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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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January 18, 2023 — This week the ASU Lodestar Center launched the inaugural cohort of the ASU CoGen Service Academy, a new kind of volunteer program where each participant partners up with a passionate individual from a different generation....


January 8, 2023 — Last year, nonprofits statewide shared nearly $1.8 million that was donated by Arizona Republic readers and others to its Season for Sharing campaign. Applications for Season for Sharing grants are reviewed by a group of Republic employees and representatives from the Arizona Co...


December 14, 2022 — Generational knowledge-swapping has become common in many workplaces as younger workers enter the workforce alongside older employees who are pushing back retirement....

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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