Everyday Philanthropy

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This research explores the often-mundane, everyday activities that go into living a philanthropic life. Our research—carried out in collaboration with the employees, donors, and volunteers of several nonprofit community partners—has identified unique synergies between a small but influential strand of philanthropic studies literature about informal philanthropy or ‘caritas’ and social theories of the everyday.  Taken together, our empirical data, design workshop outcomes, and theoretical analysis informs collaborative and ubiquitous computing research about designing for everyday philanthropy.

 

Selected Relevant Publications:

Harmon, E., Korn, M., & Voida, A. (2017). Supporting everyday philanthropy: Care work in situ and at scale. To appear in Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing.  Portland, OR, February 25–March 1. New York: ACM Press.

Voida, A., Yao, Z. & Korn, M. (2015). (Infra)structures of volunteering.  In Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW 2015).  Vancouver, BC, Canada, March 14–18.  New York: ACM Press, pp. 1704-1716.

Korn, M. & Voida, A. (2015). Creating friction: Infrastructuring civic engagement in everyday life. In Proceedings of the Decennial Aarhus Conference. Aarhus, DK, August 17–21. New York: ACM Press, pp. 145–156.