Benefits of ISTR Membership

Join our community of scholars, researchers, and  practitioners from more than 85 countries working on issues connected to civil society, philanthropy, volunteerism, social economy, and the nonprofit sector.

See why Dipendra K C, Assistant Dean for Academic and Student Affairs at the School of Global Studies at Thammasat University in Thailand thinks you should engage with ISTR!





International Journal of Voluntary and Non-Profit Organizations.  

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.   

Log-in to the Members Only website to read the latest issue.

Free access to the following publications:




















International Conferences

Our biennial conferences present a unique opportunity for members to meet their colleagues, exchange ideas and research findings, discuss the latest developments around the world, attend professional development seminars.

14th International Conference

Montreal, Quebec, Canada July 7-10, 2020 






Interest groups structured around geography, thematic lines, or disciplines which allow members to pursue their specific Third Sector areas of interest.

Gender Research on Volunteering Law & Regulation Teaching and Learning




Searchable international membership database for members only to connect with colleagues directly

  ISTR Mailing Groups and Email Notifications

  Efficient and effective tools for our members to communicate news, views, and information to the membership.  


Book and Journal Discounts

20% discount
for new subscriptions


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. 


25% discount on all
book titles


Throughout the world, Springer provides professional communities with superior specialist information, produced by authors and colleagues across various cultures in a nurtured collegiate atmosphere.

25% on all book titles


Founded in 1984, Lynne Rienner Publishers remains a rare, independent presence in scholarly and textbook publishing. They publish in the fields of international studies and comparative politics (all world regions), US politics, military history, and sociology and criminology (with a US focus). In addition to the Lynne Rienner Publishers imprint, their publishing program includes FirstForumPress and Kumarian Press.


Print-only subscription
to the journal for US$99,
a 33% discount!

Voluntary Sector Review 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.





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