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.
Center for High Impact Philanthropy
Center for SOCIAL IMPACT STRATEGY
Femida Handy, PhD
Professor; PhD, York (Canada), 1995. Volunteering; volunteering & health; global philanthropy; corporate social responsibility; environmental habitus.
Peter Frumkin, PhD
Professor; PhD, University of Chicago; Philanthropy; nonprofit management; social entrepreneurship.
Chao Guo, PhD
Professor; PhD, University of Southern California, 2003. Technology and nonprofits; representation and advocacy; collaboration within and across sectors; social entrepreneurship.
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.
Gifts & Giving
CHIP’s 2023 High Impact Giving Toolkit supports a more secure future for all
Three years into the COVID-19 pandemic, some people have returned to a sense of stability, but many face tremendous uncertainty about the future. For individual donors and professional grantmakers wondering […]
Faculty & Research
National conferences highlight SP2 faculty and researchers
A national curricular guide, award-winning publications, and data-driven policy approaches were among the contributions of faculty and researchers from Penn’s School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2) at national professional […]
Faculty & Research
SP2’s Center for High Impact Philanthropy highlights the benefits of gender diversity in financial decision making
How can organizations and teams make better investments? By ensuring that gender diversity puts women at the center of financial decision making, according to Patience Marime-Ball, founder and CEO of […]