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Strategic Planning

ARNOVA Strategic Plan 2023-2026

Approved at the ARNOVA Board Meeting, December 2022

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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Welcoming, encouraging, supportive, developmental, collegial, interdisciplinary, responsive, engaging,  diverse and inclusive

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Connecting research to practice, focusing on nonprofit work worldwide, translational, influential, expanding the field, innovative, relevant, transformative

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High Integrity

High-quality research, ethical, accountable, transparent, sustainable, learning organization, support democratic principles and processes

Strategic Priorities

Enhance value of member experience while growing membership

  • Grow membership numbers and diversity
  • Enrich professional development and positive member experience
  • Enhance programming and services (support for full career trajectory)

Expand capacity to support changing needs and evolving pathways to fulfill mission

  • Accountability to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access (IDEA) principles
  • Engage in continuous improvement
  • Data-informed and data-driven decision making

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

  • Build and strengthen external relationships
  • Leverage resources to enhance contribution to knowledge, policy and practice
  • Advocate for research support, knowledge-based practice and policies, and intellectual exchanges
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