Nonprofit business models – Call For Discussion

We aim to help businesses see how to use and contribute to the commons in a way that aligns with the norms and values of public diplomacy, while at the same time operating as a business.

Who we are?

Our all volunteer-driven Institute for Public Diplomacy helps professors, students and NGOs to be of assistance in various ways.

What we do?

We facilitate connections between professors, placing a particular emphasis on developing countries.

Our core services include interconnections, consults, curations, and promotions in the field:

Cultural diplomacy

Economic diplomacy

Social diplomacy

Municipal diplomacy

Health diplomacy

Sports diplomacy

How we work with nonprofit model?

We want to show what sustainability models look like. We’re planning to generate designs for how to move from closed to open. We want to provide models for businesses whose aim is to provide products and services that have both economic and social value.

We aim to make visible how open business models work and provide tools and strategies for designing and developing your own.

We want to do this work in a community-based way with all of you. So this blog post is an open call for discussion .

The Nonprofit business models provide you with a set of interactive tools which you can use to design your own open business models. You can use the tools to model anything from a new startup open business to an existing open business, or something in between.

The Platform asks you to share the models you come up with including your analysis of your own models and provide suggestions for improvement of the open business model tools themselves. We form global alliances with professors, students, nonprofits, academic departments, and dedicated professionals to spread relevant data, information, ideas, and research to further the study of teaching.

The Institute invites you to participate in these Nonprofit business models activities:

Join us in designing, developing, and iterating a set of interactive Institute opens nonprofit business model tools that anyone can use to design an open business model.

Use these open business model tools yourself to generate your own open business model(s).

Share the results of your participation including the open business models you generate.

Provide feedback and recommendations for improving the business model tools and process.

Partner directly with Institute on developing an open business model for your specific initiative.

Participate in a workshop on generating open business models.

Contribute to the Institute open business models report.

See our Nonprofit Business Models Participation Activities document for further details on each of these activities, including specifics for participation, and links to the tools.

We’re excited about doing this work with all of you and growing the commons through Nonprofit business models.

Our aim is to attract and recruit motivated and highly-qualified volunteers for educational projects throughout the developing world.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is your question not there? Please contact us or tel/fax or WhatsApp +34 644 88 49 16

The right to privacy is of utmost concern. Therefore, we do NOT publish a listing of volunteers and organizations who have contributed their time to our Institute. Please know that we consider you our partners in providing public diplomacy projects, and we value your support greatly. Without your gifts of time, we would not be able to coverage of specific topics and special projects in the field of public diplomacy.

Apply for a project and join our volunteer network


The deadline for submitting applications has expired, however you can still contact us, if you would like to organise a project with us in your country. Read these guidelines or contact us to get assistance in putting it together.

You don't have a project proposal in mind, but would like to collaborate with us? You can apply to volunteer, and if successful you may be placed on a project, or be invited to give online outreach webinars.

Please send an e-mail to us including a copy of your CV and details of your motivation. The selection for volunteers id very competitive, so make sure yopu specify in your CV your degree, area(s) of research, as well as past teaching/training experiences. If you have organized schools or similar events in the past, please let us have evidence of it (for instance, link to the activity's web page). This is of paramount importance in the selection process.

Please note that most of our volunteers have already obtained their PhD or are at least PhD students. They should have connections and an ongoing collaboration with the county they would like to volunteer in/for.

We are eager to hear from countries in conflict areas, and are on-hand to help you with your application.

All programmes are organised and run by volunteer wishing to share their knowledge with and motivate university students all around the world, especially in developing countries.

Please read below to see what type of programmes you can apply for, but keep in mind that each project is unique, developed with the country’s specific needs in mind. Contact us and we will provide you guidance throughout the planning.

We have dedicated volunteer professionals and professors who donate several to many hours per week to advise professors, students universities and NGOs in their areas of expertise.

Institut de diplomatie publique | Instituto de diplomacia publica |

Volunteer professor

The Institut values volunteer professors as important partners in research and education.

They play a significant role in the mission to transform public diplomacy.

Volunteer professors are community volunteers who conduct research in various areas.

The appointment constitutes a valuable way to utilize a volunteer’s interest on a non-salaried, voluntary basis in the areas of teaching and research.

Appointees must contribute significantly to Institut programs.

The appointments are not used for political or honorary purposes.

Appointees in this series must contribute annually by participating in teaching and research.

Volunteer professor appointments receive no compensation.

An advanced degree is required.

Other skills may include policy expertise, significant public service, community leadership and collaborative research. Based on experience, volunteer clinical faculty are appointed at the rank of instructor, assistant, associate or full professor.