A key aspect of the Center’s mission is advancing knowledge and understanding about Arizona’s nonprofit sector.

By serving as a hub for knowledge about the nonprofit and philanthropic sector, the Center is helping practitioners, volunteer leaders, and philanthropists make decisions and improve practice.

In addition to applied, regionally-specific publications, such as the Arizona Giving and Volunteering Report or the Nonprofit Compensation and Benefits Report, the Center has an increasing number of scholars who research and publish nationally and internationally on nonprofit topics and issues.

Research Initiatives


Arizona Nonprofit Sector's Response to COVID-19
2019 Nonprofit Compensation and Benefits Report

More research

2019 Solutions Collaboratory
Arizona Nonprofits: Economic Power, Positive Impact Report
Arizona Volunteerism 2016: Today and in the Future
Arizona Nonprofits: Scope of the Sector
Volunteering & Giving in Arizona
Social Impact Measurement
Collaboration Research