphere need to do to create a more just and equitable world.

Featuring pieces from Joy Anderson, Teresa Younger, Maggie May, and more — alongside interviews with Kimberlé Crenshaw, LaTosha Brown, Yolanda F. Johnson, and more, Feminist Giving: Creating New Frontiers in Social Change answers your most pressing questions about the feminist funding landscape and where we’re going from here.

Don’t miss your chance to dive into the latest research from the Ms. Foundation, the New York Women’s Foundation, and more in Feminist Giving: Creating New Frontiers in Social Change, available TODAY as an e-book on Kobo and Lulu! (Hard copy and Amazon editions coming soon!)

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Author: Maggie May

Maggie May is a small business owner, author, and story-centric content strategist. A Maryland transplant by way of Florida, DC, Ireland, Philadelphia, and -- most recently -- Salt Lake City, she has a passion for finding stories and telling them the way they're meant to be told.

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