After an extended period without face-to-face gatherings, the 15th research conference of the International Society for Third Sector Research (ISTR) had a celebratory air, as over 225 attendees and over 100 remote participants engaged over plenaries, paper sessions, roundtables and networking breaks. We toasted the 30th anniversary of ISTR and welcomed a robust cohort of new PhD recipients into our ranks.

While the number of papers presented was smaller than usual, the quality was high. I was particularly struck with the apparent embrace of broader definitions of philanthropy to include social enterprises, venture philanthropy and indigenous forms of giving well beyond the foundation grant-making model.

Read the full article about going beyond foundation grantmaking by Barbara Ibrahim at Alliance Magazine.