Fundraising Efficiency of Non-Profit Religious Organizations in Thailand

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Natchanon Phairoon


Non-profit organizations play important role in social welfare. Especially for non-profit religious organizations in Thailand, they are directly to Thai people at many levels ranging from personal, community and society. As a result, Thai communities fully support them by donation or merit. This study examines the fundraising efficiency for religious organizations in Thailand through individual donations. We measure fundraising efficiency using translog stochastic frontier analysis model. The study found that fundraising efficiency for religious organizations from individual donations was relatively low. It was also found that donors would consider the quality and corporate image of the organization before making a donation. In addition, the results show that government grants have a negative impact on fundraising efficiency (crowding-out effect). On the other hand, the use of information and communication technology improves fundraising efficiency and leads to increasing individual.

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Natchanon Phairoon

Graduate Student in Master of Economics Program (Business Economics), Graduated School of Development Economics, National Institute of Development Administration Serithai Road, Klong-Chan, Bangkapi, Bangkok 10240, Thailand


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