Research

Recent Submissions

  • Osili, Una; Clark, Chelsea; St. Claire, Mallory; Bergdoll, Jonathan (2016-10-25)
    The 2016 U.S. Trust® Study of High Net Worth Philanthropy reveals consistent trends in the giving and volunteering behaviors of high net worth individuals and households from previous years, as well as departures from ...
  • Shaker, Genevieve G.; Borden, Victor M. H.; Kienker, Brittany L. (Sage, 2016-02)
    The phenomenon of workplace giving is underexamined in the scholarly literature; philanthropic gifts by employees to their nonprofit employers have received less attention within national and transnational contexts. This ...
  • Konrath, Sara; Ho, Meng-Han; Zarins, Sasha (Springer, 2016-06)
    Across three studies, we examined the relationship between narcissism, prosocial behaviors, and the reasons why people engaged in them. Specifically, we examined how narcissistic people engaged in charitable donations, ...
  • Osili, Una (2011-10)
    Philanthropic activity among high net worth individuals has received much attention in recent years, becoming the focus of scholarly research and policy interest. High net worth philanthropy has received media attention ...
  • Osili, Una; Ackerman, Jacqueline; Li, Yannan (2014-12)
    This 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: ...
  • Osili, Una (2014-07)
    This paper investigates the role of private aid in meeting global challenges in developing countries in the 21st century. We use a newly available data set that provides unique information about publicly announced private ...
  • Osili, Una; Kou, Xiaonan (2013-10)
    Companies increasingly expand their philanthropic initiatives globally, opening many questions for practitioners and researchers. How do companies donate across borders? What factors influence their philanthropic ...
  • Osili, Una; Kou, Xiaonan; Bergdoll, Jonathan; St. Claire, Mallory; Yang, Le (2016-09-21)
    Charitable bequests and other planned gifts have historically played a significant role in the funding of higher education institutions. Prominent institutions such as Harvard University, Johns Hopkins University, and the ...
  • Osili, Una; Ackerman, Jacqueline; Bergdoll, Jonathan; Garcia, Silvia; Li, Yannan; Kane, Addison; Roll, Abe (2016-09-14)
    Giving 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 ...
  • Dempsey, Amanda F.; Fuhrel-Forbis, Andrea; Konrath, Sara H. (PLOS, 2014-06-14)
    Background Validated measures that can accurate describe young adults’ HPV vaccination attitudes and how these relate to vaccination intention and receipt are needed for developing interventions to improve low HPV ...
  • Konrath, Sara; Falk, Emily; Fuhrel-Forbis, Andrea; Liu, Mary; Swain, James; Tolman, Richard; Cunningham, Rebecca; Walton, Maureen (PLOS, 2015-09-10)
    To what extent can simple mental exercises cause shifts in empathic habits? Can we use mobile technology to make people more empathic? It may depend on how empathy is measured. Scholars have identified a number of different ...
  • Mesch, Debra; Osili, Una; Pactor, Andrea; Ackerman, Jacqueline; Bergdoll, Jonathan; Dale, Elizabeth (2016-05-24)
    Within academic research, individual philanthropy directed to women’s and girls’ causes has been understudied. This study highlights new data to understanding who gives to women’s and girls’ causes and their motivations ...
  • Osili, Una; Clark, Chelsea; Bergdoll, Jonathan (2016-05-19)
    This project examines an underexplored topic—intra-family connections across generations (as opposed to inter-family connections)—and takes it one step further. The study provides a more useful framework for understanding ...
  • Benjamin, Lehn M.; Campbell, David (Sage, 2015-10)
    Performance is a key concern for nonprofits providing human services. Yet our understanding of what drives performance remains incomplete. Existing outcome measurement systems track the programmatic activities staff complete ...
  • McDougle, Lindsey; Konrath, Sara; Walk, Marlene; Handy, Femida (Springer, 2015-01-03)
    Using data from the Wisconsin Longitudinal Study, the purpose of this study is twofold. First, the study identifies coping strategies used by older adults. Second, the study examines the impact of older adults’ chosen ...
  • Mesch, Debra; Osili, Una; Ackerman, Jacqueline; Dale, Elizabeth (2015-09)
    This study seeks to explore gender differences in the incidence and amount of charitable giving. We analyze data from three unique data sets: the Philanthropy Panel Study, the Bank of America/U.S. Trust Studies of High ...
  • Mesch, Debra; Osili, Una; Ackerman, Jacqueline; Dale, Elizabeth (2015-05)
    The purpose of this literature review is to summarize the existing academic research on women, gender, and philanthropy and create a comprehensive picture of what we know about women’s giving and gender differences in ...
  • Mesch, Debra; Osili, Una; Ackerman, Jacqueline; Dale, Elizabeth (2015-09)
    This study seeks to explore gender differences in the purpose and motivations for charitable giving. We analyze new waves of data from the Philanthropy Panel Study, the Bank of America/U.S. Trust Studies of High Net Worth ...
  • Carson, Emmett (2015-06-08)
    Community foundations across the United States are actively thinking through how to engage with donors who have local, national, and international interests. This paper examines how different community foundations are ...
  • Rooney, Patrick; Osili, Una; Bhakta, Reema; Raghavan, Sindhu; Davis Kalugyer, Adriene; Hyatte, Cynthia (2011-10)
    As the United States addresses economic challenges following a deep recession, both President Obama and Congress are considering new tax policies to stimulate economic growth and reduce the federal government’s budget ...

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