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Smart Searching

Smart:  Once you have found a highly relevant item, use the assigned subject terms (or 'tags') listed to locate similar items.

Examples of useful headings for philanthropy and nonprofit topics are:


Hint:  For even greater flexibility, use the drop-down menus in Advanced Search, enter the subject, and then add keywords to other search boxes to refine your search.

Services for External Students

External students can request postal loans or use the copy delivery service.

For help with other external student issues, such as mailing course materials to students, assignment submission services, processing extensions and related requests, coordinating teleconferences for external units and advising students and staff, please visit the External Study Support page.

Workshops and seminars

  QUT Community Collection for Grantseekers, Fundraisers and Philanthropists

QUT-affiliated Australian Organisation

The Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies (ACPNS) is located in the School of Accountancy in the QUT Business School at the Queensland University of Technology.

ACPNS consists of academics and research students who have an interest in research activities related to philanthropy and nonprofit organisations. ACPNS also offers teaching programs tailored for students interested in pursuing careers in the management of philanthropic and nonprofit organisations or in public administration associated with nonprofit organisations.

ACPNS encourages those who have an interest in receiving more information or in keeping informed about ACPNS seminars, events and research projects to register your interest.

Study Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies

QUT Library is in the Funding Information Network of the U.S. Foundation Center.

Supported by close to 550 worldwide foundations, the Foundation Center is a national nonprofit service organisation recognised as the U.S.' leading authority on organised philanthropy, connecting nonprofits and the grantmakers supporting them to tools they can use and information they can trust.

Its audiences include grantseekers, grantmakers, researchers, policymakers, the media, and the general public. The Center maintains the most comprehensive database on U.S. grantmakers and their grants; issues a wide variety of print, electronic, and online information resources; conducts and publishes research on trends in foundation growth, giving, and practice; and offers an array of free and affordable educational programs.

As a member of this network, QUT Library provides public access to grantmaker directories, books on fundraising and nonprofit management, and the Foundation Center’s electronic databases.  These information resources can be found at the QUT Community Collection for Grantseekers, Fundraisers and Philanthropists.