Eikenberry is David C. Scott Diamond Alumni Professor of Public Affairs in
the School of Public Administration at the University of Nebraska at Omaha,
where her research focuses on philanthropy, voluntary associations and nonprofits.
Her book Giving
Circles: Philanthropy, Voluntary Association, Democracy is available
from Indiana University Press and she tweets @aeikenberry. Pseudonyms have been
used in this piece to respect the confidentiality of interviewees.