Gulnara Minnigaleeva received her PhD in Pedagogy in 2004 with the dissertation on “Social and pedagogical work for older persons”. After that she decided to focus her career on the nonprofit aspects of social service and was accepted into the Humphrey Institute of Public Policy (University of Minnesota, USA) as a Fulbright scholar. In 2006 she interned at the Ageing and Life-Course Department in World Health Organization’s headquarters in Geneva, where she became involved in the WHO Global Age-Friendly Cities Project and took the leadership of the project in her hometown in Russia. She used its guidelines as a basis to create a non-profit nongovernmental Organization of Retired Persons titled “Wisdom Ripening” in the Republic of Bashkortostan, Russia, and has been the Chair of the Board of the organization since then. Gulnara is also working both as a research fellow for the Centre for Studies of Civil Society and Nonprofit Sector and associate professor in the Department of Economics and Management of Nonprofit Nongovernmental Organizations at National Research University Higher School of Economics. Her research is focused on public policy, ageing policies, civic participation, nonprofit management, NGO and government cooperation, older age and older age potential.