By Kelly R. Young Patrick Dwyer, Ph.D., went to college to study math before becoming hooked on studying human nature through the scientific method, going on to earn his doctorate in social psychology at the University of Minnesota. In 2017, he joined the faculty at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy as an… Read more »
Why do people give?
In Myth #8 of Stanford Social Innovation Review’s “Eight Myths of US Philanthropy,” Dr. Sara Konrath discusses motivations for why donors give. Nonprofits often appeal to donor compassion to inspire giving—from advertising photos of emaciated dogs or sick children to tailoring email campaigns to tug at the emotional heartstrings. In reality, individuals not only give… Read more »