Next Article in Journal
A Descriptive Account of an Inter-Professional Collaborative Leadership Project
Previous Article in Journal
Eco-Industrial Parks and Sustainable Spatial Planning: A Possible Contradiction?
Adm. Sci. 2014, 4(3), 350-372; doi:10.3390/admsci4030350
Article

Factors Influencing U.S. Charitable Giving during the Great Recession: Implications for Nonprofit Administration

*  and
Department of Social Work, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH 03824, USA
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 26 May 2014 / Revised: 7 August 2014 / Accepted: 23 August 2014 / Published: 28 August 2014
View Full-Text   |   Download PDF [455 KB, uploaded 28 August 2014]

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to examine factors influencing U.S. charitable giving during the first full year of the Great Recession. Demand on the services of human service nonprofits typically escalates during periods of extreme economic downturn; thus donations to agencies serving the most vulnerable groups—the young, the old, and the frail—become increasingly important. The study sample consisted of 8690 U.S. respondents. Results indicate the growing importance of computer ownership and the continuing importance of combined purpose agencies in assisting the needy in hard times. Suggestions for both future research and nonprofit administrative practice regarding charitable giving are provided.
Keywords: nonprofit administration; charitable giving; federated fundraising; international aid; online giving nonprofit administration; charitable giving; federated fundraising; international aid; online giving
This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Share & Cite This Article

Export to BibTeX |
EndNote


MDPI and ACS Style

Marx, J.D.; Carter, V.B. Factors Influencing U.S. Charitable Giving during the Great Recession: Implications for Nonprofit Administration. Adm. Sci. 2014, 4, 350-372.

View more citation formats

Article Metrics

Comments

Citing Articles

[Return to top]
Adm. Sci. EISSN 2076-3387 Published by MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland RSS E-Mail Table of Contents Alert