Curriculum Vitae

Updated February 14, 2024

EDUCATION



In progress, ABD PhD 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 (supervisor), Nathan Grasse, and Bill Cross.
2019 Master of Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership.
School of Public Policy and Administration.
Carleton University, Ottawa, ON.
2014 Bachelor of Applied Nonprofit Studies.
Bissett School of Business.
Mount Royal University, Calgary, AB.


PUBLICATIONS


Journal Articles


2023 Dougherty, C.N. and Phillips, S.D. Under the influence: The celebrity factor in policy capture. Regulation & Governance, 18 (1), 158-176.
DOI: 10.1111/rego.12517 [open access]
2022 Dougherty, 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, 36 (2), 123-144.
DOI: 10.1080/10495142.2022.2133061
2021 Dougherty, 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
2019 Dougherty, 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 [open access]

Book Chapters in Edited Volumes


2021 Phillips, 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 [open access]

Book Reviews

2024 Dougherty, C.N. Research Handbook on Nonprofit Accounting. VOLUNTAS: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations, online first.
DOI: 10.1007/s11266-023-00632-5

Manuscripts in Preparation

Revise and resubmit - round 1 Phillips, S.D. and Dougherty, C.N. Nonprofit coalitions: Recrafting the legitimacy triptych. [Journal Article]

Other Publications (non-peer reviewed)


2023 Phillips, S.D. and Dougherty, C.N. What We Heard: Reactions to Policy Leadership for Canada's Charitable & Nonprofit Sector [Discussion Paper]. Muttart Foundation: Edmonton, AB.
2022 Phillips, 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
2021 Phillips, 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
2020 Dougherty, C.N. and Keshavjee, F. Looking Ahead: STARS Environmental Scan [Report]. STARS: Calgary, AB.
2019 Dougherty, C.N., Grasse, N., Phillips, S.D., and Brown, W.A. Imagine Canada Standards Program – Exploratory Analysis and Mapping [Report]. Imagine Canada: Toronto, ON.
2019 Dougherty, C.N. Leading and Lagging Indicators for STARS’ Fundraising Program [Report]. STARS Foundation: Calgary, AB.
2018 Dougherty, 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]
2012 Dougherty, C.N. Scouter Support Playbook. Scouts Canada: Ottawa, ON.
[archived version available]

Data Sets


2021 Dougherty, C.N. and Phillips, S.D. WE Charity and the Canada Student Service Grant: CSSG Timeline, Borealis, V2.
DOI: 10.5683/SP3/WBE7RR


AWARDS AND HONOURS


Nominal CAD$
2023 H. Woods Bowman Student Award.
Nonpfrofit Finance and Financial Management Section (NPFFM), Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA).
$300
2023 Honorable Mention, The Lester M. Salamon Memorial Award for Promising PhD Proposal in Nonprofit and Voluntary Action Research.
Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA).
2023 International Public Policy Association (IPPA) Grant. $500
2023 C. Lloyd Stanford Graduate Award.
Carleton University, Ottawa, ON.
$1900
2022 Congress Graduate Merit Award.
Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences.
$500
2022 C. Lloyd Stanford Graduate Award.
Carleton University, Ottawa, ON.
$1000
2020 - 2024 Doctoral Fellowship.
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC).
$80,000
over 4 years
2020 Ontario Graduate Scholarship.
Carleton University, Ottawa, ON.
$15,0000
[Declined]
2020 - 2024 Departmental Scholarships.
Carleton University, Ottawa, ON.
$28,000
over 4 years
2020 Domestic Entrance Doctoral Scholarship.
Carleton University, Ottawa, ON.
$3000
2019 Nu Lambda Mu Honor Society Graduate Level.
Nonprofit Academic Centres Council.
 
2019 Dr. Tessa Hebb Graduate Award in Social Innovation.
Carleton University, Ottawa, ON.
$4110
2017 TD Bursary in Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership.
Carleton University, Ottawa, ON.
$1400


INVITED TALKS


2023, Sep 29 Invited Speaker. Challenges in Capacity Building. Connected Communities: Harnessing Innovative Practices for Greater Impact, ScienceReach, McGill University. Montreal, QC.
2022, Apr 25 Invited 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


2024 Phillips, S.D. and Dougherty, C.N. Finding a stronger voice? Charity coalition formation in response to COVID-19
16th International ISTR Conference, Antwerp, BE.
2023 Dougherty, C.N. To what extent do resource flows to Canadian charities from governments reflect shared social identities?
2023 ARNOVA Conference, Orlando, FL.
2023 Dougherty, C.N. To what extent do resource flows to Canadian charities from governments reflect shared social identities?
6th International Conference on Public Policy, Toronto, ON.
2023 Dougherty, C.N. To what extent do the political ties of private foundations influence their granting?
2023 ANSER-ARES Annual Conference, Toronto, ON.
2023 Dougherty, C.N. To what extent do the political ties of private foundations influence their granting?
Emerging Perspectives: FPA Graduate Conference, Ottawa, ON.
2022 Dougherty, C.N., Grasse, N., and Ward, K. The political activities of Canadian charities 2000 to 2017.
15th International ISTR Conference, Montreal, QC.
2022 Phillips, 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.
2022 Dougherty, 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]
2022 Dougherty, C.N. Factors contributing to Canadian university fundraising revenue.
Emerging Perspectives: FPA Graduate Conference.
[Online due to COVID-19]
2021 Phillips, 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]
2021 Phillips, 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]
2021 Dougherty, 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]
2021 Dougherty, 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]
2020 Dougherty, C.N. Leading and lagging indicators in Canadian fundraising: A case study.
2020 ANSER-ARES Annual Conference, London, ON.
[Online due to COVID-19]
2020 Grasse, 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]
2019 Grasse, N. and Dougherty, C.N. Fundraising efforts, crowding, and efficiency in Canadian donor markets.
2019 ARNOVA Conference, San Diego, CA.
2019 Phillips, 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.
2019 Dougherty, 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.
2019 Schmidt, 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.
2018 Dougherty, C.N. Trust and transparency: Accreditation and impact reporting by Canadian charities.
2018 ANSER-ARES Annual Conference, Regina, SK.
2018 Phillips, 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


2022 7th International ISTR PhD Seminar.
15th International ISTR Conference, Montreal, QC.



Other Project Coverage


2022, Nov 7 Lorinc, J. The Advocacy Riddle. The Philanthropist.


TEACHING EXPERIENCE


Certificates


2023 Certificate: Preparing to Teach.
Teaching and Learning Services, Carleton University, Ottawa, ON.

Instructor


Institution Level, Modality Course Terms
Carleton University Graduate, Online PANL5772 Special Topics in Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership: Managing Staff and Volunteers Winter 2024

Teaching Assistant


Institution Level, Modality Course Terms
Carleton University Graduate, Online PANL5003 Finances for Philanthropy and the Nonprofit Sector Winter 2023
Winter 2022
Winter 2021
Carleton University Graduate, Online PANL5006 Research Methods Fall 2022
Carleton University Graduate, Online PANL5007 Policy and Program Evaluation Winter 2023
Winter 2022
Winter 2021
Carleton University Graduate, Online PANL5010 Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership Capstone Fall 2021
Fall 2020
Carleton University Graduate, Online PANL5301 Planning and Management of Integrated Fundraising Fall 2022
Carleton University Graduate, Online PANL5307 Community Philanthropy Fall 2020
Carleton University Graduate, Online PANL5703 Public Policy Advocacy Fall 2021


RESEARCH EXPERIENCE


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


ACADEMIC SERVICE


Committee Memberships


2022 - present Board member.
Association for Nonprofit and Social Economy Research (ANSER-ARES).
2019 - present Program and Conference Committee member.
ANSER-ARES Annual Conference.
2019 - present Editorial board member.
PANL Perspectives. Carleton University, Ottawa, ON.

Conferences Organized


2024 Program Chair and Conference Committee Chair.
2024 ANSER-ARES Annual Conference, Montreal, QC.
2023 Program Chair and Conference Committee Chair.
2023 ANSER-ARES Annual Conference, Toronto, ON.
[archived conference program available]

Conference Panels Organized and Moderated


2023 Keynote Panel: Reckonings & Re-imaginings: Fundraising, Donors, and Philanthropy.
Panelists: Krishan Mehta, Paul Nazareth, and Brianna Parent Long
2023 ANSER-ARES Annual Conference, Toronto, ON.
2020 Graduate student town hall: Building a successful career in a post-pandemic world.
Panelists: Cathy Barr, Rachel Pereira, and Susan D. Phillips
2020 ANSER-ARES Annual Conference, London, ON.
[Online due to COVID-19]


Public Events Organized and Moderated


2021, Dec 7 PhilanthroTHINK: 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


Venue Type of Venue Year of First Review Number of Reviews
VOLUNTAS : International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations Journal 2023 1
International Society for Third-Sector Research (ISTR) Conference Conference 2023 10
Carleton Perspectives on Public Policy (CPoPP) Journal 2022 1
ANSER-ARES Annual Conference Conference 2020 29


RELATED PROFESSIONAL SKILLS


Relevant Training


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


PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS


Certifications


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

Memberships


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


RELATED PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE


Independent Consulting Engagements


2024
2022
Sage Seniors Association, Edmonton, AB.

Paid


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

Voluntary


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