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Behavioral and Social Sciences -- 4/12 Daypass -- Understanding Charitable Giving Decisions: New Evidence And Recommendations
Understanding Charitable Giving Decisions: New Evidence And Recommendations Professor Ceren Budak, Ph.D. Ceren Budak is an Assistant Professor in University of Michigan’s School of Information, and an Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Her main interest is in computational social science. She is particularly interested in the use of large scale data sets and computational techniques to study problems with policy, social, and political implications. Dr. Budak’s degrees are in Computer Science, with a B.S. from Bilkent University, Turkey, and a Ph.D. from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Speaker’s Synopsis: This talk assesses the factors charitable givers consider when deciding which charities receive their monetary donations. For example, do donors consider the efficiency of organizations they contribute to? Recent research suggests that the average donor is “wasting” over 15% of their contribution by opting for poorly run organizations as opposed to higher-rated charities supporting the same cause(s). The talk explores ways to use the internet to improve giving decisions. More generally, it explores the reasons people care about the causes that they support. Join other OLLI members for a boxed lunch in the lobby immediately following the April 12th lecture for some socialization! The cost is $8. You can register for the lunch online or in-person.
Event Type : Thursday Morning Lecture Series      
Date(s) : 04/12/2018
Day of Week : Thursday
Time : 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Location : Washtenaw Community College/ Morris Lawrence Building
Address : Towsley Auditorium,
4800 E. Huron River Dr.,
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Fee : $10.00
Event Status : COMPLETED