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ISTR's new research and networking forum is designed to provide an active and engaging space for our members to share new research being carried out on Covid-19 and the Third Sector. Use this space to share research ideas, identify research partners/collaborators, seek feedback and support on work-in-progress, and solicit and discuss research ideas and methods. Also use this space to publicize relevant reports, op-eds, papers, etc. you have published that might be of interest to your peers and provide links to collections of research being compiled by other organizations that represent third sector sub-fields (philanthropy, volunteerism, governance, legal studies, etc.) or global regions (Asia, LAC, Africa, Europe, etc.) to facilitate the cross-pollination of ideas. We will cross post these on our static resources page: This forum is open to all, though you must be logged in to an ISTR account to post. To post, click on "Add new post" below.


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Special Edition: Philanthropy & COVID-19

Posted By Katherine MacDonald, Tuesday, May 5, 2020
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NGOs on Coronavirus Mode: The Risks of ‘Business as Usual’

Posted By Daniel Diaz Vera, Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Hi all, even though we are sad for the cancelation of Montreal's conference, this is being an opportunity to reflect on how NGOs are coping with this pandemic in an organizational level of analysis. Here is a short note just published at E-International Relations on the risks for NGOs on adopting the approach that we can call "Business as usual".

Kind regards, 

Daniel A. Diaz, University of Manchester, 

Tags:  covid-19  NGO  nonprofit leadership 

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Moving Through Loneliness During the Pandemic

Posted By Anthony Silard, Monday, April 20, 2020

My name is Anthony Silard and I just joined ISTR. I was really excited about this summer's conference, and will maintain that enthusiasm for July 2021. I hope to meet you there! 

After over 25 years as a nonprofit Executive Director and leadership coach and educator for senior nonprofit leaders, I now also teach at California State San Bernardino and Claremont McKenna College. My research focuses on how nonprofit leaders manage their emotions. Two discrete emotions I emphasize are loneliness and secondary trauma - I have published this year on how these emotions emerge in organizations in Human Relations, Nonprofit Management and Leadership and Leadership and also recently in Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly. Please feel free to email me at if you are interested in collaborating on future research. 

Please also check out my new book, Screened In: The Art of Living Free in the Digital Age, which includes ten years of research on how technology is affecting us and our relationships. 100% of the proceeds from the book go to nonprofit education programs. Also, here's my new Psychology Today article on moving through loneliness during the pandemic. (Please send out to your students, it may be helpful for them as they try to get through this challenging time.) If you like this article and want more, you can receive the weekly articles I'm writing for free at The Art of Living Free Blog.



Tags:  emotions  nonprofit leadership  relationships  technology 

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