The International Society for Third Sector Research held its regional conference for Latin America and the Caribbean in Mexico City from 1 to 3 July. The conference was organized by the Centro Mexicano para la Filantropía (Mexican Center for Philanthropy) and the Technological University of Monterrey. Several academic research papers were presented that examined various aspects of philanthropy and new ways of obtaining private resources for public purposes. A panel on the financial sustainability of civil society organizations in Mexico discussed an analysis of the results and aggregate data from the December 2008 National Survey on Philanthropy and Society in Mexico; a study on corporate philanthropy in Mexico and Federal Public Administration resources to promote civil society activities; and an analysis of cash and in-kind donations received by donor organizations in recent years. Another study addressed the characteristics and evolution of community foundations in Mexico in detail.
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