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Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations & Voluntary Actions

aka ARNOVA   |   Indianapolis, IN   |  www.arnova.org
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Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations & Voluntary Actions

EIN: 23-7378021


Mission

ARNOVA is a leading inter-disciplinary community of people dedicated to fostering through research and education, the creation, application, and dissemination of knowledge on nonprofit organizations, philanthropy, civil society and voluntary action.

For the last two decades ARNOVA has been a growing Association that has played a key role in building the work and service of research and teaching around voluntary, nonprofit and philanthropic organizations.

We have contributed signficantly to the growing understanding of the significance and impact of the work of these organizations and activities for building healthier societies. We are committed to helping create increased knowledge and a new cohort of researchers, teachers, and practice leaders to move this vital work forward.

Ruling year info

1974

Executive Director

Dr. Lynnette Cook

Main address

1100 West 42nd Street

Indianapolis, IN 46208 USA

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Formerly known as

AVAS

EIN

23-7378021

Subject area info

Philanthropy

Population served info

Adults

Academics

NTEE code info

Professional Societies, Associations (T03)

Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis (T05)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Tax forms

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Association of Voluntary Action Scholars, ARNOVA is a neutral, open forum committed to strengthening the research about and helping shape better practice in these realms. We bring together both theoretical and applied interests, helping scholars gain insight into the day-to-day concerns of third-sector organizations, while providing nonprofit professionals with connections to research they can use to improve the work of their organizations and the quality of life for citizens and communities.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Annual Conference

The ARNOVA conference is designed to create a public conversation on, aw was as opportunities for presenting research about, pressing issues and vital opportunities facing the voluntary or nonprofit sector.

Over recent decades, the public conversation at our conference has evolved to address new developments in our field, including social entrepreneurship, social economy, and all aspects of civil society, as well as to meet the needs of those who study and lead "the social sector." ARNOVA's Annual Conference is the largest gathering held regularly anywhere devoted to these matters.

Population(s) Served
Adults

The ARNOVA Asia conference brings together approximately 100+scholars and practitioners from around the world to discuss the latest research on nonprofit organizations and volunteer issues.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Academics

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

ARNOVA's Goals:

1. Build, improve, disseminate, and promote recognition of knowledge on nonprofit organizations, philanthropy, civil society, and voluntary action.

2. Create an integrated set of programs and activities that support effective education in nonprofit organizations, philanthropy, civil society and voluntary action.

3. Manage ARNOVA's operations so that they are exemplary with respect to strong governance, financial stability, and responsiveness to members.

4. Attract and retain individuals from under-represented groups into all aspects of ARNOVA's
governance, programming, and membership in order to insure that ARNOVA is and continues to be a diverse organization.

(Diversity [here] refers to inclusiveness of race and ethnicity, discipline, national origin, region, and theoretical and ideological perspective, with special attention to groups under-represented due to historical patterns of exclusion, discrimination, and lack of resources.)

(At the November 2013 Annual Membership Meeting, there was significant member sentiment expressed in favor of increased international outreach.)

Goal 1 Strategies:
1.1 Provide forums to advance and assess the state of research and emergent issues
in the field.
1.2 Continue to encourage high quality research in the field.
1.3 Continue to strengthen, improve, and increase accessibility to ARNOVA’s publications,
and related services.
1.4 Identify and develop relationships with other scholarly associations, academic
disciplines, policy institutions, funders, and practitioner organizations.
1.5 Promote and publicize research by ARNOVA members.

Goal 2 Strategies:
2.1 Provide an opportunity to critically reflect on deeper and challenging issues and
questions in the field.
2.2 Provide an opportunity to develop, learn, and apply new and effective pedagogical
methods and techniques.
2.3 Actively support the preparation of doctoral students to become effective educators
in the field.
2.4 Work collaboratively in all of our efforts with other associations and organizations
(such as NACC) involved in nonprofit education.

Goal 3 Strategies:
3.1 Strengthen ARNOVA’s governance practices by periodic review and revision
of ARNOVA policies and procedures.
3.2 Maintain financial stability and sustainability of operations.
3.3 Improve services to members and create opportunities for members to participate
in the furtherance of ARNOVA’s mission.

Goal 4 Strategies:
4.1 Institutionalize diversity policies, practices, and procedures into the structure and
culture of ARNOVA and develop a system of on-going accountability to the Board
of Directors.
4.2 Incorporate diversity goals, objectives, and tactics into all aspects of ARNOVA’s
2008-2013 Strategic Plan.
4.3 Insure that current ARNOVA written and informal policies, procedures, and practices
attend to the importance of attracting and retaining individuals from under-represented
groups.
4.4 Develop strategies recruit and retain new members from under-represented groups.
4.5 Increase diversity of attendance and participation of under-represented groups at the
annual conference.
4.6 Ensure membership and participation of under-represented groups on the ARNOVA
board and in board leadership.

The Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA) is the U.S.-based, national and international association that connects scholars, teachers, and practice leaders interested in research on nonprofit organizations, voluntary action, philanthropy and civil society.

Founded in 1971 as the Association of Voluntary Action Scholars, ARNOVA is a neutral, open forum committed to strengthening the research about and helping shape better practice in these realms. We bring together both theoretical and applied interests, helping scholars gain insight into the day-to-day concerns of third-sector organizations, while providing nonprofit professionals with connections to research they can use to improve the work of their organizations and the quality of life for citizens and communities.

Principal activities include an annual conference, publications, electronic discussions and special interest groups.

For the last two decades, ARNOVA has been a growing Association that played a key role in building the work and service of research and teaching around voluntary, nonprofit and philanthropic organizations.

We have contributed significantly to the growing understanding of the significance and impact of work of these organizations and activities for building healthier societies.

We aspire to help create increased knowledge and develop a new cohort of researchers, teachers, and practice leaders to move this vital work forward.

Financials

Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations & Voluntary Actions
Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31
Financial documents
2009 ARNOVA 2009 Final Auditd Statements
done  Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant. info

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
NET GAIN/LOSS:    in 
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

4.58

Average of 9.77 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

1

Average of 14.9 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

16%

Average of 15% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations & Voluntary Actions

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations & Voluntary Actions’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Profitability info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation -$244,624 $39,642 $66,210 $154,413 -$538,398
As % of expenses -16.1% 2.5% 8.7% 11.4% -45.7%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation -$247,348 $37,311 $64,278 $152,350 -$539,245
As % of expenses -16.2% 2.4% 8.4% 11.2% -45.7%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $1,570,234 $902,068 $784,755 $750,249 $791,206
Total revenue, % change over prior year -5.8% -42.6% -13.0% -4.4% 5.5%
Program services revenue 21.7% 45.7% 23.2% 27.9% 31.8%
Membership dues 10.3% 16.0% 14.1% 17.4% 15.8%
Investment income 1.2% 2.2% 1.8% 1.7% 2.0%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 10.1% 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 56.9% 15.3% 32.7% 18.0% 23.5%
Other revenue 9.9% 20.8% 28.2% 25.0% 26.9%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $1,520,613 $1,571,805 $760,425 $1,359,864 $1,178,805
Total expenses, % change over prior year 58.9% 3.4% -51.6% 78.8% -13.3%
Personnel 29.6% 24.7% 55.1% 16.8% 22.8%
Professional fees 6.5% 5.8% 7.7% 3.6% 7.3%
Occupancy 0.8% 0.8% 1.9% 1.0% 1.1%
Interest 0.0% 0.1% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 20.4% 3.2%
All other expenses 63.1% 68.6% 35.2% 58.3% 65.6%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $1,523,337 $1,574,136 $762,357 $1,361,927 $1,179,652
One month of savings $126,718 $130,984 $63,369 $113,322 $98,234
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $3,030 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $1,653,085 $1,705,120 $825,726 $1,475,249 $1,277,886

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 10.1 9.9 28.7 3.3 1.0
Months of cash and investments 10.1 9.9 28.7 13.6 6.9
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 6.5 6.5 14.5 9.5 5.5
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $1,282,159 $1,301,246 $1,821,631 $374,299 $95,042
Investments $0 $0 $0 $1,168,941 $580,901
Receivables $1,006,407 $499,921 $47,440 $67,988 $83,570
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $23,578 $18,991 $18,991 $20,751 $20,751
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 82.6% 79.9% 90.1% 92.4% 96.5%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 11.3% 15.6% 12.4% 23.2% 20.4%
Unrestricted net assets $821,816 $859,127 $923,405 $1,075,755 $536,510
Temporarily restricted net assets $1,199,832 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $19,175 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $1,219,007 $670,222 $745,785 $176,221 $77,854
Total net assets $2,040,823 $1,529,349 $1,669,190 $1,251,976 $614,364

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Material data errors No No No No No

Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Documents
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Executive Director

Dr. Lynnette Cook

Lynnette holds degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (PhD in Psychology with a focus on Social Psychology) and The Ohio State (BS in Psychology), and brings experience from the United Way of Central Ohio, Ohio Department of Health, Thoughtwell (formerly Community Research Partners), and most recently, RootStrike Labs, which provides agents of social impact the guidance, space, and context to reframe and to develop creative capacities.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations & Voluntary Actions

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Board of directors
as of 06/16/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Board chair

Angela Eikenberry

University of Nebraska at Omaha

Term: 2018 - 2020

Pier Rogers

North Park University

Rene Bekkers

VU University Amsterdam

Thad Calabrese

New York University

Helen Liu

National Taiwan University

Brenda Bushouse

University of Massachusetts

Cristina Balboa

City University of New York

Curtis Child

Brigham Young University

Mirae Kim

Georgia State University

Esi Ansah

Ashesi University College

Jasmine Johnson

George Washington University

Khaldoun AbouAssi

American University

Mary Kay Gugerty

University of Washington

Shena Ashley

Urban Institute

Lindsey McDougle

Rutgers Newark

David Suarez

University of Washington