Current NNSI research projects include the following:
Nonprofit-Corporate Partnerships. Working with Prof. Amy O’Connor, NNSI has been developing a model to understand the patterns of partnerships between corporations and nonprofits. In general, this work suggests significant differences across economic industries and that many social issues are left out of corporate social responsibility efforts.
Collective Impact and Networks for Education Reform. Nonprofits engage in a variety of interorganizational arrangements in their efforts to achieve social change. This research examines “planned,” or highly structured networks alongside emergent (or more loosely organized networks) in communities across the United States. This research, consisting of surveys and social network analysis, to explore how interorganizational structures influence organizational, network, and community-level outcomes.