New Board Member Feature: Genevieve Shaker

Dr. Genevieve Shaker, Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy
Dr. Genevieve Shaker

Dr. Genevieve Shaker
Associate Professor of Philanthropic Studies
Donald A. Campbell Chair in Fundraising Leadership
Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy

New Board Member Feature: Genevieve Shaker

Dr. Gen Shaker, an Associate Professor of Philanthropic Studies at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, holds the prestigious Donald A. Campbell Chair in Fundraising Leadership. Her journey in academia is deeply rooted in her passion for understanding and enhancing the philanthropic landscape. As reflected by several awards for mentoring others, Dr. Shaker also has a well-known personal reputation for the professional development of aspiring scholars and fundraisers.

Dr. Shaker’s research primarily focuses on donor behavior, fundraising practices, the role of philanthropy in higher education, and the role of higher education in advancing the common good. She is known for studies on how academic professionals contribute to philanthropic activities, bridging a unique connection between education and philanthropy. Her many publications benefit from her commitment to research-based practices and are a testament to her dedication in bringing the best academe has to offer to bear on society. Through scholarship and public presentations, she has contributed to the understanding of fundraising strategies and donor relations in the nonprofit sector. Dr. Shaker seeks to apply the best insights from research and practice to policy insights and development.

Dr. Shaker’s academic work is grounded in 20 years of work as an advancement officer for the Indiana University School of Liberal Arts, where she oversaw the school’s $20 million-dollar contribution to an overall $3.9 billion university-wide campaign. This experience has informed Dr. Shaker’s contributions to translating research into practice, drawn from practitioners’ interests, concerns, and challenges. In alignment with the goals expressed through the creation of the Campbell Chair in Fundraising Leadership, she is contributing to the development of fundraising leaders is as an active teacher, collaborator, and research advisor for The Fund Raising School, the Lilly Family School’s professional education program. Professor Shaker has reaffirmed the importance of collaborations between academics and practitioners as a lasting legacy of Campbell’s interest in encouraging research-based practice.

Apart from her academic pursuits, Dr. Shaker is actively involved in community service and volunteer work, embodying the principles she advocates through her research and teaching. She is involved with various nonprofit organizations, where she often lends her expertise in fundraising and philanthropic strategy. She is the current chair of the Greater Indianapolis Board of the American Red Cross, where she has led both the philanthropy and governance committees, a member of the community advisory committee of the Indianapolis Children’s Museum, a frequent advisor to nonprofits in the city, and an anonymous volunteer with several community service organizations. This hands-on experience enriches her teaching, allowing her to provide her students with a blend of academic theory and practical insights.

Through her combined roles as an educator, researcher, and volunteer, Dr. Shaker is helping to shape the future of philanthropic studies and inspiring a new generation of leaders in the nonprofit sector to approach their work with knowledge, innovation, and compassion.

By |2024-01-31T15:16:09-05:00January 31st, 2024|NACC Announcement|

West Coast Nonprofit Data Conference: April 19-20, 2024

Arizona State University Sign and Event Image

Register for the West Coast Nonprofit Data Conference

Join us on April 19-20 at ASU’s Downtown Phoenix campus.

Join us for the 21st annual West Coast Nonprofit Data Conference, hosted this year by Arizona State University, the ASU Lodestar Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Innovation, School of Community Resources and Development, and the Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions.

The West Coast Nonprofit Data Conference brings faculty, graduate students and researchers who study the nonprofit sector together to share and receive constructive feedback on both completed research and works in progress. All are welcome to attend and submit proposals for this conference, with special encouragement for graduate students and early stage academics.

The conference has no registration fee, but we are organizing an optional dinner outing on Friday night. For those wishing to join the outing, there is a $35 charge, which you can pay during this registration process.

For further information, contact Robert Ashcraft, or (602) 496-0500.

By |2024-01-31T11:14:04-05:00January 31st, 2024|Upcoming Events|

Johnson Center Seeks Nominations and Applications for Frey Foundation Chair for Family Philanthropy

The Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy (Johnson Center) of Grand Valley State University (GVSU) now seeks nominations and applications for the Frey Foundation Chair for Family Philanthropy. The Chair was established at the Johnson Center in 2008 as the world’s first endowed chair for family philanthropy. The Chair is a leading voice on family philanthropy issues, trends, and innovations while serving as a resource for all who seek to advance the many elements of family giving and engagement. Working in this dynamic field, the incoming Chair will develop and implement a creative and comprehensive applied program of research, thought leadership, service, and teaching designed to explore and advance the field of family philanthropy, broadly defined, and to actively advance the dissemination of their scholarship.

Ideal candidates will have a passion for and a deep understanding of the intricate ecosystem of philanthropy, as well as a distinctive combination of academic credentials and senior-level career experience within philanthropy and the nonprofit sector. They will combine not only a nuanced understanding of the history and evolution of philanthropy, particularly family philanthropy, but also its current practice and evolution, including its equity-focused work. A doctoral-level degree is required.

By |2024-01-31T11:04:01-05:00January 31st, 2024|NACC Announcement|

North Korea’s Women-led Grassroots Capitalism

Dr. Bronwen Dalton and Dr. Kyungja Jung
Dr. Bronwen Dalton

Bronwen Dalton, PhD
Professor and Director,
Masters of Not-for-Profit
and Social Enterprise Program

Head Of Department (Management)
University of Technology, Sydney

Dr. Kyungja Jung

Kyungja Jung, PhD
Associate Professor
Social and Political Sciences Program
University of Technology, Sydney

North Korea’s Women-led Grassroots Capitalism
Dr. Bronwen Dalton and Dr. Kyungja Jung

Routledge (December 2023)

In their newly released book, North Korea’s Women-led Grassroots Capitalism, co-authors Bronwen Dalton and Kyungja Jung of the University of Technology, Sydney explore the transformative role of women in North Korea’s evolving economic landscape. Amidst the backdrop of North Korea’s economic and social transitions, the book uncovers a remarkable trend: the majority of traders and merchants in the country’s emerging informal market economy are women. This pivotal work provides an in-depth analysis of the intertwining of gender roles and economic changes in North Korea, offering a rich and detailed narrative based on extensive original research.

The book sheds light on the dynamic evolution of women’s roles in North Korean society, extending beyond economic participation to influence family relationships, cultural identity, and even issues of sexuality and reproduction. It seeks to offer a comprehensive understanding of the challenges and realities faced by North Korean women, painting a nuanced picture of their status and role in a society often perceived as rigidly totalitarian. Through the lens of these women’s experiences, the authors explore the limits of social control in North Korea, revealing a complex, layered society where women navigate both authoritarian structures and the constraints of a patriarchal system.

Set to be a significant contribution to the ASAA Women in Asia book series, “North Korea’s Women-led Grassroots Capitalism” is a must-read for scholars, academics, and practitioners in the field of nonprofit studies. It offers valuable insights into the agency of ordinary women in North Korea, challenging common perceptions and highlighting the multifaceted nature of social and economic change in this enigmatic country.

Dr. Bronwen Dalton is a distinguished academic and practitioner in the field of not-for-profit and social enterprise, currently serving as the Professor and Director of the Masters of Not-for-Profit and Social Enterprise Program at the University of Technology, Sydney. In addition to her academic role, she is the founder and CEO of Ruff Sleepers, a unique charity that washes the dogs of homeless individuals, advocating for the importance of pet ownership for mental and physical well-being and improved housing options for homeless pet owners. Dr. Dalton’s career has been marked by significant positions, including her tenure as the Co-Director of the UTS Centre for Cosmopolitan Civil Societies in 2015 and the National Manager of Research at Mission Australia in 2012.

Her academic credentials are equally impressive. Dr. Dalton completed her PhD at the University of Oxford, where she received the Oxford University Larkinson Award for Social Studies. She was also a recipient of the British Vice-Chancellors Committee Overseas Research Scholarship and the Korea Foundation Scholarship. Further enhancing her academic background, she holds a BA from the Australian National University and an MA from Yonsei University, Korea. Dr. Dalton’s research interests are extensive, covering topics like NFP childcare, social enterprises, advocacy, and international NGOs. She has published studies on these subjects, including a co-authored book on combating sex trafficking. Her expertise has led her to hold positions on various boards and editorial committees, including the Australia Korea Foundation and the Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly journal. Notably, her profound interest in Korea led to her involvement as a Director of the National Korean Studies Centre and her significant research on North Korea’s economic transformation, especially the role of women in the emerging market economy, under an ARC Discovery grant.

Dr. Kyungja Jung, an Associate Professor in the Social and Political Sciences Program at the University of Technology, Sydney, is distinguished for her research driven by her involvement in women’s activism in Australia and Korea. Her work, deeply rooted in feminist theory and the intersectionality of gender and sexuality, focuses on areas such as women’s movements, policies related to women, challenges faced by North Korean female defectors, and violence against women, especially among migrant populations. Dr. Jung is recognized for her innovative approach to bringing gender perspectives to North Korean issues, a significant contribution to gender and Asian studies.

Her academic credentials include a pioneering doctoral thesis from the University of New South Wales, comparing civil society and women’s movements in South Korea and Australia. Dr. Jung’s impactful research has led to her receiving an ARC International Fellowship and has been featured in prestigious publications. She has authored several books, including “Practicing Feminism in South Korea: sexual violence and the women’s movement” and is currently working on “North Korea’s Women-led Grassroots Capitalism” with Professor Bronwen Dalton. A sought-after speaker, her research findings have been presented at various international forums, influencing debates and discussions in the field of women’s rights and social policy.

By |2023-12-07T08:59:04-05:00January 8th, 2024|NACC Member Research|

Two Perspectives on Nonprofit Management Education: Public Administration and Social Work

Dr. Roseanne Mirabella and Dr. Richard Hoefer
Roseanne Mirabella, PhD

Roseanne Mirabella, PhD
Department of Political Science and Public Affairs
Seton Hall University

Richard Hoefer, PhD

Richard Hoefer, PhD
Professor of Social Work
The University of Texas at Arlington

Two Perspectives on Nonprofit Management Education: Public Administration and Social Work
Dr. Roseanne Mirabella and Dr. Richard Hoefer

Journal of Nonprofit Education and Leadership, Vol. 13 No. 4 (2023): Special Issue: Disciplinary Perspectives in Nonprofit Management

The latest Special Issue of the Journal of Nonprofit Education and Leadership, “Disciplinary Perspectives in Nonprofit Management,” includes a thought-provoking piece co-authored by Roseanne Mirabella, Professor at Seton Hall University, and Richard Hoefer, Professor of Social Work at The University of Texas at Arlington. Their article, “Two Perspectives on Nonprofit Management Education: Public Administration and Social Work,” takes a unique approach by directly comparing and contrasting these two disciplines. This Special Issue aims to underscore the uniqueness of various disciplines in understanding nonprofit organizations and education.

Mirabella and Hoefer’s contribution is pivotal in highlighting how nonprofit management is inherently interdisciplinary, drawing on insights from both public administration and social work. They argue that the intellectual trajectories, frameworks, and questions characteristic of each discipline significantly influence the development and teaching of their respective curricula. The authors adeptly navigate through four key areas: the historical roots of each discipline, their core values, the challenges faced in management education within these fields, and their responses to critical perspectives in nonprofit management education. By examining the evolution and fundamental values of public administration and social work, the article sheds light on current challenges and the importance of incorporating alternative, critical perspectives in nonprofit management education. This piece is not just an academic comparison but a call to deepen our understanding of these disciplines’ contributions to shaping effective nonprofit management education today.

Roseanne M. Mirabella, Ph.D., is a Professor in the Department of Political Science and Public Affairs at Seton Hall University. She conducts research on philanthropy and nonprofit education and critical perspectives on nonprofit organizing. She has authored or co-authored several papers and one co-edited book “Reframing Nonprofit Organizations: Democracy, Inclusion and Social Change” exploring the ways in which nonprofit management education programs can prepare students both to lead organizations as well as for their important role as advocates for the communities they serve, particularly communities that have been historically marginalized. She is past President of the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA), the New Jersey Chapter of the American Society for Public Administration, and is a member of the ARNOVA Critical Perspectives Leadership Team.

Dr. Richard Hoefer, a Professor of Social Work at The University of Texas at Arlington, is deeply committed to enhancing the effectiveness of human service agencies. His professional mission is centered around the critical question, “What makes for a more effective human service agency?” This inquiry drives his multifaceted interests in program evaluation, administration, advocacy, and budgeting within the realm of social work. Dr. Hoefer is particularly passionate about improving understanding of the policy process, empowering social workers to create positive change in the world. His research spans a wide range of areas including nonprofit capacity building, organization management, advocacy, civic engagement, American and Swedish social policy, and program evaluation. He imparts knowledge in these same areas as an educator, author, and consultant. Dr. Hoefer’s commitment to providing research-based solutions is a testament to his dedication to addressing societal problems, organizational challenges, and the needs of clients, students, and the broader community with respect, fairness, and competence.

By |2023-12-11T09:54:27-05:00January 8th, 2024|NACC Member Research|

Building Adaptive Capacity to Address Coastal Flooding: The Case of a Small Texas City

Dr. Karabi C. Bezboruah, The University of Texas at Arlington
Dr. Karabi C. Bezboruah

Dr. Karabi C. Bezboruah
Professor, Public Affairs and Planning
The University of Texas at Arlington

Building Adaptive Capacity to Address Coastal Flooding: The Case of a Small Texas City

Environmental Science & Policy (January 2024)

Karabi Bezboruah, Amruta Sakalker, Michelle Hummel, Oswald Jenewein, Kathryn Masten, Yonghe Liu, Building adaptive capacity to address coastal flooding: The case of a small Texas City, Environmental Science & Policy, Volume 151, 2024, 103599, ISSN 1462-9011,

“Building Adaptive Capacity To Address Coastal Flooding: The Case Of A Small Texas City,” published in Environmental Science & Policy by Karabi Bezboruah, Professor at The University of Texas at Arlington, and colleagues, examines the pivotal role of community-based organizations (CBOs) in mitigating the effects of coastal flooding, with a focus on a small Texas community. The study, which was funded by an NSF grant, is set in the City of Ingleside on the Bay (IOB) and explores how the Ingleside on the Bay Coastal Watch Association (IOBCWA), a resident-led nonprofit, has enhanced the community’s resilience against coastal flooding. The research employs a participatory mixed-methods approach, combining grounded theory and the Regional Fingerprint tool, to analyze the environmental challenges faced by coastal communities and to evaluate their adaptive capacities.

This article is particularly relevant for nonprofit researchers, academics, and practitioners, as it underscores the importance of local knowledge, participatory governance, and the role of small, community-based nonprofits in environmental mitigation efforts. The study demonstrates how IOBCWA has improved IOB’s adaptive capacity through community organizing, advocacy, data collection, capacity building, and regional communication networks. The findings highlight the need for more formalized policies, enhanced regional partnerships, and broader inclusion of socially vulnerable groups in addressing environmental challenges. This research offers valuable insights into how local conditions shape adaptation strategies and provides tools for similar coastal communities facing climate impacts, emphasizing the significant role of small nonprofits in building community resilience.

Karabi Bezboruah, PhD, is a Professor in the Department of Public Affairs and Planning at the College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs (CAPPA) at the University of Texas at Arlington.Dr. Bezboruah also serves as the director of the two doctoral programs in CAPPA. These are the Public Administration & Public Policy (PAPP), and Urban Planning and Public Policy (UPPP).

Dr. Bezboruah teaches administration and policy courses in the Department of Public Affairs. She teaches the core courses in the Nonprofit Management specialization track and facilitates the graduate Certificate in Urban Nonprofit Management. She applies service-learning pedagogy in her courses, and has worked with community organizations, nonprofits, and local government agencies.

Dr. Bezboruah’s research includes cross sector collaboration, nonprofit management and leadership, strategic management, community development, cross-sector comparisons, NGOs – organizational role, gender role, leadership role & NGO effectiveness. Her work is in the intersection between public policies and organizational behavior, and she frequently collaborates with other disciplines to conduct research on policy issues surrounding health, housing and the environment.

By |2023-12-07T08:22:43-05:00January 8th, 2024|NACC Member Research|

New Board Member Feature: Ellen Winiarczyk

Dr. Ellen Winiarczyk, University College, University of Denver
Ellen Winiarczyk, EdD

Ellen Winiarczyk, EdD
Academic Director and
Teaching Associate Professor

Nonprofit Leadership Master’s Program
University College, University of Denver

New Board Member Feature: Ellen Winiarczyk

Dr. Ellen Winiarczyk, EdD, serves as the Academic Director and Teaching Associate Professor of the Nonprofit Leadership Master’s and Certificate Program at the University College, University of Denver. Her journey in the field of nonprofit studies is marked by a profound dedication to both academic rigor and practical application. Dr. Winiarczyk’s extensive expertise is reflected in her role as an educator and through her commitment to cutting edge and practical curriculum to build the sector’s next generation of leaders. She is deeply passionate about exploring the nuances of nonprofit management, leadership development, and organizational effectiveness. Her researcher interests include the dynamics of nonprofit governance, the role of leadership in nonprofit sustainability, and the impact of strategic planning on organizational growth. In 2018 she received the University of Denver’s highest excellence in teaching award as an adjunct, the Ruth Murray Underhill Award.

Beyond her work in higher education, Dr. Winiarczyk is equally committed to community service and volunteerism, reflecting her belief in the power of practical engagement and her dedication to making a tangible difference in society. She is a plank member of the Leadership Veteran program and a local nonprofit senior leader program called The Leadership Collective. She brings to the field and to the NACC board a wealth of experience from her 18 years as a consultant in leadership development, program management, and diversity initiatives for various nonprofit organizations, coupled with a decade of service in Washington State government. Her work has included leading AmeriCorps programs, pioneering collaborative training initiatives, and being a grantee of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Dr. Winiarczyk has also provided coaching for K-12 educational leaders and currently serves as an executive coach at the Center for Creative Leadership. Additionally, she has offered training services for numerous leadership and development programs.

Her blend of academic knowledge and real-world application is a hallmark of her approach to teaching, enabling her to provide students with a comprehensive and nuanced understanding of the nonprofit sector. Her efforts in both research and community service highlight her as a recognized figure in the field of nonprofit leadership, inspiring a new generation of leaders to approach their work with a blend of knowledge, innovation, and a deep commitment to social impact.

By |2023-12-11T10:19:28-05:00January 8th, 2024|NACC Announcement|

Greetings from the Executive Director: January 2024

Nicole Collier, NACC Executive Director

Nicole Collier, MPSA
Executive Director, NACC
Center for Nonprofits and Philanthropy
Bush School of Government and Public Service
Texas A&M University

Hello, and Happy New Year!

I hope you all enjoyed the winter holidays and are refreshed and ready for the next semester or cohort of students!

At NACC I’m thinking ahead for what 2024 can have in store and am excited to get started!

Of course, you never know what a year will bring, but I’m ready to continue connecting with all our members to see the great things they will accomplish.

Even distant events like the U.S. Election and our annual member meeting at ARNOVA on November 20th seem impossibly far in the future, but it will be here before we know it. I am excited to see how the initiatives we discussed around membership, accreditation, marketing, and more will unfold throughout the year to provide more value to nonprofit and philanthropic education programs around the world.

So, here is to the new year! I am so thankful for all you have done for NACC, all you do to support the next generation of nonprofit leaders, and what we will continue to achieve in 2024 and beyond.

All the best,

By |2024-02-14T09:28:56-05:00January 8th, 2024|Executive Director's Report|
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