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Held on March 26, 2015, this conference highlighted research on the nonprofit sector conducted at UCLA, California State University Northridge, and other Southern California academic institutions - and the practical use of that research by community organizations in the Southern California region. The conference was co-hosted by California State University Northridge and UCLA. The full conference program is available for free downloading as are PowerPoints from a keynote speech by Dr. Elizabeth Boris, director of the Urban Institute’s Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy, and from breakout sessions about Juvenile Justice, Environmental Justice, The Nonprofit Landscape, Place-Based Initiatives, Advocacy and Nonprofits and Demographic Shifts in Southern California.
Professor Paul Ong, co-author of State of Donations: Individual Charitable Giving in Los Angeles, launches The Philanthropy Initiative, a ground-breaking project that examines philanthropy among Chinese Americans and philanthropy in Greater China. The project was initiated by Asian Americans Advancing Justice (AAA-J) and its partner support, the John and Marilyn Long U.S.-China Institute for Business and Law at UC-Irvine. To read more about the project, please click here.
Our latest report provides nonprofit executive directors, board members, and fund-raisers with a useful guide to what is known and what matters when it comes to individual giving and informs donors to better understand the patterns, effects, and challenges of charitable giving in Los Angeles County.