1 min read ✭ In this post, we are sharing the key insights and takeaways we learned at the Nonprofit Institute’s Sixth Annual State of Nonprofits and Philanthropy Summit.
This past Friday, Community Boost was lucky enough to sponsor the Nonprofit Institute’s State of Nonprofit and Philanthropy Summit at USD. This was the Nonprofit Institute’s sixth annual summit, where thought-leaders and change-makers gathered in a space to discuss the economic health of the nonprofit sector, the current state of philanthropy, and how nonprofit leaders can guide the catalyst for change. We want to share with you some key insights!
Highlights From the State of Nonprofits and Philanthropy Summit
Dr. Gail F. Baker, Vice Principal and Provost at the University of San Diego, kicked off the event with an overview of the imperative role nonprofits play in creating and maintaining effective change. Nonprofit organizations are focusing on problems within our society that deserve to be heard and need to be changed. They are vital to giving a voice to important issues across the board.
The Libby Award for Excellence in Nonprofit Leadership was awarded to Nancy Jamison of San Diego Grantmakers. Congratulations, Nancy!
Dr. Emily Young, Executive Director at The Nonprofit Institute and Dr. Laura Deitrick, Associate Director at The Nonprofit Institute and Professor of Practice at the Department of Leadership Studies, released the State of Nonprofits and Philanthropy report. They reviewed the current statistics and trends of within the nonprofit sector throughout the Greater San Diego Area.
“When we collaborate, my friends, we will find the future. Lead on.”
Keynote speaker, Rt. Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori, Assistant Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of San Diego, spoke eloquently on “Leading with Compassion and Courage in Divided Times.” The Rt. Rev’s inspiring talk encouraged emerging thought-leaders to come together amidst estranged times. She emphasized that it is up to nonprofits and leaders to tell the stories people don’t want to hear, that it is up to the people with thick skin and tender hearts to pioneer change.
Dr. Emily Young moderated a panel surrounding the keynote topic that Rt. Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori spoke on: “Leading with Compassion and Courage in Divided Times.” On the panel was Carmen Chavez, Executive Director at Casa Cornelia Law Center, Michael Connolly Miskwish, Resource Economist and Kumeyaay Historian, Micah Parzen, CEO at San Diego Museum of Man, and Ramla Said, Founder and Executive Director at Partnership for the Advancements of New Americans (PANA). The panel offered powerful insight to various topics like the advice you would give your twenty year-old self, on being politically correct, and on engaging with uncomfortable issues, to name a few.
Household Volunteering and Giving
37% of San Diego area households volunteered with local nonprofits
50% of Households made monetary donations to nonprofits
27 Average quarterly hours volunteered by San Diego households
$352 Average quarterly gift
Public Confidence and Leadership
86% Public is Confident in Nonprofits
69% Public is Confident in For-Profits
53% Public is Confident in the Government
Sector at a Glance: CA vs. San Diego
133,521 Registered 501(c)(3) Public Charities
11,234 Nonprofits in San Diego County
8.4% of CA Residents reside in SD County
8.4% of CA Nonprofits are located in SD County
2.97 Nonprofits per 100 San Diego County Residents
Check Out These Pictures!
Make sure to take a look at some of the awesome shots taken throughout The Nonprofit Institute’s Sixth Annual State of Nonprofits and Philanthropy Summit.
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Images: The Nonprofit Institute, USD