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Nonprofit Policy Forum

Editor-in-Chief: Young, Dennis R.

4 Issues per year

Open Access

    Open Access
    Online
    ISSN
    2154-3348
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    Overview

    Your benefits
    • Prominent members of the editorial board
    • International outreach of the journal
    • Original research and analyses on public policy
    • Interdisciplinary methodology
    • Versatile forum for research communication

    Aims and Scope

    Objective
    The mission of Nonprofit Policy Forum (NPF) is to serve as an international journal that publishes original research and analysis on public policy issues and the public policy process critical to the work of nonprofit organizations. NPF provides a forum and an authoritative and accessible source of information for scholars, leaders, and policy-makers worldwide. A primary goal of NPF is to provide nonprofit leaders and policy-makers with readily accessible and relevant scholarly research. In addition to being an accessible source of information, NPF creates a publishing venue for the expanding population of nonprofit-public policy scholars. Because the field of nonprofit studies is interdisciplinary in nature, the range of disciplines for both authors and readers spans a wide array of interests. Increasingly, the global community recognizes that progress in achieving goals and solving serious social and economic problems will require more than government action alone. The people employed in the sector and the millions of volunteers it mobilizes have the ability to extend the government's reach, engage grass-roots energies, build cross-sector partnerships and reinvigorate democratic governance. The intent of NPF is to help policymakers design more effective policy, stimulate greater public involvement and support, promote more favorable policies, and thereby increase the contribution that nonprofits make in addressing social, economic and environmental problems and enhancing democratic practice.

    Each issue of NPF offers five research-based articles and a special feature, alternating among book reviews, interviews, case studies, and research reports. Topics include analysis and evaluation of tax policies, reviews of regulatory policies and their impact on nonprofit organizations, national security policy and civil liberties, policy advocacy and lobbying, government funding of nonprofit organizations, the role of faith-based institutions in service delivery, church and state relations, disaster relief, the role of nonprofits in economic and community development, and alternative organizational arrangements for nonprofit and social enterprise activity. Additionally, public policy issues in specific sub-fields such as health care, social justice, the environment, education, and the arts are included. Moreover, it is important that NPF feature articles of comparative public policies affecting the nonprofit sector in different countries, and the influence of transnational NGOs on global policy issues.

    Nonprofit organizations play an increasingly critical role in the development of national economies and societies worldwide. Recently, we’ve witnessed the growing significance of nonprofit sector influence in shaping international affairs in fields as diverse as international trade and environmental conservation. Nonprofit Policy Forum (1) brings a focus to this area of knowledge, (2) gathers the growing number of new contributions in this field in one place, and (3) stimulates further research and analysis. Our hope is that through this journal an even greater number of scholars in the field are encouraged to devote their attention to the policy issues that affect nonprofit organizations. Therefore, we see NPF as an investment in knowledge building.

    Nonprofit Policy Forum is published with major support provided by the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation and the Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs at Cleveland State University. The Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, established in 1926 in Flint, Michigan, by an automotive pioneer, is a private philanthropy committed to supporting projects that promote a just, equitable and sustainable society. It supports nonprofit programs throughout the United States and, on a limited geographic basis, internationally. Grantmaking is focused in four programs: Civil Society, Environment, Flint Area and Education. In addition to Flint, offices are located in metropolitan Detroit, Johannesburg and London. With year-end assets of approximately $2.7 billion in 2015, the Foundation made 400 grants totaling more than $119 million. For more information, visit www.mott.org.

    The Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs was established at Cleveland State University in 1977, and serves as the academic home for students interested in leadership roles in the public, nonprofit, and private sectors, as well as the home for faculty who generate new knowledge that often helps shape urban policy. The Levin College is dedicated to excellence in teaching, research, and service through active engagement in improving and creating opportunities for the citizens of the Greater Cleveland region and the state of Ohio. The Levin College community—faculty, staff, and students—values creating and transmitting knowledge, intellectual freedom and debate, collaboration, diversity in all of its forms, and civic engagement that strengthens our nation’s democratic ideals. Our focus on mission and the interplay of research and practice makes us unique among our peer group.

    The Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA) is the U.S.-based, national and international association that connects scholars, teachers, and practice leaders interested in research on nonprofit organizations, voluntary action, philanthropy and civil society. Founded in 1971 as the Association of Voluntary Action Scholars, ARNOVA is a neutral, open forum committed to strengthening the research about and helping shape better practice in these realms. We bring together both theoretical and applied interests, helping scholars gain insight into the day-to-day concerns of third-sector organizations, while providing nonprofit professionals with connections to research they can use to improve the work of their organizations and the quality of life for citizens and communities. Principal activities include an annual conference, publications, electronic discussions and special interest groups. ARNOVA sponsors an annual issue of policy briefs in Nonprofit Policy Forum.

    The nonprofit Urban Institute is dedicated to elevating the debate on social and economic policy. For nearly five decades, Urban scholars have conducted research and offered evidence-based solutions that improve lives and strengthen communities across a rapidly urbanizing world. Their objective research helps expand opportunities for all, reduce hardship among the most vulnerable, and strengthen the effectiveness of the public sector.

    The Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota ranks among the country’s top 10 professional public policy and planning schools and is long noted for equipping students to play key roles in public life at the local, state, national, and global levels. Its Public and Nonprofit Leadership Center creates and nurtures excellence in public affairs management and leadership through research, teaching, professional development, and outreach, and is a vital resource for community partners.

    Topics
    • Public policies
    • NGO's
    • Social and economic problems
    • Democratic practices
    • Tax policies
    • Nonprofit organizations
    • Regulatory policies
    • National security policy
    • Civil liberties
    • Lobbying
    • The role of faith-based institutions
    • Health care
    • Social justice
    • Environment
      Education
    • Arts

    Article formats
    Book reviews, interviews, case studies, and research reports

    Information on Submission Process

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    Language:
    English
    Type of Publication:
    Journal

    Submission of Manuscripts

    Instructions for Authors

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    • Contributions submitted to this journal must be written in clear and concise English
    • Before submitting a paper please get familiar with our Publication Ethics Statement as well as Journal Policies
    • Once your article is accepted you have the option to publish it open access
    • Our repository policy allows you to distribute 30 PDF copies of your published article to colleagues (the PDF has to include the information that it is an author's copy). Please also feel free to distribute the link to the online abstract
    • If you have any general questions please visit our FAQ page for authors

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    Editorial Information

    Editor-in-Chief
    Dennis Young, Executive in Residence, Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs, Cleveland State University and Professor Emeritus, Georgia State University

    Managing Editor
    Linda Serra, Independent Consultant

    Senior Editorial Board
    The senior editorial board consists of twenty distinguished senior scholars recognized nationally and internationally as nonprofit policy experts in their disciplines. Each is associated with one of NPF’s Institutional Partners, and each has a particular specialization, such as tax policy, transnational policy issues, or arts and culture policy. Senior editors will work with the editor-in-chief and managing editor to identify, recruit, and review papers reflecting each institution’s specialization. They will also be encouraged to submit articles to the journal. Institutional Partners and their representatives are:

    Alan J. Abramson, George Mason University
    Helmut Anheier, Hertie School of Governance
    Andrea Bassi, University of Bologna
    Elizabeth T. Boris, Urban Institute
    Gemma Donnelly-Cox, Trinity College Dublin
    Philippe Eynaud, Sorbonne Graduate Business School, France
    James Ferris, University of Southern California
    Benjamin Gidron, School of Business Administration, College of Management Academic Studies, Rishon LeZion, Israel
    Virginia A. Hodgkinson, Georgetown University (retired)
    Kevin Kearns, University of Pittsburgh
    Eliza Lee, Hong Kong University
    Michael Meyer, Vienna University of Economics and Business
    Myles McGregor-Lowndes, Queensland University of Technology
    Marta Reuter, Stockholm University
    Mark Rosenman, Caring to Change
    James Allen Smith, Rockefeller Archive Center
    Melissa Stone, University of Minnesota
    Simon Teasdale, Glasgow Caledonian University, Scotland
    Isabel Vidal, University of Barcelona
    Filip Wijkstrӧm, Stockholm School of Economics
    Naoto Yamauchi, Osaka School of Public Policy
    Dennis R. Young, Cleveland State University

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