White Papers are brief articles of significant concepts, people, and organizations related to philanthropy. They link the importance of philanthropy to concepts and people and they are appropriate for anyone - teen or adult - interested in learning more about the history and role of philanthropy.
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Note: If you are referencing the work, attribute the paper to the author at the top of the page and the publisher as Learning to Give. Please include the URL of the article. You can date your reference by the date you accessed it. All papers were written by graduate students in a philanthropy or nonprofit business program.
Papers Organized by Major Themes
Civil SocietyThese papers connect concepts, people, and organizations to philanthropy and civil society.
CommunicationThese papers are related to advocacy and communication about philanthropy or how communication impacts social action.
National Advocate for Children Speaks Out in Connecticut by CT Senate Democrats is licenced under CC BY 2.0
DemocracyThese papers connect the themes of democracy and philanthropy.
Faith-BasedThese papers relate to the religious basis for charitable giving.
Diverse PerspectivesRead papers from a variety of perspectives, people, organizations, and concepts of philanthropy.
EnvironmentThese papers are related to environmental advocacy and people and organizations concerned with environmental stewardship and action.
EquityThese papers are about philanthropic concepts, people, and organizations concerned with equity and fairness.