ERIC Number: ED143602
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Research Papers Sponsored by the Commission on Private Philanthropy and Public Needs. Volume I: History, Trends, and Current Magnitudes.
Department of the Treasury, Washington, DC.
This is the first of five volumes containing 91 studies conducted to clarify the relationship between nonprofit institutions and their donors, to provide impetus for ongoing research, and to focus public attention on the significance of the voluntary sector. Coordinated by the Commission on Private Philanthropy and Public Needs, the studies review philanthropic giving, the wide range of philanthropic activities provided to our society, and the role of government in relation to philanthropy. Scope covers areas of health, education, welfare, religion, social action, culture, community action, and public policy. The first part of Volume I contains a report which gives a technical explanation of the Commission's recommendations and discusses ways of implementing them. The 13 recommendations concern broadening the base and improving the processes of philanthropic giving and activities. Nine papers in the second part of Volume I present historical perspectives and analyses of various aspects of private giving. These include magnitude and sources of private giving, allocation of private funds, impact of inflation on giving, extent of volunteer activity, and employment and earnings data. (Author/AV)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of the Treasury, Washington, DC.
Note: For related documents, see SO 010 283-287; Not available in hard copy from EDRS due to small type size of parts of the original document