Dimensions of Philanthropic Value

Edited by Peter Frumkin

in Strategic Giving

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print September 2006 | ISBN: 9780226266268
Published online February 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226266282 | DOI:
Dimensions of Philanthropic Value

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This chapter analyzes the different dimensions of philanthropic value, highlights the changes in the importance given to public needs, the way these needs are defined, and how philanthropic resources are marshaled to address these needs. It explains the two fundamental dimensions to the concept of public needs and discusses the relative mix of public purposes and private values in American philanthropy. This chapter also considers four forms of value creation in philanthropy and offers suggestions on how to bring together the instrumentalism and expressivism dimensions of philanthropy.

Keywords: philanthropic value; public needs; public purposes; private values; American philanthropy; value creation; instrumentalism; expressivism

Chapter.  11814 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Economic Sociology

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