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ItemEconomic Effects on Million Dollar Giving(2014-12) Osili, Una; Ackerman, Jacqueline; Li, YannanThis study investigates the impact of economic factors on the number of charitable gifts of one million dollars or more within the United States using the Million Dollar List dataset. We investigate key donor groups: individuals, corporations, and foundations. Results indicate that individual donors are particularly responsive to underlying economic conditions; giving by foundations tends to be counter-cyclical, and corporate giving is not significantly associated with macroeconomic factors. We also find that economic conditions vary in their influence on giving to subsectors, and gifts to public benefit and human services organizations increase significantly during periods of recession. Findings from our study have direct implications for philanthropists, fundraisers, and policy makes as they seek to understand how economic conditions impact large gifts. ItemGiving in Chicago(2015-04-09) Osili, Una; Kou, Xiaonan (Coco); Qi, Min; Tang, Shichao; Li, Yannan; Walz, Michael; Thayer, Amy; Baranowski, Grace; Hyatte, Cynthia; Davis Kalugyer, AdrieneThe report examines the patterns of charitable giving by households and corporations in the region for 2013 and the characteristics of grantmaking by foundations in the same region for 2012 (the latest year with available data). Findings from the study offer a better picture of the philanthropic landscape in the Chicago metro area and how it compares to the national philanthropic environment. ItemGiving in Puerto Rico(2016-09-14) Osili, Una; Ackerman, Jacqueline; Bergdoll, Jonathan; Garcia, Silvia; Li, Yannan; Kane, Addison; Roll, AbeGiving in Puerto Rico is the first study of its kind to examine the charitable giving patterns, priorities, and attitudes of Puerto Rican households. This report presents details on the Puerto Rican households that give to charity, why they give, what causes they are supporting, and how much they are giving. In addition, this report includes information about Puerto Ricans’ knowledge of the nonprofit sector, informal and formal giving behaviors, volunteering trends, and barriers to giving. Results regarding the impact of tax policy on Puerto Ricans’ charitable giving are also provided. ItemJapanese Boy-Love Manga and the Global Fandom: A Case Study of Chinese Female Readers(2009-09-03T13:32:27Z) Li, Yannan; Parrish-Sprowl, John; Goering, Elizabeth M.; Sandwina, Ronald M.Boy-love (or BL) manga (comic book) is a subgenre of Japanese girl’s manga. It features the homoerotic relationships between beautiful young boys and is popular among young straight women. This thesis explores the transnational influence of BL manga on young women and examines how Chinese female readers perceive and interpret this cultural artifact. An online survey has been conducted to answer key questions including: Who consumes BL productions in Chinese-speaking communities, how is BL fandom formed and what are the patterns of such fandom. Outcomes indicate women enjoy the queer fantasy deriving from reading BL manga and such fantasy should not be stigmatized or pathologized. ItemA Multi-Stakeholder Perspective on Social Media Use by Nonprofit Organizations: Towards a Culture of Dialogue(2018-11) Li, Yannan; Voida, Amy; Benjamin, Lehn M.; Burlingame, Dwight F.; Shaker, Genevieve G.; Parrish-Sprowl, JohnPrevious empirical studies of social media use by nonprofit organizations suggest that its dialogic potential has not yet been fully realized. Yet drawing from content analysis and surveys, these studies shed little light on the underlying motives and values that drive nonprofit social media practices, neither do they address to what extent these practices are effective on social media followers. To fill in the gaps of this existing research, I conducted two qualitative studies to explore the experiences of multiple stakeholders implicated in nonprofit social media use. First, I interviewed social media point persons (SMPPs)—nonprofit employees who self-identified as being primarily responsible for their organization’s social media planning and implementation—and found that SMPPs’ mindsets and social media tactics reflect dialogic principles, specifically those of mutuality, empathy, propinquity, risk and commitment. Second, I conducted focus groups with individuals who followed some of the SMPPs’ organizations on Facebook, and found that their followers want nonprofit organizations to take the lead building a community shaped by connection, dialogue and involvement. By comparing perspectives of SMPPs and their followers, I found that dialogic activities on social media can catalyze a culture of dialogue within a community, encouraging sharing, mutual support and connections. To facilitate the process, nonprofit professionals have taken on the role of a moderator that promotes dialogue centered around the community. Taken together, my research expands our current understanding about nonprofit organizations’ roles in public relations, and raises questions for future research about how nonprofit professionals balance the dialogic culture they work to cultivate on social media with other organizational priorities within an organizational or even sector-wide context.