Academic Commentary: 'Individual Giving and Philanthropy'

Beth Breeze


"We as human beings live in a very imprecise world. A world where our perceptions of reality are far more important than actual reality."

This quote connects the three papers discussed in this section, each of which highlights how what we think we know about philanthropy, and our commonplace perceptions of how charitable giving works, turns out to be not quite right. And yet those ‘perceptions of reality’ have a huge amount of influence on policy making as well as on our views of both donors and fundraisers.

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