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Charity Navigator and ARNOVA Announce Call for Entries for The Dugan Research Award on Philanthropic Impact

June 6 Deadline for Submissions


Glen Rock, NJ, (April 25, 2017) – Charity Navigator and the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA) have issued the call for entries for The Dugan Research Award for Philanthropic Impact, a new grant supporting initiatives that advance the field of impact measurement by nonprofit organizations. Entry kits and complete details on the competition are available at http://www.arnova.org/page/duganapp.

The Dugan Award recipients each receive a $10,000 grant, access to Charity Navigator’s extensive database, and the opportunity to present their findings at the prestigious ARNOVA annual Conference.

ARNOVA has determined the award evaluation criteria and will establish a selection committee for this award comprised of ARNOVA members. This selection committee, not Charity Navigator, will have sole discretion for selecting award recipients. Researchers, nonprofit professionals, and ARNOVA members are welcome to apply. One winner will be selected each year for the next three years.

The Dugan Research Award for Philanthropic Impact in named for and honors the extraordinary work of Pat and Marion Dugan who founded Charity Navigator in 2002 as a center to support philanthropy with unbiased ratings and evaluations of our nation’s largest charities.

About Charity Navigator 
Charity Navigator is the largest expert charity evaluator in America. The organization helps guide intelligent giving by evaluating the Financial Health and Accountability & Transparency of nonprofit groups soliciting public support. Charity Navigator does not charge the organizations it evaluates, ensuring unbiased evaluations, nor does it charge the public for this trusted data. As a result, Charity Navigator, a 501 (c) (3) public charity itself, depends on support from individuals, corporations, and foundations that believe it provides a much-needed service to America's charitable givers. Charity Navigator can be reached directly by telephone at (201) 818-1288, or by mail at 139 Harristown Road, Suite 101, Glen Rock, N.J., 07452.

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. ARNOVA can be reached by phone at 317-684-2121 or by mail at 441 W Michigan Street, Indianapolis. ARNOVA hosts an annual conference and publishes a peer reviewed journal in the field, Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly.

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