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"Rebuilding Endowment."

A Roundtable Discussion with John Lippincott, Paul Schervish, John Havens, Fred Rogers, John Griswold, and Bill Jarvis, Mission Matters, Winter 2011.

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"Receiving and Giving As Spiritual Exercise."

Presented as the 2008 Lake Institute Lecture, Paul Schervish offers an examination of receiving and giving as a spiritual exercise.
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"Recent Trends in the Timing and Allocation of Charitable Giving." Paul Schervish and John Havens. Philanthropy Magazine. Published September/October 2007. Examines recent trends in the field of philanthropy and their effect on charitable giving.
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"The Reconstitution of Corporate Social Involvement and Some of Its Potential Impacts on Nonprofits."
Platon E. Coutsoukis. Presented at the 1999 Fall Conference of the New England Sociological Association, Boston, MA, Nov. 6, 1999.
In the last ten years, more and more large corporations in the US are reorganizing their philanthropy and community relations programs on the basis of the strategic approach. The new approach seeks to focus the corporate social involvement on community issues that relate to corporate markets and strategies. Some commentators have expressed concern that the trend towards the implementation of the strategic approach may entail some problems for nonprofit organizations. In this paper, I explore three such issues on the basis of my current research with corporate philanthropy and community relations programs.

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"Religious Discernment of Philanthropic Decisions in the Age of Affluence."

My focus here will be on a religious discernment process as a guide for wealth holders in the allocation of their wealth. The hope is that religious discernment – as a key element of religious giving – will shape the spiritual horizons of wealth and philanthropy to the same extent that findings on the ongoing wealth transfer are shaping the material horizons…

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"Reply to Hodgkinson and Weitzman."
Paul G. Schervish and John J. Havens. Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly 27, no. 4 (Dec. 1998): 530-532.
We are pleased that Virginia Hodgkinson and Murray Weitzman have responded to our article, "Embarking on a Republic of Benevolence? New Survey Findings on Charitable Giving." Temperate interchange among scholars on the pages of this journal is something we hope will occur more frequently. In response to Hodgkinson and Weitzman, we review what we were trying to say and not say in our article and reply to their three major criticisms.

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"A River Rises in Eden: Exploring the Quotidian Tributaries of the Moral Citizenship of Care." 

Paul G. Schervish and John J. Havens. Revised version of invited presentation for the thematic session, "Volunteerism, Citizenship, and the New Century," at the Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, Chicago, Aug. 6-10, 1999.
This paper describes the theoretical foundations, empirical findings, and practical implications of what we call the moral citizenship or moral economy of care. In particular, we present an identification model of care; discuss how it shaped the way we conceptualized, collected, and analyzed the data in our year-long diary study of daily voluntary assistance; and suggest that when civic engagement is properly defined and measured there may in fact be no deterioration in the physical or moral density of associational life as is suggested by many contemporary commentators.

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