Theories are only stories until you have some data.

The West Coast Nonprofit Data Conference is an annual gathering for:
Emerging and leading scholars in the field
Emerging research and methodological problem solving
New data sources, new methods, new technologies
New findings about the nonprofit and voluntary sector in the western U.S.

The 2025 conference will be hosted by the University of San Diego in the spring. Dates will be announced later in the year.

Conference Background

Conference Background

Learn why and how this gathering began, and the future of nonprofit policy and research.

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2024 Conference

2024 Conference

Hosted in April 2024 by Arizona State University's Lodestar Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Innovation.

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Get to know the people and institutions who support this network, and the work we do.

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Itinerary | 2023 Conference

20th Annual West Coast Nonprofit Data Conference

April 21 and 22, 2023

Friday, April 21

3:30 pm: Pre-Conference workshop for PhD students “How to be a Good Reviewer”

4:30 pm: Welcome

5:00 pm – 6:00pm: Disaster Philanthropy Panel

6:30-8:30pm: Optional Dinner at Hop Valley Brewing Co.

Saturday, April 22

8:00am: Breakfast

8:30 am: Session 1

11:00 am: Session 2

12:30 -1:30 pm: Lunch

1:30 – 3:00pm: Session 3

3:00 – 3:30pm: Wrap Up

Session assignments to be announced following registration closure. Check back after April 3rd complete schedule.