Author Archives: Michael Foster

25 Jan

Analyzing the gift-giving impulse: Nonprofits and analytics

By Michael Foster

Traditional economics teaches us that people act in their own rational self-interest to improve their “utility.” In any textbook, that’s a fuzzy term, but it often refers to one’s economic position. In many cases, people will act in a way that puts more dollars in their pocket, if given the choice.  But in some cases,

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