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  • Academic publication
  • 1st Feb 2016

Can simple prompts increase bequest giving? Field evidence from a legal call centre

We report the findings of a field study demonstrating the importance of non-pecuniary mechanisms for bequest giving.

  • Person

Clare Delargy

Clare is a Principal Advisor who leads BIT's work in Communities and Social Capital, including social action, volunteering, charitable giving, and loneliness. Prior to BIT, she worked at TGG Group, a consulting firm focused on behavioural science and economics, where her work focused on applying behavioural insights to businesses and…

  • Publication
  • 14th Jan 2016

Evaluating Youth Social Action - Final Report

Can you really measure the value of young people taking part in social action? This report provides compelling and robust evidence that young people who take part in social action initiatives develop some of the most critical skills for employment and adulthood in the process.

  • Blog
  • 12th Nov 2015

Social trust is one of the most important measures that most people have never heard of – and it’s moving

Do you think most people can be trusted? This is a question first asked in the 1950s, and from the early 1980s incorporated into the World Values Surveys. It has since proven to be one of the most interesting and important indicators of the strength and quality of societies and…

  • Academic publication
  • 3rd Aug 2015

Star Power: Two field experiments investigating the effect of celebrity endorsement on charitable fundraising campaigns

A large literature exists that suggests that people’s decisions across many facets of their life are influenced by other people. We report the results of two field experiments in which we test the influence of a salient but socially remote individual – a celebrity – on the charitable giving decisions…

  • Academic publication
  • 19th Jun 2015

Non-Standard Matching in Charitable Giving – null results from two field experiments

Abstract Many charities make use of ‘matches’ on donations made by their supporters as a way of encouraging more and larger donations. The effectiveness of these matches in the field has been tested elsewhere, but it is unclear whether the current ‘standard’ matching formulation is the most effective. In two…

  • Person

Dr Karen Tindall

Karen is a Principal Advisor based in our Sydney office, focusing on domestic violence, community resilience, health, and charitable giving. She holds a PhD in Political Science from the Australian National University, in the field of public sector crisis management. Karen is an Adjunct Associate Professor at the Institute for…

  • Academic publication
  • 12th Apr 2015

Social Influences on Charitable Giving in the Workplace

Social influences have been widely recorded in charitable giving. In two field experiments, we attempt to exogenously manipulate sources of social influence in the workplace.

  • Report
  • 9th Mar 2015

Evaluating Youth Social Action - Interim report

Can you really measure the value of young people taking part in social action? This report provides compelling and robust evidence that young people who take part in social action initiatives develop some of the most critical skills for employment and adulthood in the process.

  • Academic publication
  • 17th Jan 2015

In search of the limits of applying reciprocity in the field: Evidence from two large field experiments

Experiments in both the lab and the field have gone some distance to proving that people are reciprocal agents, returning one good deed with another, even when it is disproportionately costly to do so.