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Author Discussion with Allison Schnable Amateurs Without Borders
Start Date: 12/3/2021Start Time: 12:30 PM
End Date: 12/3/2021End Time: 1:30 PM
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Center for Non-Profit Strategy and Management

Author Discussion with Allison Schnable

Amateurs Without Borders

Join us!

Friday, December 3, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

on Zoom

Amateurs Without Borders examines the rise of new actors in the international development world: volunteer-driven grassroots international nongovernmental organizations. These small aid organizations, now ten thousand strong, sidestep the world of professionalized development aid by launching projects built around personal relationships and the skills of volunteers. This book draws on fieldwork in the United States and Africa, web data, and IRS records to offer the first large-scale systematic study of these groups. Amateurs without Borders investigates the aspirations and limits of personal compassion on a global scale.

Allison Schnable is Assistant Professor in the O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University. Allison Schnable joined the O'Neill School as an assistant professor in 2015. Her research explores how people use nonprofit organizations to create solidarity in a globalizing world. Her book, Amateurs without Borders (University of California Press, 2021), examines the possibilities and limits of a new movement in international development: small-scale, volunteer-driven international NGOs. She is also co-PI of the NGO Knowledge Collective, a project to synthesize academic research on NGOs.



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Name: George Mitchell
  • Center for Nonprofit Strategy and Management
  • Marxe School of Public and International Affairs

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