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Research Notes

The ERNOP Research Notes for Philanthropy Practitioners are easy-to-read, nicely edited and visualised two-pagers that include a summary and interpretation of academic articles published by ERNOP members in the past and to be published articles of the future. Research Notes focus on practical implications of academic publications.

Most academic research on philanthropy is underutilised, while on the other hand, there is a need for practitioners to learn from academics. Given limited resources within the academic and philanthropy community, academic insights should be used as much as possible. However, practitioners rarely have time and access to the work published in academic journals. Besides, not all content of academic papers is relevant for practitioners. At the same time, academics often do not have time and/or skills to make their work accessible for practitioners and, what’s more, they get little rewards for doing so as the number of individual publications is often too limited to build a constituency. Therefore the European Research Network On Philanthropy (ERNOP) –  the academic network of philanthropy researchers in Europe – invests in the ERNOP Research Notes.

Overview of the research notes

Notes will be published quarterly. Click here for an overview of the latest issue of the ERNOP Research Notes.

Call for practitioner experts

Key to the success of this initiative is the participation and contribution of ‘practitioner experts‘. Practitioner experts will translate academic work on philanthropy into research notes in close collaboration with the authors of the original work. To read the full call for practitioner experts, click here.

To sign up as a practitioner expert, click here.

For specifics on the publication process, click here.

For specifics on the conditions, click here.

The research notes are developed with the support of the European Fundraising Association (EFA), Philanthropy Europe Association (Philea), the Centre for European Volunteering (CEV) and the European Venture Philanthropy Association  (EVPA)