Director of AICCON, Centro Studi promoted by the University of Bologna and the Alliance of Italian Cooperatives and Director of The FundRaising School. Member of the National Council of the Third Sector and of the Scientific Committee of the Symbola Foundation, of the CNV – National Center for Volunteering and the Social Impact Agenda for Italy. Member of the Tuscany Region Cooperation Council and of the Social Cooperation Council of the Emilia-Romagna Region. Lecturer in social entrepreneurship and social innovation at the University of Bologna (CAF in the Welfare Community Manager – Masters in Cooperation Economics) and numerous other universities and institutions. He is part of the editorial staff of the Rivista Impresa Sociale, collaborating with numerous newspapers and blogs including Il Sole 24 Ore and Vita Magazine.