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Nonprofit and social enterprise


The research in this area is at the cutting edge of the problems that face society today. How do organisations address sustainability, not only for themselves, but also for society?

Research programs

Business School research

Find out more about joining us as a research student or acadamic:


Research excellence

ERA (Excellence in Research for Australia) 2012 score:

  • 3 (at world standard).

ERA (Excellence in Research for Australia) evaluates the quality of research undertaken in Australian universities against national and international benchmarks.

Publications and resources

Our research is widely published in books and leading journals.

We also host extensive resources, including statistics on giving by postcode and the Developing your Business tools.

Publications and resources


International linkages

  • Centre of Philanthropy, Indiana University

Significant corporate partnerships

  • Perpetual Trustees
  • Mission Australia

Cross-disciplinary engagement

  • QUT Faculty of Law


Our research makes a significant difference for communities by helping not for profit organisations run more efficiently and successfully.

Standard chart of accounts

We created a National Standard Chart of Accounts for not for profit organisations which has been adopted by all state and territory governments. We culled 90% of terms and definitions and save Australia's 600,000 community organisations and schools millions of dollars each year.

"The Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies… is perhaps the best example I have found of practising engaged scholarship in the world." - Professor Andy Van de Ven, Vernon H Heath Professor of Organizational Innovation and Change, University of Minnesota.

Research degree enquiries

QUT Business School research office

Research enquiries

Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies

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