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.

October 29, 2020


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The purpose of the Summit is to highlight the current state of the nonprofit sector and philanthropy that supports it, as well as key trends that affect how these organizations are able to operate, fulfill their mission and meet critical needs in the community.

This year, in the spirit of our theme: TOGETHER: Stories of Strength, Resilience, and Innovation, The Nonprofit Institute is pleased to present the 2020 State of Nonprofit and Philanthropy Report and the 2020 Equinox Project's San Diego Regional Quality of Life Dashboard.  

The Quality of Life Dashboard measures and benchmarks several environmental and economic trends throughout the region to ensure San Diego County is on a path to greater health, wealth, comfort and sustainability for current and future generations.

The State of Nonprofits and Philanthropy Report provides the latest findings on the state of San Diego’s nonprofit sector, as well as key trends and perspectives from leaders in nonprofits and philanthropy. 

Our ongoing surveys of public opinion and leaders in nonprofits and philanthropy point to growing recognition that we can no longer work in silos to address our region’s greatest challenges and enhance our quality of life. Basic shelter, food security, clean air and clean water all contribute to good health. Ensuring that everyone has access to quality education, healthcare, and safe, affordable transportation contribute to a diverse and vibrant workforce. Arts and culture and our great outdoors weave the fabric of our quality of life while driving our vibrant economy. Our region prospers when we come together in common cause for the good of all our communities.

This year we bring together both reports highlighting their interconnections. Showcasing key trends in our region’s quality of life, with a critical focus on issues of equity and the impacts of the pandemic. We will spotlight the roles of nonprofits and philanthropy in the region, and focus in on strengthening our communities’ response to the current crisis, with stories of strength, resilience and innovation.

2020 Sponsors