Program recording:


Wednesday, December 1, 2021

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (ET)

A live streamed event. Advanced registration required. 



This event will discuss key findings from the first nationally representative survey of nonprofits in a multiyear panel study, “Nonprofit Trends and Impacts 2021: National Findings on Donation Trends from 2015 through 2020, Diversity and Representation, and First-Year Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic.”  The event will highlight findings from US nonprofits on donation trends from 2015 to 2020, diversity and representation within the nonprofit sector, and the first-year effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. This unprecedented analysis provides a baseline for future annual surveys that will build longitudinal and nationally representative data of nonprofit organizations.  

The Nonprofit Trends and Impacts 2021 study is part of a partnership between American University, George Mason University, Georgia Institute of Technology, and Urban Institute researchers to improve research on the nonprofit sector, share what is learned with the nonprofit and research communities, and help policymakers and the public make informed decisions that affect or support nonprofit organizations.


Opening remarks provided by Shena Ashley, Vice President, Nonprofits & Philanthropy, The Urban Institute 

Findings presented by Lewis Faulk, Associate Professor, School of Public Affairs

Moderated by Allison Grayson, Director of Policy Development and Analysis, Independent Sector


Sunil Iyengar, Research & Analysis Director, National Endowment for the Arts

Dara Johnson, Executive Director, Horning Family Foundation

Kelley Kuhn, Vice President, Michigan Nonprofit Association

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