45 minutes | Apr 28th 2015

VVP 007: Integral Series: Philanthropy Action-Logics in the Nonprofit Sector with Jennifer Jones and Sean Esbjörn-Hargens

A new experiment for VVP, this seventh episode represents the first in a new series dedicated to the theme of integration and Integral Theory. In it, MetaIntegral founder, Sean Esbjörn-Hargens, Ph.D. interviews Jennifer Jones, Ph.D. about her research on the action-logics of philanthropists in the nonprofit sector.   A little about Jennifer and Sean: Jennifer Amanda Jones, Ph.D. is the Assistant Professor of Nonprofit Management and Leadership at the University of Florida. Her research uses developmental theory to understand the complex nature of the nonprofit sector. She received her Ph.D. in Leadership Studies (nonprofit specialization) and her M.A. in Nonprofit Leadership and Management from the University of San Diego. She also holds a B.A. in Global Economics from the University of California, Santa Cruz and a Certificate in Community Economic Development from San Diego State University. Dr. Jones is a member of Nu Lambda Mu, the international honor society for nonprofit scholars, and received the 2014 Emerging Scholars Award from the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Associations (ARNOVA). Prior to her academic career, Dr. Jones spent more than 15 years working with nonprofit organizations of various types and sizes. She also served as a Peace Corps volunteer in the Dominican Republic (’02-’04), where she worked with a micro-finance agency to build capacity amongst rural entrepreneurs. email: jenniferajones@ufl.eduTwitter: @jenny_a_jonesWebsite: coming soon   Sean Esbjörn-Hargens, Ph.D. is the founder of MetaIntegral, which is an interorganizational ecosystem comprised of three companies (a training academy, a consulting firm, and a grant giving foundation) all dedicated to the professional application of integrative frameworks and methodologies. He lives in Sebastopol, California with his wife and two young daughters. Originally from the lush temperate rainforests of the Olympic Peninsula in Washington, Sean holds a deep commitment to helping leaders and organizations better respond to complex organizational, cultural, and environmental challenges. email: sean@metaintegral.net metaintegral.org
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