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Multicultural Philanthropy Curriculum Guides Series

Multicultural Philanthropy Guides

Giving and voluntarism are deeply ingrained traditions in American life, yet most of the curricula at colleges and universities overlook the importance of philanthropic activities, or portray them as the exclusive province of elites. To remedy this, the Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society, with support from the W. K. Kellogg Foundation, developed a series of curriculum guides to examine the ways in which a variety of groups have used their gifts of time and money to build nonprofit institutions, forge public/private partnerships, promote social and legislative change, and participate in public policymaking

Fourteen guides examine the ways in which various gender, ethnic, cultural, religious and racial groups use their gifts of time, money, and talent. They reflect the ways giving and voluntarism are embedded in American life and challenge the notion that philanthropy is the exclusive province of elites. The guides include discussion topics, research questions, and literature overviews with annotated bibliographies. They were developed both to integrate the study of philanthropy into the curricula at colleges and universities, and to provide a tool to nonprofit professionals in the area of development and fundraising. Each volume provides background information on a selected community that will help practitioners work effectively with these groups.

The guides are part of the Multicultural Philanthropy Project funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.  The guides are available in PDF. 

 

Women and Philanthropy in the United States, 1790-1990 by Kathleen D. McCarthy
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Philanthropy and Voluntarism Among the Jews by Egon Mayer
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Topics in Black American Philanthropy in the United States Since 1785
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A Graduate Curriculum Guide to Topics in Black American Philanthropy Since 1785 by Colin Palmer
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Catholic Philanthropy in America
by Mary Oates
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Anglo-American Protestant Philanthropy, 1600 to the Present
by Angelo Angelis

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American Philanthropy, the State, and the Public Sector, 1890-1970
by Thomas Kessner and Ariel Rosenblum
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Philanthropy in American History: The Elite Experience, 1890-1940
by Thomas Kessner and Ariel Rosenblum
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Latinos and the Development of Community: Philanthropy, Associations and Advocacy
by Eugene D. Miller

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Topics in Asian American Philanthropy and Voluntarism
by Jessica Chao

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Advocacy, Democratic Theory, and Participation
by Marilyn Gittell and Kathe Newman

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The Wisdom of the Giveaway: A Guide to Growing Native American Philanthropy
First Nations Development Institute, Contributing Authors Mindy Berry and Rebecca Adamson

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The Production of Philanthropy: A Case Study of the Imagery & Methodology of Jewish Fundraising
by Egon Mayer

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Philanthropy Among Middle Eastern Americans and their Historical Traditions of Giving
by Mehdi Bozorgmehr and Beth Baron

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