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Posts categorized "Charitable Giving"


Giving Against the Odds

Charities are always trying to understand what type of appeal will increase the likelihood of donations. According to a new study in the Journal of Marketing Research, people are also very driven by...

March 3, 2015

The Better, Coercive Angels

Altruistic behavior is essential to any organization. Firms depend on the inherent goodness of employees to make decisions that benefit the firm. Workers rely on the beneficence of colleagues to...

November 17, 2014

The Myth of Win-Win

“We allow people to make huge profits doing any number of things that will hurt the poor, but we want to crucify anyone who wants to make money helping them.” These are the words of Dan Pallotta, an...

August 26, 2014

Cookies, Cocktails, and Charitable Giving

To fund their missions, charities host bake sales and banquets, send friendly faces door to door, embark on mobile campaigns, and mail impassioned letters (complete with free address labels) to...

May 5, 2014

Do Not Give, and Ye Shall Receive

Mailboxes are fuller at the holidays. Notes from family and loved ones, yes—that’s part of it. But also ask-letters from charities: those you contribute to, those that you once contributed to,...

January 29, 2013