Research in Sports Philanthropy
RWJF 2008 Anthology Highlights the Sports Philanthropy Project
Because sports philanthropy is a still-emerging field within the larger independent sector, the Sports Philanthropy Project works with researchers, academics, and other partners to expand and improve the knowledge base of sports philanthropy professionals. We do this by supporting and encouraging research that identifies ongoing and emergent issues in the field, and by promoting the development of case studies which foster best practices and innovation. Though small, the body of research on sports philanthropy continues to grow. And it's our goal at SPP to continue to identify and incubate important research, and to make it available to you. Here, you'll find relevant research articles on important topics in the field. We hope to build our library into the most comprehensive research resource available on sports philanthropy.
Sports Philanthropy Project Helps Teams and Athletes Partner With Community Groups to Promote Health and Well-Being - this grant results report, published by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), summarizes the results and key findings from SPP's work and successes over the past ten years.
Read the report (link to report on RWJF website)
Corporate Social Responsibility and Professional Sport: A Perfect Match? For this session, part of the August 2007 Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, SPP's Executive Director Greg Johnson participated on a panel of distinguished academic researchers, to address the issue of “Doing Well by Doing Good” in professional sport, by:
Corporate Social Responsibility in Professional Sport - SPP Executive Director Greg Johnson joined a team of noted academics for this symposium during the 2007 conference of the North American Society for Sport Management, on issues related to corporate social responsibility (CSR) in professional sports, from theoretical as well as practitioner perspectives.
View PowerPoint presentations from Greg’s co-presenters:
The Pros and Cons of Financial Efficiency Standards - This brief, jointly prepared by the philanthropy centers at the Urban Institute in DC and at IndianaUniversity as part of the Nonprofit Overhead Cost Project (NOCP), discusses the pros and cons of using financial efficiency standards as a measure by which to evaluate the effectiveness of charitable organizations. The NOCP website has an wealth of additional information on on related topics, such as how to read IRS 990 forms, how well nonprofits generally perform completing them, what standards should be used to evaluate a nonprofit’s effectiveness, and more.