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Master of Nonprofit Administration (MNA)


This study described perceptions of 26 stakeholders in the field of international philanthropy regarding barriers to international giving. It further investigated the role of private foundations in international assistance and the types of organizations promoting international philanthropy and helping foundations overcome these barriers.

The study found that there were psychosocial barriers facing foundations not engaged in international philanthropy, practical barriers that inhibit international grantmaking, and strategic and psychosocial barriers to effective international philanthropy by foundations already engaged in it. Of those, the psychosocial barriers were most significant in hampering the growth of international philanthropy. There was no significant difference in the answers provided by different types of stakeholders. lV