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By Patricia Snell Herzog,Heather E. Price

ISBN-10: 0190456493

ISBN-13: 9780190456498

American charitable giving veers from the hyperbolically beneficiant to the hyperbolically stingy. On a few days, nobody has 1 / 4 to spare; in instances of catastrophe, american citizens will placed their lives on carry to construct homes for these displaced via hurricanes. The an important query of who provides and why they do it lies on the center of American Generosity.

Patricia Snell Herzog and Heather E. cost, sociologists who specialize in philanthropy, draw on findings from the groundbreaking technological know-how of Generosity initiative, which mixes a nationally consultant survey of grownup american citizens with in-depth interviews and case stories. for many american citizens, they locate, the $64000 varieties of giving are: donating cash, volunteering time, and taking political motion. targeting those 3 sorts of job, the authors pass directly to research and examine a number of dimensions of assets, social prestige, neighborhood cultural norms, diverse ways to giving, social-psychological orientation, and the relational contexts of generosity. Herzog and value finish that giving is supported by way of "circles of generosity," which ripple outward of their succeed in to pursuits of giving. The ebook deals not only research, yet useful tips for readers who are looking to elevate their very own giving, for fogeys modeling giving to their kids, spouses needing alignment of their giving, and associates and group contributors looking to help giving through others. The authors additionally offer particular fundraising rules for nonprofits, foundations, and non secular leaders.

Thought-provoking and accessibly written, American Generosity lays out a vast but nuanced rationalization of giving that sheds vital new mild on an issue that touches we all in a single means or another.

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