Philanthropy Education Translational Research Archive (PETRA) is a dynamic research tool for scholars and practitioners who are interested in the intersection of philanthropy and education. Philanthropy and fundraising are both an art and a science. Advancement and fundraising have become an increasingly professionalized field of practice over the last few decades. Simultaneously there has been an increase in the field of philanthropic studies research. However, often these two parallel and related fields do not interact. Scholars and practitioners do not use each other’s work to inform their own.
PETRA brings together the scholarship of researchers and practitioners into conversation with one another. Through the systematic collection and documentation of materials, PETRA contributes to the production of promising new and more inclusive knowledge and practice. PETRA engages in translational research that applies findings from the science of philanthropy to enhance philanthropic engagement.