center on wealth and philanthropy
"The Material Horizons of Philanthropy: New Directions for Money and Motives."
Paul G. Schervish. In New Directions in Philanthropic Fundraising. Understanding the Needs of Donors: The Supply-Side of Charitable Giving. Edited by Eugene R. Tempel and Dwight F. Burlingame. Number 29, fall 2000, pp. 5-16.
This is the first part of a two-part essay exploring the emerging financial and social-psychological factors that I believe are setting new directions in charitable giving. These new directions revolve in large part around a shift to a supply side understanding of charitable giving, especially by high net worth individuals.
"The New Physics of Philanthropy: The Supply-Side Vectors of Charitable Giving. Part 1: The Material Side of the Supply Side."
Paul G. Schervish and John J. Havens. The CASE International Journal of Educational Advancement, vol 2, no. 2 November 2001, pp. 95-113.
This two-part article analyzes the emerging financial and social-psychological forces that are increasingly influential in shaping charitable giving, especially by wealth holders. By referring to the new physics of philanthropy, we emphasize the increasing importance of material wealth and the desire to be efficacious in the commonwealth as supply-side factors, that is, as vectors actually inclining wealth holders toward a more steadfast commitment to philanthropy.
A roundtable discussion of experts (John Lippincott, Paul Schervish, John Havens, Fred Rogers, John Griswold, and Bill Jarvis) discuss the challenges and opportunities associated with rebuilding nonprofit endowments beyond managing the investment portfolio. The roundtable took place in Boston in mid-October, 2010. Mission Matters, Winter 2011.
"The Spiritual Horizon of Philanthropy: New Directions for Money and Motives."
Paul G. Schervish. Paul G. Schervish. In New Directions in Philanthropic Fundraising. Understanding the Needs of Donors: The Supply-Side of Charitable Giving. Edited by Eugene R. Tempel and Dwight F. Burlingame. Number 29, fall 2000, pp. 17-31.
In the first essay, I discussed the general difference between a demand-side and supply-side analysis of philanthropy, the current patterns of charitable giving, estimates of the forthcoming wealth transfer, projections for charitable giving, and why we can expect a greater supply of financial resources for charity. Here in the second essay, I discuss the spiritual side of the supply side and draw out implications for tax policy and fundraising that derive from the analysis in the two essays.