Annual State of Nonprofit and Philanthropy Summit

​Hosted by The Nonprofit Institute, this informative day of research and practical learning opportunities will help guide San Diego's nonprofit and philanthropic leaders in creating, implementing and evaluating innovative and collaborative strategies for the future.

Thank you for joining us at our 2021 State of Nonprofits and Philanthropy Summit! 

2021 Virtual Summit Series Included:

State of Nonprofits and Philanthropy Report Release

State of the Nonprofit Workforce

State of Relationships with Government and Foundations

Session recordings are available in our On Demand Library.


Over the last 18 months, local nonprofits have worked tirelessly to provide critical partnership and community support in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. During this time, many nonprofits thrived while others had to fight for basic survival. As we reflect upon both the tribulations and triumphs of organizations during the pandemic, the value of San Diego’s nonprofit sector becomes more clear than ever. Now, let’s come together in community to talk about it.

This Summit features findings from the 2021 State of Nonprofits and Philanthropy Report which highlights the current state of San Diego’s nonprofit sector and the philanthropy that supports it.

The report features input and insight from over 200 nonprofit leaders as well as the results of ongoing public opinion polling, and analysis of nonprofit employment and economic data.

Key topics of discussion include:

  • Overall financial strength of the sector
  • Impact of COVID-19 on nonprofit operations including service delivery, fundraising and hiring
  • Importance of government and foundation support to successful COVID-response
  • Progress with Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiatives among nonprofit staff and boards
  • Stories of lessons learned and innovation
  • Sector’s greatest needs at this time
  • This year the Summit consists of three interactive virtual forums.


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