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Nonprofits and Philanthropy in a Polarized World:
Speaking Truth to Power and Using Power to Speak Truth

November 21-23, 2019 | San Diego, California


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Submission Dates & Deadlines Open  Close (Non-Members) Close (Members)  Confirm Participation
Papers, Panels, Colloquium and Lightening Research Roundtables Feb 4 April 2 April 9 June 29
Posters July 8 Aug 15 Aug 15 Sept 20
Research Roundtables July 8 Aug 31 Aug 31 Sept 17


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ARNOVA’s annual conference welcomes participation from researchers in all academic disciplines, and from a range of professional backgrounds – including nonprofit executives and staff, foundation staff, consultants, and policymakers. Graduate students from all backgrounds are particularly welcome.


Submission Guidelines

All proposals are submitted through our on-line system. Clear instruction about what is required for the different types of presentations as well as a preparation checklist can be found in the "Submission Guidelines" document above. 


Why this Checklist? Submitting your proposal to make a presentation at ARNOVA’s Conference will go much more smoothly and quickly if you have everything you need right at hand. The system will allow you up to an hour to complete your submission, more time than we think anyone would need. But, please note, if you exceed that hour limit, the system will time out, and it has no capacity to save your incomplete work. So, please, take advantage of this list, and assemble the data and documents you will need in advance.

The proposal system displays a Help button on all screens throughout the submission process. If you have any problems or questions you can find answers in the Submission Guidelines document above. This will be the quickest way to get an answer about the submission process. You can also contact our staff with your question by e-mailing Emails are reviewed and replied to in the order they are received. Please allow 24-48 hours for a response. 


You do not need to be a member of ARNOVA to submit a proposal, but you must be an ARNOVA member to present and attend the conference. All accepted presenters are expected to join ARNOVA and pay the conference registration fee. Check the ARNOVA website ( for current membership rates.

Important Deadline Notes

Proposals are due at 11:59 PM EST. If you are submitting your proposal after 5:00 PM EST on the deadline date there will NOT be any phone or email support until the following business day. Please plan ahead and submit before the deadline to avoid problems. ARNOVA staff are available from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM on business days. 

For paper, panel, colloquy and lightening research roundtable submissions:

The deadline for non-member submissions is 11:59 pm EST, April 2, 2019

The deadline for member submissions is 11:59 pm EST, April 9, 2019


To submit a proposal click on the Submit Proposal button above and you will be directed to the submission site.  Follow the prompts to submit. Poster and Research Roundtable submissions will open in July 2019. 




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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.

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