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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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Ariel Baber at Cogen Inaugural meeting

April 17, 2024 — Public Allies, the national organization that runs the extensive network of AmeriCorps programs across the country that includes the ASU Lodestar Center’s Public Allies Arizona, launched its inaug...

Gabe Mendoza

April 3, 2024 — In the heart of Tucson, Arizona, a dynamic young leader is making waves in a vibrant initiative that is reshaping the lives of the local youth....

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April 2, 2024 ( — There are upwards of 1.7 million nonprofit organizations across the country. But that figure includes everything from public foundations to private charities to your hometown’s little league team, as long as it has a tax-exempt status....

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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