It could have been me : Proximity motivates disaster giving . / Zagefka, Hanna.

In: International Journal of Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Marketing, Vol. 23, No. 1, e1587, 02.2018, p. 1-6.

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It could have been me : Proximity motivates disaster giving . / Zagefka, Hanna.

In: International Journal of Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Marketing, Vol. 23, No. 1, e1587, 02.2018, p. 1-6.

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Zagefka, H 2018, 'It could have been me: Proximity motivates disaster giving ', International Journal of Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Marketing, vol. 23, no. 1, e1587, pp. 1-6. https://doi.org/10.1002/nvsm.1587

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Zagefka, H. (2018). It could have been me: Proximity motivates disaster giving . International Journal of Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Marketing, 23(1), 1-6. [e1587]. https://doi.org/10.1002/nvsm.1587

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Zagefka H. It could have been me: Proximity motivates disaster giving . International Journal of Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Marketing. 2018 Feb;23(1):1-6. e1587. https://doi.org/10.1002/nvsm.1587

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Zagefka, Hanna. / It could have been me : Proximity motivates disaster giving . In: International Journal of Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Marketing. 2018 ; Vol. 23, No. 1. pp. 1-6.

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