Call for Papers: 14th Australian and New Zealand Third Sector Research Conference 2018

Enabling Positive Impact: Philanthropy, Accountability and Governance in the Third Sector

Picture1Call for Papers
14th Australian and New Zealand Third Sector Research Conference 2018
Thursday 29 & Friday 30 November 2018
Location: University of Notre Dame Australia, School of Business, Sydney NSW Australia

Enabling Positive Impact: Philanthropy, Accountability and Governance in the Third Sector

ANZTSR invites you to submit papers, panels and workshops proposals to the 14th ANZTSR 2018 conference. We welcome submissions from academics, researchers, practitioners, activists and policy-makers.

Conference themeEnabling Positive Impact: Philanthropy, Accountability and Good Governance in the Third Sector.

The Third Sector is crucial to creating and maintaining a healthy and vibrant society. The Third Sector provides a critical foundation for holding governments accountable, ensuring good governance, promoting human rights, including economic, social and cultural rights and giving voice to the disadvantaged. However, to do this successfully it needs to be able to resource and measure its impact, and this is to be the key focus of our conference. 

ANZTSR is inspired by the strength, courage, and innovation shown by the Third Sector and celebrate its roots in social movements that have radically improved the lives of generations. Now it faces challenges where some governments seek to undermine solidarity and reduce the Third Sector to the role of a government agent as a service deliver. In solidarity, we celebrate the Third Sector identity as a strong and independent force that continues to fight for social justice.

The audience for the 2018 conference will be academics, researchers, practitioners, activists, policy-makers and those that work for, or in the social economy in Australia, New Zealand and overseas with a shared interest in non-profit organisations, communities, Indigenous organisations, volunteering and philanthropy.

Abstracts’ word limit: 250 words.

Please indicate one of the following streams for your paper:

Philanthropy and the culture of giving

Social enterprise and social impact

Third sector /state relationships

Activism, social movements and social change

Management and accountability of third sector organisations

The third sector and sustainable communities


The third sector and diversity


Deadline for proposals: 15 September 2018.

Notification of acceptance by 15 October 2018

Please send your abstracts to the Conference Organising Committee email:

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