The CNP supports a vibrant nonprofit and philanthropic sector in Texas and beyond, through high quality research, professional outreach and engaged learning.
The Center for Nonprofits and Philanthropy is dedicated to outreach, education, and research. The program offers several opportunities to become involved in the Bush School, Texas A&M, and the community. The outreach activities support the effective management of nonprofit organization by bringing the most relevant research and scholarship to nonprofit professionals through workshops, seminars and conferences. Our education programs provide rigorous courses that engage students in discussion-based classes. These courses balance a practical skills preparation and challenging curriculum with supportive faculty. Our faculty and students are engaged in cutting edge research that cover a range of topics and inform our understanding of nonprofits and philanthropy. The program also develops research summaries that provide practical insight to policy makers, donors, and nonprofit professionals.
CNP will operate in three areas:
The Bush School, the Center for Nonprofits and Philanthropy, and faculty are associated/affiliated with several academic and research associations.
The Bush School of Government and Public Service is accredited by the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA).
The Center for Nonprofits and Philanthropy is a recognized member of the Nonprofit Academic Centers Council (NACC).
Faculty regularly present research at theses nonprofit related research associations: Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA) and International Society for Third-Sector Research (ISTR).
Texas A&M University will serve as the administrative headquarter for NACC. NACC is an international membership association comprised of academic centers or programs at accredited colleges and universities that focus on the study of nonprofit/nongovernmental organizations, voluntary action, and/or philanthropy.