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Professor Paul Ong, co-author of State of Donations: Individual Charitable Giving in Los Angeles, launches The Philanthropy Initiative, a ground-breaking project that examines philanthropy among Chinese Americans and philanthropy in Greater China. The project was initiated by Asian Americans Advancing Justice (AAA-J) and its partner support, the John and Marilyn Long U.S.-China Institute for Business and Law at UC-Irvine. To read more about the project, please click here.
Our latest report provides nonprofit executive directors, board members, and fund-raisers with a useful guide to what is known and what matters when it comes to individual giving and informs donors to better understand the patterns, effects, and challenges of charitable giving in Los Angeles County.
Sasha Issenberg, political journalist and Fellow in the Center for Civil Society in the Luskin School of Public Affairs and the UCLA Department of Political Science, will discuss his upcoming book on marriage equality, The Engagement: A Quarter-Century of Defending, Defining, and expanding Marriage in America. The Engagement will document the political, legal, and social history of the battles over gay marriage in the United States.
Mr. Issenberg is currently Washington correspondent for The Monocle, a magazine covering global affairs, business culture and design. He is the Author of The Victory Lab: the Secret Science of Winning Elections (Crown, 2012), which shows how political campaigns have been transformed by innovations in data, analytics, and behavioral psychology. He is also the author of The Sushi Economy: Globalization and the Making of Modern Delicacy(Gotham/Penguin, 2007), which describes how sushi went from a street snack to a major global commodity in less than a decade. Mr. Issenberg’s UCLA Fellowship is supported in part by a generous contribution from the David Bohnett Foundation.