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ARNOVA Welcomes Our First Conference Registrant!

Posted By Fatima Hussain, Friday, May 13, 2016
Updated: Friday, May 13, 2016


Meet Colton Strawser, the first registrant for the 2016 ARNOVA Conference! 

Early Bird registration for ARNOVA's 45th Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. began on May 9th and has brought in several registrants, the first of which was Colton Strawser, an ARNOVA member who manages his own nonprofit and communications consulting firm.


Currently, Colton is a Program Officer at The Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County in Indiana. He oversees grantmaking related to education, including scholarships and teacher creativity grants. Previously, he has held various roles in program development, fundraising, and curriculum development. He has consulted with the Youth Philanthropy Initiative of Indiana, and was a Fellow with Youth Philanthropy Connect (a program of the Frieda C. Fox Family Foundation). He has earned his BA in Philanthropic Studies from the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, and is currently pursuing his MS in Higher Education Administration (with a concentration in online teaching and program administration) and MS in Nonprofit Management & Philanthropy from Bay Path University. Strawser plans to pursue a Ph.D. to research best practices in teaching nonprofit management and philanthropy in K-12 and higher education, while also researching youth, family, and community philanthropy.

This will be Colton’s first ARNOVA conference, and he looks forward to learning more about how research is conducted and utilized in the field of philanthropic and nonprofit studies. During the conference he will have just finished his degree in higher education administration and will be in the middle of writing his capstone paper for his nonprofit management and philanthropy; therefore, he is looking forward to discovering new ideas on how to complete his research.


We look forward to hosting Mr. Strawser and the hundreds of other attendees who make the ARNOVA Conference the enriching experience that it is!



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