Research: Recent submissions

  • Osili, Una; Zarins, Sasha; Bergdoll, Jonathan; Kou, Xionan; Grossnickle, Ted; Schipp, Dan; Canada, Andy; Ardillo, Tim; Ernst, Lee; Knutson, Juli; Coleman, Abigail; Walker, Vernetta (2018-02-20)
    Diversity on nonprofit boards in the United States has been widely studied. A great deal of research has focused on this area, exploring topics such as the level of diversity, the motivations for increased diversity, and ...
  • Bivin, David; Osili, Una; Pruitt, Anna; Bergdoll, Jonathan; Skidmore, Tessa; Zarins, Sasha; Kou, Xiaonan (2018-02-13)
    With the strong finish of the stock market and passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act at the end of 2017, 2018 is shaping up to be an unusual year, and we can expect major changes in the landscape of charitable giving. These ...
  • O'Connor, Heather; Mesch, Debra; Osili, Una; Pactor, Andrea; Ackerman, Jacqueline; Dale, Elizabeth; Small, Diana (2018-01-30)
    In an effort to understand who leads philanthropy that benefits women and girls and how these donors are unique, we embarked on a landmark study of high-net-worth women donors. We wanted to deeply understand giving by ...
  • Osili, Una; Mesch, Debra; Preston, Linh; Okten, Cagla; Bergdoll, Jonathan; Ackerman, Jacqueline; Pactor, Andrea (2017-12-12)
    Understanding the role gender plays in philanthropy empowers organizations to engage their donors most effectively and increase their giving. This is true throughout the year and particularly on #GivingTuesday, a day ...
  • Qu, Heng; Osili, Una (Sage, 2017)
    This study investigates program-related investments (PRIs), which are mechanisms that foundations can use to achieve charitable purposes while generating moderate financial returns. There is a growing interest in PRIs and ...
  • Konrath, Sara H.; Tian, Yuan (2017)
    There are many motivations for prosocial behavior, some more altruistic and some more egoistic. We posit that more narcissistic people may perform prosocial acts strategically, for example, to improve their reputations or ...
  • Bearman, Jessica; Carboni, Julia; Eikenberry, Angela; Franklin, Jason (2017-11-14)
    This research presents an updated understanding of the current landscape of Giving Circles and similar models of collective giving or giving collaboratives in the United States. This research comprises the first of a ...
  • Rooney, Patrick; Hayat, Amir; Kramarek, Michal; Wang, Xiaoyun (2014-07-10)
    The estate tax plays an important and controversial role in many aspects of our society. This paper focuses on one of the more important and more controversial aspects of the estate tax. Namely, we examine the relationships ...
  • Chopik, William J.; O'Brien, Ed; Konrath, Sara H. (Sage, 2017-01)
    Cultural practices socialize people to relate to others in different ways. One critical way in which these interpersonal bonds are formed and maintained is via empathy, our emotional reactivity toward others’ experiences. ...
  • Nathan, Sarah K.; Tempel, Eugene R. (2017)
    Who are fundraisers today? How and why do individuals become fundraisers? And, what is the situation with fundraisers in the various nonprofit subsectors? Fundraisers in the 21st Century provides fresh insight into ...
  • Rooney, Patrick; Osili, Una; Kou, Xianon; Zarins, Sasha; Bergdoll, Jonathan (2017-05-18)
    This study used the Philanthropy Panel Study (PPS), which is the only panel study of philanthropy in America, and data from the Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID), which is the largest and longest running panel study ...
  • Bach, Rachel; Defever, Andrew M.; Chopik, William J.; Konrath, Sara H. (Elsevier, 2016)
    Empathy is often studied at the individual level, but little is known about variation in empathy across geographic regions and how this variation is associated with important regional-level outcomes. The present study ...
  • Bekkers, René; Konrath, Sara H.; Smith, David H. (2016)
    We review research on physiological correlates of volunteering, a neglected but promising research field. Some of these correlates seem to be causal factors influencing volunteering. Volunteers tend to have better physical ...
  • 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 H.; 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 ...

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