We will continue to update this schedule as the conference gets closer. A final schedule will be sent to all registrants prior to the conference with links to each session. The links go live on Friday morning

All sessions are 1 hour and 15 minutes. There is a 15 minute break between sessions, and an hour lunch/brunch break from 12:45 to 1:45 CT (10:45 to 11:45 PT)


17th Annual West Coast Nonprofit Data Conference

Welcome!  Texas A&M University and The University of Texas at Austin are delighted for your participation online this year.  We look forward to hosting you in person next year.

Thursday, April 8, 2021

6:30PM – 8:00PM Central Time | 4:30PM – 6:00PM Pacific Time

Welcome and Networking


Register to receive the link for the informal networking event, and the official conference schedule which includes links to join the zoom research presentations.

Friday, April 9, 2021

10:00AM – 11:15AM Central | 8:00AM – 9:15AM Pacific

Metrics of Performance and Success
Session Chair: Colton Strawser, University of Texas at Arlington

A Relational Model for Moral Legitimacy of Business-Like PracticesChengxin Xu, Seattle University
The Shock of Evaluation: Examining the Impact of Efficiency Metrics on Nonprofits’ Reporting and RevenuesAlexandra Graddy-Reed
University of Southern California
Community Diversity and Donor Control: An Empirical Analysis of Contributions to Donor-Advised Funds at Community FoundationsEllie Qu, Texas A&M University

Responding to COVID-19 With Data
Session Chair: Kimberly Wiley, University of Florida

Perceived Leadership Effectiveness in a Digital Theatre Arts InternshipThomas Abruzzo,
Susan Flaming Yeats, Brittany Williams, University of San Diego
Pandemical Predictors of Net Revenue Loss in San Diego’s Arts and Culture SectorThomas Abruzzo,
Susan Flaming Yeats, Brittany Williams, University of San Diego
Spillover Effects of Emergency Aid on Nonprofits’ Response to a CrisisYul Ha,
Alexandra Graddy-Reed,
Price School, University of Southern California

Building Connections: Board Relationships, Social Media, and Social Entrepreneurs
Session Chair: George Mitchell, Baruch College, CUNY

Building Reputation Through Social Media: Twitter Use by Muslim-American NonprofitsRafeel Wasif, Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, Zeeshan Noor, UT Dallas
Now What? Understanding the Organizational Exit Experience of Nonprofit Board MembersAyra Hammon, Baylor University
Nice White Nonprofits: Patterns of Social Entrepreneurship in Poor and Gentrifying Urban CommunitiesFrancisco J. Santamarina, University of Washington

11:30AM – 12:45PM Central | 9:30AM – 10:45AM Pacific

Longitudinal Studies
Session Chair: Kirsten Grønbjerg, Indiana University

Nonprofit Paid Employment – Trends and PitfallsKirsten Grønbjerg, Indiana University
The Scope of Nonprofit Marketing Research in the Last Twenty Years: Lessons from the LiteratureJihye Jung, Rutgers University-Newark Minjung Kim, American University Jiwon Suh, University of Texas Arlington
Charitable Support and the Performance of Public Services: More than Just Adding a Cherry on TopJung Ho Choi, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Community and Donor Engagement
Session Chair: Elizabeth Dale, Seattle University

Donor Led Community Engagement: A New Model for In-Kind Philanthropy?Jessica Word, Connor Gahre, UNLV
For Good, Forever? The Shifting Roles and Responsibilities of California Community FoundationsColton Strawser
University of Texas at Arlington
Querying Founders to Capture the Nonprofit Start-Up Process: Exploring Two Methodological ChallengesFredrik O. Andersson IUPUI

12:45PM – 1:45PM Central | 10:45AM – 11:45AM Pacific

Lunch / Brunch break

1:45PM – 3:00PM Central | 11:45AM – 1:00PM Pacific

Funding the Sector: Giving from Private and Public Organizations
Session Chair: Robert Ashcraft, Arizona State University

The Impact of Government Assistance on Chartiable Giving of Muslim Families: The Case of ChinaPeiyao Li, Lili Wang,
Arizona State University
Public Banks and NonprofitsMarcus Lam, Mehrnoush Jamshidi, University of San Diego
Can Cross-Border Philanthropy be Tracked? The Promises, Limitations, and Risks of Administration DataJamie Levine Daniel, IUPUI Galia Feit, Osnat Hazan, Tel Aviv University

Donor-Advised Fund Research Collaborative

Session Chair: Dan Heist, University of North Carolina Wilmington
Danielle Vance-McMullen, DePaul University

Predicting and Measuring Donations and Volunteers
Session Chair: Dyana Mason, University of Oregon

Can Institutional Support Improve Volunteer Quality? An Analysis of Online Volunteer MentorsDyana Mason, University of Oregon
Measuring Giving to Women’s and Girls OrganizationsJon Bergdoll, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis
Events: Predictors of Volunteerism and Future DonationsHolly Miori, University of Texas at Dallas

3:15PM – 4:30PM Central | 1:15PM – 3:30PM Pacific

Innovation in Technology and Social Media
Session Chair: Mark Hager, Arizona State University

Emerging Collaborative Social Networks as Crisis Mitigation Strategy – The Case of the Indian Education SectorApoorva Gupta, Meril Antony, Rutgers University
A First Look at a Study of Technology Adoption and UseMark Hager, Arizona State University
Garnering Attention on Social Media: A Multi-Level Analysis of Nonprofit Behavior on TikTokKimberly Wiley, Micayla Richardson, Kayla Schwoerer, University of Florida

Data Usage and Implications
Session Chair: Alicia Schatteman, Northern Illinois University

Using Model-Based Clustering to Improve Qualitative Inquiry: Computer-Aided Qualitative Data Analysis, Latent Class Analysis, and Iterative InterpretationHans Peter Schmitz, University of San Diego, Elena McCollim, University of Maryland Global Campus, George Mitchell, Baruch College CUNY
Secondary Data and Secondary Data Analysis: Essential Distinctions and DirectionsTania L. Hernandez-Ortiz, Mark Hager Arizona State University
Discrete Choice Methods for UnderstandingBrian McEwan

Studying the effects of COVID-19 on Nonprofit Organizations – Panel

Emily Finchum-Mason, University of Washington
Will Brown, Texas A&M University
Kirsten Grønbjerg, Indiana University
Colton Strawser, University of Texas Arlington