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Growing Philanthropy through Giving Circles: collective giving and the logic of charity

Eikenberry, Angela M., Breeze, Beth (2018) Growing Philanthropy through Giving Circles: collective giving and the logic of charity. Social Policy and Society, 17 (3). pp. 349-364. ISSN 1474-7464. E-ISSN 1475-3073. (doi:10.1017/S1474746417000124) (KAR id:60912)

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Abstract

Whilst philanthropy has long helped fund private initiatives for public good, governments are becoming more interested in expanding this income source as pressures on public spending increase. One outcome of multiple efforts to enhance philanthropy is the growth of giving circles, which involve individual donors collaborating to support causes of mutual interest. This research examines the degree to which giving circles are a good mechanism for enhancing philanthropy. Our overarching interest is to understand if giving circles in the U.K. and Ireland might serve to grow philanthropy as well as shift the logic of charity to meet the expectations of policy-makers.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1017/S1474746417000124
Uncontrolled keywords: philanthropy; charitable giving; giving circles; third sector; social policy
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research
Depositing User: Beth Breeze
Date Deposited: 15 Mar 2017 08:58 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 18:50 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/60912 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Breeze, Beth: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9458-9404
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