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Accelerating social impact

Better nonprofits for better communities.

Nonprofit and philanthropic organizations are essential social institutions that enhance the quality of life in our communities. At the ASU Lodestar Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Innovation, we educate, empower and connect nonprofit leaders. Our work makes nonprofits and their teams better, accelerating social impact.

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June 14, 2024 - ASU is once again being recognized for innovation and leadership, with an emphasis on public service, as one of the inaugural recipients of the Leadership for Public Purpose classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching....

Brittany Bradley

June 12, 2024 — Brittany Bradley’s life has been a courageous journey of self-discovery and embracing her authentic self. Originally from Illinois, she headed to Arizona soon after college, determined to forge her own path....

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May 23, 2024 — In Maricopa County, a nonprofit organization founded by the county's former sheriff is under scrutiny for poor record-keeping and missing annual filings....

Nonprofit Management Institute

The ASU Lodestar Center's Nonprofit Management Institute offers flexible professional development options, networking opportunities, and the knowledge and tools you need to succeed. Our programs are open to individuals of all educational backgrounds and levels of experience who are seeking continuing education, from staff and management to volunteers and board members, as well as private-sector professionals seeking a career change.

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Nonprofit Social Innovation Hub

We launched the Nonprofit Social Innovation Hub during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic to highlight the incredible innovation we were seeing in the nonprofit and philanthropic community. Some nonprofits adopted new technology to continue their services; others pivoted to new business models to fulfill their missions. Within the Hub, you will find ideas and inspiration from your colleagues throughout the state.

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