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 »
In January, April, and July, we introduced you to six Science and Imagination of Living Generously (SILG) grantees and their research on generosity (SILG was a regranting program conducted by the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy and funded by the John Templeton Foundation. Additional program details are available at GenerosityForLife.org). In this article, we’re… Read more »
By Dr. Una Osili, Professor of Economics and Associate Dean for Research and International Programs This article was originally published in the Indianapolis Business Journal. The United States has a rich tradition of welcoming newcomers. For two centuries, newly arrived Hoosiers have brought their skills and talents to contribute to and invest in the success of… Read more »