Nonprofit Organization and Books Drive

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NonprofitOrganization and Books Drive

NonprofitOrganization and Books Drive

Charitablebehavior includes a wide variety of actions, such as helpingstrangers and book aids in nonprofit organizations. Donation isviewed as an important aspect of social support. As a topic, charityhas achieved reputation in the corporate world as it is currently oneof the basics of studying consumer attitude. Donation appears to be aunique form of charitable behaviors. The key aspect that brings outthis distinctiveness is the fact that the recipient is normally outof the perspective in which the offerings are made (Brickhill, 2015).A vast body of research about nonprofit organizations and books driveis available in academic articles, books, and other sources ofvarious. The paper presents a review of 15 scholarly articles as away of makingthe books drive donation atHelen`s Hope Chest in Mesa Arizona. The key focus of the paper is toexplore the benefits that come with book donation in nonprofitorganizations, especially those that foster children.

Thereview is centered on a total of five mechanisms as the key reasonswhy the public should reconsider donating books in nonprofitorganizations. The various angles that are considered to be theforces behind charitable donation to this effect include cognizanceof need, emotional benefits, values, reputation, and humanity(Murphy, 2014). Besides, these frameworks will offer an academicstructural foundation for future research and help in clarifying whythere is the need for entities to participate in charitabledonations. Researchers alongside other specialists in the field ofnon-profit organizations could gain greatly from this systematicreview by understanding how to go about alerting people to beinvolved in charity.

Ascertainingthe Relevance of Book Donation

Tounderstand the position of book donation, it would be important to base the discussion on extensive exploration of works through variousprocedures. First, the application of online inquiry would be themajor way of backing up the review. It involves comprehensive onlinesearch of texts related to book donations in nonprofit bodies.Secondly, academic databases are highly relevant with regards tofinding the most relevant publications. Keywords such as helping,charity, and donation formed the basis for easy location of articlesand other forms of academic journals. The results of these searchescan shape the findings as discussed in this article.

Donationas a Virtue

Donation,as defined by many sources, is the act of voluntarily assisting otherpeople through charitable giving without the desire to achieveanything (Cramer, 2015). The answers to the question on what drivesindividuals to give are entered in the following table. The reasonsconstitute the various paradigms that drive charity. As a result ofthese findings, it becomes certain that book donations in Helen’sHope Chest in Mesa Arizona will benefit individuals.

Paradigm for Donation

Impact on an individual

Impact to children at Helen`s Hope Chest in Mesa Arizona

  1. cognizance of need

One becomes satisfied for having satisfied other people’s desires

The children get the sense of public concern

  1. emotional benefits

One feels free with self

The kids realize the need for kindness

  1. values

An individual becomes weary of social goals

Children become knowledgeable about social values

  1. Reputation

One gains positive public image

Kids get clear understanding of benefits of giving

  1. humanity

One does justice to humankind

Children are advised to imitate the act of kindness at their personal levels

Table:The Mechanisms of Book Donation

HowNeed Awareness Influences the act of Book Donation

Magaloni(2014) argues that being weary of the idea that marginalized peoplealso require knowledge in an equal measure is the first reason forbook philanthropy (Magaloni, 2014). Members of the public andpublishers have to become conscious of the fact that there issignificance in supporting young individuals through bestowing themthe power to read. Need awareness is an ideology that isfundamentally past the control of book donors because it propels oneto give regardless of the financial outlays.

Theimpact of need awareness has been explored by various scholars. Forexample, Minowa (2015) examined a number of philanthropic behaviors,such as practical aid, blood donations, and financial support(Minowa, 2015). In general sense, the findings have found that themagnitude of need has a positive relationship with the possibility ofthat aspiration being satisfied. Minowa’s study also reviewed whatcauses the difference in book donation, and established thatindividual opinions of matter a lot (Garzón,2013).In a situation where the need entails higher expenditures, then itmakes the philanthropic behavior even more pronounced. However,measurable costs may sometimes regulate the effects of the need. Read(2014) confirmed that the propensity to achieve social appreciationfor assistance increases the desire to support the necessity (Read,2014).

BookDonation and Benefits on Emotion

Oneshould be prompted to giving book donations if they understand thatit has benefits on their emotional sense. Zell and Thierry (2016)found out that that high degree of hardship always results inincreased desire for giving (Zell and Thierry, 2016). Other studieshave led to the conclusion that book donation has emotional benefitson the giver. Such a recommendation encourages the practiceespecially in a scenario where the receiver is fully reliant on aidfrom donors (Minowa, 2015). It is at this phase that difference insocial class comes into play. The upper to middle class tend toacknowledge support for the less fortunate because they have theawareness that book reading culture is a crucial aspect of an economy(Brickhill, 2015). As a result, whenever book recipients seemextremely in need of help from their potential donors, the helpersare more likely to maintain the good principles of care. It is rightto say that good morals instigate helping.

BookDonation and its Impact on Humanity

Moingeon(2015) understands the ideal nature of humanity and the reason whypeople are predisposed to the idea of making books available to all(Moingeon, 2015) Effects of self-sacrifice differ with anindividual’s interpretation of how book donation to the lessfortunate benefits the giver. Similar to the case of emotionalbenefits, one must know the effectiveness of donations before theycan have valid understanding of its effect on humankind. A potentialdonor can obtain facts regarding donation and its relevance tohumanity after observing other givers and believes that it can changethe life of the underprivileged (Moingeon, 2015). Through this, oneis able to know how contributions relate to selflessness. Profitbased organizations have the chance of doing even better if they canacknowledge the fact that books form the backbone of culture and thata reading nation is a prerequisite for a wealthy population (Minowa,2015).

Theimpression to help others has emotional benefits because it enhancesthe ability to decide from within and not as a result of what isdictated by culture. When looked at from this perspective, one wouldbe right to say that there is more to the drive of helping throughbook donations than the need to satisfy humanity (Magaloni, 2014). Close interrelationship exists between emotional factors and theability to achieve the sense of humanity. The connection results fromthe idea that people are prompted to act in a particular way becausethey deem it right and moral. It is alleged that if the desire tohelp continue, one becomes confident that their acts will be rewardedby the supernatural being (Minowa, 2015). Humanity triggers aself-perception of usefulness, which propels the drive to act in abetter way throughout the successive occasions. The preference isreduced when one is able to satisfy his or her humanity but not getnoticed by others.

Seaton(2013) proposes a better way that people can achieve their desiredself-image through kind acts of book donation (Seaton 2013). Heargues that when the first day of book giving fails to be noticed, anindividual should consider it a case of failed mission and one thatneeds to be repeated in a better way. In this, he means that if theact appears too small and unable to expose selflessness, then thereis the need for one to show more submission to the process of bookdonation. This point gives the notion that the first action shouldheighten the incentive of a person to do more (Newton, 2016).However, it must be understood that there are other alternatives toelucidating positive self-image apart from what Seaton advises.

Correlationbetween Book Donation and Social Values

Moingeon(2015) showed that acts of donation are highly related with socialprinciples because recipients always seem to warrant the support more(Moingeon, 2015). The other scholar who conducted research about thistopic is Loric (2013) who noted that one first becomes guilty of notbeing principled and after taking part in book donation, he or shebegins to inculcate the feeling of responsibility (Loric, 2013). Itis through this that people are able to have increased presence inevents related with book culture and donation. Magaloni (2014) alsoargues that book gifts to orphanages are strongly affiliated withsocial values as opposed to handouts to other societies (Magaloni,2014).

Impactof Donation on general Reputation

Nonprofitculture is noticed by an organization’s disposition to showpositive image. The reputation on philanthropy becomes greater withthe extent of appreciation. In other words, the significance ofapproval relies on the public’s perception of the contribution. Thedonor stands the chance of being loved by the public, having animproved group image, and achieving better social status. Beingappreciated is a significant aspect of staying in practice for alonger time. Lema (2014) believes that the act of approval becomesmore pronounced whenever a nonprofit culture is displayed throughactions rather than sentiments (Lema, 2014). The donor gets strongersocial ties with the public if the books given out to the deservingmembers of the public lead to happiness. If a total stranger is ableto distinguish a profit-minded group from one that aims for socialgood, then there is high possibility that the goodwill results toincreased reputation.

Moreover,social pressure reduces whenever the bond established between thedonor and the receiver becomes visible even before any act ofphilanthropy. Brickhill (2015) considers the motive for reducedsocial distance as a precondition for honor (Brickhill, 2015). Theimplication is that being prompted to donate books to a nonprofitorganization only leads to reduced appeal to the public, hence zeroreputation. In a normal scenario, people who give in order to be seenmay not do so if they are not driven by their relatives or friends.In such a scenario, they will easily withdraw their act ofphilanthropy if no one seems to be concerned and that becomes the endof their good public image (O`Connor, 2016). As a result, not takingpart in book donation because of social demands by friends andrelatives is important since it ensures that one maintains thespirit.

Conclusively,charitable acts are normally the effects of several inherent factorsworking in unison. The literature review has focused on the variousmechanisms that can help in the drive for book donation at theHelen`s Hope Chest in Mesa Arizona including cognizance of need,emotional benefits, values, reputation, and humanity. However, thereis no model that singly entails the various incentives which inspirebook donation. Even though it is possibly difficult to contain allthe five standpoints in a single paradigm, the act of giving seems tobe embedded on one’s attitude and the desire to ensure equality inthe world. There is still a broad potential for academic advancementas far as nonprofit organization and books drive is concerned. Theremaining challenge is for academicians, theorists, as well as otherresearchers to try out unconventional explanations to what can beused to sensitize people to donate books. Despite the fact thatprogress has always been hindered due to low levels of awarenessregarding book donations, it is hoped that this review will help inreducing most of the problems and create a leeway for faster action.


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