August 29, 2016

An interesting piece of research from Michigan State University, my alma mater…

“Does Social Status Affect Generosity?” Nicholas Hays, assistant professor of management at MSU – and Steven Blader at NYU – conducted a series of six scientific studies. And here’s the finding:

  • “Prominent people who don’t feel their status is fair and equitable become more generous with others to alleviate that sense of inequity.”

Check out the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology for more.

About Simone Joyaux

A consultant specializing in fund development, strategic planning, and board development, Simone P. Joyaux works with all types and sizes of nonprofits, speaks at conferences worldwide, and teaches in the graduate program for philanthropy at Saint Mary’s University, MN. Her books, Keep Your Donors and Strategic Fund Development, are standards in the field.

Get non-profit resources in your inbox