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Fund-raising: Role of gifts

Shanta Acharya and Elroy Dimson

in Endowment Asset Management: Investment Strategies in Oxford and Cambridge

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199210916
eISBN:
9780191705816
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199210916.003.0014
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

The endowments of the institutions of Oxford and Cambridge are the result of centuries of benefactions, donations, bequests, and legacies. In the majority of cases, benefactions were in the form of ... More


The New Fundraisers: Who Organises Charitable Giving in Contemporary Society?

Beth Breeze

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781447325000
eISBN:
9781447325314
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447325000.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

This book is the first academic study of the profession of fundraising in the UK. Fundraising is an essential yet largely invisible career, despite its growing importance during a period of extensive ... More


The University of Chicago: A History

John W. Boyer

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226242514
eISBN:
9780226242651
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226242651.001.0001
Subject:
Education, History of Education

This book is a history of the University of Chicago, from its first founding in 1857 through its re-founding in 1890 till today. It presents the story of the emergence and growth of a complex ... More


The science of fundraising

Beth Breeze

in The New Fundraisers: Who Organises Charitable Giving in Contemporary Society?

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781447325000
eISBN:
9781447325314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447325000.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

Chapter 3 explores ‘the science of fundraising’ through an analysis of 60 books that explain ‘how to’ fundraise, recommended by fundraisers participating in this research. There is a great deal of ... More


Stabilization and Renewal, 1906–1929

John W. Boyer

in The University of Chicago: A History

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226242514
eISBN:
9780226242651
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226242651.003.0004
Subject:
Education, History of Education

This chapter takes up the story after Harper’s death in 1906, explaining the role that Harry Pratt Judson played in stabilizing the University’s finances and in leading it during World War I. ... More


One Man’s Revolution: Robert Maynard Hutchins, 1929–1951

John W. Boyer

in The University of Chicago: A History

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226242514
eISBN:
9780226242651
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226242651.003.0005
Subject:
Education, History of Education

Perhaps the most controversial chapter in the book explores the career of Robert Maynard Hutchins, who next to Harper was Chicago’s most important President in the Twentieth Century. Hutchins is a ... More


The Age of Survival, 1951–1977

John W. Boyer

in The University of Chicago: A History

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226242514
eISBN:
9780226242651
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226242651.003.0006
Subject:
Education, History of Education

This chapter explores the work of two very important University presidents, Lawrence Kimpton and Edward Levi, in their attempts to rebuild the University after the Hutchins era. Kimpton found himself ... More


Money

Andrew Thorpe

in Parties at War: Political Organization in Second World War Britain

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199272730
eISBN:
9780191709661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199272730.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter looks at the financial implications of the war at national and local levels. It also looks closely at party activists and their fundraising efforts. The respective parties' financial ... More


Universities in the Search for Strategic Responses to Global Challenges

George Rupp

in Beyond Individualism: The Challenge of Inclusive Communities

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231174282
eISBN:
9780231539869
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231174282.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Education surely has a crucial role to play in preparing the next generation for participation in inclusive communities, but to contribute to performing that role, universities must grapple with ... More


The MoveOn Effect: Disruptive Innovation in the Interest Group Ecology of American Politics

David Karpf

in The MoveOn Effect: The Unexpected Transformation of American Political Advocacy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199898367
eISBN:
9780199949717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199898367.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Chapter 2 places the new generation of internet-mediated organizations into historical context, emphasizing the substantive importance of the new communications technologies. Building upon the works ... More


American Oligarchy: The Permanent Political Class

Ron Formisano

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780252041273
eISBN:
9780252099878
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041273.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

Almost all studies of the nation’s extreme inequality of income and wealth have overlooked a critical, overarching cause of the creation of The New Gilded Age. The permanent political class has ... More


Religious Obligation or Altruistic Giving? Muslims and Charitable Donations

Ajaz Ahmed Khan

in Sacred Aid: Faith and Humanitarianism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199916023
eISBN:
9780199950447
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199916023.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines the motivations for charitable giving. It takes a look at the aspirations and expectations of individual donors from the United Kingdom to a certain Muslim charity, Islamic ... More


Mobilizing “America's Marys”: Women, Fundraising, and the Mary Memorial Altar, 1913–1938

Thomas A. Tweed

in America's Church: The National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception and Catholic Presence in the Nation's Capital

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199782987
eISBN:
9780199897384
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199782987.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter focuses on the fundraising for the Mary Memorial Altar, moving from the first efforts to raise funds for the altar in 1913 to the culmination of those efforts in 1938. It argues that in ... More


Engaging Catholic Children: Agency, Prescriptions, and Constraints in the Catholic Institutional Network, 1920–1959

Thomas A. Tweed

in America's Church: The National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception and Catholic Presence in the Nation's Capital

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199782987
eISBN:
9780199897384
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199782987.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

It wasn't only adult laywomen and nuns who had their names on the donor list embedded in the Mary Memorial Altar. Hundreds of those 1928 donors were children and adolescents from Brooklyn Catholic ... More


“Kamakura Buddhism” Reexamined

James L. Ford

in Jōkei and Buddhist Devotion in Early Medieval Japan

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195188141
eISBN:
9780199850976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195188141.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter reflects on the significance of Jōkei's life, thought, and practice in light of contemporary interpretations of Kamakura Buddhism. Undoubtedly the most studied period in Japan's ... More


Everything Except Science I

Barbara Forrest and Paul R. Gross

in Creationism's Trojan Horse: The Wedge of Intelligent Design

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195157420
eISBN:
9780199894000
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195157420.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter begins the examination of Phase II of the Wedge Strategy, “Publicity and Opinion-Making,” which is continued in Chapter 7. It explains how the intelligent design movement is executing ... More


The art of fundraising

Beth Breeze

in The New Fundraisers: Who Organises Charitable Giving in Contemporary Society?

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781447325000
eISBN:
9781447325314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447325000.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

Chapter 4 focuses on the ‘art’ or the non-technical aspects of fundraising, exploring how the social and personal skills of fundraisers enable them to succeed. Drawing on interviews with 50 ... More


Individual Fundraising: The Power of the Personal

Abigail Payne, Kimberley Scharf, and Sarah Smith

in Social Economics: Current and Emerging Avenues

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780262035651
eISBN:
9780262337915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035651.003.0014
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

This paper presents new insights into online individual fundraising using a large dataset drawn from the UK’s largest online fundraising platform. The evidence shows that the “personal ask” is highly ... More


Children as a Factor in War Strategy

Edmund L. Drago

in Confederate Phoenix: Rebel Children and Their Families in South Carolina

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823229376
eISBN:
9780823234912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823229376.003.0002
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter focuses on children as a factor in war strategy. Confederate leaders made children central to why they seceded and went to war. For Confederate Carolinians, the war entailed the ... More


The Conquest of the Community: The Zionization of British Jewry

Stephan E. C. Wendehorst

in British Jewry, Zionism, and the Jewish State, 1936-1956

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199265305
eISBN:
9780191730849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199265305.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Religion

While Part II is concerned with British-Jewish responses to the Zionist project in the Middle East, Part III investigates Zionist nation-building within the British-Jewish community. It charts the ... More


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