ERIC Number: EJ1039201
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 48
The Impact of Alumni Status on Institutional Giving by Faculty and Staff
Borden, Victor M. H.; Shaker, Genevieve G.; Kienker, Brittany L.
Research in Higher Education, v55 n2 p196-217 Mar 2014
This study explores the association between propensity toward giving and personal and positional characteristics of faculty and staff across 3 years within a large, public, multi-campus higher education institution. Informed by the literatures on organizational identity and commitment, faculty and staff giving, and the higher education workforce, the study employs a hurdle analysis to estimate the predictors of likelihood of donating (the hurdle) and the amount given among those who donate. Following up on earlier research by the authors that demonstrated that academic employees and employees who are institutional alumni are more likely to give, the present study explores the interaction between these roles and offers a more powerful model for predicting the amount given. The results of this study have implications for understanding how organizational commitment and identification may be relevant in addressing giving, for institutional fundraising, and for building institutional loyalties.
Descriptors: Alumni, Donors, Private Financial Support, College Faculty, School Personnel, Public Colleges, Predictor Variables
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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