Philanthropy and the American Character


“DoNation” by Karl Zinsmeister, Philanthropy Summer 2013
A close look at which Americans give most to charity—by region, and income, with many surprises.

Who Really Cares? Who Gives, Who Doesn’t, and Why it Matters
 by Arthur C. Brooks
We all know we should give to charity, but who actually does, and why? A policy expert uncovers the surprising associations among family structure, faith, political views, and giving. One chapter presents evidence that giving is linked to increased personal happiness, individual health, and national wealth. Read the Philanthropy review of this work.

The Greater Good: How Philanthropy Drives the American Economy and Can Save Capitalism by Claire Gaudiani
Americans are rich because we are generous, and expanded generosity in the future is crucial to keeping our nation healthy and thriving. Read a review of Gaudiani’s book from Philanthropy magazine.