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Calls for Papers



The International Journal Of Volunteer Administration is publishing on these three very current topics for the thirty-fourth volume of 2019 :  

1. Volunteer engagement practices used in some specific fields of activities (submission deadline January 31, 2019)
2. Volunteer management practices developed in the current digital era (submission deadline May 31, 2019)
3.  Accounting and accountability practices in non profit and hybrid organizations.  (submission deadline September 30th, 2019)

Deadlines are time sensitive and full details can be found on the Call for Submissions flyer including submission guidelines. 


Call for papers for a symposium of Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly on Critical Nonprofit Studies

Guest Editors:

Tracey M. Coule, Sheffield Hallam University, UK

Jennifer Dodge, University at Albany, SUNY

Angela M. Eikenberry, University of Nebraska at Omaha


Abstract submissions due: January 31st 2019 

(Please submit extended abstracts of no more than two pages to

Full paper submissions due: July 31st 2019 


Critical scholarship within the nonprofit field has contributed to its theorization and practice in unique ways, providing theoretically informed critiques of nonprofit work, organization, and its interface with societies and social transformation. It often addresses an overarching bias that emphasizes – and sometimes unquestioningly assumes – the positive benefits of civil society and nonprofit entities by turning its gaze toward the potential for individual organizations to create or perpetuate oppression and inequity that exist in wider societies. It has drawn our attention to the way civil society, especially within certain political cultures or given political economies, can constrain emancipatory projects initiated by organizations. Critical studies have examined the specific practices, tactics and strategies that organizations and social movements engage in to create social change, both demonstrating some of the challenges of mobilizing at the grassroots for instance, but also the benefits of social ethics and related practices to creating just relationships. Others have concerned themselves with the erosion or transformation of some of the fundamental norms associated with nonprofit work and organization, questioning the politics of managerialism and proposing non-capitalist forms of organizing work and life.

Whatever the focus, a key aspect of any critical perspective is the attempt to dig beneath the surface of historically-specific, social structures (including those related to economics, politics, culture, gender, and race) in order to illuminate how they lead to oppression. Rather than viewing social structures as deterministic or inevitable, critical scholars insist on the power of personal and collective agency to transform society, work, and organization. Such perspectives seem well aligned with many of the values and practices of those nonprofit organizations formed to create social change or serve oppressed populations. Yet, recent work by the guest editors suggests that critical research in our field has become less prevalent and increasingly characterized by conservatism over time. Given the importance of theoretical and methodological diversity, NVSQ is sponsoring this symposium in the interest of supporting cutting-edge research from scholars who bring different theoretical tools and political perspectives into the field and who therefore may not immediately think of NVSQ as an outlet for their work.Diversity: The diversity of disciplines, fields, theoretical and methodological

We invite submissions of theoretical and/or empirical significance to critical nonprofits studies, which deal with any substantive topics of interest to nonprofit scholars and practitioners including but not limited to: nonprofits and civic virtue/social capital; social movements and counter movements; gender and diversity studies; global civil society; philanthropy and volunteering; nonprofits and (changing) societies; organization and management; inter and intra-organizational relations. Papers may be informed by a diversity of theoretical perspectives, including for example: critical race theory, critical management studies, critical policy studies, critical feminism, post-colonialism, poststructuralism, anarchism, radical democratic theory, queer theory, class theory, etc. The core criterion is that they exemplify (preferably multiple) core tenets of critical scholarship, namely:


1.     Challenging structures of domination through highlighting the sources, mechanisms, and effects of the various forms of contemporary, normalized domination represented by capitalism, patriarchy and so on; 

2.     Questioning the taken for granted within societies, organizations, and among management practices; 

3.     Going beyond instrumentalism by challenging the view that the value of social relations in societies and the workplace is essentially instrumental or should be geared only toward profitability; and/or  

4.     Paying attention to power and knowledge through a concern for showing that forms of knowledge, which appear to be neutral, reflect and reinforce asymmetrical relations of power. 

In faithfulness to our own and NVSQ's commitment to invest in the diversity and future of the field, we will take a developmental approach to working with scholars submitting to the symposium. Specifically, submission will involve a two-stage process of abstract submission followed by full paper submission - both of which will be subject to review and feedback to the authors by the guest editors prior to double-blind peer review. We welcome and encourage submissions from junior scholars. Final approval of all manuscripts accepted for the symposium rests with the editors-in-chief of NVSQ.


Please submit extended abstracts of no more than two pages by 31 January to













Call for Submissions
Philanthropy & Education is pleased to announce a call for submissions for the inaugural November 2016 publication. The journal is sponsored by Teachers College, Columbia University and published by Indiana University Press.
The journal’s mission is to promote scholarship and inform practice around philanthropy, which is broadly defined as including, but not limited to: fundraising, volunteerism, civic engagement, alumni relations, corporate social responsibility, prosocial behavior development, and the professionalization of the field of practice. Thus, Philanthropy & Education seeks to publish empirical and scholarly studies that are accessible to practitioners with clear implication for implementation.
The Editorial Board will welcome papers from all aspects of education (K-20+), both domestically and internationally, from a variety of disciplinary perspectives, including but not limited to: anthropology, economics, history, law, management, political science, psychology, public administration, religious studies, social work, and sociology. To further the journal's mission, Philanthropy & Education encourages submissions from scholar-practitioners, particularly those who have recently completed their dissertations.
More information about Philanthropy & Education, as well as detailed submission guidelines and instructions, can be found here: Question can be directed to:
We look forward to reviewing exciting submissions in the coming months





ISIRC 2019: Social Innovation: Local Solutions to Global Challenges


ISIRC is the world’s leading interdisciplinary social innovation research conference. The conference brings together scholars from across the globe to discuss social innovation from a variety of perspectives. ISIRC 2019 will be hosted by The Yunus Centre for Social Business and Health, Glasgow Caledonian University from Monday 2nd to Wednesday 4th September 2019. The conference will take place at 200SVS, in the heart of Glasgow City Centre.


Call for papers is now open!!!


The conference organisers invite abstracts for papers and panel proposals in the following streams:

·         Social innovation & sustainable development 

·         Social Innovation in Energy Transitions 

·         Public service provision, co-production and co-creation

·         Social innovation & health and well-being

·         Communities and resilience

·         Public policy & social innovation

·         Hybrid models

·         Novel ways of measuring social impact

·         Growing and scaling social impact

·         Social investment and social finance 

·         Social innovation education

·         Technology & social innovation

·         Critical perspectives

·         Design thinking

·         Regional and geographical aspects of social innovation

·         Ageing demographic

·         Social Innovation and Complexity 

·         Alternative economic organising for social innovation: Ecologies of context and relations 

·         Social Innovation, Employment and Migrants/Refugees and Asylum Seekers

·         Open stream

For more information about how to submit a paper or proposal and the ISIRC 2019 conference please visit our website:



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