ARNOVA 2012 Conference

The Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA), a national and international association of scholars, teachers, and practice leaders interested in research on nonprofit organizations, voluntary action, philanthropy and civil society, held its annual conference in Indianapolis from November 15-17. The theme of the conference – Re-examining Philanthropy: Exploring Root Concepts for our Field(s) – was intended to spur a discussion on “What is philanthropy, and how do we develop and encourage a broad and diverse approach to understanding philanthropy in theory and in practice?”

Professor Georgette Dumont summarized two sessions on her blog Gette in Jax, which includes the PowerPoint of her presentation on Transparency or Accountability? The Purpose of Online Technologies for Nonprofits.

Professor Debra Beck (aka @npmaven)  posted a Prezi of her presentation on Building an Engaged Community in the Online Classroom and a handout to accompany the presentation. Debra also made available a list of her tweets here.

Winner of the 2012 ARNOVA Outstanding Book in Nonprofit and Voluntary Action Research Award: Democracy in the Making: How Activist Groups Form by Kathleen M. Blee.

Winner of the Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly (NVSQ) Best Paper Award: Culture as Structure in Emerging Civic Organizations in Russia by Sarah Busse Spencer.

You can find the full Twitter stream of #ARNOVA12 here.