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Gifts of time and money : the role of charity in America's communities

Author: Arthur C Brooks
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield, ©2005.
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"What mobilizes giving and volunteering? What are the characteristics of communities that are engaged and those that are not? What can policymakers and non-profit managers do to change the current landscape in places with low levels of participation? These are the questions this timely collection addresses. It is the first book specifically dedicated to community giving and volunteering efforts with a best-practices  Read more...
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Gifts of time and money.
Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield, ©2005
(OCoLC)607653149
Online version:
Gifts of time and money.
Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield, ©2005
(OCoLC)609812473
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Arthur C Brooks
ISBN: 0742545040 9780742545045 0742545059 9780742545052
OCLC Number: 57043997
Notes: Based on two symposia hosted by the Nonprofit Studies Program, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University, held Oct. 24, 2003 and Apr. 16, 2004.
Description: vii, 223 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. Can government build community? : lessons from the National Service Program / Leslie Lenkowsky --
3. Building volunteer capacity : the drivers of successful corporate and service partnerships at City Year / Peter Frumkin and Lazar Treschan --
4. Corporate community service programs : enhancing community capacity? / Mary Tschirhart and Lynda St. Clair --
5. The Volunteer Center national network : all it can be? / Jeffrey L. Brudney --
6. Social sector partnerships and voluntarism : what we know and still need to learn / David M. Van Slyke --
7. How do need, capacity, geography, and politics influence giving? / Wolfgang Bielefeld, Patrick Rooney and Kathy Steinberg --
8. Religion, philanthropy, service, and civic engagement in twentieth-century America / Peter Dobkin Hall --
9. College, social capital, and charitable giving / Eleanor Brown --
10. Gifts of money in America's community : what can scholarship tell practitioners? / Margaret G. Ogden. 11. Why do people give? / Jeffrey D. Straussman.
Responsibility: edited By Arthur C. Brooks.
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