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