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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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May 25, 2023 — The ASU Lodestar Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Innovation’s CoGenerational Service Academy was named a finalist in the Common Good Challenge and awarded a five-figure prize to support the continued ...

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May 23, 2023 — For more than 30 years, the nonprofit Interfaith Community Services has been serving the Tucson community....

Nu Lambda Mu

May 11, 2023 — The Arizona State University chapter of the Nu Lambda Mu Nonprofit Honor Society inducted 7 new members as the Spring 2023 class....

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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