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ARNOVA Strategic Plan 2017-2021

Approved at the ARNOVA Board Retreat, May 2017, Indianapolis, Indiana


The Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA) is a diverse community of scholars, educators, and practice leaders that strengthens the field of nonprofit and philanthropic research in order to improve civil society and human life.



Member-Driven:  Welcoming, supportive, developmental, collegial, interdisciplinary, diverse and inclusive, responsive

Field-building:  Connecting research to practice, legitimizer for field, translational, influential, growing the field, innovative, relevant

High Integrity: high quality research and services, ideologically neutral, promoting creativity, learning organization, sustainable, role model, accountable


Strategic Priorities

Expand organizational capacity to fulfill mission and address strategic priorities

Enhance value of member experience while growing membership

Build external relationships to enhance contributions to knowledge, policy and practice


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ARNOVA is a leading interdisciplinary community of people dedicated to fostering through research and education, the creation, application and dissemination of knowledge on nonprofit organizations, philanthropy, civil society and voluntary action.

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