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Population Study of the Greater Worcester Community, 1986: Fundraising and Voluntarism Report

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Publication Date: January 1987

Publisher(s): Brandeis University. Center for Modern Jewish Studies

Author(s): Gary A. Tobin

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Banking and finance (Philanthropy and nonprofit sector)
Social conditions (Volunteerism)

Keywords: American Jews; Fundraising/Philanthropy; Volunteerism

Type: Report

Coverage: Massachusetts


The demographic study undertaken by the Worcester Jewish Federation provides a rich background to help evaluate patterns of philanthropy and volunteerism in the Worcester area. The study asked a series of questions about solicitation history, why people give and don't give, philosophies of philanthropic behavior, giving histories and many other campaign-related issues. The data collected provides a market profile of Worcester givers and non-givers, as well as identification of giving sub-markets