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AREAS OF RESEARCH

Social Innovation, Philanthropy & Nonprofit Management

SP2 Centers and Faculty aim to educate individuals on the economics of giving through grantmaking strategies, identifying donors, social entrepreneurship, and the resulting social impact.

Featured Centers

Center for High Impact Philanthropy

Center for SOCIAL IMPACT STRATEGY

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FEATURED FACULTY

Femida Handy, PhD

Professor; PhD, York (Canada), 1995. Volunteering; volunteering & health; global philanthropy; corporate social responsibility; environmental habitus.

FEATURED FACULTY

Peter Frumkin, PhD

Professor; PhD, University of Chicago; Philanthropy; nonprofit management; social entrepreneurship.

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FEATURED FACULTY

Chao Guo, PhD

Professor; PhD, University of Southern California, 2003. Technology and nonprofits; representation and advocacy; collaboration within and across sectors; social entrepreneurship.

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FEATURED FACULTY

Ram Cnaan, MSW, PhD

Professor; PhD, Pittsburgh, 1981. Social work research methods; faith-based social services, social policy; volunteerism and volunteer action; prisoners’ reentry, and international social development.

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Stuart Weitzman Speaker Series in High Impact Philanthropy Presents Inaugural Event

On April 28, 2022, Penn’s School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2) is proud to present Designing a Life: Community, history, and why I give. Free and open to the Penn community, the […]

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Women’s Index Report based on CHIP’s XX Factor

On May 3, The Center for High Impact Philanthropy (CHIP) launched the Women’s Index: Developing a Tool for Aligning Financial Investments with Gender Equity. This report was created in partnership between CHIP […]

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2021 Annual Guide: High Impact Giving in the Age of COVID

COVID-19 made 2020 a year like no other. Infections and hospitalizations continue to spike. The most effective, widely implemented tool for containing the disease—social distancing—continues to leave schools struggling with […]