Please Join Us For
The Fifth Annual
West Coast Nonprofit Data Conference
on the campus of Arizona State University
Friday, April 4 and Saturday, April 5, 2008
Arizona State University
College of Public Programs
Lodestar Center for Philanthropy & Nonprofit Innovation &
School of Community Resources and Development
University of Arizona
Eller College of Management, School of Public Administration and Policy &
College of Social and Behavioral Science, Department of Sociology
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About the Conference
This annual gathering of faculty members and graduate students who study various aspects of the nonprofit/third sector is an opportunity to share—and receive constructive feedback on—both completed research and work in progress by researchers and graduate students.
Again this year, the conference also will feature two types of sessions that were successfully offered last year in San Diego: (a) research conceptualization sessions in which researchers who are in the process of formulating research projects (either because they are pursuing a new line of research or because they are at the beginning of doctoral study) will have an opportunity to get feedback about and suggestions on the framing and research designs of projects and (b) conversations sessions in which a facilitator leads an open and informal discussion about a specified research-related topic (e.g., how to improve the response rate in survey studies).
Financial Assistance for Travel Costs
This year the ASU Lodestar Center is pleased to offer a total of $2000 in financial assistance to graduate students who wish to attend the conference to offset travel costs. Priority will be given to those who have submitted a proposal (see below). The maximum individual award amount will be $200.
Schedule Outline Click here for the current agenda
Friday, April 4, 2:00 – 6:00 p.m.
(No-host dinner to follow.)
Saturday, April 5, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
(Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.)
The Tempe Mission Palms Hotel has been selected for the conference.
Tempe Mission Palms Hotel
60 East Fifth Street
Tempe, Arizona 85281
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The Tempe Mission Palms and Conference Center provides transportation for individual travelers to and from Sky Harbor International Airport every ½ hour from 5:30AM – 10:30PM daily. Courtesy phones are located in the baggage claim area.
The ASU Center has organized a block of rooms at a discounted rate for the conference. If you attempt to secure lodging direct with the Tempe Mission Palms Hotel outside this block then rates increase dramatically.
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Please click here to register online
There is no registration fee for this conference.
More details about conference events will be sent out closer to the date of the conference. To assist us with planning, please register as soon as possible.
This conference is by design informal. It is an opportunity to try-out and receive feedback on presentations of research and research-in-progress before more formal papers are presented at conferences such as ARNOVA. Those wishing to present research (including research that is currently in progress) should complete the registration and complete the proposal form and a brief (no more than one or two paragraph) description by March 15, 2008.
Brief proposals can also be submitted by (a) those who wish to have their embryonic research ideas critiqued during a research conceptualization session and (b) those who want to propose (and facilitate) a conversation session on a particular topic. In your proposal, please explicitly indicate the type of session (research presentation, research conceptualization, or conversation) in which you would like to participate.
We hope to see you in April!
On behalf the ASU and U of A planning team,
Carl Yoshioka, Joe Galaskiewicz, and Robert Ashcraft