On December 22, 2020, the first cohort of nonprofit professionals completed the Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership, a Continuing & Professional Education opportunity provided by the Center for Nonprofits & Philanthropy. This cohort included a range of professionals from nonprofit Executive Directors to emerging leaders in the field, including a nonprofit founder. According to Dr. William […]
Center for Nonprofits and Philanthropy News
As COVID-19 spread across the country and world, nonprofits faced challenges to their everyday activities. The Bush School’s Center for Nonprofits and Philanthropy produced a survey to assess the needs of nonprofit leaders in the Brazos Valley.
Dr. Angela Seaworth, Director of Philanthropic Initiatives and Capacity Building at the Center for Nonprofits & Philanthropy, shared her research on board diversity at the Women of Color in Fundraising and Philanthropy Annual Symposium on November 17, 2020, co-presenting a session titled “The Power of the Nonprofit Board to Move Racial Equity Forward.” There were 300+ participants […]
A growing body of research indicates that nonprofit organizations with demographically diverse boards are more adept at planning and strategy development, especially in complex and challenging operating contexts.
Dr. Robbie Waters Robichau, Assistant Professor in the Department of Public Service and Administration at the Bush School, coauthored “Conducting and utilizing evaluation for multiple accountabilities: A study of nonprofit evaluation capacities” with Tara Kolar Bryan and Gabrielle E. L’Esperance in Nonprofit Management & Leadership – Wiley Online Library. The research paper was published August […]
Dr. Kenneth Taylor, Director of Outreach and Professional Development at the Center for Nonprofits and Philanthropy, was chosen to help develop and test a training program for nonprofit recovery organizations and foundations aimed at assisting them to improve and become more efficient at leveraging vital recovery resources.
The 18th Annual Bank of America Program on Volunteerism, scheduled for April 2020, was cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The pandemic may have caused the cancelation of the ceremony honoring the Texas A&M Women’s Soccer Team and coaching staff for their service, volunteerism, and philanthropy work, but the Center for Nonprofits & Philanthropy continues […]
Professor Mary E. Hilderbrand’s short article, co-authored with Mónica Tapia of Ruta Cívica and profiling Ruta Cívica’s effective approach to influencing public policy, was recently recognized as an outstanding submission for the Civil Society Policy Impact Research Award 2020 by the International Society of Third-Sector Research. Ruta Cívica is a small but influential civil society […]
The Center for Nonprofits & Philanthropy (CNP) at the Bush School of Government & Public Service at Texas A&M University announced its findings on how local Brazos Valley nonprofit organizations are responding to COVID-19. In cooperation with the University of San Diego’s Nonprofits Management Institute, the CNP distributed a survey to nonprofit organizations in the […]
Over the last year, thirty-three Bush School students have served Brazos County through the Bush Board Fellows program, which allows students to work with fourteen nonprofit organizations. The Bush Board Fellows program aims to elevate and promote the community as students have the opportunity to work with and provide insight on the boards they are […]