Dana R.H. Doan

Dana R.H. Doan
Visiting Adjunct Faculty in Economics at Fulbright University Vietnam

Dana has over 20 years’ work experience leading, consulting, advising, and conducting research with a variety of philanthropy and social purpose organizations in the U.S.A., Southeast Asia, and Latin America. In 2009, Dana helped establish the LIN Center for Community Development to enhance the efforts of philanthropic individuals and organizations in and around Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. She was awarded a CSIP Social Entrepreneur Fellowship in 2012 for her vision to set-up the first philanthropy advisory service in Vietnam. Together with Dr. Graeme Walker, Dana co-designed and taught a new course on “Giving & Effectiveness” at Fulbright University Vietnam in 2023. She is completing her doctoral research on social impact measurement at Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy (LFSOP). Dana’s work and research focus on community philanthropy, community-led development, social impact measurement, and DEIJ (diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice). As an advocate for bridging research and practice for social change, Dana publishes articles in both academic and practitioner-oriented publications, serves on global and local advisory boards of nonprofits, and is an active member and volunteer with the Association for Research on Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Organizations (ARNOVA) and the International Society for Third Sector Research (ISTR).

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