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The power of philanthropy shifts to women, and advisers are taking notice

Research has long showed that women are more philanthropic than men: They are more generous with their giving and they donate to more causes than men.

Now, as philanthropic women grow in wealth and number — partly because they tend to live longer and are thus expected to inherit a growing share of the nation's wealth, but also because women are earning more than previous generations and remaining single for longer — advisers are paying more attention to all the ways that women give differently than men.


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