About this Research Theme
Philanthropy – the use of private resources for public purposes – is an important complement to the work of governments and an essential means of building inclusive, resilient communities. Nonprofits provide a wide range of services that our society depends upon; they enable citizens, as volunteers and members, to engage with each other; and they serve as advocates for social change. Research in this area focuses on the effective management of philanthropic and non-profit organizations.
Comparative and global environmental politics and policy; international political economy; transnational private governance and private regulation; corporate social responsibility; climate change; natural resource governance
Nonprofit finance and financial management; governance and leadership; and strategic management
Comparative public policy for the third sector; philanthropy and nonprofits; public management
Monday, July 17, 2023
Susan Phillips’ recent publication is first book on Disaster Philanthropy
The first book on philanthropy in disaster contexts, "Philanthropic Response to Disasters: Gifts, Givers and Consequences" is co-edited by SPPA Professor Susan Phillips,...
Wednesday, May 31, 2023
Evaluating the roles and reach of philanthropic foundations in sustainability efforts for tuna
SPPA Post Doctoral Fellow Laurenne Schiller and Professor Graeme Auld along with co-authors Megan Bailey, Hekia Bodwitch and Hussain Sinan...
Wednesday, March 8, 2023
Under the influence: The celebrity factor in policy capture
By Christopher Dougherty and Susan Phillips Celebrity is a form of policy influence that can occur under distinctive circumstances. This paper draws on the regulatory/policy capture...
Wednesday, January 25, 2023
Susan Phillips and Paloma Raggo: ‘Era of uncertainty’: How leaders in Canada’s non-profit sector are preparing for 2023
‘Era of uncertainty’: How leaders in Canada’s non-profit sector are preparing for 2023 Polarization,...