Charitable Giving: Why We Do (and Don't) Toss a Buck in the Bucket

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

hands, money (AriCee/flickr)

It’s the season of giving, when we’re all told that it’s better to give than receive. But if so, why don’t we all give to charities? And what would motivate us to give more? These are questions that Stephanie Brown explores. Brown, an Associate Professor of Medical Humanities, Compassionate Care, and Bioethics at Stony Brook University, has developed theories on why people give, and why they don’t.

Beth Kobliner, Takeaway contributor and appointee to the President's Advisory Council on Financial Capability, also joins us with stats and trends on charitable giving.


Stephanie Brown

Produced by:

Kristen Meinzer and Jillian Weinberger


Beth Kobliner

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