NACC News: October 2017

NACC News publishes information about the Nonprofit Academic Centers Council and its members. We invite you to contribute your news and encourage you to share this newsletter with colleagues, the nonprofit community, and all others you think might find it of interest.


NACC 2017 Membership Meeting

If you’ve not, now is the time to register for the 2017 NACC Membership Meeting

Grand Valley State University

Grand Valley State University

Agenda items will include Board of Directors’ elections as well as updates and discussions about the NACC headquarters RFP, revised bylaws, current accreditation progress, potential conferences, and sharing your program’s news with other members. This is a great time to catch up with your colleagues and hear the latest news.

Join us for the complimentary lunch

Register today:  http://www.nonprofit-academic-centers-council.org/events/

 Wednesday, November 15, 2017 | Grand Rapids, MI
Amway Grand Plaza Hotel | Thornapple Room, Third Floor (Conference Level)

  • 11:30 am | Registration and lunch available
  • 12:00 pm | Meeting begins
  • 4:30 pm | Meeting concludes. Join us for an on-site reception following the meeting.

Lodging provisions are available via the ARNOVA conference page, found here.

Please consider sponsoring the member meeting. Our events are made possible through your support.


Message from the President

matthew hale associate professor and mpa program chair department of POLITICAL science and public affairs seton hall university

matthew hale
associate professor and mpa program chair department of POLITICAL science and public affairs seton hall university

Dear NACC Members

I thought I would reflect a bit on the NACC member meetings since we have one coming up soon.
 
I remember the first member meeting I attended.  I was substituting for Dr. Naomi Wish.  Naomi told me I would enjoy it and that I should go and represent us.  Sounded like a good idea and being a good junior professor I just did as I was told. 

Unbelievably, the very first piece of NACC business was actually whether or not I should be allowed to stay in the room. Apparently, at the time many NACC representative (Naomi included) were just sending subs to the meeting and not telling anyone.  With a little bit of fast talking (begging) I managed to convince everyone that I was a legit substitute and they let me stay.

As we always do at our meeting, we went around the table and had everyone give an update of what was going on in their shop.  Robert Ashcraft asked everyone to try to keep it brief.  I was second in line to go so I kept my report to a couple of sentences.  One of which I am sure was “Thanks for letting me stay”.   I thought I was being a good junior professor and did as I was told.  Of course, I was the only one that listened to Robert and a good hour and a half later, everyone else had finished telling their stories. 

I remember thinking that these are some serious people.  They are doing some serious and amazing things.  I better step up my game or next time they won’t let me stay in the room. I remember keeping notes about cool things we were doing at Seton Hall so at the next NACC meeting I would have enough to say. 

From time to time, we have experimented with different ways of doing our program updates.  One year, I think we actually tried a clock or stopwatch.  All of the efforts to shorten the program updates have failed in glorious fashion.  I think that is a great thing.  It is a failure I intend to keep repeating as long as I hold the gavel. 

We have a lot of ground to cover at the upcoming meeting.  We will, of course, discuss accreditation. We have revisions to the by-laws.  We will discuss our 2019 conference being held in London (not the new one in Connecticut either).  We will talk about the possibilities for NACC having a new home base soon.  We will have good food and after it is over we will have good alcohol. 

But to my mind nothing is as important to NACC as our program updates.  In them, we get to hear the rich tapestry that is NACC and more importantly that is our field.  We come away challenged to “keep up” with the innovations we hear about from others.  We make notes to find “that person from____” to ask “how did you do that _____” The program updates spill over into the hallway conversations at ARNOVA with NACC and non-NACC members alike.  The connections we make with each other, as a result of these program updates, develop into friendships and collaborations and once again the field grows. 

I am looking forward to seeing everyone soon.  Come with good stories.  We have the time. And if we don’t, we will make it. 

Thanks,
Matt


The Executive Director’s Monthly Message

Greetings from the Executive Director’s Desk,

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It’s hard to believe we’re about to head into November, but with that in mind, I hope you will join us in Grand Rapids for the NACC Annual Meeting on Wednesday, November 15. We have a really exciting agenda lined up, with discussion topics to include the RFP for NACC headquarters, bylaws, accreditation updates, upcoming conferences, and last but not least, the board of directors election. It is with great enthusiasm that I recognize Heather Carpenter, David Springer, and Peter Weber as our aspiring board of directors candidates. I’ve had the pleasure and privilege of working with all three on various NACC committees, programs, and projects, and I think each of them would make an invaluable addition to our board. I hope our members agree their leadership and expertise will be to the benefit of NACC, and I look forward to welcoming them to the team if the membership shows their support with an affirmative vote.

Meanwhile, much progress has been made toward the NACC accreditation process, and to the development of our bylaws. Please be sure to register for the Annual Meeting if you haven’t already so you get a front row seat as we discuss our exciting developments. You can learn more and register today (through November 3) by clicking here.


On My Mind

Representatives of NACC Member Institutions Speak

NACC News offers brief articles contributed by representatives of member institutions. This column offers an opportunity to the faculty of member institutions to present their thinking and begin an exchange of ideas about issues that affect the nonprofit sector.


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what's on my mind?

Nonprofit First, Second or Third?
Beyond Third Wheel and Satellites

By Marco Tavanti, University of San Francisco

Why is there so much confusion about what makes up the nonprofit “social” sector? Why is it considered less important than the public (government) and private (business) sectors? Is the “third sector” just a “third wheel” in the business and national government activities? Do nonprofit satellite accounts really capture the social and economic benefits of the social sector?

These questions didn’t come up much during the last 30 years of my voluntary, NGOs, and nonprofit management education (NME) career contributing to the well-being of our local-global communities. The ideas about “nonprofit-first” or “nonprofit-third” have not been on my mind until recently, when I got more involved in hybrid organizational configurations outside of charity and philanthropic institutions. These organizations, represented by social enterprises (e.g. L3Cs; B-Corps) and government organized NGOs (e.g. GONGO), are outside the usual classifications of non-for-profit institutions (NPIs) as classified by Dr. Lester Salamon and by the US-IRS definitions of tax exempt organizations (501(c)3s).

We all know these things and most of us have also experienced some level of frustration in hearing comments like: “Does being a nonprofit professor mean that you teach how not to make money?” or “Since you represent the voluntary sector you can do these activities for free, right?” These comments have not bothered me much as I usually use these provocative and naïve comments as a teachable moment on the social responsibility of business and community service and responsibility of public institutions.

I carry European (Italian) and American (USA) passports, lived in nine countries and I am a sociologist by training. I am not an accountant or a statistician. I am more preoccupied with issues of socially responsible leadership, sustainable development and systemic change. But this past year I became intrigued by the European v. American definitions of who contributes to the social economy. I was challenged to research more on the relevance and space of the nonprofit-social-third sector and got intrigued by the notion of “satellite accounts.” You are probably familiar with the Handbook on Non-Profit Institutions in the System of National Accounts prepared by Johns Hopkins University Center for Civil Society Studies and the Economic Statistics Branch of the United Nations Statistics Division. I propose that there is a problem in the way we in the USA classify NPIs and third sector institutions (TSIs) which – according to the European Union are important contributions to the social economy.  The difference emerges from Lester Salamon’s 3rd criteria to classify NPIs – profit distribution. From an EU/EC standpoint those institutions that share profits among its members but that also contribute to the social benefits (e.g. social cooperatives and mutual aid societies) must be statistically accounted in the contributions for the social economy.

During the EMES – Social Enterprises conference in Belgium I spoke with Ms. Ariane Rodertthe, the European Economic and Social Commission’s representative, about this problem of definitions and diverse accounts. She told me that they are planning to hold meetings with Salamon’s Center to indeed establish common definitions and criteria. This is especially important after the recommendations of the UN 2008 System of National Accounts (SNA) that strongly encourage national statistics to comprehensively account for the social economic contribution of our third-social-nonprofit-nongovernmental-voluntary sector.  

At the University of San Francisco’s MNA Program we have embraced these international and sector inclusive perspectives for the nonprofit-social sector and the social economy. I think that NACC has an important task to address here: to establish the foundation for education for future nonprofit leaders that includes the diversity of our sector – but also the capacity to account for the substantial contributions that our sector makes to our societies, our economies, and to the public responsibilities of our governments. We need to do this, not in an exclusive way, but with a competent capacity to engage in those conversations about a sector that best represents the standards and benchmarks for the present and future beneficial of our social economies.

Marco Tavanti is Public and Nonprofit Full Professor at University of San Francisco's School of Management. He is Program Director of the Master of Nonprofit Administration (MNA) and Director of the Harari Conscious Leadership and Social Innovation Initiative. He teaches nonprofit ethical leadership, sustainable development reporting, and social impact analysis. Since 2014 he has been coordinating the AGI-Rome, an annual Academic Global Immersion program on refugee service management in collaboration with Jesuit Refugee Service International and UNHCR. He is co-founder and president of the World Engagement Institute and SCII-ONLUS, two international NGOs dedicated to transitional justice and sustainable capacity trainings. These observations are shared also in his article “International Accreditation Perspectives for Nonprofit Management Education” a contribution to the JNEL – Accreditation Special Number ’17. Contact him at mtavanti@usfca.edu


Board Perspectives

This feature of NACC News is intended to present the motivations of Board members as they serve the organization. They are asked to think about how they perceive their contribution to the organization and to describe their views of NACC as it is now and where it’s going in the future.   

Patrick Rooney Executive Associate Dean for Academic Programs; Professor of Economics and Philanthropic Studies Lilly Family School of Philanthropy Indian University Purdue University

Patrick Rooney Executive Associate Dean for Academic Programs; Professor of Economics and Philanthropic Studies Lilly Family School of Philanthropy Indian University Purdue University

Dear Fellow and Prospective NACC Members:

The IU Lilly Family School of Philanthropy (and its predecessor Center on Philanthropy) have been members of NACC since time immemorial.  Gene Tempel, who was one of the founders of the Center and the Founding Dean of our School, was the first elected president of NACC.   Dwight Burlingame has been on or chaired every one of the NACC Curricular Guideline Committees since they have been developed.  With this ancestry, therefore, it was impossible for me to decline the opportunity to serve on NACC’s board of directors—originally as the president-elect, then president, then immediate past president, and now as an ad hoc member (mostly to retain the proverbial “institutional wisdom”). 

More important to me than these formal, institutional relationships, however, are the opportunities to interact with friends and peers in the field on a regular basis.  The monthly board conference calls, the semiannual member meetings, and the biannual conferences provide a network for collaboration, consultation, and a place to share concerns, challenges and opportunities with a friendly audience of one’s peers.  While we all face different types of challenges, we all have or will face many similar challenges.  For example, when a president, chancellor, dean, or department chair, who had been supportive of our programs, leaves for any reason and is replaced by somebody, who is less supportive or even hostile to our programmatic and funding goals.  Likewise, when a key faculty member retires or phases out, NACC provides the formal context for the informal information sharing and advice giving that would be difficult at times within one’s own institution. 

NACC is also at the forefront of curricular development in our space and always has been.  This has been and will be critically important for current members to reflect upon best curricular practices, but also for aspirant members to help develop the roadmap of how to get from nowhere to somewhere. 

Our accreditation movement shows both our evolution as an organization and as a field:  “Philanthropy and Nonprofits First!”  You won’t hear that at other conferences or in other accreditation protocols.  NACC provides an opportunity for us to help develop this still nascent field. The accreditation process is the next logical contribution on that path.  This is critically important given our focus on philanthropy and nonprofits first—as opposed to as an afterthought—if one at all.      

Long live NACC!

Patrick Rooney                                 


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Nu Lambda Mu

NACC’s  Nu Lambda Mu international honor society recognizes outstanding graduate students who study nonprofit management, philanthropy, and social enterprise. NLM aims to advance the study and function of the nonprofit sector in society through promoting scholarly achievement. Nu Lambda Mu membership is open to students in institutions that are members of NACC.

November 3 is the deadline for application this Fall. Apply at www.nonprofit-academic-centers-council.org/nulambdamu/.  Applicants must:

  • be a current graduate student or possess a graduate degree or certificate from a NACC-affiliate program.
  • be pursuing (or have earned) a master’s degree, concentration, and/or graduate certificate in nonprofit, philanthropy, and/or social entrepreneurship related studies.
  • have completed a minimum of 50% of their required degree-program coursework, or all required coursework for a graduate certificate.
  • hold a minimum 3.70 GPA (cumulative) at the time the application is submitted.
  • pay the one-time application fee of $40.

We are pleased to recognize the talent and innovative spirit of NLM members by including their profiles in this newsletter. If you are a member of the society and would be willing to join us in illustrating the wide range of interests and achievements of NLM members, please get in touch with Linda Serra at lindalserra@gmail.com.

NLM Recipients Rachelle Suissa and Terry Fernsler are featured below:

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Rachelle Suissa is Chief Outreach Officer at Project You, Inc. a nonprofit that aims to provide economic empowerment to marginalized low-income women who are struggling single mothers, domestic violence victims, homeless or unemployed, African American or Hispanic, and immigrants.  Rachelle says, “We offer short-term vocational training courses and services that enable our clients to enter life-long careers in healthcare. It’s the only nonprofit with a collective effort to assist all struggling women in New York City.” Rachelle is also President and Founder of Dare to Run, Inc. a pending 501(c)(3) nonpartisan organization with the mission to teach women the skills necessary to run for public office at the local, state and national level of government. She says, “Dare to Run offers female college graduates the chance to participate in a two-year certification program in pursuit of a career path in public service. Dare to Run gives women the opportunity to be a voice for the constituents in their community by committing to run campaigns in search of elected office within 2 years of graduation from the program.”

Rachelle has served the Brooklyn-Queens Chapter of NOW as Vice-President from 2007-2013 and President from 2013 to the present.  Brooklyn-Queens NOW is a 501(c)3 whose mission is to empower women and girls politically, socially and economically. She reports, “My role as President includes representing the chapter at state and national conventions, representing the chapter at junior high school, high school, and college communities as a speaker on the importance of empowering women.  I have also represented the chapter at job fairs in the Brooklyn and Queens communities and  coordinated at least 50 events and information panels. This includes issues on abortion, reproductive rights, economic equality, ending domestic violence, and increasing the number of women who make the decision to run for public office.”  

Rachelle Suissa, M.A., M.S, graduated with her Master of Science in Nonprofit Management from the Milano School for International Affairs, Research and Public Policy at the New School in June 2017. Prior to that, she earned her first Master of Arts in Political Science from Brooklyn College in June 2010. Her Bachelor of Arts Degree is in History and Women’s Studies from Pace University. Her master’s thesis discussed the impact of gender on the female voter turnout in the 2008 election with regard to political opportunity, the media and the ability of both female candidates to mobilize female voters. Her current research dovetails off that to include a discussion of the ability of female candidates to successfully fundraise for public office, and how gender mainstreaming in urban design can increase women’s political participation in the city of Vienna. She currently serves as the chief outreach officer for Project You, Inc. in Brooklyn, and is the President of the Brooklyn-Queens Chapter of the National Organization for Women.

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Terrence Fernsler received his Master of Nonprofit Leadership from Seattle University and was inducted into the NLM honor society in 2014. He serves as an instructor and advisor in the James Madison University Nonprofit Studies minor program as he completes his Ph. D. in Strategic Leadership Studies in the Nonprofit and Community Leadership concentration.

Terry says, “Our interns are now being placed in local nonprofit organizations. Their experiential learning during the internships add much to their skill and observational development. They are excited about learning hands-on. “


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Request for Proposal from Nonprofit Academic Centers Council

Purpose: This RFP is issued by the Nonprofit Academic Centers Council (NACC) for the purpose of securing an administrative Headquarters Office for an initial period of four years with the possibility of renewal.

NACC Overview: NACC is an international membership association of academic centers or programs at accredited colleges and universities that focus on the study of nonprofit/nongovernmental organizations, voluntary action, and/or philanthropy.
It has 51 member organizations and an annual operating budget of $60,000. The staff consists of an Executive Director, a freelance editor, and student support. Staffing is supplemented by in-kind staff support and special sponsorships provided by Cleveland State University.

Eligibility: The RFP is extended to all members of NACC and to administrative servicesor consulting organizations that work with the nonprofit sector. Interested parties must be positioned to maintain comparable and consistent operations procedures as previously set forth by the current and former Headquarter locations.

Deadline for Proposal: Proposals must be received by 11:59 pm PST on November 10, 2017. All proposals shall be submitted to Erin Vokes, Executive Director, at e.vokes@csuohio.edu.

Timeline for Decision: NACC anticipates making the decision regarding the location of its headquarters on January 2, 2018.

Format Headings
                        A. Submitting Institution
                        B. Narrative Statement.
                        C. Required Conditions - General
                        D. Required Conditions – Staff.
                        E. Preferred Conditions.
                        F. Optional Conditions.
                        G. Budget.
                        H. Letter of Support
                        I. Date of Occupancy.
                        J. Fiscal Controls.
                        K. Additional Information.

For a complete version of the RFP with details and for questions, please contact Erin Vokes, Executive Director, at e.vokes@csuohio.edu, or 216-687-5271.


Membership News

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Sujatha Jesudason, Ph.D. joins the faculty at the Milano School of International Affairs, Management and Urban Policy at The New School.  She has worked as an activist, organizer and scholar for over 25 years in a range of social justice movements. Dr. Jesudason is a leading voice on new practices in movement building, the ethics of reproductive genetics, gender justice, disability rights and racial inclusion.

In her work she focuses on forging unlikely collaborations and looking past forced simplifications at the intersection of issues too often considered separately: economic inequality, domestic violence, racial discrimination, disability rights and gender roles. Dr. Jesudason has worked skillfully with a wide and diverse range of leaders, community members, activists, scholars, researchers and academics, listening for patterns and trends in order to prepare for the challenges around the corner and into the future.

Prior to joining The New School, Sujatha Jesudason was the Executive Director of CoreAlign, a reproductive justice organization teaching innovation for social change to frontline activists. She founded the organization in 2012. With a focus on race and power, CoreAlign trains organizers to think and act innovatively, generate creative solutions to complex problems, and develop processes for designing solutions with their communities.

As Professor of Professional Practice in Management at the Milano School, Dr. Jesudason will focus on innovative approaches to

  •  social justice and start-up nonprofit leadership and management
  •  leadership, management and philanthropy at the intersection of race and gender
  •  social justice ethics of human genetics and biotechnologies
  • design thinking methodologies for community engagement, advocacy and organizing
  • reimagining social movements

Her past work ranges from community organizing in Milwaukee, to violence prevention in the South Asian American community, to reproductive justice movement building and policy advocacy on human genetics in her role as founder and executive director of Generations Ahead.

Sujatha Jesudason holds a Master’s and a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of California, Berkeley and an undergraduate degree in Economics and Latin American Studies from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

She is currently turning her dissertation into a book, “Punching Like A Girl: Martial Arts as a Practice of Power and Freedom for Women.”

Call for Chapter Proposals for Teaching Nonprofit Management

The editors of Teaching Nonprofit Management invite chapter proposals from scholars, faculty, and practitioners in the field of nonprofit management. This book is designed as a guidebook for teaching nonprofit management at the undergraduate and graduate levels.  The book can also serve as a supplemental textbook as it would cover the core curricular areas identified by the Nonprofit Academic Centers Council (NACC).

This book, to be published by Edward Elgar Publishing, will cover the following curricular topics - management of nonprofit organizations; history of philanthropy and the nonprofit sector; ethics & accountability; nonprofit governance and leadership; financial resources management; human resources management; marketing, advertising, promotion, and communication; fundraising and resource development; assessment and evaluation; and information technology & social media for nonprofits, and other topics as determined.

Each chapter will have the following sections: conceptual discussion of the topic, classroom exercises or case study for analysis, and discussion questions. These chapters, of about 15-20 pages each, are to be prepared for instructional use in both physical and virtual classrooms. The chapters must also distinguish between the differences of teaching the topic at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The editors are looking for innovative and high impact teaching strategies and techniques that will prepare future nonprofit leaders in both hard management and soft professional skills.

If interested, please send your chapter proposals of no more than 500 words by November 1, 2017. Proposals must include the following: name of nonprofit management topic(s), a brief introductory discussion of the topic (including several resources and/or reading citations used in teaching the topic), a brief explanation of pedagogical approaches used in teaching the topic along with 1-2 sample exercises used in the classroom and/or online, and at least three discussion questions. Please also provide author name, title, affiliation, and contact information (not counted in the 500 words) with each proposal.

Please send your questions to the Editors: Karabi Bezboruah, University of Texas at Arlington (bezborua@uta.edu), and Heather Carpenter, Notre Dame of Maryland University (hcarpenter@ndm.edu).

  • Chapter proposal deadline: November 1, 2017 to Karabi Bezboruah at bezborua@uta.edu
  • Decisions on proposals: November 15, 2017
  • Full chapters due: March 30, 2018
  • Each completed full chapter will be sent out (blinded) to two peer reviewers.  

Please forward this announcement to any friends or colleagues who may also be interested in submitting a chapter proposal.

Newest issue of Journal of Ideology.

Vol. 38 (2017) > No. 1 Live link:   https://lnkd.in/gT4Z_53

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Articles

The Impact of a Military Base on Community Volunteering: A Case Study
Norman Dolch, Helen Wise, and Ronald Wade

Workarounds in Nonprofit Management: Counter Theory for Best Practices Innovation
Stuart C. Mendel

Smartphones: Addiction, or Way of Life?
William E. Thompson 8865136 and Mica L. Thompson

The Shifting Discourse on Third Places: Ideological Implications
Dr. Mark N. Wexler and Judy Oberlander

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Virginia Tech’s School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA) offers a 12-hour graduate certificate in Nonprofit and Nongovernmental Organization (NGO) Management, allowing students and practitioners to fully develop their academic interests and in-service work in the nonprofit sector. With its concentration on teaching, research, and outreach in the areas of governmental and nongovernmental public affairs and administration, SPIA works to meet with its undergraduate and graduate programs the increasing demand for practitioners and scholars in the field of nonprofit and nongovernmental organization leadership and management. The new graduate certificate adds to these valued curricula.

This certificate offers:

  • Four courses, 12 graduate credit hours
  • Ideal for rising professionals across the globe
  • Learn to navigate the complex fiscal, managerial, and networked environments, of nonprofits and NGOs during a time of significant change

The UCF Center of Public and Nonprofit Management, housed within the School of Public Administration, continued to engage nonprofit organizations in Central Florida through its annual capacity building seminar, offered for the fourth consecutive summer in 2017.

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Twenty-seven leaders from 16 agencies participated in eight weeks of training and technical assistance, including face-to-face and online training sessions delivered by CPNM Director Deborah Carroll. Technical assistance was provided by graduate student assistants.

Funded by the Orange County Citizens’ Commission for Children, the goal of the seminar is to equip participants to successfully compete for Orange County funding and to apply for grants from other sources. The participants increased their overall knowledge of nonprofit governance, and the majority of the agencies started formal strategic planning. Many of them also created or updated their portraits in the searchable database of the local community foundation. Each portrait provides donors with in-depth information about a nonprofit’s management, governance, financial health, and programs; with technical assistance developing their portraits, the organizations acquired many documents that will help them apply for grants.

Thirteen of the 16 organizations successfully completed the seminar, with 24 of the 27 leaders receiving certificates of completion. After participating in last year’s seminar, Orlando-based Hope Central Inc. successfully applied for and received $40,000 in funding from the OCCCC. The CPNM plans to offer the capacity building seminar again in the summer of 2018.

The Social Innovation Fellows is a new high impact learning experience at the Institute for Nonprofits at NC State University.

The Social Innovation Fellows offers participants from any discipline a yearlong team experience to learn the adaptive leadership and technical skills it takes to be successful social entrepreneurs and innovators.

On October 1, a lively event in the Talley Student Union kicked off the Social Innovation Fellows. The inaugural group of Fellows is a diverse mix of thirty students that represent nine out of the ten colleges (still working on bringing the graduate student only College of Veterinary Medicine into the fold) at NC State University. The kickoff event was an opportunity for the Fellows (pictured above) to meet each other and work collectively in teams. The Fellows’ punctuality and energy revealed their excitement for this new initiative. Aly Khalifa, NC State’s Social Entrepreneur-in-Residence, facilitated the event with a rapid, interactive design process that challenged Fellows to create solutions to real world problems.

During the kickoff event, the Social Innovation Fellows worked on six projects that focused on topics of food and water. Organized into six groups of five, the Fellows spent the afternoon taking a deep dive into understanding a problem and the viability of a potential solution. Based on interest, over the next few weeks Fellows will placed into interdisciplinary groups to begin their venture work.

Feedback from the launch made it clear that many of the Social Innovation Fellows thought the process was a valuable experience. One Social Innovation Fellow, Anirudh Akula in a follow up email wrote, “I look forward to having a wonderful learning experience as a SI Fellow and working with you all!

Bay Path University M.S. Nonprofit Management & Philanthropy
Partnership with the Women’s Fund of Western Massachusetts

Starting third from left: Ellen Moorehouse, Program Officer WFWM, Sylvia de Paas Phillips, Nonprofit Management & Philanthropy Program Director, Carol Leary, President, Bay Path, and Michelle Theroux Board Member.

Starting third from left: Ellen Moorehouse, Program Officer WFWM, Sylvia de Paas Phillips, Nonprofit Management & Philanthropy Program Director, Carol Leary, President, Bay Path, and Michelle Theroux Board Member.

Bay Path University’s (BPU) M.S. in Nonprofit Management & Philanthropy (NMP) program and the Women’s Fund of Western Massachusetts (WFWM) developed a community partnership aimed at driving women’s leadership and educational access.  It provides undergraduate or graduate college credits as part of the Women’s Fund Leadership Institute for Political and Public Impact (LIPPI).

LIPPI is a non-partisan program designed to provide women with the tools, mentors, and confidence they need to become powerful and effective civic leaders and elected officials. The partnership will provide LIPPI participants access to the BPU online classroom tools including access to virtual sessions with instructors and with their cohort.  LIPPI participants will be eligible to opt-into a three credit, 500-level course, Women: Leadership and Public Impact, offered through the graduate school’s M.S. in Nonprofit Management & Philanthropy (NMP) program. The LIPPI program, a national model in leadership development for women, has graduated over 250 participants. The 2017-2018 cohort of 32 women will enroll in the NMP course. This partnership is one of many BPU community partnerships and is aligned with the mission of educating undergraduate women and graduate men and women to become leaders in their careers and communities.


Job Postings

  • POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT : SCHOOL OF PUBLIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS (SPEA) INDIANA UNIVERSITY-BLOOMINGTON CAMPUS
Full-Time, Open-Rank Lecturer or Clinical Faculty Position in Nonprofit Management

Full-Time, Open-Rank Lecturer or Clinical Faculty Position in Nonprofit Management

The School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA) at Indiana University, Bloomington campus, invites applications for a full-time, open-rank Lecturer or Clinical faculty position in the area of nonprofit management. Applicants with professional experience and the ability to teach in the areas of nonprofit management and leadership, nonprofit financial management and revenue planning, nonprofit marketing and communications, and/or social entrepreneurship are encouraged to apply. Applicants with experiences or interests in the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance and its credential program are especially encouraged. Qualified candidates for either position will have an excellent academic record, including a graduate degree, professional experience in nonprofit management and/or social entrepreneurship, and a commitment to high quality teaching.

Lecturer and Clinical faculty members are expected to interact with our diverse student and faculty community, focusing on teaching (including course development and delivery and the incorporation of innovative teaching techniques), as well as on teaching-related service such as student advising and curriculum development. Clinical faculty are also expected to actively engage in service to relevant academic and practitioner communities. Lecturers and Clinical faculty are eligible for promotions to higher ranks within lines (Lecturer to Senior Lecturer; Clinical Assistant to Clinical Associate and Clinical Full). Candidates may seek higher rank at the time of application. Senior Lecturers will have demonstrated excellent teaching and teaching-related service. Clinical Associate or Clinical Full faculty will be very experienced candidates with a strong teaching record and outstanding professional reputation.

The standard teaching assignment for Lecturers and Clinical faculty is six courses per year offered in a mix of undergraduate- and graduate-level courses. Lecturer and Clinical faculty are not eligible for tenure, but will be considered for promotion and/or long-term contracts no later than the sixth year of appointment. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. The position start date is August 1, 2018.

SPEA-Bloomington is the largest school of public administration and public policy in the United States and the top-ranked graduate public affairs school in the country according to the 2016 "Best Graduate Schools" by U.S. News & World Report. Three of its specialty programs are ranked number one, including nonprofit management, public finance, and environmental policy. SPEA's doctoral programs in public affairs and public policy are ranked by the National Academy of Science as the best in the country.

Review of applications will begin November 13, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Please submit a letter of application, a current vita that includes a history of academic and professional experience, a statement of teaching interest, and evidence of successful teaching, training, and/or related professional experience (including online/distance-learning experience, if applicable). Also include names and contact information for three persons who could provide letters of recommendation. Submit all documents through our online application system https://indiana.peopleadmin.com. Information about SPEA can be found on the SPEA website: https://spea.indiana.edu/. Direct questions to: Matthew Baggetta, Indiana University, SPEA Room 435, 1315 E. Tenth Street, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405.

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.

Indiana University and SPEA are strongly committed to achieving excellence through diversity and actively encourage applications from women, minorities, applicants with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups.