Last year, we spoke with Anna Pruitt, Ph.D., and Tessa Skidmore about the Philanthropy Outlook, a report by the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy presented by Marts & Lundy that predicts baseline measures of giving for the next two years. In order to account for tax policy changes passed at the end of 2017, the school’s research team restructured the… Read more »
Generosity for Life
By Patricia Snell Herzog, Ph.D., and Patrick Dwyer, Ph.D. The other day, I was talking with a colleague who studies gratitude, Patrick Dwyer. In the midst of chatting at an event we were attending, we got to talking about the art of thank you cards.
By Maarten Bout Contact reports are the unsung heroes of the fundraising process. Short summaries written by fundraisers about their interactions with donors, they function like a diary, and together they form a record of the long-term relationships between the organization and its donors. Last year, Dr. Sara Konrath and I read 572 fundraiser contact… Read more »
Patrick Dwyer, Ph.D., assistant professor of philanthropic studies and a social psychologist, teamed up with the Women’s Philanthropy Institute to research and produce WPI’s newest report Encouraging Giving to Women’s and Girls’ Causes: The Role of Social Norms. The report focuses on how social norms, or behaviors that are common, valued, and accepted by others,… Read more »
Two new studies released in November by the Women’s Philanthropy Institute in partnership with the Collective Giving Research Group add to what we know about giving circles. Previous research has shown that giving circle members: give more give more strategically give to a wider array and number of organizations increase their knowledge about philanthropy, nonprofits,… Read more »