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australian journal of social issues
Those who develop or influence Australian public policy impacting on the nonprofit sector rarely have adequate empirical research upon which to base their judgments. Giving Australia research evidence relevant to strengthening giving and volunteering is brought together in this article to inform policy options for government, nonprofit and philanthropic entities. It begins with consideration of research findings related to the capacity of those that give or volunteer and the implications these findings have for policy. Three key criteria are developed for assessing policies to strengthening giving and volunteering, behaviours that primarily assist nonprofit organisations – policies that build trust between those that give and the recipients of their gifts, policies that strengthen affiliation and policies that encourage planned giving.
Subject(s)business , economic growth , economics , empirical research , epistemology , government (linguistics) , law , linguistics , nonprofit sector , philosophy , political science , project commissioning , public administration , public policy , public relations , publishing
SCImago Journal Rank0.417
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