Find power in numbers. Lisa Philp, head of philanthropic services at JPMorgan Private Bank, says women in particular often enjoy working together to fund projects. You don't necessarily give more than you would have otherwise, but you generate more leverage. Giving circles, where a group of people pools money and jointly decides where to put it, are one way to do that. Philp participates in one in New York that focuses on supporting projects or organizations led by Asian-American women.
"You end up learning about more organizations than you would on your own and gain from the collective knowledge of others," Philp explains. Groups such as Women Moving Millions and the Women's Funding Network also help women get connected.