Around the world, the number of countries encouraging such support of institutions grows significantly. Currently, 61 countries have individual colleges and universities as members of the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education, a U.S.-based association for practitioners of educational fundraising. To understand this growth in higher education philanthropy, the Tzedakah Lab is studying the development of cultures of formal giving to higher education in countries with more robust welfare states. This work is a natural extension of our identity-based philanthropy research in that, just as an individual’s identities affect their giving, so too does a country’s context influence its cultures of giving.
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