Temma Ehrenfeld discusses emerging trends in women’s philanthropy — including giving circles — in today’s edition of Reuters Money. She writes:

As more women give, they are likely to change not only what is funded but how they raise money, because female philanthropists often prefer to raise money in a group.

 The piece raises interesting questions about the social and technological changes that are under way in philanthropy. If the “surge” is yet to come, and we’re only seeing the nascent effects of a long-term move toward greater influence by women, how might philanthropy be different in 10, 20, or 50 years?