Region Focus

Second Quarter 2011

Targeted Charitable Giving: Good intentions, unintended consequences

People give impulsively to charities following a disaster. But such generosity can be a problem when donors restrict the funds to a specific catastrophic event.

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Tsunami Recovery Program,” Report by the American Red Cross, 2009.

Brown, Philip, and Jessica Minty. “Media Coverage and Charitable Giving After the 2004 Tsunami,” William Davidson Institute Working Paper No. 855, December 2006.

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