“Philanthropy: the use of private resources – time, treasure, talent, ties – for public purposes”

Changing Perspectives on Philanthropy

Located at the University of St Andrew’s School of Management, the Centre for the Study of Philanthropy & Public Good (CSPPG) focuses on strengthening, enhancing and challenging theory, practice and policy relating to philanthropy and its relationship to public good through scholarship, engagement and impact.

Working with relevant individual and organisational stakeholders, we provide an informed platform for the development and discussion of new ideas and thinking in the philanthropy field, act in advisory capacities, and generate awareness of issues relating to philanthropy and the public good.

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Global Perspectives on Philanthropy and Public Good Series

Lead Editors Professor Tobias Jung, Dr Shona Russell and Dr Alina Baluch, Centre for the Study of Philanthropy & Public Good, University of St Andrews, Scotland

Published by the University of Bristol’s Policy Press, the Centre’s Global Perspectives on Philanthropy and Public Good book series brings together contemporary research, thinking and knowledge on philanthropy and its relationship to public good. Taking an international and interdisciplinary focus, the Series emphasises engaged scholarship and thinking.

Please click here to access the Series’ Rationale and Guidance document. 

The Full Proposal Form in MS Word format is available here. 

If you are interested in contributing to the Series or would like to propose a volume, please contact the editors by emailing editors@philanthropy.scot

To learn more about the Series and forthcoming titles, please visit the Global Perspectives on Philanthropy and Public Good Series webpages.

Selected Publications

We are an institutional member of the key international academic networks on philanthropy and third sector research: ARNOVA (Association for Research on Nonprofits and Voluntary Action), ISTR (International Society for Third-Sector Research), and ERNOP (European Research Network on Philanthropy).