This episode is the first of what will hopefully be a regular series, in partnership with the European Research Network on Philanthropy (ERNOP), in which we discuss their quarterly Research Notes. This is a new project that will produce short, accessible summaries of recent academic research relating to philanthropy, with the aim of bringing research to a wider audience of practitioners, policymakers and others.
In this initial episode, Rhod talks briefly to Barry Hoolwerf, Executive Director of ERNOP, and Sevda Kilicalp, Head of Research & Knowledge at Philea (one of the key European philanthropy infrastructure bodies) about why and how the research note project has come about, and what some of the challenges are when it comes to bridging the gap between academia and practice in philanthropy.
There are then 3 short interviews with academics whose work is featured in the initial set of research notes, about the focus of their research, key findings and why it is relevant to practitioners:
-Giedre Lideikyte Huber, from the University of Geneva
– Elisa Ricciuti, now an independent researcher but formerly at SDA Bocconi School of Management, Milan
– Malika Ouacha, PhD candidate at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University in the Netherlands
- ERNOP’s research notes
- Background on the research note series
- ERNOP’s call for Practitioner Experts
- Reflections on the International Philanthropy Research Conference 2022 from ERNOP & Philea
- Giedre’s paper (with Marta Pittavino) “Who donates and how? New evidence on the tax incentives in the canton of Geneva, Switzerland“
- Elisa’s paper (with Francesca Calo) “Are foundations assessing their impact? Concepts, methods and barriers to social impact assessment in Italian foundations“
- Malika’s paper “Diasporic Volunteering in Cross-National Perspective: Is faith-based more effective than secular philanthropy? A case of the Netherlands and Morocco“
- Philanthropisms podcast episode with Mihaela Giurgiu.