Publications

The Understanding Philanthropy project has generated the following publications:

  1. ‘Generosity and Philanthropy: A Literature Review’, the original literature review, was published originally at the Social Science Research Network website in September 2007. You can find it here.
  2. ‘A Literature Review of Empirical Studies of Philanthropy : Eight Mechanisms That Drive Charitable Giving’ was published in November 2011 in Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly. The paper was #2 of the most downloaded papers of the journal in 2012 and 2013 and #4 in 2014. It reached the top position in April 2012 and continued its first rank until March 2013. Download the paper here.
  3. ‘Who gives? A literature review of predictors of charitable giving’ was published in two parts in Voluntary Sector Review,  Part One: Religion, education, age and socialisation‘  (November 2011).
  4. ‘Who Gives? A Literature Review of Predictors of Charitable Giving. Part Two: Gender, Family Composition, and Income (Voluntary Sector Review, July 2012).
  5. ‘Testing Mechanisms for Philanthropic Behaviour’, a special issue (16: 4) of the International Journal of Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Marketing including eight articles with new research, was published in November 2011.