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Me, Myself & I – Is this the way to enhance giving?

Michael Alberg-Seberich 15 March 2012

What really motivates us to give? Economists, psychologists and anthropologists have shown repeatedly that giving is a crucial part of culture. It is a way to ensure social relations, to prepare for times of crises, …

Mobile phone donors – a new wave of ‘roaming, reflexive givers’

Alliance magazine 20 January 2012

According to what its authors are calling the first-ever, in-depth study of mobile donors, most such donors give on the spur of the moment and don’t give too much thought to their contributions but often …

Finding resources for social development in China

1 Karla Simon 1 September 2011

The Ministry of Civil Affairs (MCA) ‘Five Year Plan for Charity Development’, mentioned in my first blog post, raises the matter of resource development for China’s operating charities. This post looks more closely at the …

Getting more out of payroll giving

NPC 18 August 2011

Payroll giving is one of the easiest ways for people to give regularly to charity. But it is also something that a lot of countries are really bad at, particularly us Brits. In the US …