- Unless otherwise noted, all workshops are run in Cavanaugh Hall, Room 323A in Indianapolis.
Workshops run from 12:00 - 1:15 p.m. Additional Materials (slides, papers) are posted to http://www.philanthropy.iupui.edu/Events
“Who Supports Burmese Refugee Community-based Organizations and Why?
An ethnographic examination of the Indianapolis Community”
Research Assistant, Philanthropic Studies and International Programs,
Doctoral Candidate in Philanthropic Studies, Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy
Literature on philanthropic giving to specific disadvantaged community groups is rare. This study aims to enrich the aforementioned literature. Refugees are one of the most disadvantaged populations in the United States and many basic needs are yet to be met. Due to the cultural, economic, and psychological challenges when resettling in a new environment, the indigenous community organizations play a pivotal role in addressing community needs and developing the community. Indianapolis community is a home to over 10,000 Burmese refugees. The Indianapolis community (both individuals and organizations) provides various supports to the Burmese refugee community organizations before they are developed with enough capacity to receive government grants. Who are they? And why do they support the refugee community-based organizations? This ethnographic study explores these two questions. The study finds that a typical individual supporter is white, married with children, religious, active in volunteering and philanthropy, and equipped with professional skills and strong supportive network. Supporters’ self-perception of private benefits (e.g. values, psychological benefits, professional advancement) is found to be at play, and the public benefits (awareness of need, community organization’s distinct advantages, and charismatic community leaders) motivates people most in the group under study.
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You can watch and listen to the talk (but not interact) at the following Live URL if you have an IU login and password: https://www.indiana.edu/~istream/cas/ Enter section number 946771. You can also view archives there.