Curriculum Vitae

Updated November 28, 2022

EDUCATION

In progressPhD in Public Policy.
School of Public Policy and Administration.
Carleton University, Ottawa, ON.
Dissertation (in progress): To what extent is the Canadian charitable sector a politically expressive sector?
Committee: Susan Phillips (chair), Nathan Grasse, and Bill Cross.
2019Master of Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership.
School of Public Policy and Administration.
Carleton University, Ottawa, ON.
2014Bachelor of Applied Nonprofit Studies.
Bissett School of Business.
Mount Royal University, Calgary, AB.


PUBLICATIONS

Journal Articles

2022Dougherty, C.N. Schmidt, K. and Mahon, C. Donor responses to out-group beneficiary profiles in direct mail fundraising: A Canadian case study. Journal of Nonprofit & Public Sector Marketing.
DOI: 10.1080/10495142.2022.2133061
2021Dougherty, C.N. Leading and lagging indicators in fundraising management: A Canadian case study. Journal of Philanthropy and Marketing, 27 (2), e1721.
DOI: 10.1002/nvsm.1721
2019Dougherty, C.N. Trust and transparency: Accreditation and impact reporting by Canadian charities. Canadian Journal of Nonprofit and Social Economy Research, 10 (1), 6-25.
DOI: 10.22230/cjnser.2019v10n1a273

Book Chapters in Edited Volumes


2021Phillips, S.D., Dougherty, C.N. and Barr, C. The fine balance of nonprofit sector self-regulation: Assessing Canada's standards program in Phillips, S.D. and Wyatt, B. (eds.) Intersections and Innovations: Change for Canada’s Voluntary and Nonprofit Sector. Muttart Foundation: Edmonton, AB. 
URL: https://www.muttart.org/intersections

Manuscripts in Preparation

Revisions submitted for review (round 2)Dougherty, C.N. and Phillips, S.D. Under the influence: The celebrity factor in policy capture [Journal Article].

Other Publications (non-peer reviewed)

2022Phillips, S.D., Dougherty, C.N., and Van Hofwegen, H. Conversations on Policy Leadership for Canada's Charitable & Nonprofit Sector: Interview Results [Discussion Paper]. Muttart Foundation: Edmonton, AB.
URL: https://carleton.ca/panl/wp-content/uploads/Conversations-on-Policy-Leadership-for-Canadas-Charitable-and-Nonprofit-Sector-Interview-Results-by-Susan-Phillips-Christopher-Dougherty-and-Hannah-Van-Hofwegen.pdf 
2021Phillips, S.D., Conway, M., and Dougherty, C.N. Enhancing Policy Leadership for Canada’s Charitable & Nonprofit Sector: A Conversation Starter [Discussion Paper]. Muttart Foundation: Edmonton, AB.
URL: https://carleton.ca/panl/wp-content/uploads/Enhancing-policy-leadership-for-Canadas-charitable-and-nonprofit-sector-A-conversation-starter-Nov.-2021.pdf 
2020Dougherty, C.N. and Keshavjee, F. Looking Ahead: STARS Environmental Scan [Report]. STARS: Calgary, AB.
2019Dougherty, C.N., Grasse, N., Phillips, S.D., and Brown, W.A. Imagine Canada Standards Program – Exploratory Analysis and Mapping [Report]. Imagine Canada: Toronto, ON.
2019Dougherty, C.N. Leading and Lagging Indicators for STARS’ Fundraising Program [Report]. STARS Foundation: Calgary, AB.
2018Dougherty, C.N. and Ethier, K. Towards Healing: A report to support the Ottawa Community Foundation in acting on the Philanthropic Community’s Declaration of Action and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s 94 Calls to Action [Report]. Ottawa Community Foundation: Ottawa, ON.
[archived version edited for public circulation available]
2012Dougherty, C.N. Scouter Support Playbook. Scouts Canada: Ottawa, ON.
[archived version available]

Data Sets

2021Dougherty, C.N. and Phillips, S.D. WE Charity and the Canada Student Service Grant: CSSG Timeline, Scholars Portal Dataverse, V1.
DOI: 10.5683/SP3/WBE7RR


AWARDS AND HONOURS

2022Congress Graduate Merit Award.
Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences.
$500.
2022C. Lloyd Stanford Graduate Award.
Carleton University, Ottawa, ON.
$1000.
2020Doctoral Fellowship.
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC).
$80,000 over 4 years.
2020Ontario Graduate Scholarship.
Carleton University, Ottawa, ON.
$15,0000 [Declined].
2020Departmental Scholarships.
Carleton University, Ottawa, ON.
$28,000 over 4 years.
2020Domestic Entrance Doctoral Scholarship.
Carleton University, Ottawa, ON.
$3000.
2019Nu Lambda Mu International Honor Society - Graduate Level.
Nonprofit Academic Centres Council.
2019Dr. Tessa Hebb Graduate Award in Social Innovation.
Carleton University, Ottawa, ON.
$4110.
2017TD Bursary in Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership.
Carleton University, Ottawa, ON.
$1400.


INVITED TALKS

2022-04-25Invited Speaker. Celebrating National Volunteer Week 2022. Horizontal Policy Unit, Income and Social Security Branch, Employment and Social Development Canada, Government of Canada. Ottawa, ON.


CONFERENCE ACTIVITY

Academic Presentations

2022Dougherty, C.N. , Grasse, N., and Ward, K. The political activities of Canadian charities 2000 to 2017.
15th International ISTR Conference, Montreal, QC.
2022Phillips, S.D., Williamson, A., Grasse, N., Dougherty, C.N., and Conway, M.  The practice of place in philanthropy: Grantmaking by private foundations in Canada and Australia
15th International ISTR Conference, Montreal, QC.
2022Dougherty, C.N., Grasse, N., and Searing, E.  Fundraising expenses: Exploring the effects of systematic expense under-reporting and market competition on Canadian university fundraising programs.
2022 ANSER-ARES Annual Conference.
[Online due to COVID-19]
2022Dougherty, C.N. Factors contributing to Canadian university fundraising revenue.
Emerging Perspectives: FPA Graduate Conference.
[Online due to COVID-19]
2021Phillips, S.D., Grasse, N., Barr, C., and Dougherty, C.N. Nonprofit certification in Canada: Re-assessment and fine tuning of the Standards Program.
14th International ISTR Conference.
[Online due to COVID-19]
2021Phillips, S.D., Grasse, N., Lecy, J., Carboni, J., Khoverenkov, I., and Dougherty, C.N. Sustainability at its core? The effects of long term operational funding on Canadian charities.
14th International ISTR Conference.
[Online due to COVID-19]
2021Dougherty, C.N. and Phillips, S.D. The improbable dual capture of policy design and implementation: How a celebrity charity captured the Canada Student Service Grant.
5th International Conference on Public Policy, Barcelona, Spain.
[Online due to COVID-19]
2021Dougherty, C.N. and Phillips, S.D. Divided WE fall: Policy capture and failure of the Canada Student Service Grant during COVID-19.
2021 ANSER-ARES Annual Conference, Edmonton, AB.
[Online due to COVID-19]
2020Dougherty, C.N. Leading and lagging indicators in Canadian fundraising: A case study.
2020 ANSER-ARES Annual Conference, London, ON.
[Online due to COVID-19]
2020Grasse, N., Dougherty, C.N., Searing, E., and Lam, M.  Fundraising efforts, crowding, and efficiency in Canadian donor markets.
2020 West Coast Nonprofit Data Conference, Austin, TX.
[Cancelled due to COVID-19]
2019Grasse, N. and Dougherty, C.N. Fundraising efforts, crowding, and efficiency in Canadian donor markets.
2019 ARNOVA Conference, San Diego, CA.
2019Phillips, S.D., Grasse, N., Lecy, J., Carboni, J., Khoverenkov, I., and Dougherty, C.N. The hard core: Testing the effects of long term operational funding on nonprofits.
2019 ARNOVA Conference, San Diego, CA.
2019Dougherty, C.N., Schmidt, K., and Mahon, C. Donor responses to out-group beneficiary profiles in direct mail solicitations over time: A case study. 
2019 ANSER-ARES Annual Conference, Vancouver, BC.
2019Schmidt, K. and Dougherty, C.N. Evaluating the suitability of the AFP donor liftetime value calculation: A case study using STARS Foundation's community donor file. 
2019 ANSER-ARES Annual Conference, Vancouver, BC.
2018Dougherty, C.N.  Trust and transparency: Accreditation and impact reporting by Canadian charities. 
2018 ANSER-ARES Annual Conference, Regina, SK.
2018Phillips, S.D., Barr, C., and Dougherty, C.N. Self-regulation as a fine balance: Assessing the standards program. 
2018 ANSER-ARES Annual Conference, Regina, SK.

Academic Presentations - presented by co-author(s)
Presenting author(s) marked with an asterisk (*)

2020*Grasse, N., Dougherty, C.N., and *Lam, M. Fundraising efforts, crowding, and efficiency in Canadian donor markets.
2020 ARNOVA Conference.
[Online due to COVID-19]
2018*Grasse, N., Dougherty, C.N., *Brown, W., Phillips, S.D., and Barr, C. Imagine Canada: Standards program for Canada's charities and nonprofits.
2018 ARNOVA Conference, Austin, TX.

Research Seminar Participation

20227th International ISTR PhD Seminar.
15th International ISTR Conference, Montreal, QC.


Other Project Coverage

2022-11-07Lorinc, J. The Advocacy Riddle. The Philanthropist.


TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Teaching Assistant

InstitutionLevel, ModalityCourseTerms
Carleton UniversityGraduate, OnlinePANL5003 Finances for Philanthropy and the Nonprofit SectorWinter 2023
Winter 2022
Winter 2021
Carleton UniversityGraduate, OnlinePANL5006 Research MethodsFall 2022
Carleton UniversityGraduate, OnlinePANL5007 Policy and Program EvaluationWinter 2023
Winter 2022
Winter 2021
Carleton University
Graduate, OnlinePANL5010 Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership CapstoneFall 2021
Fall 2020
Carleton UniversityGraduate, OnlinePANL5301 Planning and Management of Integrated FundraisingFall 2022
Carleton UniversityGraduate, OnlinePANL5307 Community PhilanthropyFall 2020
Carleton UniversityGraduate, OnlinePANL5703 Public Policy AdvocacyFall 2021


RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

2020 - presentGraduate Research Assistant. Carleton University, Ottawa, ON.
Principal investigator: Susan Phillips.
2018 - 2019Graduate Research Assistant. Carleton University, Ottawa, ON.
Principal investigator: Nathan Grasse.


ACADEMIC SERVICE

Committee Memberships

2022 - presentBoard member. 
Association for Nonprofit and Social Economy Research (ANSER-ARES).
2019 - presentEditorial board member.
PANL Perspectives. Carleton University, Ottawa, ON.
2019 - presentProgram and Conference Committee member.
ANSER-ARES Annual Conference.
Included term as Program Chair (2023 conference).
Included term as Local Arrangement Coordinator (2022 conference).
[2020, 2021, 2022 conferences online due to COVID-19]

Conference Panels Organized and Moderated

2020Graduate student town hall: Building a successful career in a post-pandemic world.
2020 ANSER-ARES Annual Conference, London, ON.
[Online due to COVID-19]


Public Events Organized and Moderated

2021-12-07PhilanthroTHINK: Naheed Nenshi, Former Mayor of Calgary and Canada’s first tenured professor of nonprofit management in an intimate chat.
Carleton University, Ottawa, ON.
[Online]

Peer Reviews Completed

VenueType of VenueYear of First ReviewNumber of Reviews
Carleton Perspectives on Public Policy (CPoPP)Journal20221
ANSER-ARES Annual ConferenceConference202027


RELATED PROFESSIONAL SKILLS

Relevant Training

2013Board Chair Training. United Way of Calgary and Area.
2012Board Director Training. United Way of Calgary and Area.
2012Outcome Measurement. United Way of Calgary and Area.
2012Trainer III (adult training course development). Scouts Canada.
2011Ten Steps to Creating Safe Environments. Red Cross Canada.


PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Certifications

2016Certified in Volunteer Administration (CVA). Council for Certification in Volunteer Administration.

Memberships

2021 - presentInternational Public Policy Association (IPPA).
2020 - presentInternational Society for Third Sector Research (ISTR).
2019 - presentAssociation for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA).
2018 - presentAssociation for Nonprofit and Social Economy Research (ANSER-ARES).
2016 - presentCouncil for Certification in Volunteer Administration.


RELATED PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE


Independent Consulting Engagements

2022Sage Seniors Association, Edmonton, AB.

Paid


2018 - 2020Analyst, Foundation Operations.
STARS Foundation, Calgary, AB.
2016 - 2018Development Officer, Volunteer Program.
STARS Foundation, Calgary, AB.
2014 - 2015Prairie Operations Manager.
Scouts Canada, Calgary, AB.
2007 - 2014Area Support Manager.
Scouts Canada, Calgary, AB.

Voluntary

2019 - presentNational Advisory Committee (NAC) member.
Canada's Volunteer Awards, Employment and Social Development Canada, Ottawa, ON.
2018 - presentRegional Reviewer.
Canada's Volunteer Awards, Employment and Social Development Canada, Ottawa, ON.
2014 - 2022Standards Program Peer Reviewer.
Imagine Canada, Toronto, ON.
2016 - 2017Certification Lead.
Volunteer Management Professionals of Canada.
2016 - 2017External Relations Committee Member.
Council for Certification in Volunteer Administration.
2011 - 2014Board Director.
Volunteer Centre of Calgary (formerly: Propellus, Volunteer Calgary), Calgary, AB.
Included terms as Board Chair (2013-14) and Secretary-Treasurer (2012-13).