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A Transformational Role : Donor and charity perspectives on major giving in Australia

Scaife, Wendy A., McDonald, Katie, & Smyllie, Susan (2011) A Transformational Role : Donor and charity perspectives on major giving in Australia. The Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Qld.

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Abstract

Tapping into the thoughts of nearly 50 Australians involved with major giving, this study seeks to know more about why and how people give in what might be called ‘momentous’ ways. It tracks both their triumphs and trials. Perhaps most importantly, it gives a public voice to the perceptions, attitudes, concerns and stories of Australians who have chosen to act philanthropically in a sizeable and ongoing way. In counterpoint, the views, experiences and frustrations of seasoned fundraising professionals who work to generate major giving across a range of causes form the other voices in this study. Thus, donors talk about giving, and occasionally raising support from their peers, and fundraisers talk about developing major gifts.

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: 40336
Item Type: Report
Keywords: Major Gifts, Philanthropy, Planned Giving, Australia
ISBN: 9781741073188
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > OTHER STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (169900)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 01 Mar 2011 10:35
Last Modified: 25 Sep 2013 22:41

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