Institute for Nonprofit Administration and Research

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The Institute for Nonprofit Administration & Research (INAR) was founded in 2001 to conduct research and disseminate knowledge about nonprofit organizations. INAR strives to elevate the future of the nonprofit sector through transformative education, impactful research, and professional development.

For more information or to receive a quote for services, please fill out a request here: REQUEST MORE INFORMATION. If you are new to nonprofit leadership, we encourage you to download our free booklet: Journey to Nonprofit Success.

To browse local nonprofit volunteer opportunities, check out our list.

Whether you’re new to the nonprofit sector or have been in the field for many years, there is a degree or certificate program to fit your needs.
Undergraduate students can earn a

If you've already secured an undergraduate degree, you can pursue a

INAR conducts research to support nonprofits in the region and specializes in customer and employee satisfaction surveys, including CAHPS patient satisfaction surveys. INAR also offers customized promotional exams, focus groups, program evaluations, community impact studies, and more. Many of our projects utilize our telephone call center and web-based survey software.

Checkout our latest research and consulting services on the INAR Research and Consulting page.

Professional development is important in maintaining effective skills in the nonprofit workforce. INAR aims to enhance professional capacity by offering an array of noncredit courses, workshops, seminars, and conferences. Through our partnership with LSUS Continuing Education, we can customize certificates based on individual needs and provide focused workshops for nonprofit employee cohorts.


Heather Carpenter, PhD

Executive Director of the Institute for Nonprofit Administration & Research, Director MS in Nonprofit Administration
Phone: (318) 795-2391
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Helen Wise, PhD

Assistant Academic Provost
Office: Bronson Hall, Room 453
Phone: 318-797-5333
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Stacey Hargis

Manager of Operations
Phone: (318) 795-4245
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Abbagail Huddleston-Williams

Research Assistant
Phone: 318-795-4244
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Rachel Taylor

Research Manager
Phone: 318-798-5558
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