SOLES at USD Presents Nonprofit Conference

From Thursday, March 24 through Saturday, March 26, “BenchMark 3.5: The 4th Conference on Nonprofit and Philanthropic Studies” will be held at the Hilton San Diego Resort and Spa.

BenchMark 3.5 is designed to consider the development of nonprofit/nongovernmental management, voluntarism, social entrepreneurship, and philanthropy as a field of study in higher education. The conference builds on the legacy of the prior three conferences held in 1986, 1996 and 2006.

The conference is presented by the Nonprofit Academic Centers Council and hosted by the University of San Diego School of Leadership and Education Sciences' Institute for Nonprofit Education and Research. The Arizona State University Lodestar Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Innovation is the lead sponsor for BenchMark 3.5.

Registration for participation in the conference has closed, but it is open to the press.

WHAT: The three-day “BenchMark 3.5: The 4th Conference on Nonprofit and Philanthropic Studies.”

WHERE: Welcome Reception, March 24
University of San Diego
5998 Alcala Park
San Diego, CA 92110

Conference, March 25-26
Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa
1775 East Mission Bay Drive
San Diego, CA 92109

WHEN: Thursday, March 24 (6 – 8:30 p.m.); Friday, March 25 (7 a.m. – 6 p.m.); Saturday, March 26 (7 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.)

About the University of San Diego

The University of San Diego sets the standard for an engaged, contemporary Catholic university where innovative Changemakers confront humanity’s urgent challenges. With more than 9,000 students from 69 countries and 50 states, USD is the youngest independent institution on the U.S. News & World Report list of top 100 universities in the United States. The university's eight academic divisions include the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Business, the Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering, the School of Law, the School of Leadership and Education Sciences, the Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science, the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies, and the Division of Professional and Continuing Education. USD's Envisioning 2024 strategic plan capitalizes on the university’s recent progress and aligns new strategic goals with current strengths to help shape a vision for the future as the university looks ahead to its 75th anniversary in the year 2024.


Jeryldine Saville
(619) 260-4786