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Reaching out : charitable giving and volunteering in the Republic of Ireland

Ruddle, Helen and O'Connor, Joyce (1992) Reaching out : charitable giving and volunteering in the Republic of Ireland. National College of Industrial Relations, Dublin. ISBN 0905957040

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Abstract

This Report describes a study of charitable giving and volunteering in the Republic of Ireland. While this country has a long tradition of charitable giving, to date no research has been carried out which would provide accurate measures of how much money Irish people in fact donate to charity and how much time they give to voluntary activities. Neither is there any information on how Ireland compares with other countries in this regard.

This study provides a detailed profile of those who give to charity - whether through donating or volunteering - in terms of their demographic and socio-economic characteristics. It describes the amounts of money and time involved and it identifies the kinds of charitable cause to which people give and the channels through which donations are made. The study also explores motivation for giving and volunteering, general attitudes towards the role and effectiveness of charities and factors related to individual preferences for particular kinds of charities and particular methods of donating. The findings serve as an information-base for policy-makers, fund-raisers and individual agencies providing voluntary services. Furthermore, the findings establish a baseline against which changes in charitable giving and volunteering may be monitored over time and against which comparisons with other countries may be made.

Item Type: Book
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare > Charity Organisations
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Non Profit Organisations. Voluntary Sector.
Divisions: Policy Research Centre
Depositing User: CAOIMHE NI MHAICIN
Date Deposited: 09 Apr 2014 12:29
Last Modified: 09 Apr 2014 12:29
URI: http://trap.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/1120

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