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Strategic GivingThe Art and Science of Philanthropy$
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Peter Frumkin

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780226266268

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: February 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226266282.001.0001

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Giving Styles

Giving Styles

(p.253) 8. Giving Styles
Strategic Giving
Peter Frumkin
University of Chicago Press

This chapter focuses on the giving styles of individual donors in the U.S. It explains that the history of American philanthropy is full of colorful characters including religiously motivated helpers, politically connected operators, scoundrels from the world of business and finance, unapologetic egomaniacs and self-promoters, safety-seeking incrementalists, restless social innovators and quiet but curious thinkers. This chapter explores the issue of motives and determinants of giving and discusses the multiple explanations of the motives for giving produced by social scientists over the years.

Keywords:   giving styles, individual donors, U.S., philanthropy, religiously motivated helpers, politically connected operators, egomaniacs, incrementalists, motives of giving

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