Paloma Raggo


With collaborators Kristen Pue and Adam Saifer, Paloma is studying how Canadian Billionaires give and how this impacts the charitable sector in Canada. Paloma Raggo’s research is at the intersection of Nonprofit studies, Public Administration and Organizational studies. At Carleton, she teaches in the program of Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership courses on Governance, Leadership, Research Methods, and Capstone community projects. Her book project “ How Nonprofit Leaders Think about Accountability?” under contract with Cambridge University Press looks at the views and perceptions of over 150 leaders in the nonprofit sector to understand the conceptualization and operationalization of nonprofit accountability.


Leadership and Governance in Times of Crisis: A Balancing Act for Nonprofit Boards Available via open access here:  

Raggo, Paloma. 2021. Leadership in the Charitable Sector: A Canadian Approach? In Susan D. Phillips and Bob Wyatt (Eds.), Intersections and Innovations: Change for Canada’s Voluntary and Nonprofit Sector. Edmonton, AB, Canada: Muttart Foundation.

Benjamin, Lehn and Paloma Raggo. 2020. “Accountability in Public Administration: Consistent Challenges and New Terrain” Virtual Issue in Journal of Public administration Research and Theory. Available here: https: //

Raggo, Paloma. 2018. Chapter 4. “The Social Construction of Accountability in International Nongovernmental Organizations in Billie Sandberg, Angela M. Eikenberry, and Roseanne M. Mirabella, eds. Critical Perspectives on Nonprofit and Voluntary Organization Management. Harry Briggs Publishers.

Dumont, Georgette and Paloma Raggo. 2018. “Faculty Perspectives About Distance Teaching in the Virtual Class- room”. Journal of Nonprofit Education and Leadership 8(1): 41–61.

Raggo, Paloma and Penelope Cagney. 2018. “United States” in Cagney, Penelope ed.Global Best Practices for CSO, NGO, and Other Nonprofit Boards: Lessons from Around the World. Boardsource and John Wiley & Sons.

Prix et distinctions

Outstanding Dissertation Award, 2015
Association for Nonprofit and Social Economy Research [ANSER-ARES]

Emergent Scholar Award , 2013-2014
Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action- [ARNOVA]