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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.



   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



 Regional Conferences

Latin America and the Caribbean


Conference:3-5 July 2019 Conference:15-16 July 2019
PhD Seminar:2-3 July 2019 PhD Seminar:13-14 July 2019 PhD Seminar:13-14 May 2019
Medellín, Colombia Bangkok, Thailand

Johannesburg, South Africa





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



                                         MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY

  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.


20% on all book titles


Kumarian Press 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. 


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.


Discounts on various
book titles in their
publication list

Earthscan Books: One of the leading publishers on sustainable development and technology for academia, Earthscan publishes original, reliable and significant works that help to foster the conditions for genuine sustainability via the analysis of current issues and the tools for resolving them.



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