Arizona State University - Lodestar Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Innovation

Address: 411 N. Central Avenue, Suite 500, Phoenix, AZ 85004-0691

Description: As the largest university in the United States, Arizona State University has developed a new model for the American Research University, creating an institution that is committed to excellence, access and impact. ASU measures itself by those it includes, not by those it excludes. ASU pursues research that contributes to the public good, and ASU assumes major responsibility for the economic, social and cultural vitality of the communities that surround it. The ASU Lodestar Center builds the capacity of the social sector by enhancing the effectiveness of those who lead, manage, and support nonprofit organizations. This is accomplished through a broad-based portfolio of research, education, training, convening and engagement that advances knowledge and tools for nonprofit leaders, managers, volunteers, philanthropists and social entrepreneurs who desire impact.

Research Specialty: Social Impact Measurement, Philanthropy, Volunteerism, Nonprofit Size and Scope, and Nonprofit Compensation

Subject Terms: Nonprofit Capacity Building, Research, Education, Engagement, Next Generation Leaders

NACC Representative: Robert F. Ashcraft, Ph.D.

Representative Bio: Current member of the NACC Board; Former Board President and member of numerous committees and task forces. Most recently have chaired the 2015 NACC curricular guidelines revision project.

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