Academic Research, Volunteer Management and Pro Bono
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
- ABA Center for Pro Bono Exchange
I came across the article Does Academic Research Really Matter?, discussing the relationship between academic research and volunteer management. In reading the article I was struck – as I so often am – by the parallels between the broader world of volunteerism and volunteer management, and the world of pro bono.
We can, of course, quantify to a reasonable extent the amount of pro bono that is being done, both through organizational tracking and through data studies such as those done by the ABA Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service. Those same studies, as well as studies by Deborah Rhode, Deborah Schmedemann and others examine motivation.
There are, however, the same gaps in research that are cited by Susan J. Ellis and Steve McCurley in their article:
Follow the link to read the full article.