2016 NACC Member Meeting

@ ARNOVA Conference in Washington, D.C.

Registration has now closed. Please contact Erin Vokes at e.vokes@csuohio.edu for more information.

Date: Wednesday, November 16, 2016

NACC is very grateful to the following who have generously sponsored the 2016 Annual Member Meeting in Washington, D.C.:

Lunch Sponsorship ($750 level)

  • Seton Hall University

Reception Sponsorship ($500 level)

  • Center for NGO Leadership and Development, Northern Illinois University
  • University of Notre Dame

Snack Sponsorship ($250 level)

  • Bush School of Government and Public Service, Texas A&M University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • Helen Bader Institute for Nonprofit Management, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, Indiana University

Agenda Overview

11:30am–12:00pm: Registration
12:00pm: Complimentary Boxed Lunch served
12:00pm–4:30pm: Member Meeting, with closing reception to follow

A more detailed agenda is below.


ARNOVA Conference in Washington, D.C.
Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill
400 New Jersey Avenue NW, Washington, D.C. 20001

The NACC Member Meeting has been scheduled to take place in the Columbia Foyer meeting room, located on the Ballroom Level of the hotel.


For guests attending the ARNOVA Conference, a block of rooms has been reserved at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill at the rate of $229 per night. Reservations must be made by Thursday, October 20, 2016 in order to receive the Conference Rate (while rooms are available). Make your reservations online here or call toll free at 888-421-1442.

Working Agenda:

Representatives register and pick up box lunches

Introductions and program reports from representatives

Business meeting


NACC Accreditation Presentation

Group Discussion and Professional Development Activity (TBA)

Reception (to be held at Article One, the Hyatt Regency lounge)

Sponsorship Opportunities:

NACC is currently seeking Sponsors to help make the 2016 Member Meeting possible. If you are interested in Sponsorship opportunities, please Erin Vokes at e.vokes@csuohio.edu.


To attend the Member Meeting, participants must complete the registration form. Complimentary lunch is provided and the meeting is free to attend.  If you have any questions please contact Erin Vokes at e.vokes@csuohio.edu.

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2016 Accreditation Summit

Accreditation Summit at Texas A&M


July 12, 2016- NACC Dinner
July 13, 2016- Accreditation Presentations and NACC Dinner
July 14, 2016- Morning Accreditation Discussion and Membership Meeting


Texas A&M


The case for accreditation of nonprofit and philanthropy degree programs in higher education is attracting attention and generating discussion about whether or not nonprofit education can be framed by dedicated theories. Has nonprofit theory developed to the point where distinctions are established in the scholarly literature and in the field of practice? NACC’s interest in accreditation is partially a reaction to the existing accreditation and certification processes. It appears that NACC member representatives think these processes fail to reflect the intrinsic nature of nonprofit and philanthropy programs.

This Summit is an effort to bring order to the discussion and consider if nonprofit and philanthropy studies is at the juncture of becoming an accredited degree.

Please join us to help NACC move forward with an accreditation process that works best for the nonprofit and philanthropy field.  To that end we have commissioned opinion papers from scholars both inside and outside of NACC designed with the following key goals:

Flexibility- Any NACC sponsored accreditation process must be flexible enough to incorporate the wide variety of “academic spaces” that nonprofit and philanthropy education occupies.

Nonprofit and Philanthropy First- The NACC accreditation program will begin with nonprofit and philanthropy central to the discussion. This means we are committed to focusing on the nonprofit and philanthropy aspects of the programs accredited.

Curriculum Focused- As other accreditation processes require documenting levels of support from host institutions (Deans, Provosts, and infrastructure) that many nonprofit programs do not have. This barrier prevents many outstanding programs from applying.

As a result, a NACC-directed accreditation process should focus exclusively and directly on the nonprofit and philanthropy curriculum.

A reader with opinion pieces on these and other topics will be sent to participants before the Summit.  At the Summit we will focus on discussing, debating and deliberating on the best path forward for both NACC and the nonprofit and philanthropy field. You are invited to participate in the conversation and help guide and inform the process.

Airport and Ground Transportation:

Suggestions for Airplane and Ground Transportation to College Station


A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hilton College Station & Conference Center at the rate of $145 per night, July 12-14. Reservations can be made through June 30, 2016. For room reservations, contact the Hilton at 1-800-445-8667 and reference the Bush School NACC – Nonprofit Academic Centers Council, Group Code NACC.


To attend the Summit, participants must register and ensure their payment is received by June 15, 2016.  If you have any questions about the Summit please contact Linda Serra: lindalserra@gmail.com  for general questions and Nina Antonik: n.antonik@csuohio.edu  for questions about registration/payment.

NACC is grateful to the following institutions for their contributions and making the Summit possible:

Principal and Hosting Sponsor
Texas A&M University

Leading Sponsor
The University of Texas at Austin

Sustaining Sponsors
Cleveland State University
The Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, Indiana University

Program Sponsor
Seton Hall University

Supporting Sponsors
Baruch College, City University of New York
Seattle University
University of Oregon

Contributing Partner
The Journal of Nonprofit Education and Leadership (JNE&L)

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2015 NACC Conference

The Meaning of “Nonprofitness”: Capturing it in Research, Curriculum, & Programming


July 14, 2015- NACC Member Meeting & Welcome Reception
July 15 and 16, 2015- NACC Conference


DePaul University’s Loop Campus, 1 E. Jackson St., 11th Floor, Chicago, IL.


This conference brought together academics, scholars, practitioners, and administrators from around the world to discuss, learn and share tactics and methods that support and build university-based educational programs focused on nonprofit and philanthropic studies. Topics for conversation included instruction, pedagogy, research and substantive issues in education and administration.

Theme: Capturing the Meaning of Nonprofitness:

From considering the role of nonprofits in society to the intricacies of developing a mission, nonprofits are distinct organizational forms. This conference theme seeks to explore how university educators help students, peers, and others understand the character of nonprofit organizations… What topics, conversations, and activities help people understand the unique qualities of nonprofit organizations?

More than 50 presentations explored topics such as:

  • Research for “Nonprofitness”
    Presentations in the category will focus on presenting original research and research methodologies that help explain the unique nature of the nonprofit and philanthropic endeavor.
  • Teaching materials and methods
    Presentations in this category will focus on nonprofit and philanthropic studies curricula, teaching materials, and sources of information.
  • Educational Programs
    Presentations in this category will focus on the development, scope, and future of the field of nonprofit and philanthropic studies.
  • International Perspectives
    Presentations in this category will focus on the development, scope, and future of international programs and their approach to nonprofit and philanthropic studies.
  • Practice Linkages
    Presentations in this category will focus on the linkages between what is taught in the academy and what knowledge is needed by professionals and volunteers working in the field.
  • Disciplinary Linkages
    Presentations in this category will address the purpose of nonprofit and philanthropic studies and/or relationships with other disciplines.
  • Special Topics: Graduate Student Papers.

Speakers Presentations:


Click here for a map of the location of the hotels and conference site.

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