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The Science of Giving: Experimental Approaches to the Study of Charity (The Society for Judgment and Decision Making Series) Hardcover – October 21, 2010
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"The Science of Giving will be of interest to psychologists and economists interested in understanding how people decide whether, when, and how much to donate to charitable causes. It could also be a valuable supplement as a textbook for an upper level class in applications of social psychology. This book will also give all readers much to consider about their own charitable giving." - Catherine A. Sanderson, Amherst College, USA, in PsycCRITIQUES
"The Science of Giving is full of information that may help a fundraiser make better decisions about how to approach donors. ... The book is a fine reference for the science of charitable giving as it stands today. ... [The Science of Giving] will yield many insights that can be applied to any organization's fundraising approach." - Joanne Fritz, About.com Guide
"I picked up this book and could not put it down. It masterfully links several important contributions on the market for charity. The even-handed approach should appeal to a broad audience, including academics, policymakers, and the general reader interested in the economics and psychology of charity markets." - John A. List, Professor, Department of Economics, University of Chicago, USA
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The editors have done a superb job of putting together a great collection of chapters written by academic researchers who study the psychology of charitable giving. For anyone interested in factors affecting how much people give and/or as what types of causes they tend to contribute to, this book will prove truly fascinating. The book also discusses groundbreaking research on the many psychological benefits of contributing to others. Finally, if you are a fundraiser trying to maximize the value donors receive from the contributions they make to your cause, this book is a must read.
If you are looking to increase volunteer contributions - financially, philosophically, or labor/time - this text compiles a broad base of psychological and sociological research into the reasons that we give in human society.