Strategies for Embarking on a Career in Research and Evaluation in the Nonprofit Sector

Are you a human geographer yearning to use your skills to improve lives rather than influence debates in academic journals? If so, this is the workshop for you. We will provide an overview of how to position yourself for success as an applied researcher in the nonprofit sector.

July 22, 2022, 4:00pm Eastern Time – July 22, 2022, 8:00pm Eastern Time

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Anita DreverAnita Drever

Dr. Anita Drever is the former Vice President of Research at the Institute for Women’s Policy Research. She has reviewed hundreds of applications for research positions at legal, education, consumer finance and international development nonprofits. Before becoming an applied researcher, she was an associate professor of geography at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Eligibility and capacity

We will select up to 20 recent graduates (prioritized), graduate students, and undergraduate students to participate in this workshop. Selection will be based on your AAG membership status, your career needs, and time of registration. If you are selected, we will notify you ahead of the workshop and provide you all the workshop details and session links. If you are selected, the expectation is that you will participate in all sessions of the workshop.


The selected participants should be be planning to apply for a job at a nonprofit or currently working in a non profit.