Third Sector Commentary: 'Individual Giving and Philanthropy'

Jo Curry


The NETSRG creates the opportunity for academics and charitable practitioners to discuss academic research. It bridges the two sectors effectively and is a welcome addition. When approaching an academic paper I ask the following three questions:

 What does the paper tell me?

 What is the practical application of the research?

 Is the research that underpins it robust?

Whilst my emphasis is on the second question, far too often this is the leanest section of the work. This year we considered three papers on philanthropy.

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