Philanthropy Australia is saddened to report that Mark Lyons, Director of Research at the Centre for Social Impact and author of the pioneering book Third Sector, died on Wednesday 4 November 2009.
Mark was well-known in the philanthropic sector as the prime mover behind a number of studies of the not-for-profit sector in Australia, including Third Sector: The contribution of nonprofit and co-operative enterprises in Australia. He was also the Australian associate for the global Johns Hopkins Comparative Nonprofit Sector project and the author of many studies and papers on the not-for-profit sector in Australia. Mark was foundation director of the Centre for Australian Community Organisations and Management (CACOM) at the University of Technology, Sydney
The clarity and consistency of Mark’s work was instrumental in providing a view of the size and scope of the not-for-profit sector. Philanthropy Australia extends sympathies to his family, colleagues and friends.
Nov. 05, 2009
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