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The World’s Third Largest Charitable Foundation—
We are pleased to announce the publication of an in-depth case study of the newest and largest foundation to emerge from the implementation of the PtP Concept, a recently discovered, but powerful, “third route” to the creation of significant, charitable endowments around the world through the capture of all or a portion of the proceeds of transactions involving the privatization of government-owned or -controlled assets.
Prepared by Johns Hopkins University Professor and PtP Project Director Dr. Lester M. Salamon with the technical assistance of Dr. Juan-Cruz Alli-Turrillas, a noted authority on Spanish foundations and Professor at Spain’s National University of Distance Education (UNED), “Spain’s ‘la Caixa” Banking Foundation: A Global PtP Model” focuses on one of the largest charitable foundations in the world, with an estimated Gross Asset Value of €25.8 billion (roughly US$29 billion) at its founding, and annual philanthropic expenditures approaching €500 million.
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We are very pleased to announce a new report on Nonprofit Paid Employment in Health Care for Indiana, 1995-2018. It is based on Quarterly Covered Employment and Wage (QCEW) reports submitted by virtually all Indiana
employers. The report compares trends in nonprofit paid employment for a particular industry (here health care, but excluding social assistance) to
A generalisable model for frame identification: towards an integrative approach
This paper presents a general model for identifying frames in texts or messages, and for delineating their characteristics and communicative structures. Integrating ideas and methods from qualitative content analysis, semantic network analysis, and thematic analysis, the model is based on an inductive approach to data condensation and abstraction; it enables the conceptualisation of issue-specific as well as generic frames. The analytic procedures entailed by the model are outlined using examples from a broader study of framing practices in charitable fundraising campaigns. Findings from the study are discussed to illustrate how the model can enhance the trustworthiness and generalisability of frame-based research. Further applications and potential limitations of the model are also discussed.
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Volunteering in France
In France, empirical data on volunteering from national surveys of individuals are scarce. To make up for this lack of data, a survey was designed by the Centre de recherche sur les associations and it was carried out in June 2017 by the polling company CSA. The investigations conducted on the basis of this survey provide detailed information on French volunteering carried out in organizations. For example, among the population aged 18 and over, the estimated rate of participation in formal voluntary work (taking all fields of activity into account) is 43%. The highest participation rate among the various fields of activity is observed in the field of the defence of rights, causes and interests. It precedes the field of social, humanitarian and charitable action, which is followed in declining order by leisure activities, sports and arts and culture.
If the standard full-time equivalent job (FTE) is taken as the unit of measurement, then on the basis of an annual working time of 1,645 hours for an FTE, the total volume of voluntary work in 2017 is estimated to be between 1,320,000 and 1,460,000 FTEs. However, this volume is concentrated among a minority of volunteers. Only one third of volunteers account for more than 80% of the volume of voluntary work. A comparison with the results from a previous survey conducted in 2002 by INSEE, the French national statistical service, suggests that participation in voluntary work has increased in France over the past two decades.
The main results are available online: https://fonda.asso.fr/system/files/fichiers/Voluntary%20work%20in%20France%20in%202017.pdf
Presseinformation Neuerscheinung :
Religious Communities and Civil Society in Europe Volume II
373 Seiten (in englischer Sprache)
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Co-responsibility in building the public good in Latin America and the Caribbean
Compiled by Daniel Barragán, Anabel Cruz & Susan Appe
Building on our last special issue on the third sector and third sector organizations in Gobernar: The Journal of Latin American Public Policy and Governance (volume 2, Issue 3; Appe, Barragán & Cruz, 2018) we present a new collection of articles, most of which were presented at the 12th International Society for Third-Sector Research’s Conference for Latin America and the Caribbean held in Medellin, Colombia in July 2019. The special issue is a reaction to the current situation in Latin America. The region as a whole has gone through a series of important changes in political, social, economic, cultural, and environmental dimensions. The field of third sector studies and governance more generally has a role in producing knowledge about these changes. The questions that emerge generate discussion about of the role of all sectors in the conceptualization and achievement of the public good. The overarching question that drives this special issue is: How does co-responsibility in building and working towards the public good happen in the region?
For open access to the special issue and all of its contributions, see: https://orb.binghamton.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1077&context=gobernar
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New publication- Philanthropy Networks: Creating value, Voice and Collective Impact
Philanthropy networks, their leaders, members and funders alike, are looking to build a future in which these core elements are reflected in their work. How can networks define and realize new value propositions and amplify voice in a way that is responsive to members yet also shapes the field? What role can tech and data solutions play in enhancing value? What strategies in advocacy and thought leadership can elevate the voice and visibility of the sector? How can philanthropy support networks go beyond focusing solely on organizational impact to creating more collective impact across the sector?
2019 ANNUAL REVIEW OF SOUTH AFRICAN PHILANTHROPY
Perspectives and Stories from the Region
Raising awareness of the work of independent philanthropy in South Africa
There has been growth in the number of community foundations with a local
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Krystian Seibert, Centre for Social Impact at Swinburne University
In this article, I argue that scrutiny of philanthropy is a good thing and call for foundations to provide arms length investment in a new body to facilitate more of it. Scrutiny should be welcomed rather than resisted. Drawing on a newly published article for the academic journal Third Sector Review, I set out the need and logic for such scrutiny.
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Eva More-Hollerweger, Flavia-Elvira Bogorin, Julia Litofcenko, Michael Meyer just edited this publication on civil society organizations in Central and Eastern Europe. Maybe one of them would be a good faculty liaison for the region? http://www.erstestiftung.org/en/publication/civil-society-in-central-and-eastern-europe-monitoring-2019
The USC Center on Philanthropy & Public Policy: New Center Case Study on The Role of Philanthropic Leadership in Scaling Resources to Address Homelessness
The USC Center on Philanthropy & Public Policy (The Center) has released Scaling Up: How Philanthropy Helped Unlock $4.7 Billion to Tackle Homelessness in Los Angeles, a case study examining how philanthropic leadership has positioned Los Angeles to better grapple with the enduring challenge of homelessness. The case documents philanthropy’s role in building a field that could respond to a mounting homelessness crisis and a platform for collaborative action that led two voter-approved ballot measures in 2016 and 2017.
The study, available on The Center’s website, was underwritten by the Irene Hirano Inouye Philanthropic Leadership Fund, which elevates and amplifies the role of philanthropic leadership for strategies that scale impact and governance practices that encourage shared governance between foundation boards and CEOs.
First Volume on Religious Communities and Civil Society in Europe
Religious Communities and Civil Society in Europe: Analysis and Perspectives
The seemingly vitalizing impact of religiosity on civil society is a research topic that has been extensively looked into, not only in the USA, but increasingly also in a European context. What is missing is an evaluation of the role of institutionalized religious communities, and of circumstances that facilitate or impede their status as civil society organisations. This anthology in two volumes aims at closing this gap by providing case studies regarding political, legal and historical aspects in various European countries.
Vol. I provides an introduction and looks at cases in Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, Sweden, and Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as chapters on legal issues and data, and comprehensive bibliography.
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Publication Opportunity for High-Impact Practices in Undergraduate Philanthropic and Nonprofit Studies
Please consider this special publication opportunity for the Journal of Nonprofit Education and Leadership's themed issue on High-Impact Practices in Undergraduate Philanthropic and Nonprofit Studies. The deadline for submission is August 31, 2019.
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To submit, you should set up an account on the JNEL website (if you've published in the journal before, you already have an account), choose the author role, and then upload your submission for the specific link to the themed issue on high-impact practices. Submission instructions can be found here: https://js.sagamorepub.com/jnel/about/submissions#authorGuidelines
New from Oxford University Press
By China Brotsky, Sarah M. Eisinger, and Diane Vinokur-Kaplan
The decline and growth of the economy over the past decade has changed the real estate landscape for nonprofit organizations. Fortunately, nonprofits are nothing if not adaptable. Shared Space and the New Nonprofit Workplace presents a comprehensive overview of shared spaces as an innovative model and effective long-term solution for nonprofit organizations’ need for stable and affordable office and program space. The book provides a clear roadmap for addressing this pressing problem and includes dozens of stories from the field profiling organizations that have successfully adopted this new model of work.
· Explores the roles government and philanthropy can play in the creation of nonprofit real-estate collaboratives. Shows how shared spaces can be customized to organizations of all sizes and types in varying locales. Features step-by-step guidance on creating a nonprofit center.
I hope you will share this new book with your friends, colleagues, and organizational members. Please do not hesitate to contact me about reviewing a copy for organizational publications, interviewing the authors, or bulk purchase discounts.
Paperback | 9780190940461 | 472 pgs. | May 2019 | $60.00
ICNL Releases Report on Restrictions on Higher Education: “Closing Academic Space: Repressive State Practices in Legislative, Regulatory and Other Restrictions on Higher Education Institutions.”