Susan’s research focuses on public policy and regulation of philanthropy and the nonprofit sector, financing of charities and nonprofits, cross-sectoral collaboration, community foundations and place-based philanthropy.

Susan Phillips

Susan Phillips


Graduate Supervisor, Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership

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Comparative public policy for the third sector; philanthropy and nonprofits; public management


  • 2020
    Visiting Fellow Ian Potter Foundation Scholar, Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
  • 2019
    Institute of Public Administration of Canada, J. E. Hodgetts Award for Best Paper published in Canadian Public Administration in 2018 (also for Susan D. Phillips, Brian R. Little and Laura A. Goodine. 1997. Reconsidering Gender and Public Administration: Five Steps Beyond Conventional Research, Canadian Public Administration, 40 (4): 563-81.)
  • 2019
    Distinguished Research Career Recognition, Canadian Association of Programs in Public Administration (CAPPA)
  • 2016
    Distinguished Service Award for Contributions and Leadership in Research and Practice of Nonprofits and Social Economy, Canadian Association for Research in Nonprofits and Social Economy (ANSER-ARES)
  • 2016
    Associate, Centre for the Study of Philanthropy and Public Good, University of St. Andrews, Scotland
  • 2015
    Impact Award, Carleton University, for ‘outstanding contributions that entail mobilizing one’s teaching, research, and administrative skills to play a notable role in building on institutional strengths and connections to make a difference

Active Initiatives


Philanthropic Responses to COVID-19
Philanthropic Responses to COVID-19

Books & Edited Collections


Media coverage