Center on Philanthropy lands funds for study of volunteering habits

Busy people, such as working adults, are among the most reliable sources of volunteers.

Yet many in the not-for-profit sector think widespread unemployment has contributed to an overall uptick in volunteering.

The Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University recently landed a $100,000 research grant that may help sort out this paradoxical topic.

“This research will provide new insights into the personal and national circumstances that cause volunteering rates to rise or fall,” said Una Osili, director of research at the Center on Philanthropy.

The center will use the grant from the Corporation for National and Community Service and the National Science Foundation to add questions about volunteering to its ongoing survey of 9,150 households about charitable giving habits.

Please enable JavaScript to view this content.

Editor's note: IBJ is now using a new comment system. Your Disqus account will no longer work on the IBJ site. Instead, you can leave a comment on stories by signing in to your IBJ account. If you have not registered, please sign up for a free account now. Past comments are not currently showing up on stories, but they will be added in the coming weeks. Please note our updated comment policy that will govern how comments are moderated.

{{ articles_remaining }}
Free {{ article_text }} Remaining
{{ articles_remaining }}
Free {{ article_text }} Remaining Article limit resets in {{ count_down }} days.