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Exploring the Big Questions: Nonprofit Sector Research in Southern California

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 individual speakers in breakout sessions about Juvenile Justice, Environmental Justice, The Nonprofit Landscape, Place-Based Initiatives, Advocacy and Nonprofits and Demographic Shifts in Southern California.

Available PowerPoints:

Mike Antos, Council for Watershed Health (.pdf)

Lydia Avila, California Calls (.pdf)

Elizabeth Boris, PhD, Urban Institute (Keynote) (.pdf)

Denise Herz, California State University Los Angeles; Dave Mitchell, LA County Probation; Melissa Nalani, The Advancement Project (.pdf)

Kandee Lewis, The Positive Results Corporation (.pdf)

Paul Lichterman, PhD, USC; Nicole Esparza, PhD, USC; Christopher Weare, PhD, USC (.pdf)

Lori Nascimento, The California Endowment (.pdf)

Veronica Padilla, Pacoima Beautiful (.pdf)

Sara Pilgreen, UCLA (.pdf)

Lina Stepick, UCLA (.pdf)

Zeynep Toker, PhD, California State University Northridge (.pdf)

Rachel Wells, UCLA (.pdf)