Resources

Altruism and Social Solidarity” section-in-formation at the American Sociological Association – a website for this section-in-formation which includes downloadable PDFs of articles and resources, including sample teaching syllabi and available archives for study

ARNOVA Listserve – an open international electronic forum for anyone engaged with or interested in nonprofit organizations, voluntary action or philanthropy. The list enables rapid sharing of concerns, interests, problems and solutions among interested researchers, teachers, practitioners and students.

Association for Community Organization & Social Administration – a membership organization for community organizers, activists, nonprofit administrators, community builders, policy practitioners, students and educators.

The Association for Research in the Voluntary and Community Sector (ARVAC) – a United Kingdom-based membership organization on voluntary and community organisations.

The Citizen’s Handbook – a resource to encourage the emergence of more active citizens – people motivated by an interest in public issues, and a desire to make a difference beyond their own private lives.

Collective Self Blog – a blog about self-organizing work groups within organizations.

COMM-ORG: The On-Line Conference on Community Organizing – includes archives of listserv, papers, and syllabi concerning community organizing.

The Deliberative Democracy Consortium – brings together practitioners and researchers to support and foster the movement to promote and institutionalize deliberative democracy at all levels of governance in the United States and around the world.

EGOS – European Group for Organizational Studies, “a scholarly association which aims to further the theoretical and/or empirical advancement of knowledge about organizations, organizing and the contexts in which organizations operate.”

Faith & Organizations Project – provides communities, organizations and policy makers with concrete information and targeted materials to address religious aspects of the relationship between founding communities and their organizations and effective best practices are key concerns for faith based organizations and the religions that created them.

Interface – an open-access, multilingual journal dedicated to social movements research by and for activists and university researchers.

Leadership Dialogues – An online library of video interviews that provide current and future leaders with essential leadership wisdom in topics such as diversity, accountability, courage, entrepreneurship, and growth, that will help build effective social sector organizations.

orgtheory blog – a blog by several organizational researchers, including guest bloggers.  Posts include the nuts and blots of conducting research to publications of interest.

Social Movements & Culture – provides a space for the study of social movements in the US, including those movements as linked to transnational and global movements

Third Sector Network – a blog by PhD students at several universities, under the auspice of the RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service

Urban Orgs – an informal network of scholars independently doing research on formal organizations and inequality in urban contexts. Topics include gentrification, immigration, amenities, well-being, social networks, nonprofit organizations, social capital, organizational density, politics, crime and punishment, housing, community building organizations, and governance.

Voluntary Sector Studies Network – a United Kingdom-based organization devoted to educating the general public about research in the voluntary sector.

[Updated July 23, 2010]

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