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Giving Circles: Philanthropy, Voluntary Association, and Democracy - Philanthropic and Nonprofit Studies (Paperback)
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Giving Circles: Philanthropy, Voluntary Association, and Democracy - Philanthropic and Nonprofit Studies (Paperback)

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Paperback 192 Pages / Published: 29/06/2009
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In the contemporary United States, third parties are being relied upon to deliver social services that were once chiefly the responsibility of government. Among the new philanthropic associations that have arisen in this environment are voluntary groups known as giving circles. Their purpose is to bring people together to pool resources and then collectively decide how to distribute them. Giving circles have been seen as the most democratic of philanthropic mechanisms, working to meet social needs and solve community problems, while enhancing the civic education and participation of their members. Angela M. Eikenberry examines this new phenomenon and considers what role voluntary associations and philanthropy can or should play in a democratic society.

Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 9780253220851
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 295 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 15 mm


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This is an ambitious and readable account of the appropriate role for voluntary action in modern societies, and poses an important argument that as philanthropy is primarily designed to meet the needs of donors rather than recipients, there is an essential ongoing role for government in meeting basic social welfare needs.Issue 38, Sept. 2009 -- Beth Breeze * Publications Editor *
By illuminating small philanthropic organizations and participatory groups, Giving Circles makes a valuable contribution toward a more comprehensive understanding of the voluntary sector. 39(5) * Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly *
In sum, this book uses original data and presents a novel approach to group politics that should be explored further by scholars from various disciplines. ...Recommended. General readers, upper-division undergraduate students, and above.March 2010 * Choice *

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