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2024 Symposium on Public Policy for Nonprofits

September 20, 2024 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EDT)


Nonprofit Civic Infrastructure: A Recipe for a Thriving Nation 

The Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA)Independent Sector, and Nonprofit Policy Forum invite you to the 13th Symposium on Public Policy for Nonprofits. This year’s symposium will focus on surfacing promising public policy recommendations to strengthen the nonprofit sector and philanthropy.

A strong nonprofit sector that is healthy, trusted, and equitable is essential to building a nation in which all people thrive and democracy flourishes. In turn, a strong nonprofit sector is sustained by a robust infrastructure, or support system, that elevates the sector’s voice; works to ensure healthy and equitable nonprofit organizations; and secures an accommodating environment for nonprofit activity. Building this supportive infrastructure involves putting in place public policies that advance nonprofit representation in government, build nonprofits’ capacity to advance their missions and employ equitable practices, and establish an enabling environment that facilitates the important work of nonprofits. This year’s Symposium on Public Policy for Nonprofits will feature researchers and practitioners exploring public policies at the federal, state, and local levels that will help to fortify the nonprofit infrastructure which underpins a strong nonprofit sector and a healthy society which serves all people.

To learn more about the Symposium theme, call for submission and important dates, please visit the Symposium page here.


Jodi Benenson

University of Nebraska Omaha

"Youth Perspectives on Civic Engagement, Equity, and Public Policy"


Eva Burklund

University of Nebraska at Omaha

Eryn Busenbark

UNO School of Public Administration

Jonathan Grant

University of Nebraska at Omaha
Beth Steinhorn

VQ Volunteer Strategies

" From Policy to Practice: Elevating Nonprofits through Strategic Volunteer Engagement "


Karmit Bulman

Minnesota Alliance for Volunteer Advancement (MAVA)

Kaira Esgate

America’s Service Commissions (ASC)

Michelle Raymer

Volunteer Iowa, Iowa’s State Service Commission
Joshua Cogan

A Way Home America

" Shifting & Sharing Power to Persons with Lived Experience through Equitable Process, Intentional Preparation, and Authentic Skill Building in Nonprofit Public Policy & Advocacy"


Marcella Middleton

A Way Home America

Fred Ginyard

A Way Home America

Kahran LaTourette

A Way Home America

 The A Way Home America (AWHA) Youth Policy Team (YPT)
Tan Madhavan


" Leveraging Data for Generosity: The Giving Tuesday Data Commons Model"


Woodrow Rosenbaum


 Samir Khan
Wendy Chen

Texas Tech University

 "AI Policies on the Nonprofit Sector"
Katy McKinney-Bock

Tech Matters

" A Better Deal for Data: Model Commitments to Unlock Data in the Nonprofit Sector"


Steve Franci

Tech Matters

Jim Fruchterman

Tech Matters

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Phone: (317) 684-2121
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