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The Center for Civil Society Studies

The Center for Civil Society Studies

Sivil Toplum Geliştirme Merkezi Association of Fundraising Professionals - AFP Institute of Social and Economic Research CINEFOGO Welcome to CEGA Projects Social Economy & Sustainability Research Network The SESRN is a team of community and university-based people who collaborated to do research on the social economy, focusing primarily on Atlantic Canada. Students contributed extensively too, as research assistants and through their own thesis research. To find out more about our team and our network, visit About Us. From September 2005 to June 2011, the SESRN conducted and disseminated research that reflected the interests and concerns of community partners in the social economy. The theory and practice of the social economy in Atlantic Canada; Internal bridging, bonding, and capacity building within the Social Economy and the academy; The use of the term “social economy” as a policy-relevant framing concept in the region; Linking Atlantic partners (community and university-based) with others in Canada & the world On this site, look for photos, power point presentations, discussion of individual topics, audio and video files and much more! Return to Top

Center for nonprofit sector research About Centre for Nonprofit Sector Research The Centre for Nonprofit Sector Research (in Czech: Centrum pro výzkum neziskového sektoru, or CVNS) is a research institute of Masaryk University, based in its Faculty of Economics and Administration. Its economists, historians, lawyers, sociologists and political scientists research the current state of the Czech nonprofit sector and civil society and study their development from the perspectives of their academic disciplines and in cross-disciplinary and cross-national contexts. The Centre conducts both basic and applied research, as well as offering an education programme to graduate and postgraduate students. History The CVNS started work in October 2003. TheNonProfitTimes TSRC - Third Sector Research Centre The Third Sector Research Centre works to enhance knowledge through independent and critical research. In collaboration with practitioners, policy makers, and other academics, we explore the key issues affecting charities and voluntary organisations, community groups, social enterprises, cooperatives and mutuals. News The future of TSRC TSRC's bid to renew our core funding from the ESRC Large Centres and Grants competition has been unsuccessful. Read more... Spotlight Unfolding tales of voluntary action What is the full story of third sector activity in communities struggling to manage tough economic and social challenges? This new monthly series will explore these issues and more, from the unique vantage point of TSRC's 'Real Times' project.

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NCVO UK Civil Society Almanac | Your source for up-to-date statistics on the Voluntary Sector and Civil Society in the UK Three Stones Consulting, LLC |  Clients & Partners ”Jessica did a wonderful job working with our group! She was upbeat and energetic and her presentation was clear, concise and on target. She was able to keep things moving forward even when questions not relevant to the retreat were posed. We highly recommend Jessica for her knowledge, professionalism and extensive experience in the fundraising field.” - Linda Sharlow, Executive Director, Hospice Foundation of Jefferson County "Over the past two years that I've known Jessica both as a friend and a colleague, I am constantly astonished by her honesty, knowledge, enthusiasm, and overwhelming desire to help. From strategizing for our businesses, to her methods and approaches to helping her clients succeed with their philanthropic and fundraising goals, she embodies all of the skills and qualities you want in a person supporting you to grow and sustain a business or non profit. “We highly recommend Jessica for her flexibility and great knowledge base.