Policymakers, civic leaders, and scholars have increasingly focused their attention over the last decade and a half on the importance of voluntary participation in civil society. From George H. Bush's Thousand Points of Light to Bill Clinton's AmeriCorps to George W. Bush's faith-based initiatives, it is undeniable that communities are looking to increase their levels of charity and voluntarism in the provision of public goods and services. What mobilizes giving and volunteering? What can policymakers and nonprofit managers do to change the current landscape in places with low levels of participation? These are the questions this edited collection addresses.
Introduction -- Can government build community? : lessons from the National Service Program / Leslie Lenkowsky -- Building volunteer capacity : the drivers of successful corporate and service partnerships at City Year / Peter Frumkin and Lazar Treschan -- Corporate community service programs : enhancing community capacity? / Mary Tschirhart and Lynda St. Clair -- The Volunteer Center national network : all it can be? / Jeffrey L. Brudney -- Social sector partnerships and voluntarism : what we know and still need to learn / David M. Van Slyke -- How do need, capacity, geography, and politics influence giving? / Wolfgang Bielefeld, Patrick Rooney and Kathy Steinberg -- Religion, philanthropy, service, and civic engagement in twentieth-century America / Peter Dobkin Hall -- College, social capital, and charitable giving / Eleanor Brown -- Gifts of money in America's community : what can scholarship tell practitioners? / Margaret G. Ogden -- Why do people give? / Jeffrey D. Straussman.
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 30th July 2013
Publisher: University Press of America