The Center for Nonprofits & Philanthropy (CNP) and the Bush School of Government & Public Service at Texas A&M University are hosting the 19th Annual Program on Volunteerism, “The Role Nonprofits and Philanthropy Have in Fostering Equity for All,” on March 30, 2021, at 4:30 p.m. (CST). Panelists Dr. Ruth Simmons, President of Prairie View […]
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The Center for Nonprofits & Philanthropy celebrated the service of Bush Board Fellows at a pinning ceremony on January 22, 2021, virtually. Dr. Lori Taylor, Head of the Department of Public Service and Administration, welcomed the audience of students, executive directors, and board members from local nonprofit organizations, as well as a few family members […]
Faculty members like Dr. Terry Fernsler strive to enhance the foundational skills of Bush School students as they work towards careers in public service. Since Spring 2019, Dr. Fernsler has taught Management and Leadership of Nonprofit Organizations (PSAA 644) and Tools for Leadership in Public Service (PSAA 602). Both courses are integral building blocks within […]
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 […]
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 […]