Institute for Nonprofit Education & Research at the University of San Diego

The Institute for Nonprofit Education and Research at the University of San Diego, School of Leadership and Education Sciences educates leaders and advances best practices in the nonprofit and philanthropic community through academic excellence, applied learning and research that examines issues of strategic importance to the sector.

  • The Institute maintains a free online Best Practices Library that consists of exemplary projects completed by graduate students enrolled in the school's Nonprofit Leadership and Management program for nonprofit organizations.
  • The Institute houses the Caster Family Center for Nonprofit and Philanthropic Research, which provides research, evaluation and consulting services that build the leadership and strategic- and evaluative-thinking capacity of regional nonprofits. It serves as the leading source of information, data and research on the nonprofit sector in San Diego County.