Welcome to the site for research about charitable nonprofit organizations located in Orange County, California.
The Center was founded by and named for Harry R. Gianneschi, Ph.D. We welcome inquiries about the Center's ongoing research, comprehensive nonprofit sector database, surveys about funding and charitable services, and special projects of interest to the entire nonprofit and service community.
We exist to support and encourage the work of Orange County's charitable organizations. Helping our community partners to strengthen their capacity, and helping the entire community to better understand the work of this important sector, is our mission.
Ongoing activities include:
- maintaining the Orange County nonprofit database,
- encouraging scholarly research of the sector,
- ongoing nonprofit capacity building programs,
- involving practitioners and funders in designing future research projects, and facilitating meaningful discussion of issues affecting the nonprofit sector.
We celebrate the life and professional accomplishments of Dr. Mary Joyce, Gianneschi Professor of Nonprofit Marketing (2002-2007).
About our Founder
Research and Publications
Summer School for Nonprofits
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