Collaboration and partnerships are essential to the IU Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. We work with partners around the globe to improve the understanding and practice of philanthropy.
The Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA) connects scholars, teachers, and practice leaders interested in research on nonprofit organizations, voluntary action, philanthropy, and civil society.
Dedicated to connecting nonprofit boards and new leaders, boardnetUSA is the home for a national collaboration that aims to enhance nonprofit board governance.
- Indiana Campus Compact
Indiana Campus Compact (ICC) supports higher education’s efforts to develop students into well-informed, engaged citizens. It serves as a catalyst for campuses and communities to improve people’s lives through service learning and civic engagement.
- Joseph and Matthew Payton Philanthropic Studies Library
The Philanthropic Studies Library supports educational and research programs related to philanthropic studies and nonprofit management at Indiana University.
- Muslim Philanthropy Digital Library
The Muslim Philanthropy Digital Library makes available a repository of philanthropic research and knowledge from Muslim-majority countries and Muslim communities worldwide.
- The Randall L. Tobias Center on Leadership Excellence
The Tobias Center focuses on research and programs related to the study of leadership across all sectors, including nonprofit organizations. A university-wide center housed in the IU Kelley School of Business on the IUPUI campus, the center generates knowledge about leadership and disseminates that knowledge through a variety of programs.
Academic program partnerships
- National Center on Nonprofit Enterprise
The National Center on Nonprofit Enterprise (NCNE) helps nonprofit organizations make wise economic decisions. It provides information and advice on all aspects of sustainability by connecting practitioners with people who think and write about nonprofit management.
Several members of the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy faculty are either on the NCNE Research Advisory Council or part of NCNE’s research network.
- Employers and internship providers
The school’s placement record for graduates is directly linked to its strong partnerships with nonprofit organizations in central Indiana and nationally. Recent placement has included positions at Northwestern University, the North Carolina State Engineering Foundation, the International Medical Corps, the Indianapolis Civic Theatre, and United Way of Central Indiana.
- Nonprofit Academic Centers Council
Established in 1991, the Nonprofit Academic Centers Council (NACC) is dedicated to the promotion and networking of higher education academic centers and programs that provide research and education in philanthropy and the nonprofit sector.
The Fund Raising School partnerships
- Procura (Mexico)
Procura provides training to increase efficiency and effectiveness of nonprofit organizations in their mission to reduce poverty in Mexico and Latin America.
- Center for the Study of State and Society
Since its foundation, the Centro de Estudios de Estado y Sociedad (CEDES), a multidisciplinary institution, has focused on the study of social, political, and economic problems in Argentina and Latin America. Its mission is to foster research capability in the social sciences and the dissemination and application of findings. To that end, the CEDES aims to contribute to social and economic development, the strengthening of human rights and democracy, and social and gender equity.