Joseph and Matthew Payton Philanthropic Studies Library

APPENDIX



Subject descriptors were derived from Library of Congress Subject Headings.  The purpose is not to limit the collection to a specific set of headings and descriptors but to describe the body of literature that is encompassed by philanthropic studies.


Table of Contents

Individuals involved in voluntary work. Subjects including, but not limited to:

  • Abolitionists
  • AIDS activists
  • Anticensorship activists
  • Art patrons
  • Benefactors
  • Blood donors
  • Boards of directors
  • Brotherhoods
  • Caregivers
  • Child volunteers
  • Church youth workers
  • Civic leaders
  • Civil rights workers
  • Environmentalists
  • Feminists
  • Gay activists
  • Human rights workers
  • Indian activists
  • Library trustees
  • Literary patrons
  • Millionaires
  • Missionaries
  • Museum trustees
  • Nursing school benefactors
  • Philanthropists
  • Political activists
  • Prison reformers
  • Prohibitionists
  • Social reformers
  • Student volunteers in medical care
  • Student volunteers in mental health
  • Student volunteers in social service
  • Trusts and trustees
    • Church trustees
    • College trustees
    • Hospital trustees
    • Junior college trustees
    • Library trustees
    • Museum trustees
    • Private school trustees
    • Symphony orchestra trustees
    • Theological seminary trustees
  • Volunteer workers in...(i.e. archaeology, community development, hospitals, etc.)
  • Volunteers
  • Women health reformers
  • Women in charitable work
  • Women in church work
  • Women in community development
  • Women in community organization
  • Women in nonprofit organizations
  • Women library trustees
  • Women millionaires
  • Women missionaries
  • Women political activists
  • Women volunteers in social service
  • Young volunteers
  • Youth workers


Behaviors and attributes associated with individuals involved in voluntary work:  Subjects including, but not limited to:

  • Altruism
  • Art patronage
  • Benevolence
  • Caring
  • Caring in children
  • Charitable bequests
  • Charitable giving
  • Collective behavior
  • Communal living
  • Communalism
  • Duty
  • Empathy
  • Environmentalism
  • Generosity
  • Helping behavior
  • Helping behavior in children
  • Helping behavior in old age
  • Humanitarianism
  • Kindness
  • Philanthropy
  • Responsibility
  • Self-interest
  • Social action
  • Social ethics
  • Sympathy
  • Trust (Psychology)
  • Virtue
  • Voluntarism
  • Wealth
  • Wealth, Ethics of (former heading)


Individuals as the beneficiaries of charitable, nonprofit activity: (focus should be the interaction of nonprofits or the role of philanthropy in serving individuals): Subjects including, but not limited to:

  • Beggars
  • Homeless aged
  • Homeless children
  • Homeless persons
  • Homeless students
  • Homeless veterans
  • Homeless women
  • Homeless youth
  • Medically uninsured persons
  • Orphans
  • Poor
  • Poor aged
  • Poor children
  • Poor women
  • Rogues and vagabonds
  • Rural poor
  • Tramps
  • Transients, Relief of
  • Urban poor
  • Women tramps
  • Young women-Charities, protection, etc.


Behaviors and attributes associated with individuals as the beneficiaries of charitable, nonprofit activity: (focus should be the interaction of nonprofits or the role of philanthropy as mediators)Subjects including, but not limited to:

  • Begging
  • Crime
  • Gleaning
  • Gratitude
  • Homelessness
  • Hunger
  • Poverty
  • Social exclusion [non LC]


Literature and art (primary and interpretive works): reflecting the themes of:  Subjects including, but not limited to:

  • Abolitionists in literature
  • Altruism in literature
  • Beggars in literature / art
  • Benevolence in literature
  • Charity in literature / art
  • Christian life in literature
  • Church and social problems in literature
  • Community life in literature
  • Conduct of life in literature
  • Generosity in art
  • Generosity in literature
  • Human rights in art
  • Human rights in literature
  • Humanitarianism in literature
  • Institutional care in literature
  • Neighborhood in literature
  • Orphans in literature
  • Peace movements in literature
  • Poverty in art / literature
  • Poverty in the Bible
  • Poverty literature
  • Rural poor in art / literature
  • Social justice in literature
  • Social service in literature
  • Virtue in literature
  • Almshouses in art
  • Gifts in literature
  • Hunger in art / literature
  • Social values in literature


Institutional church as a nonprofit organization:  Subjects including, but not limited to:

  • Altar guilds
  • Big churches
  • Buddhism and social problems
  • Buddhist giving
  • Catholic action
  • Catholic health facilities
  • Catholic hospitals
  • Catholic institutions
  • Christian communities
  • Christian democracy
  • Christian giving
  • Christian life
  • Christianity and international affairs
  • Church and education
  • Church and social problems
  • Church and state
  • Church charities
  • Church colleges
  • Church committees
  • Church personnel management
  • Church finance
  • Church fund raising
  • Church growth
  • Church history
  • Church libraries
  • Church management
  • Church marketing
  • Church membership
  • Church officers
  • Church purchasing
  • Church schools
  • Church societies
  • Church tax
  • Church trustees
  • Church work
  • Church work with...(i.e. abused women, children, disaster victims, families, etc.)
  • Churchwardens' accounts
  • Evangelistic work
  • Fees, Ecclesiastical
  • Harmonists
  • Hindu giving
  • Hinduism and social problems
  • Indigenous church administration
  • Jewish community centers
  • Judaism and social problems
  • Lay ministry
  • Mission of the church
  • Religion and social problems
  • Religious communities
  • Religious institutions
  • Religious life
  • Religious toleration
  • Religious trusts
  • Missions
  • Monasticism and religious orders
  • Parish life coordinators
  • Parishes
  • Small churches
  • Socialism, Christian
  • Stewardship, Christian
  • Synagogue fund raising
  • Theological seminaries
  • Theological virtues
  • Tithes
  • Vacation schools, Christian
  • Vacation schools, Religious
  • Waqf
  • Zakat


Social movements : history and current activity:  Subjects including, but not limited to:

  • Anti-apartheid movements
  • Anti-slavery movements
  • Catholic Worker Movement
  • Children's rights
  • Civil rights movements
  • Civil society (international)
  • Green movement
  • Human rights movements
  • Peace movements
  • Pro-life movement
  • Social movements
    • Animal rights movement
    • Anti-environmentalism
    • Anti-feminism
    • Anti-imperialist movements
    • Antinuclear movement
    • Antismoking movement
    • Environmentalism
    • Gay liberation movement
    • Human rights movements
    • Labor movement
    • Men's movement
    • Militia movement
    • New Age movement
    • New Left
    • Peace movements
    • Protest movements
    • Recovery movement
    • Welfare rights movement
    • White supremacy movements
    • Youth movement
  • Student movements
  • Youth movement


Gifts and the gift economy:  Subjects including, but not limited to:

  • Civil society
  • Common good
  • Commons
  • Corporate philanthropy
  • Social capital
  • Social responsibility of business
  • Corporate sponsorship
  • Crowding out (Economics)
  • Gifts
  • Gifts-Taxation
  • Gifts, Designated
  • Gifts, In-kind
  • Gifts, Matching
  • Public goods
  • Social capital (Sociology)
  • Social contract
  • Social economy [non LC]
  • Social marketing
  • Welfare economics


Types of nonprofit organizations:  Subjects including, but not limited to:

  • 4-H Clubs
  • Adoption agencies
  • Adult care facilities
  • Almshouses
  • Art centers
  • Art facilities
  • Art museums
  • Associations, institutions, etc.
  • Asylums
  • Auditoriums
  • Camps
  • Centers for the performing arts
  • Charitable uses, trusts, and foundations
  • Charities
  • Charities, Medical
  • Charity organization
  • Charity-schools
  • Citizens' associations
  • Clubs
  • Collective settlements
  • Community centers
  • Community development corporations
  • Community foundations
  • Confraternities
  • Cooperative societies
  • Credit unions
  • Dance companies
  • Day care centers
  • Foundations
  • Foundations, Corporate
  • Foundations, Family
  • Foundations, Operating
  • Foundations, Private
  • Friendly societies
  • Halfway houses
  • Health maintenance organizations
  • Homeowners' associations
  • Hospices (Terminal care)
  • International agencies
  • Learned institutions and societies
  • Libraries (all variants as nonprofit organizations)
  • Long-term care facilities
  • Medical centers
  • Mosques as community centers
  • Museums (as nonprofit organizations)
  • Music-halls
  • Non-governmental organizations
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Nursing homes
  • Old age homes
  • Open-air institutions
  • Opera companies
  • Orphanages
  • Parks
  • Philanthropy libraries
  • Private schools
  • Private universities and colleges
  • Professional associations
  • Public radio
  • Public television
  • Ragged schools
  • Recreation areas
  • Recreation centers
  • Research institutes
  • Shelters for the homeless
  • Sisterhoods
  • Social service libraries
  • Social settlements
  • Societies
    • Boys-Societies and clubs
    • Brotherhoods
    • Church societies
    • Commercial associations
    • Condemned societies
    • Cooperative societies
    • Friendly societies
    • Girls-Societies and clubs
    • Greek letter societies
    • Library clubs
    • Membership campaigns
    • Parents' and teachers' associations
    • Patriotic societies
    • Secret societies
    • Trade unions
    • Women-Societies and clubs
  • Student cooperatives
  • Student unions
  • Symphony orchestras
  • Theaters
  • Theatrical companies
  • Trade associations
  • Trade unions
  • Travelers' aid societies
  • Universities and colleges
  • Voluntary health agencies
  • Voluntary hospitals
  • Westminster guilds
  • Women's colleges
  • Women's shelters
  • Young Men's Christian associations
  • Young Men's Hebrew associations
  • Youth centers
  • Youth hostels


Specific nonprofit organizations: including but not limited to:

  • American Cancer Society
  • American Red Cross
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • Rotary International


Activities of nonprofit organizations:  Subjects including, but not limited to:

  • Advertising, Public service
  • Charity
  • Charity golf tournaments
  • Charity sports events
  • Child care services
  • Child mental health services
  • Community art projects
  • Community development
  • Community development, Urban
  • Community health services
  • Conservation of natural resources
  • Crisis intervention
  • Disaster relief
  • Economic assistance
  • Economic development
  • Economic development projects
  • Education
  • Emergency management
  • Emergency medical services
  • Environmental protection
  • Family services
  • Food relief
  • Fresh-air charity
  • Friendly visiting
  • Health services administration
  • Historic buildings-Conservation and restoration
  • Historic districts
  • Historic gardens
  • Historic parks
  • Historic preservation
  • Historic sites
  • Home care services
  • Hospice care
  • Human rights advocacy
  • Human services
  • Humanitarian assistance
  • Institutional care
  • Integrated delivery of health care
  • International relief
  • Legal assistance to the poor
  • Lobbying
  • Mental health services
  • Neighborhood watch programs
  • Performing arts
  • Public broadcasting
  • Rural development
  • Rural health services
  • Social advocacy
  • Social service
  • Social service exchanges
  • Social service, Rural
  • Thrift shops
  • War relief
  • Wildlife conservation
  • Women's rights


Management of Nonprofit and non-governmental organizations (including foundations):  Subjects including, but not limited to:

  • Management
  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Organizational culture
  • Organizational behavior
  • Organizational effectiveness
  • Employees
  • Volunteer management
  • Governance
  • Public-private sector cooperation


Law of nonprofit organizations:  Subjects including, but not limited to:

  • Cy pres doctrine
  • Income tax deductions for charitable contributions
  • Inheritance and succession
  • Legacies
  • Poor laws
  • Tax credits
  • Tax exemption
  • Tort liability of charitable organizations
  • Unrelated business income tax
  • Charity laws and legislation
  • Mort main


Fund raising:  Subjects including, but not limited to:

  • Arts fund raising
  • Bazaars (Charities)
  • Benefit performances
  • Cause-related marketing (check IUCAT)
  • Corporate sponsorship
  • Deferred giving
  • Direct-mail fund raising
  • Educational fund raising
  • Fund raisers (Persons)
  • Fund raising
  • Fund raising consultants
  • Library fund raising
  • Performing arts sponsorship
  • Proposal writing for grants
  • Proposal writing in human services
  • Proposal writing in wildlife conservation
  • Special events
  • Telephone fund raising
  • Walk-a-thons
  • Electronic fund raising
  • Endowment of research
  • Endowments
Updated Mar 29, 2016 by Fran Huehls, Philanthropic Studies Librarian