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Keeping giving going : charitable bequests and Australians

Madden, Kym M. & Scaife, Wendy A. (2008) Keeping giving going : charitable bequests and Australians. Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane , Queensland.

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Abstract

The potential of bequests to contribute to the sustainability of charities1 is immense, with social and economic trends opening up the bequest landscape. Yet so much is unknown about how Australians think about charitable bequests – particularly about the motivations, barriers and triggers surrounding this behaviour. Do bequestors differ from other donors? What prevents good intentions from becoming good actions? Where do charities figure in this process? This study aims at a better understanding of those Australians who make a charitable bequest and those who might. It offers individual charities, and the sector as a whole, empirical evidence to support and extend the anecdotal knowledge of those working with donors around this sensitive, but vital, area.

This research has been supported by the Perpetual Foundation, the EF and SL Gluyas Trust and the Edward Corbould Charitable Trust under the management of Perpetual Trustee Company Ltd.

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ID Code: 27259
Item Type: Report
Keywords: Charitable bequests, Philanthropy, Bequestors, Donors, Nonprofit
ISBN: 9781741072587
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Accountancy
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 08 Sep 2009 08:28
Last Modified: 25 Sep 2013 22:40

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