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From Climate Change to Social Justice:

How Citizens are Re-Shaping Nonprofits and Philanthropy

in an Age of Disruption and Transition

November 12-14, 2020 | Indianapolis, Indiana






New this year: the proposal system is not tied to your ARNOVA membership account.
You will need to create an account within the submission platform. For more info, check out the
submission FAQ's








NEW: Special Track on COVID-19



Submission Dates & Deadlines Open  Close (Non-Members) Close (Members)  Confirm Participation
Papers, Panels, Colloquium and Lightning Research Roundtables Feb 13 April 1  April 27 April 8  April 27 June 29    July 20
Posters July 8 Aug 15 Aug 15 Sept 17
Research Roundtables July 8 Aug 31 Aug 31 Sept 17


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Update: ARNOVA Conference and the Coronavirus

The 49th ARNOVA Conference will be held in Indianapolis, IN November 12-14. The health, well-being and safety of attendees is of the utmost priority and ARNOVA continues to closely monitor health and safety updates and recommendations issued by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as well as state and local health organizations. 

We are monitoring the information on the coronavirus daily and will work with the Marriott Indianapolis Downton Hotel to take precautionary measures, assess risk and develop an onsite readiness and reaction plan. We will update this notice, as needed, should circumstances change.

For the most up-to-date information on COVID-19, please refer to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website.


For the most up-to-date information on ARNOVA, please click here.  



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.


You can contact our staff with your questions by e-mailing Emails are reviewed and replied to in the order they are received. Please allow 24-48 hours for a response. 

Important 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. 


Note: 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.





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