|Benefits of ISTR Membership|
ISTR is a network of scholars, researchers, and practitioners from more than 85 countries around the globe working on civil society, philanthropy and the nonprofit sector.
PUBLICATIONS: Our interdisciplinary academic journal is Voluntas, the International Journal of Voluntary and Non-Profit Organizations. Articles introduce new topics and reviews for discussion, present theoretical and empirical work, and provide critical commentary on research and policy. A Book Reviews Section provides reviews of recent publications. All members receive Voluntas on-line and have the option of also selecting to receive a printed copy of the journal.
Our quarterly newsletter, Inside ISTR, focuses on Third Sector developments, activities, research in progress and recent publications. Members can log-in to the Members Only section of the website and read the latest issue.
ISTR's biennial conferences present a unique opportunity for members to exchange ideas and research findings about Third Sector, learn about the latest developments from around the world and, most importantly, to meet their colleagues.
Our 12th International Conference was held in Stockholm, Sweden June 28 - July 1, 2016.
In 2016, our African Regional Network met April 19-20, 2016 in Accra, Ghana
In 2015, our regional networks met at the following times and places:
BOOK and JOURNAL DISCOUNTS:
Alliance magazine is the definitive resource for all philanthropy and social investment professionals worldwide. It provides news and analysis of what's happening in this sector and is the only magazine of its kind with a global focus.
Springer Publishing offers ISTR members a 25% discount on all book titles in Springer's publication list!
Throughout the world, Springer provides professional communities with superior specialist information, produced by authors and colleagues across various cultures in a nurtured collegiate atmosphere.
Kumarian Press offers ISTR members a 20% discount on all book titles in Kumarian's publication list!
A leading publisher of international development, Kumarian's range of topics has expanded over the years to include issues of globalization, peace and conflict resolution, human rights, the environment, women and gender, NGOs and civil society, microfinance, health, and the interaction between the richer and poorer societies.
Voluntary Sector Review offers ISTR Members a print-only subscription to the journal for US$99, a 33% discount!
VSR publishes high-quality, peer-reviewed, accessible papers on third sector research, policy and practice. It is an invaluable cutting-edge resource for all those researching or working in the fast-growing voluntary, community and wider third sectors. The journal is published in association with the Voluntary Sector Studies Network (VSSN) and a print copy of the journal is a membership benefit.
Earthscan Books offers ISTR members discounts on various book titles in their publication list.
Interest groups structured around geography, thematic lines, or disciplines which allow members to pursue their specific Third Sector areas of interest.
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