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2018 ARNOVA Conference Recap

From Relief to Resilience: How Philanthropy, Nonprofits and Volunteers Bridge the Gap between Crisis and Sustainability

The 47th Annual ARNOVA Conference in Austin, Texas saw attendees from all over the world and was the first ARNOVA conference for 220 of our 870 attendees! The conference covered a wide scope of topics within philanthropy, through over 390 paper presentations, 45 poster presentations, 36 panels, and 41 colloquia.

The multifaceted and interdisciplinary nature of philanthropy, nonprofit, and the voluntary sector was illustrated in the thorough research presented through all our sessions and presentations. However, at the heart of this year’s conference was its theme - From Relief to Resilience: How Philanthropy, Nonprofits and Volunteers Bridge the Gap between Crisis and Sustainability - which reminded us of the breadth and impact of philanthropic action and research. These ideas were explored deeper in both plenaries.

This year, we also celebrated 10 years of our Graduate Diversity Scholars program pioneered by Pier Rogers, Jennifer Wade-Berg, and Judy Weiseinger.

Following a day and a half of stimulating presentations and panels, attendees gathered for the 2018 Annual Awards Luncheon to recognize the accomplishments of the brilliant scholars and practitioners that we may call our colleagues and friends.

At the ARNOVA awards luncheon, we honored our retiring board members, Alan Abramson and Dwight Burlingame, for their service, and we commended some of the finest published work in the field with awards praising books, dissertations, and NVSQ articles.

This luncheon, as well as the many receptions and sessions throughout the conference, were made possible by a number of generous sponsors.

Board Member John Ronquillo with Pier Rogers and Jennifer Wade-Berg
Board Member John Ronquillo with Pier Rogers and Jennifer Wade-Berg
Friday Awards Ceremony Luncheon
Friday Awards Ceremony Luncheon

Institutional Host Sponsors

Bush School, Texas A&M University

Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership at Rice University

OneStar Foundation

RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service, LBJ School, UT Austin

The University of Texas at San Antonio Department of Public Administration

University of Nebraska at Omaha School of Public Administration

Institutional Host Sponsors

Bush School, Texas A&M University

Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership at Rice University

OneStar Foundation

RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service, LBJ School, UT Austin

The University of Texas at San Antonio Department of Public Administration

University of Nebraska at Omaha School of Public Administration

2018 ARNOVA Conference Exhibitors
2018 ARNOVA Conference Exhibitors
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