The Nancy Bell Evans Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy (NBEC) was established in 2004 and is named for Nancy Bell Evans, who has served as a leader in the public and nonprofit sectors for more than 30 years. NBEC is housed at the Evans School of Public Policy & Governance.

Nancy Bell Evans Center faculty and affiliates presented papers and participated in four panels at the Association for Research on Nonprofits and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA) conference held in November.


David Suarez, Associate Professor and Faculty Affiliate, Conference Co-Chair

Plenary panel organizer: “The Role of Philanthropic Organizations in Democracy”

Emerging Scholars Development: Demystify the Conference Experience


Rachel Fyall, Assistant Professor and Faculty Affiliate

Nonprofit Providers as the New Street-Level Bureaucracy: Understanding Discretion in Homeless Service Provision with Ph.D. Candidate Kathleen Moore.

Pantries and Policy Implementation: Using Nonprofit Roles to Understand the Impact of Discretion in Food Assistance with Jamie Levine Daniel, IUPUI


Mary Kay Gugerty, Faculty Director and Nancy Bell Evans Professor of Nonprofit Management

The Goldilocks Challenge: Right-Fit Monitoring and Evaluation for Nonprofits

The Nonprofit Panel Dataset: Sharing Progress and Seeking Constituent Feedback

Promotion to Full Professor: Why, When, and With What Effects?

Emerging Scholars: Surviving Pre-Tenure


Putnam Barber, Senior Advisor

Muddy Waters: Local and National Fundraising in the United States in the 1920s and ’30s

The Effect of State Fundraising Regulations on Fundraising Effectiveness with Nathan Dietz, Urban Institute; Cindy Lott, Columbia University, and Mary Shelly, Uniform Law Commission.