The Nonprofit Institute Releases the 2019 State of Nonprofits & Philanthropy Report

The Nonprofit Institute in The School of Leadership and Education Sciences (SOLES) at USD releases the 2019 State of Nonprofits and Philanthropy Report at their Annual State of Nonprofits and Philanthropy Summit. 

The 2019 State of Nonprofits and Philanthropy Annual Report presents findings from five years of quarterly public opinion polling (San Diego Residents Survey) and over 200 survey responses from local nonprofit leaders (Nonprofit Leaders Survey) combined with the latest nonprofit data from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the California Employment Development Department (EDD). Taken together, these data provide a holistic snapshot of San Diego’s nonprofit sector in 2019, summarizing its social and economic contributions to our region, highlighting potential opportunities for greater impact, and drawing attention to trends which could threaten the nonprofit sector in the future.

Who:              The Nonprofit Institute          

What:             The 2019 State of Nonprofits and Philanthropy Report and Summit

When:            October 18, 2019                    9:00 a.m.        

Where:           USD – Warren Auditorium in Mother Rosalie Hill Hall      

                        5998 Alcalá Park, San Diego, CA 92110

This report features our latest findings on the state of San Diego’s nonprofit sector, as well as key trends and perspectives from leaders in nonprofits and philanthropy. The Nonprofit Institute uses these annual findings to develop priorities for training, education and research:

  • We use them to create tailored leadership programs aimed at developing ethical, compassionate and transformational leaders making a positive difference in their communities.
  • We incorporate them into the development of our programs to strengthen organizational leadership and management.
  • And of course, we rely on these data to identify critical areas in need of further inquiry, as part of our larger effort to create knowledge that drives innovation and solutions.

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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 8,000 students from 75 countries and 44 states, USD is the youngest independent institution on the U.S. News & World Report list of top 100 universities in the United States. USD’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 recently concluded our successful $317M Leading Change: The Campaign for USD, which represented the most ambitious fundraising effort in the history of the university. In September 2016, USD introduced Envisioning 2024, a strategic plan that 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.


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