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General Purposes

Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations & Voluntary Action

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Strengthening Civic Space
  • Grant Amount $88,000
  • Grant Period July 1, 2016–December 31, 2019
  • Location Indianapolis, IN, United States
  • Geographic Focus United States

About this grant

This grant provides renewal support to the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations & Voluntary Action, an association based in the United States that connects scholars, teachers, and practitioners interested in research on nonprofit organizations, voluntary action, philanthropy, and civil society. Founded in 1971, the grantee brings together both theoretical and applied interests, helps scholars gain insight into the daily concerns of nonprofits, and provides nonprofit professionals with connections to research they can use to improve their work. Principal activities include an annual conference, publications including the "Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly", electronic discussions, and special interest groups. In the past three years, the grantee’s membership has increased from 800 to 1,250 and conference attendance from less than 600 to over 850. Since 2010, the grantee has held four nonprofit public policy symposiums for university based researchers and nonprofit practitioners. The grantee will continue the above activities and strive to expand its membership and reach.