Gifts Of Time And Money

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What mobilizes giving and volunteering? What are the characteristics of communities that are engaged and those that are not? What can policymakers and non-profit managers do to change the current landscape in places with low levels of participation? These are the questions this timely collection addresses. It is the first book specifically dedicated to community giving and volunteering efforts with a best-practices element.
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Chronicle Of Philanthropy
What leads people to give their time and money to charity? What characteristics distinguish groups that are involved in civic affairs from those that are not? And what can policy makers and nonprofit leaders do to promote giving and volunteering? This collection of essays investigates those and other questions to determine how to maximize the reach of community involvement in philanthropic work.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780742545045
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 6/28/2005
  • Pages: 232
  • Product dimensions: 0.69 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 6.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Arthur C. Brooks is associate professor of public administration, director of the Nonprofit Studies Program, and senior research associate, Campbell Public Affairs Institute, at the Maxwell School, Syracuse University. He is the co-editor of the Journal of Arts Management, Law, and Society, as well as the co-author of The Performing Arts in a New Era.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1
2 Can government build community? : lessons from the national service program 11
3 Building volunteer capacity : the drivers of successful corporate and service partnerships at City Year 33
4 Corporate community service programs : enhancing community capacity? 59
5 The volunteer center national network : all it can be? 77
6 Social sector partnerships and voluntarism : what we know and still need to learn 109
7 How do need, capacity, geography, and politics influence giving? 127
8 Religion, philanthropy, service, and civic engagement in twentieth-century America 159
9 College, social capital, and charitable giving 185
10 Gifts of money in America's community : what can scholarship tell practitioners? 205
11 Why do people give? 209
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