Nonprofit and Philanthropic Institute

Scholarship. Service. Solutions.

The Nonprofit and Philanthropic Institute (NPI) educates leaders and advances best practices in the nonprofit and philanthropic community through academic excellence, applied learning and research that examines issues of strategic importance to the sector.

The Nonprofit and Philanthropic Institute carries out its work through four program areas:

2016 State of Nonprofits and Philanthropy Report 2016 Annual State of Nonprofits Report Executive Summary

This report describes the capacity, contributions and overall economic health and well-being of San Diego’s nonprofit and philanthropic sector. The report is a compilation of our quarterly State of Nonprofits Index and other nonprofit research, including a survey based on the perspectives of local nonprofit leaders. 


How does your support help the Institute for Nonprofit Education and Research and San Diego's Nonprofit Sector?  Check out our latest infographic and find out!

10th Anniversary Video

Learn about the Nonprofit Institute from the people who first envisioned it.


91% of our alumni report they've been hired into a new position or received a raise as a result of our MA program. Read what else our alumni are saying in our annual alumni survey.

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We are proud to be a member of the Nonprofit Academic Centers Council (NACC). The NACC is a membership association comprised of academic centers or programs at accredited colleges and universities that focus on the study of nonprofit  organizations, voluntarism and/or philanthropy.

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