Lilly Family School of Philanthropy: Recent submissions

  • Osili, Una; Horvath, Kinga Zsofia; Zarins, Sasha; Kou, Xiaonan; Staashelm, Jennifer; Sherrin, Steven; Mohseni, Afsoon; Vaughan, Edward (2019-02)
    As philanthropic organizations play an increasingly important role in societies around the world, the research on philanthropy – from giving and volunteering practices to regulatory frameworks to digital innovations – has ...
  • Dale, Elizabeth J.; Watkins, Betsy; Mesch, Debra; Osili, Una; Bergdoll, Jonathan; Pactor, Andrea; Ackerman, Jacqueline; Skidmore, Tessa (2019-07-23)
    To date, studies of women’s funds and foundations have been qualitative in nature, and have studied the organizations more than their donors. This study examines, in a comprehensive and quantitative manner, the impact ...
  • Unknown author (2019-07-23)
  • Osili, Una; Rooney, Patrick; Zarins, Sasha (2019-06-03)
    Over $400 billion were donated to nonprofits in 2017, a record high. However, despite the increases in charitable dollars, the share of households that donate has been declining: in 2000, 67 percent of American households ...
  • Bergdoll, Jonathan; Clark, Chelsea; Xiaonan, Kou; Osili, Una; Coffman, Suzanne; Kumar, Supriya; Saronson, Betty; Sato, Grace; Davis-Jones, Melanie; Entcheva, Ruja; Gulliver-Garcia, Tanya; Webster, Regine (2019-05-21)
    In 2017 and 2018, the U.S. experienced the first- and fourth-most costly years of major natural disasters on record. In the two years combined, the country was affected by 30 natural disasters that each caused more than ...
  • Gillespie, Elizabeth M. (2019-05-14)
    Women’s foundations and funds are a powerful force in philanthropy dedicated to women and girls. Research has shown that women are broadly philanthropic, and often have a keen interest in giving to women’s and girls’ ...
  • Gillespie, Elizabeth M. (2019-05-14)
    This research is a landscape scan of all women’s foundations and funds in the U.S. Women’s foundations and funds, which expressly award grants to programs and organizations benefiting women, have grown in number over the ...
  • Unknown author (2019-05-14)
    Women's foundations and funds have been pioneers in grant-making to women and girls. Giving from these organizations is substantial and helps create meaningful change in communities. New research reveals patterns across ...
  • Osili, Una; Horvath, Kinga Zsofia; Bergdoll, Jonathan (2019-05)
    This project has four main goals. First, it will expand knowledge on U.S. cross-border philanthropy to promote achievement of the objectives of the U.S. Government (USFS, USAID, and others) and the school. Second, it will ...
  • Unknown author (2019-05)
    The Changing Landscape of U.S. Cross-Border Philanthropy report provides an overview of academic literature on U.S. cross-border philanthropy and international partnerships, an analysis of existing data on U.S. international ...
  • Mesch, Debra; Osili, Una; Ackerman, Jacqueline; Bergdoll, Jonathan; Williams-Pulfer, Kim; Pactor, Andrea; Thayer, Amy (2019-03-19)
    In Women Give 2019: Gender and Giving Across Communities of Color, the Women’s Philanthropy Institute seeks to understand how generosity links women across racial lines. While some research has examined race and charitable ...
  • Unknown author (2019-03-19)
  • Mesch, Debra; Dwyer, Patrick; Sherrin, Steven; Osili, Una; Bergdoll, Jonathan; Pactor, Andrea; Ackerman, Jacqueline (2018-12-11)
    Using an experimental methodology, the study investigates how social norms can directly influence giving to women’s and girls’ causes. It also examines whether social norms may have differing impacts for men and women. ...
  • Thornton, Jeremy; King, David (ACRN Oxford, 2017)
    All social enterprises share a common struggle to finance collective goods. Collective goods are notoriously difficult for private firms to produce, because of the incentive for their constituents to defect, or free-ride, ...
  • Unknown author (2018-11-15)
    Giving circles in the United States tripled in number from 2007-2017, with women making up the majority of members. How is this women-driven model of giving influencing charitable behavior? And how are the profiles of ...
  • Unknown author (2018-11-13)
    Giving circles have received attention from community foundations and other public funders for their capacity to reach a broad range of donors, flexible and authentic appeal for donor engagement, and democratic approach ...
  • Bearman, Jessica; Franklin, Jason (2018-11-13)
    This study provides an in-depth exploration of giving circle hosting. Findings are based on survey data from 86 organizations, two-thirds (57) of which host one or more giving circles. The study also benefts from nine ...
  • Carboni, Julia; Eikenberry, Angela (2018-11-13)
    The number of giving circles in the U.S. has tripled in the last decade. Giving circles are now located in every state in the U.S., and engage people from a wide variety of racial, ethnic, and religious backgrounds, gender ...
  • Osili, Una; Clark, Chelsea; Bergdoll, Jonathan; Ehrenfeld, Julia; Costello, Claire; Fitzgerald, Jean; Howell, Gillian; Galligan, Kathleen; Jarvis, William; Porzio, Donald; Slugg, Ramsay (2018-10-24)
    The results of the 2018 U.S. Trust Study of High Net Worth Philanthropy demonstrate, in many ways, a continuation of the broad trends seen in previous years’ Studies. Taken as a whole, giving by high net worth households ...

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