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Giving circles : philanthropy, voluntary association, and democracy

Author: Angela M Eikenberry
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2009.
Series: Philanthropic and nonprofit studies.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Eikenberry, Angela M.
Giving circles.
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2009
(DLC) 2008044987
(OCoLC)261176952
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Angela M Eikenberry
ISBN: 9780253003348 0253003342
OCLC Number: 503473653
Awards: Winner of Winner, Grenzebach Award.
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 172 pages)
Contents: Introduction : giving circles and democratic governance --
Democracy, voluntary association, and philanthropy --
The modernization and marketization of voluntarism --
The democratization and new shape of voluntarism --
The giving circle landscape --
The democratic effects of giving circles --
Voluntarism and governing beyond the state.
Series Title: Philanthropic and nonprofit studies.
Responsibility: Angela M. Eikenberry.

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Giving circles have been seen as the democratic of philanthropic mechanisms, working to meet social needs and solve community problems, enhancing the civic education and participation of their  Read more...
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In this book, Eikenberry (Univ. of Nebraska, Omaha) bridges several research programs. She draws heavily from interest group scholars examining social capital as well as public administration Read more...

 
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