Volunteering and Social Capital


Volunteering and Social CapitalYour social science snack for this month is on the benefits of volunteering!A study published in the journal Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly finds that strong social networks encourage donations & volunteering for secular causes as well as religious charities.

This is known as social capital: the values, social norms, trust, social ties and other social resources that help communities coordinate social and economic action. Individuals don’t simply do good on their own; they do so in response to their social connections.

Want a more in-depth look at how volunteering can help your business? Check out my article The Benefits of Volunteering for the Business Sector.

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