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Jodi Benenson

Assistant Professor, University of Nebraska at Omaha
Chapter Leader: Nebraska SSN

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About Jodi

Benenson's research focuses on civic engagement, nonprofit organizations, social policy, and social equity. She founded Women and Public Policy Week at the University of Nebraska Omaha in 2017 to amplify policy issues that affect women and girls in Nebraska. She also serves on the national board of the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network, as member of the Women's Fund of Omaha Circles Class 9, on the advisory board of Huespring, on the nominating committee of the League of Women Voters of Greater Omaha, and is an advisor to several nonprofit organizations in Omaha.

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Jodi Benenson quoted by Hailey Konnath, "Women Are ‘Clearly Underrepresented’ in Elected Offices in Nebraska, but Efforts Are Underway to Change That" The Omaha World Herald, October 16, 2019.


"An Asset-Based Approach to Volunteering: Exploring Benefits for Low-Income Volunteers" (with Allison Stagg). Sage Journals Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly 45, no. 1 (2015): 131S–149S.

Presents a theoretically informed asset-based framework for analyzing volunteerism research though an analysis of social, human, cultural, and political capital.