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Social Innovation, Philanthropy & Nonprofit Management

SP2 Centers and Faculty aim to educate individuals on the economics of giving through grantmaking strategies, identifying donors, social entrepreneurship, and the resulting social impact.

Featured Centers

Center for High Impact Philanthropy


Ram Cnaan


Ram Cnaan, MSW, PhD

Professor; PhD, Pittsburgh, 1981. Social work research methods; faith-based social services, social policy; volunteerism and volunteer action; prisoners’ reentry, and international social development.


Peter Frumkin, PhD

Professor; PhD, University of Chicago; Philanthropy; nonprofit management; social entrepreneurship.

Headshot of Dr. Chao Guo


Chao Guo, PhD

Professor; PhD, University of Southern California, 2003. Technology and nonprofits; representation and advocacy; collaboration within and across sectors; social entrepreneurship.

Femida Handy


Femida Handy, PhD

Professor; PhD, York (Canada), 1995. Volunteering; volunteering & health; global philanthropy; corporate social responsibility; environmental habitus.

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ChiaKo Hung, MA, MPA, PhD

Assistant Professor; PhD, Arizona State University. Nonprofit financial management, social entrepreneurship, philanthropy, fundraising management, collaborative governance, social equity, social impact.

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2024 toolkit shows how to practice high impact giving year-round

No matter what cause or geographic community you care about, you can find practical guidance, high-level strategies, and nonprofit examples to inform your philanthropy in the 2024 High Impact Giving Toolkit from the Center for High Impact Philanthropy at SP2.

Chao Guo

SP2’s Dr. Chao Guo elected president of Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA)

The national and international Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action has announced that SP2's Dr. Chao Guo has been elected president of the organization. Dr. Guo is faculty director of SP2's MS in Nonprofit Leadership Program.