Giving behaviour varies markedly between value modes (the different groups of people, defined by values based on Maslow’s hierarchy of needs).
This is discussed in a paper here: about who gives to charity, who doesn’t, why not & what do to about it.
We are interested in testing a hypothesis that the ‘giving industry’ is dominated by one segment. If you work or have a strong interest in increasing or improving charitable giving, please answer the questions in the Value Mode survey here, and then post on this page which mode you are. We will plot the frequency. (Posts are not uploaded automatically, so if you would like to be anonymous, please indicate that and we will respect it.)
12: Inner Directed (11 transcenders + one Transitional).
2 Outer Directed (one Now Person & one Happy Follower).
[Between us, those nine are: Director, family foundation; individual donor; founder/ CEO, operational charity; two CEOs of operational charities; professional philanthropy advisor, several philanthropy commentators.]
Note: the survey uses 12 Value Modes, which fit into the three broader groups mentioned in the paper as follows:
|Sustenance Driven Value Modes:||Outer Directed Value Modes:||Inner Directed Value Modes:|
|RootsSmooth sailingBrave new world
|Golden dreamersHappy followersNow people
|TransitionalsConcerned ethicalsFlexible individualists