ARNOVA: The Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action is a community of people dedicated to fostering through research the creation, application and dissemination of knowledge on voluntary action, nonprofit organizations and philanthropy.
ARVAC: Association for Research in the Voluntary and Community Sector is a membership organisation and acts as a resource for people interested in research in or on community organisations.
CPHSJ: Centre for the Study of Philanthropy, Humanitarianism and Social Justice is committed to understanding the contributions of philanthropy, charity and humanitarianism to the development of humane forms of society.
ESRC: The Economic and Social Research Council funds research and training in social and economic issues.
ERNOP:More than 40 researchers in 15 European countries join in ERNOP's mission statement to advance, coordinate and promote excellence in philanthropic research in Europe.
Giving USA: Giving USA’s mission is to advance research, education and public understanding of philanthropy.
ISTR: International Society for Third Sector Research is a major international association promoting research and education in the fields of philanthropy, civil society and the nonprofit sector.
NACC: The Nonprofit Academic Centers Council is a membership association comprised of academic centers or programs at accredited colleges and universities that focus on the study of nonprofit organizations
VSSN: Voluntary Sector Studies Network functions to promote the advancement of knowledge about, and understanding of, organisations between the market and the state.