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Jason Franklin, Ph.D.

Jason Franklin served as the inaugural W.K. Kellogg Community Philanthropy Chair at the Johnson Center from 2015–2020.

During his five years at the Johnson Center, Dr. Jason Franklin engaged in research, teaching, and thought leadership to advance the field, both nationally and internationally.

The W.K. Kellogg Community Philanthropy Chair, established at the Johnson Center in 2015, was the first endowed chair in community philanthropy in the country. The Chair partners with a network of community and public foundations, collective giving groups, and national and international communities to support, research, and lift up the practice of community philanthropy.


Collective Giving Groups

Collective giving was a research focus of Dr. Franklin. He conducted much of the research included in this collection with collaborators in the Collective Giving Research Group: Jessica Bearman (Bearman Consulting), Julia L. Carboni, Ph.D. (Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University), and Angela Eikenberry, Ph.D. (School of Public Administration, University of Nebraska at Omaha).

The Foundation Review: Global Community Philanthropy

This themed issue of The Foundation Review, guest edited by Dr. Franklin, offers new insights into the growing field of global community philanthropy. Several articles look more deeply into specific nations,  and others offer more practical assessments of specific practices around the world. The issue also offers comparative assessments of giving circles as one form of community philanthropy in the U.S. and U.K., and explores approaches to community management of large-scale assets in Canada, the U.S., and Ghana.

Each of the articles, from the broad and theoretical to the specific and applied, offer compelling insights and perspective on the fast-growing and complex field of global community philanthropy.

Explore the Issue

Front cover of The Foundation Review, Vol. 9, Issue 3

Explore Resources from Dr. Jason Franklin

During his tenure at the Johnson Center, Dr. Franklin was an active writer, researcher, and presenter. Browse his articles, webinars, and reports below.