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The conference begins on Friday, April 19 (registration starts at 1 p.m.), and concludes on Saturday, April 20, at 3:30 p.m. The following agenda is a draft and subject to change. With the exception of the first conference pre-session, all conference locations are on Arizona State University’s Downtown Phoenix Campus.

Day 1: Friday, April 19

Fri., April 19Day 1Location
10:00 – 11:30 a.m.Conference Pre-Session #1

Tour of the ASU Helios Decision Center at Helios Education Foundation

Registration is now closed for this pre-session.
Helios Education Foundation (directions)
1:00 – 2:30 p.m.Conference Pre-Session #2

A Conversation with Associate Editors of the Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly

Hosted by Elizabeth Dale (Seattle University) and Dyana Mason (University of Oregon), associate editors of NVSQ
Doctoral students invited to attend.
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1:00 – 2:30 p.m.Registration OpenASU Thunderbird School, Downtown Phoenix Campus (directions)
2:30 – 4:00 p.m.Welcome to the West Coast Nonprofit Data Conference
Robert Ashcraft
Executive Director and Saguaro Professor of Civic Enterprise
Lodestar Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Innovation
Arizona State University

Opening Plenary: “Funders’ Perspectives on Nonprofit Data”
A conversation about how funders think about data and its use to inform grantmaking decisions, the evaluation of results and other implications

Kim Covington
Vice President, Community Initiatives
Arizona Community Foundation

Jacky Alling
Interim CEO, Arizona Commission on the Arts
Senior Fellow for Philanthropy, ASU Lodestar Center

Jon Ehlinger
Garcia Family Foundation

Erin Goodman
Senior Program Officer
Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust

David Martinez III
Director of Capacity Building and Community Engagement
Vitalyst Health Foundation
ASU Thunderbird School’s Global Forum
4:00 – 4:15 p.m.Break and Transition to Participant Presentations
4:15 – 5:30 p.m.Concurrent Sessions #1: Attendees choose a breakout session to attend

Breakout A: Data Measurement and Application | Chair: Megan Pontes, Arizona State University | Location: Thunderbird Global Forum

How Do We Measure Social Entrepreneurship?
Gordon Shockley, Arizona State University

Leveraging Academic Methods to Inform Practical Applications: A USAID Case Study in Locally Led Development
Samantha Temple, Colorado School of Mines

Leveraging Cell-Phone Mobility Data to Measure Social Capital
Elizabeth Tong, University of Washington

Observing Civic Engagement: Studying Civil Society Organization Convenings with Systematic Social Observation
Matthew Baggetta, Brad Fulton and Julie Beasley, Indiana University

Breakout B: Nonprofit Finance | Chair: Will Brown, Texas A&M University | Location: Thunderbird 301

Data Extraction from NGO Financial Statements within a Global South Context
Sandy Zook, University of Colorado Denver

Implications of Variation in Nonprofit Fiscal Years
Todd Ely, University of Colorado Denver; Thad Calabrese, New York University

Just My Type: Reimagining a Data-Informed Nonprofit Revenue Typology
Elizabeth Searing, University of Texas at Dallas; Jesse Lecy, Arizona State University; George Mitchell, City University of New York

Breakout C: Knowledge and Theory of the Nonprofit Sector | Chair: Emily Nwakpuda, University of Texas at Arlington | Location: Thunderbird 311

From Smart to Wise: Using Community Capital Dashboards to Improve Urban Planning and Decision Making
Elizabeth Castillo, California State University San Bernardino; Mark Roseland, Arizona State University

Understanding Community-Service Volunteers’ Perspectives of Challenges and Frustrations: The Case of AmeriCorps
Yinglin Ma, Eastern Kentucky University

What Do We Mean by Collaboration Process? A Systematic Review of the Literature
Danbi Seo, Arizona State University; Beth Gazley, Indiana University; Chao Guo, University of Pennsylvania
5:30 – 6:30 p.m.Break and Transition to Optional Dinner Outing
6:30 p.m.Dinner

Reserved for those who signed up and paid during conference registration. Dinner registration is now closed.
The Pub at Thunderbird, 5th Floor, ASU Thunderbird School

Day 2: Saturday, April 20

Sat., April 20Day 2All Saturday sessions at Beus Center for Law and Society (BCLS), ASU Downtown Phoenix Campus (directions)
7:30 – 8:15 a.m.Breakfast and NetworkingBCLS 544
8:15 – 8:30 a.m.Transition to Sessions
8:30 – 9:45 a.m.Concurrent Sessions #2: Attendees choose a breakout session to attend

Breakout D: Philanthropy and Social Capital | Chair: Elizabeth Castillo, California State University San Bernardino | Location: BCLS 267

Academic Philanthropy in Turbulent Times
Emily Nwakpuda, University of Texas at Arlington; Jonathan Oxley, Georgia State University

Accelerating Science: Blended Contractual Practices in Venture Philanthropy
Alex Graddy-Reed, University of Southern California; Maryann Feldman, Arizona State University; Janet Bercovitz, University of Colorado Boulder

Is Social Capital a Capital for Nonprofits? The Effects of Social Capital on Income from Individual Donations
Gowun Park, Stanford University

The Giving Pledge: Comparing the Philanthropic Values Across Billionaire Cohorts
Hans Peter Schmitz, University of San Diego; William Piper, University of San Diego

Breakout E: Nonprofit Communication | Chair: Matthew Baggetta, Indiana University | Location: BCLS 555

Decoding Digital Dynamics: Enhancing Audience Engagement in Small NPOs on Facebook through Community-Centric Strategies
Wen chen Denq, California Lutheran University

Nonprofit Messaging Strategy in the Context of Social Movement Advocacy
Minjung Kim, University of Alabama at Birmingham; Allison Russell, University of Texas at Dallas; Peter Frumkin, University of Pennsylvania

Nonprofit Organizations Facing Emergent Technology: A Community-Based Research
Hanjin Mao, University of Houston – Downtown

Quantifying Compassion: A Data-Driven Analysis of NGO Communication on Climate Change
Yiwen Wu, University of Kansas; Hong Vu and Huong Ha, University of Kansas; Giang Do, University of Tennessee Chattanooga

Breakout F: Nonprofit Resources | Chair: Sandy Zook, University of Colorado Denver | Location: BCLS 655

Operating Reserves as a Tool for Resilience in Nonprofits
Jingyan Cheng, Rutgers University

Organizational Hybridity and Commercialization: A Framework for Assessing Nonprofits
Ji Ma, University of Texas at Austin; ChiaKo Hung, University of Pennsylvania

To be Experienced or to be Innovative? Signals Influencing Nonprofit Start-ups’ External Resource Acquisition
Chen Ji, Louisiana State University in Shreveport; Fredrik Andersson, Indiana University
9:45 – 10:15 a.m.Break
10:15 – 11:30 a.m.Concurrent Sessions #3: Attendees choose a breakout session to attend

Breakout G: Data Collection and Sources | Chair: Minjung Kim, University of Alabama at Birmingham | Location: BCLS 267

Expanding Data Sets of Emergency Food Providers
Jacob Leppek, Vivery

The Client Experience: a Method for Collecting and Analyzing Nonprofit User Data
Brent Never, University of Missouri – Kansas City; Yugyung Lee, Ye Wang and Duy Ho, University of Missouri – Kansas City

Valuing Non-financial Resources: Where Is the Data?
Elizabeth Searing, University of Texas at Dallas; Allison Russell, University of Texas at Dallas; Sarah Jacobson, Williams College; Angela de Oliveira, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Breakout H: Managerial and Institutional | Chair: Yiwen Wu, University of Kansas | Location: BCLS 555

Domesticating or Radicalizing? The Effect of Institutional Control on Nonprofit Organizational Practices
Gowun Park, Stanford University; Yi Zhao and Walter Powell, Stanford University

Scale and Scope of Impact Investments in the Nonprofit Sector
Marcus Lam, University of San Diego; Katharine Wardle, University of San Diego

Breakout I: Data and Evaluation | Chair: Gordon Shockley, Arizona State University | Location: BCLS 655

Centering Community in Needs Assessment: Reporting Root Causes
Frankie Leigh, data/research professional

Exploring the Nonprofit Workforce with Census Bureau Microdata
Dan Hunting, Arizona State University

How Engaging is Civic Engagement? Interaction at Civil Society Organization Convenings
Matthew Baggetta, Brad Fulton and Julie Beasley, Indiana University

Mapping the Non-profit Sector in the United Kingdom: Lessons from Large-Scale Data Linkage of Registry Data
Alasdair Rutherford, University of Stirling
11:30 – 11:45 a.m.Break
11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.Catered Lunch

Plenary Presentation
Creating Sustainable Online Dashboards for the Nonprofit Sector
Dan Hunting and Pravalika Samala, Arizona State University
BCLS 544
1:00 – 1:15 p.m.Break
1:15 – 2:30 p.m.Concurrent Sessions #4: Attendees choose a breakout session to attend

Breakout J: Equity, Inclusion and Wellbeing | Chair: Elizabeth Searing, University of Texas at Dallas | Location: BCLS 655

Implementation In Homeless Services to Address Racial Disparities
Emily Nwakpuda, University of Texas at Arlington; Hyokyung Kwak, College of Charleston; Saerim Kim, Columbus State University; Andrew Sullivan, University of Central Florida

Resolving 45 Years of Conflicting Classic DC Model Finding: A Moderated Mediation Analysis Using Nonprofit Human Service Employees
Mark Preston, data/research professional

Breakout K: Nonprofits and Government | Chair: Samantha Temple, Colorado School of Mines | Location: BCLS 555

Changing Views of Government and Nonprofits in the United States
Payton Goodman, Indiana University Indianapolis

Local Government – Extent of Contracting with Nonprofits and Contract Considerations
Kirsten Grønbjerg, Indiana University Bloomington; Eric Schmidt and Anna Doering, Indiana University

Understanding Nonprofit Engagement in Water Resource Management During Periods of Drought
Claudia Valencia Uribe, University of California, Irvine
2:30 – 2:45 p.m.Break
2:45 – 3:30 p.m.Closing Remarks/Reflections
Joe Galaskiewicz, University of Arizona
Robert Ashcraft, Arizona State University
BCLS 544