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"America's Looming Philanthropic Revolution"
Paul G. Schervish. Comments shared by Paul G. Schervish at the GenSpring Family Offices 2007 Family Symposium. Published 2008. To provide some historical perspective on charitable giving, Paul offers highlights from an essay published in 1930 by John Maynard Keynes, the well-known British economist revered as one of the fathers of macroeconomics. In addition, he frams his comments in the context of the "4 M's:" Money, Meaning, Motives, and Moral Biography.
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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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“Social Indicators of Philanthropy by State 2008 Release”

John J. Havens & Paul G. Schervish.

In November 2005 the Boston Foundation Released its report, Geography and Generosity: Boston and Beyond, prepared by the current authors of this report, John J. Havens and Paul G. Schervish from the Center on Wealth and Philanthropy at Boston College (CWP). One of the primary objectives of the 2005 report was to present three social indicators of charitable giving relative to financial capacity for the entire population of each state and the District of Columbia. This current repoty updates the 2005 and 2006 reports. Its indicators are for giving relative to income in the 2005 calendar year. 

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"Why The Wealthy Give: Factors Which Mobilize Philanthropy Among High Net-Worth Individuals."

Paul G. Schervish. The Routledge Companion to Nonprofit Marketing. Published Winter 2008. This article outlines the motivations of high net-worth individuals for philanthropy.
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