Distribution Update

Producer Salvatore Alaimo would like to thank the following institutions for adding the documentary to their collection:

University of North Texas  – Denton, Texas

University-of-St-Thomas-logo – St. Paul, Minnesota

  • Orland Park Public Library – Orland Park, Illinois

  • Klamath County Library – Klamath Falls, Oregon


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Blog published in Alliance Magazine

Alliance Magazine cover

Alliance Magazine is a leading publication for philanthropy and social investment,  providing news and analysis of what’s happening in the sector right across the world. Read the blog in the latest issue from producer Salvatore Alaimo on the making of the documentary What is Philanthropy? here. 

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Screening at University of Pennsylvania

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The great folks at the University of Pennsylvania were kind enough to have a screening of the documentary on November 27. Producer Salvatore Alaimo participated via Skype and answered questions from the audience. Penn will continue to use the film in their academic programs.

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Documentary promoted at conference


IU Press’ Assistant Acquisitions Editor Kate Schramm (l) and  Producer Salvatore Alaimo (r)

Indiana University Press promoted What is Philanthropy? at the recent international conference of the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA)held here in Grand Rapids, Michigan (USA).  They did a great job with taking out an ad in the conference program, exhibiting at the conference and setting up several Meet the Producer events over the course of November 16-18. A total of 20 DVDs were sold.  The free, accompanying Educators Guide that is available through Indiana University ScholarWorks was displayed, and Producer Salvatore Alaimo took pleasure in greeting everyone. “It was great to have some of the conference attendees come up to me and say they already owned the film and were using it in their institutions,” said Alaimo.

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Distribution Update

What is Philanthropy? continues to expand its reach thanks to the promotional efforts of Indiana University Press and Producer Salvatore Alaimo.  Each week we’re seeing new individual and institutional sales.  The documentary is now being used by 29 universities from around the world and is also in the collections of 17 public libraries.  It is now in 25 of the 50 United States and in 5 countries.  We thank everyone for their support including the latest institutions to purchase the film:

North Park University – Chicago, Illinois
Framingham State University – Framingham, Massachusetts
Baruch College – New York, New York
University of North Carolina – Wilmington – Wilmington, North Carolina
George Mason University – Fairfax, Virginia
University of Southern Maine – Portland, Maine
San Francisco Public Library – San Francisco, California
Morse Institute Library – Natick, Massachusetts
Bozeman Public Library – Bozeman, Montana
Portsmouth Public Library – Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Howland Public Library – Beacon, New York
Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County – Rochester, New York

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Movie Babble interviews Producer

Nick Kush from Movie Babble recently interviewed Producer Salvatore Alaimo about the process of making What is Philanthropy? Nick asks thought provoking and insightful questions. You can access the interview here.

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Documentary earns a ‘B’ on Movie Babble

What is Philanthropy? was recently reviewed by Nick Kush at Movie Babble. Click here for the review which Producer Salvatore Alaimo agrees is “no nonsense” and “meant to educate as well as entertain,” as stated on the Movie Babble site. “Nick does a great job of reviewing movies and his constructive criticism is well taken. He makes a solid effort to understand the content and the context of what he is viewing. I believe producers can learn from his comments.”

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