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BIENNIAL REPOR 2009 / 2010 T 2009 / 2010 BIENNIAL REPORT IN COUNTLESS WAYS, NONPROFITS TOUCH THE LIVES OF MOST INDIVIDUALS. When people marvel at paintings in museums or thrill at the sight of lions at a zoo, THEY MAY HAVE BEEN When those affected by hurricanes receive 1 ENTERTAINED AND EDUCATED When worshipers raise their voice supplies or victims of BY A NONPROFIT. in praise, professionals join the domestic abuse get shelter, board of their industry association, THEY’VE PROBABLY BEEN or parents help their young scout SERVED BY NONPROFITS. sell popcorn or cookies, THEY’VE PARTICIPATED IN THE LIFE OF A NONPROFIT. LIKE A BRIDGE, THE INSTITUTE FOR NONPROFITS HELPS CONNECT DISPARATE GROUPS AND BRINGS PEOPLE TOGETHER.
THERE ARE MORE THAN It would be hard to name a This can come in the form of 1.4 MILLION need that nonprofits don’t fill, solutions to problems, assist- a cause they don’t serve, a ance with human resources profession they don’t enrich, issues, ideas to generate funds, NONPROFITS or a gap they don’t bridge. data on their constituents, or simply inspiration to keep IN THE COUNTRY, EACH When times are tough, their them motivated. PLAYING A VITAL ROLE IN place in society becomes even more important. THE HEALTH, WELFARE, EDUCATION AND ENLIGHT- But to ensure that they will always be there for the people ENMENT OF COMMUNITIES who need them, nonprofits SMALL AND LARGE. themselves require help. The Institute for Nonprofit Re- Today, that vision is realized Seven years after its founding, search, Education and Engage- in the diverse programs and the Institute for Nonprofits is ment, known as the Institute for activities of the Institute. It’s in a strong position to provide Nonprofits, was created in 2003 reflected in the Nonprofit Stud- leadership to the nonprofit sec- to be a resource to nonprofits. ies minor administered by the tor through research, knowledge 2 Its founding donor was Barbara Institute, which is helping to creation and knowledge sharing Goodmon, president of the A.J. prepare tomorrow’s nonprofit — all the while seeking engage- Fletcher Foundation in Raleigh leaders. It’s evident in the strong ment with the community. and an inspired philanthro- connections forged with local pist. Ms. Goodmon, along with nonprofit groups. It’s found in Some familiar with the faculty, staff, and other donors the information, seminars, and complexity of the Institute’s worked to create a place where workshops delivered in person activities have likened it to the wealth of knowledge and and online to help managers at a bridge, because it helps tools at the university could be nonprofits to be more effec- connect disparate groups, or harnessed to serve nonprofits, tive. It’s seen in a research a convener, because it brings and faculty and students could project looking at diversity in people together. While its learn from nonprofits. professional associations, and structure may be multi-faceted, a data-sharing effort aimed at and the expertise it provides Keeping with the mission of a scholars who study nonprofits. may be multi-disciplinary, the land-grant university, the Insti- It’s echoed in the creation of Institute’s message is simple tute was designed to serve as a community where nonprofit – universities have a unique beacon for nonprofits looking volunteers and employees join role to play in strengthening for partners, and vice versa. Its with scholars to share opinions, the capacity and leadership of founders saw that multidisci- learn about trends, and gain nonprofits. plinary scholarship combined inspiration. And it’s carried out with community participation in forums and programs that THIS REPORT SKETCHES OUT THE would enhance the knowledge help municipalities and other INSTITUTE’S STORY AND MOST RECENT and networks of faculty, organizations develop stronger ACCOMPLISHMENTS. WE HOPE YOU ultimately benefiting NC State relationships with community ENJOY READING IT AS MUCH AS WE students and the organizations nonprofits. ENJOYED PRODUCING IT. that offer them internships or jobs.
BIENNIAL REPORT 2009 / 2010 MESSAGE FROM THE DEAN GREETINGS, As Dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, I’m understandably proud to claim the Institute for Nonprofit Research, Education and Engagement, which is housed in the college. The work the Institute has done—providing resources and professional development opportunities to nonprofit executives, instigating and supporting research into nonprofits, and educating the next generation of nonprofit practitioners and scholars—has added value to the college as well as enhanced its reputation as a premier liberal arts institution with strong programs in the humanities and social sciences. It has also provided many of our faculty with an unprecedented opportunity to engage with the community. But as proud as we are to claim the Institute, it’s not exclusively “ours”—it belongs to the entire university. As you will read in this report, at least one recent initiative of the Institute brought together scholars from nearly every college on the campus. Faculty affiliated with the Institute have forged strong relationships with the broader academic community and many nonprofit organizations in the Triangle and throughout the state. As a land-grant institution charged with extending its reach beyond 3 campus, NC State is always looking for ways to serve. The Institute is a powerful example of the mutual respect and reciprocity that result when university faculty partner with community practitioners to solve real-life problems with discipline-driven inquiry and outreach; in the Institute’s case, these partnerships support organizations that affirm—and even save—the lives of thousands of North Carolinians. These are difficult times for higher education, especially for public institutions like ours. We struggle to do more with less, striving to maintain excellence and affordability in a context with greater demands and fewer resources. So the Institute, which is largely self-supporting through donations, grants and contracts, has become an even more critical asset to the university’s sustainability and reputation. It’s been a busy and productive time for the Institute. I’m eager for you to read about the Institute’s accomplishments as well as its history, not to mention plans for its future—or, I should say, “our” future. With best regards,
Jeffery P. Braden, Ph.D. DEAN, COLLEGE OF HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES NC STATE UNIVERSITY
MESSAGE FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR FILLING NEEDS. SERVING CAUSES. DEAR FRIENDS, ENRICHING PROFESSIONS. I can’t believe it’s been over two years since I was honored by being BRIDGING GAPS. chosen as Director of the Institute. Let me first say that I am thrilled to be a part of an organization with such an important role and potential. I have a passion for helping leaders of nonprofits to be more successful, dating back to my first post-Ph.D. job building the nonprofit management program at Indiana University. I enjoy the momentum that occurs when nonprofit organizations experience one success after another, especially when they’re relatively new. Any organization’s success is due to its people, and I am fortunate to be surrounded by a committed, passionate and effective staff, including the talented team that puts together the Philanthropy Journal, which recently became a program of the Institute. I am grateful to have the support of Jeff Braden, Dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, who understands the Institute’s various roles, including the critical ones of connector and conve- ner. Our new chancellor, Dr. Randy Woodson, is a big-picture thinker who appreciates the way interdisciplinary work can help us address complex societal challenges. Finally, I am lucky to have the support and frequent participation of university and community members. These dedicated individuals participate in the life of the Institute in many ways, including offering classes that make up the Nonprofit 4 Studies minor, conducting research on behalf of the Institute and the nonprofits we serve, and helping bring information and resources to nonprofits throughout North Carolina and beyond. It’s going to be another busy few years for the Institute as we prepare for our big move to offices in the new research library currently under construction on Centennial Campus. We’re also in the midst of sev- eral multi-year grant projects and other initiatives, and working on getting funding for new projects. We’re looking forward to extending our reach through the growing interest in the Nonprofit Studies minor and the Community of Nonprofit Scholars (CONS) activities. Thanks for reading our biennial report. For more frequent updates on our activities as well as access to the Philanthropy Journal’s news, resources and event listings, please visit our website at http://nonprofit.chass.ncsu.edu/. If you are not already getting our announcements, please let us know. We’d love to invite you to participate in our events. Please send me your feedback and ideas. You’ll find my contact information below. Sincerely, Mary Tschirhart, Ph.D. DIRECTOR, INSTITUTE FOR NONPROFITS NC STATE UNIVERSITY MARY_TSCHIRHART@NCSU.EDU 919.513.7031
BIENNIAL REPORT 2009 / 2010 AS THE INSTITUTE’S GROWING ORGANIZATIONS HAVE MORE TO GIVE. CAPACITY GROWS, That’s especially true of the Institute for Nonprofits, which since its founding has leveraged the generosity SO DO THE of donors, the vision of granting agencies and partners, and the commitment of university leadership OPPORTUNITIES and faculty to better serve the nonprofit community. By all accounts, 2009 and 2010 have been two of TO SERVE the most fruitful years in the institute’s history. Its capacity to have more of an impact on nonprofits locally and nationwide has significantly increased. READ ON FOR MORE DETAILS ON HOW THE INSTITUTE’S GROWING CAPACITY IS ENHANCING ITS ABILITY TO INTEGRATE RESEARCH, TEACHING AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT IN A WAY THAT SERVES THE NEEDS OF THE NONPROFIT SECTOR. 5 DID YOU KNOW? IN 2009, 26.8% OF AMERICANS VOLUNTEERED.5
INSTITUTE JOINS FORCES WITH ASAE TO ENHANCE AND SUPPORT NONPROFIT RESEARCH The American Society of Dr. Leiter and his graduate Teased from years’ worth of to send the Institute more data. Association Executives (ASAE) assistant, Nick Solebello, spent surveys, interviews, and other Also, because the ASAE sees has long been one of the the summer of 2010 con- research methods, the data the site as a collaborative one largest, most prestigious ducting in-depth, in-person covers a wide variety of topics, rather than a static repository, it organizations serving the staff interviews with employees including compensation of is working with the Institute in of professional and trade of associations in Texas, association staff; services of- the design of future studies. associations. In recognition of Massachusetts, North Carolina, fered; employee satisfaction; “Scholars studying associa- the capacity-building mission Washington, D.C., Illinois, and why members decide to join, tions will be able to use the it shares with the Institute, the California. They asked asso- volunteer or donate; associa- Institute’s website as a network ASAE recently joined with the ciation representatives about tion policies and procedures; for collaboration and sharing,” Institute on three significant their attitudes, practices and employee relations; and diver- said Cofield-Poole. “We’re really initiatives. These initiatives policies towards diversity and sity and inclusion. trying to illustrate the impor- greatly enhance the Institute’s inclusion, both regarding the tance of academic scholarship ability to share its resources staff of the organization and And this is only the beginning, to inform practice.” and expertise with the non- its members and volunteers. said Britney Cofield-Poole, profit community. What they learned will help the graduate assistant for the other nonprofit leaders strategi- project. The ASAE will continue 6 The first is a contract ASAE cally build their workforces and awarded the Institute to study memberships. diversity and inclusion in non- profit organizations. Another is Another collaboration involves a contract between ASAE and the wealth of research studies the Institute to manage and the ASAE conducts. Although promote academic research ASAE shared this information on membership associations. with their members and the The third, which is just getting media, there was one group it underway, is a contract to study didn’t have access to—scholars accreditation and certification who study nonprofits. programs used by professional and trade associations for self- ASAE leaders selected the regulation. In the diversity study, Institute as the new inter- principal investigator Jeff Leiter, national administrator and an NC State sociology profes- clearinghouse for their datasets. sor who has worked with the As part of the contract, the Institute since its inception, is Institute now houses the data researching the diversity and and promotes its benefits, inclusion practices and policies screens and registers those of the ASAE’s member orga- who want to access databases, nizations. His work will help and offers grants and awards to nonprofit organizations develop researchers studying member- effective policies and practices ship associations. to reach their diversity and inclusion goals.
BIENNIAL REPORT 2009 / 2010 HELPING TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE GLOBALLY BY CONS CONNECTS AND INSPIRES TRANSCENDING GEOGRAPHIC THOSE WHO CARE ABOUT NONPROFITS BORDERS Communities usually refer CONS offers presentations Previous CONS speakers and to neighborhoods within by accomplished researchers their topics include Bob Edgar, geographic borders. But and nonprofit leaders such as president and CEO of Common increasingly, communities are author and humanitarian Greg Cause, who spoke on com- transcending lines on maps to Mortenson, who spoke at one munity mobilization; Dr. Mel be inclusive of people who, re- of its events in 2009. Gray, editor of Nonprofit gardless of their location, have Many know of Mortenson Management and Leadership, a common interest or passion. from his best-selling books, and professor at the University That is certainly the case with “Three Cups of Tea,” which of St. Thomas, who addressed the Community of Nonprofit chronicles his experiences as a cutting-edge research ques- Scholars (CONS), which the mountain climber and unlikely tions; Dr. Cathy Jordan of the Institute created not long after hero in Pakistan, and “Stones University of Minnesota, who its founding in 2003. into Schools,” an account of spoke on community-engaged his efforts to build schools in research; Dr. Branda Nowell, NC CONS unites faculty, scholars, Afghanistan. Mortenson is also State, who discussed networks community leaders, and co-founder of the East Asia and collaboration; and Dr. 7 representatives of nonprofit Institute and founder, along Kirsten Gronbjerg of Indiana organizations primarily in North with his daughter, of another University, who addressed Carolina for networking, infor- nonprofit called Pennies for creating regional and industry mation sharing, brainstorming Peace. To date, Mortenson has databases. and inspiration. CONS is free to been credited with establishing join, and individuals can sign or significantly supporting 131 CONS may benefit individual up on the Institute’s web site schools in rural Pakistan and members as well as the Insti- to receive announcements of Afghanistan. tute, but its ultimate “custom- upcoming events. ers” are the people served by Although his work exposes nonprofit organizations. Case in This past year has been a him to physical hardships and point: Through CONS’ meetings, banner one for CONS. Its danger most of us can only participants have identified membership is currently at imagine, CONS members could partners for collaborative 318, up from 145 in July still relate to his message. “Greg projects and explored innova- 2008. Most new members are emphasized the importance tive ideas to help nonprofits DID YOU KNOW? from outside NC State Univer- of understanding networks of be more effective. THERE ARE sity. “The growth may be due relationships and the cultural OVER 42,000 to increasing recognition of the context when developing new NONPROFITS value of evidence-based ap- initiatives,” said Dr. Tschirhart. proaches and new innovations “He was inspirational in speak- IN NORTH to address social needs,” said ing to the need for patience CAROLINA.6 Dr. Mary Tschirhart, director of and resilience in order to be an the Institute. effective nonprofit leader.”
GREATER VISIBILITY FOR INSTITUTE BRINGS A HOST OF BENEFITS ALONG WITH CAPACITY GAINS IN 2009 AND 2010, THE INSTITUTE ALSO ENJOYED GREATER VISIBILITY OF ITS PEOPLE, PROGRAMS AND PROJECTS. Having a higher public profile enables the Institute to carry out its mission more effectively and efficiently. This rise in awareness is evidenced by the invitation from the Internal Revenue Service to host a workshop as part of its new educational initiative that led to multiple events reaching over 450 individuals. Another indicator is the recruitment of many new community agencies to connect with faculty and students through the Institute. Also, a project called EDGES helped professors and READ ON FOR A CLOSER LOOK AT SOME grad students work in the community. Finally, the Institute’s growing prominence in the field can be OF THE INSTITUTE’S INITIATIVES. seen in its becoming the home of the Philanthropy Journal. 8
BIENNIAL REPORT 2009 / 2010 PROMINENT ONLINE JOURNAL JOINS FORCES WITH INSTITUTE The Philanthropy Journal has issues and challenges facing five blogs covering the non- Cohen looks forward to helping been writing about happen- nonprofit leaders. Thanks in profit sector by the Stanford the Institute provide direct ings in the nonprofit world part to grants that helped make Social Innovation Review. services and thought leader- since 1993. In early 2010, the move possible, the Journal ship to nonprofits. “Nonprofits the prominent online news will be able to continue to A former business editor of the are a critical, yet underappre- source made news itself build its subscriber base, which Raleigh News & Observer, Cohen ciated, social and economic when it became a program of currently stands at 13,000, and created the Journal to help force, and they are struggling in the Institute for Nonprofits. increase its web traffic. The people understand, support the economic recession to more Journal now has 40,000 visitors and work in the nonprofit and effectively meet the needs of PUBLISHING THE JOURNAL each month to its website, philanthropic world, and serve our communities,” said Cohen. INCREASES THE INSTITUTE’S www.philanthropyjournal.org. as a resource for solving social “The Journal is delighted to be CAPACITY. The Journal is not supported by problems. Recent articles in part of the Institute’s important state funds and relies on gifts, the Journal attest to its scope work in support of the nonprofit Although it has previously of- grants, contracts, and earned and depth, from a look at the sector.” fered educational opportunities income to support its operations. holiday giving season to a 9 and shared news and information review of a new report on on its website, the Institute The Institute gains a widely nonprofit governance to an now has al the Journal’s resources recognized nonprofit-sector announcement of a new micro- at its disposal. These include authority in founding Editor finance program. articles and seminars delivered Todd Cohen. A blog that Cohen to people’s computers, and in writes for the Journal was person workshops focusing on recently named one of the top
'EDGES' BLURS THE LINES COLLABORATION, EQUAL PARTNERSHIP, THAT SEPARATE PROFESSORS, EXPERTISE & RESPECT. STUDENTS, AND THE COMMUNITY A program housed in the Insti- community design. A third pro- members and grad students as mutual respect and expertise tute for Nonprofits drives home fessor in the program is Hugh received awards from the Insti- as well as reciprocity.” the message that community Devine from the College of tute to carry out their projects. engagement underpins even the Natural Resources, who trained While extension is central When psychology assistant research and teaching missions graduate students to provide to the mission of land-grant professor and EDGES partici- of the Institute. Global Information Systems universities such as NC State, pant John Begeny and his team (GIS) to nonprofits whose EDGES enables professors and of grad students went into local IT IS TRULY MULTIDISCIPLINARY, employees, volunteers, and doctoral students to become schools armed with reading INVOLVING FACULTY AND services must be scheduled for even more invested in the com- strategies to help low-perform- GRADUATE STUDENTS FROM multiple remote locations. munity. The program encour- ing students, they not only ben- NEARLY EVERY COLLEGE AT ages community agencies to efited the kids, they also helped NC STATE. The program is called EDGES, participate as equal partners themselves. That’s because or Education and Discovery rather than passive recipients the feedback they received Its participants include Grounded in Engaged Scholar- of faculty expertise. will inform their scholarship, agriculture professor Michelle ship. NC State is one of only which in turn will contribute to Schroeder-Moreno, who worked six universities in the country “When it comes to what non- more effective psychology and 10 with the Interfaith Food Shuttle to receive a federal grant from profits really need, we’re not education curricula, ultimately to teach students about the issue a new initiative to encourage mind readers,” said Dr. Audrey benefiting NC State students. of hunger in the food production faculty-community engage- Jaeger, an associate professor system. Another participant ment. The program helps of education in the College of The opportunity for reciprocity is College of Design faculty faculty design and implement Humanities and Social Sciences is the same for other faculty- member Georgia Bizios, who community-engaged schol- who is the EDGES primary community agency teams partnered with affordable arship projects during key principal investigator. “Collabo- supported by the Institute, housing agencies in North transition points (or “edges”) in ration is key to this project. It’s wherever they take their ideas, Carolina to develop a course on their careers. Seventeen faculty grounded in philosophies such tools—and willingness to listen. DID YOU KNOW? THE NONPROFIT SECTOR EMPLOYS 10% OF THE U.S. WORKFORCE.1
BIENNIAL REPORT 2009 / 2010 HELPING TO PREPARE TOMORROW’S NONPROFIT PRACTITIONERS AND SCHOLARS IS A KEY COMPONENT OF THE INSTITUTE’S MISSION. 11 IT DOES THIS THROUGH A THEORY-TO-PRACTICE APPROACH THAT INCLUDES INTERNSHIPS, SERVICE- LEARNING, APPLIED PROJECTS AND CASE STUDIES. The past year has been a successful one in terms of enrollment increases, course offerings, and funding opportunities for grad students. Most notable, perhaps, is the popularity of the Non- profit Studies minor, which has experienced double-digit growth since its creation in 2004. At the Master’s level, the Institute is pleased to be able to work with and support students interested in careers with nonprofits. In addition, the Institute is also helping prepare doctoral students with an emphasis on nonprofit-management issues. All of this work is critical, because over the next few years, more than seventy-five percent of nonprofit executives nationwide are expected to retire. Young professionals with expertise and acumen in nonprofit management will be needed to fill this void.
LEADERSHIP. ETHICS. IMPACT. Indirectly as well, the Institute is helping to shape tomorrow’s leaders, regardless of their fields. One example of this influence can be seen in the Institute’s participation in the University’s Impact Leadership Village (ILV), an interdisciplinary, 12 leadership-based living-and-learning community created for first- and second-year students. ILV provides students interested in leadership with the opportunity to live in a community of emerging leaders while at the same time learning about leadership models, organizational development, ethics and global leadership. Recently, the Institute coordinated a speaker series for Village residents to help spark greater awareness of the benefits of nonprofit careers and help them explore how to make positive impacts in their communities. This Fall, the Institute offered a course for residents that helped them develop their leadership abilities. READ ON TO LEARN MORE ABOUT HOW THE INSTITUTE IS HELPING TO ENSURE THE CONTINUITY OF THE COUNTRY’S NONPROFIT LEADERSHIP. DID YOU KNOW? THE TOTAL ESTIMATED REVENUE OF 501(C)(3) PUBLIC CHARITIES IS $1.40 TRILLION.2
BIENNIAL REPORT 2009 / 2010 EXPERIENTIAL MINOR PROGRAM HAS A MAJOR INFLUENCE LEARNING-FOCUSED For a program that‘s available as a minor, it could be hard to become Several factors are likely responsible for more students choosing widely known at a school like NC State, the largest campus in the to minor in Nonprofit Studies than ever before. “Career opportunities UNC System. But the Nonprofit Studies minor is successfully in the nonprofit sector are growing,” said Institute Director Mary attracting students year after year. Tschirhart, adding that the recent economic downturn may be playing a role. “A growing number of students are interested in work that Its enrollment currently stands at 93 students, and another 72 helps address societal problems like environmental degradation, students are considering joining the program or are completing poverty, illiteracy, poor health, and abuses of freedoms. The minor the paperwork to do so. helps students develop skills, knowledge and networks to address these problems.” THESE STUDENTS COME FROM ACROSS THE UNIVERSITY, WITH MAJORS AS DIVERSE AS Students also appreciate the experiential learning focus of the nonprofit studies minor. The program has course projects and an THE NONPROFIT COMMUNITY ITSELF. internship requirement that matches students with nonprofits in their area of interest, whether that organization is down the block or in another country. For many Nonprofit Studies minors, internships can be career-affirming, life-changing experiences, as the following mini-profiles illustrate. DID YOU KNOW? AVERAGE NONPROFIT CEO SALARIES FALL BETWEEN $63,028 - 13 $135,624 AROUND THE NATION.3
________________________________ ________________________________ ________________________________ ________________________________ STUDENT STUDENT STUDENT STUDENT Ken Lam Elijah Gaddis Jodie Joseph Amber Smith YEAR IN SCHOOL YEAR IN SCHOOL YEAR IN SCHOOL YEAR IN SCHOOL Senior Graduated in 2010 Senior Master’s degree candidate in public administration with a MAJOR MAJOR MAJOR concentration in Nonprofit Business English Animal science (pre-vet) Management; received her INTERNED AT CURRENT OCCUPATION CAREER GOAL BA from NC State in 2009. The Environmental Defense Fund, Historical Interpreter, NC Historic To be a vet specializing Raleigh office Sites, NC Department of Cultural in oncology CAREER GOAL A management position in Resources CAREER GOAL INTERNED AT a nonprofit company To practice law INTERNED AT The Conservators Center, a Stagville Plantation, Durham Mebane-based organization that INTERNED AT AASHE (Association for Advance- preserves threatened species THOUGHTS ON NONPROFIT STUDIES ment of Sustainability in Higher AND HIS INTERNSHIP through captive breeding, rescu- THOUGHTS ON NONPROFIT STUDIES Education), an association of ing wildlife in need, and provid- “Working at the EDF is the main AND HIS INTERNSHIP universities that are working ing educational programs and reason I now want to go to law “I realized I wanted to stay on at to create a sustainable future. support worldwide. school after graduating and Stagville permanently, and the AASHE’s mission is to empower focus on environmental law. The fact that I’d already been there, as higher education to lead the nonprofit minor was definitely a volunteer and intern, gave me THOUGHTS ON NONPROFIT STUDIES sustainability transformation. one of the greatest things I’ve that opportunity. It seemed like AND HER INTERNSHIP
ever done.” the Nonprofit Studies minor was a “My minor/ internship have place where I could do something given me a more well-rounded THOUGHTS ON NONPROFIT STUDIES AND HER INTERNSHIP fun, as well as useful and fulfill- foundation for what lies ahead. “I was able to gain insight into ing. For a lot of people, they went I now see the animal care field into it with a huge background in from a whole new lens. Not only the inner workings of nonprofits 14 service. For me, it was more of a must I display my compassion of all shapes and sizes; through practical thing—it could help me for the animals, but also I must my internship with AASHE, I ex- make a good living while doing show compassion towards the perienced first-hand the behind- good.” owners, the public, and other the-scenes activities involved in key stakeholders involved.” a large organization’s major event and how it related to their overall mission.“
BIENNIAL REPORT 2009 / 2010 INSTITUTE SUPPORTS THE NEXT GENERATION OF NONPROFIT SCHOLARS THE INSTITUTE IS KNOWN FOR Given the multidisciplinary nature of Chongmyoung Lee, a doctoral student SUPPORTING FACULTY AS THEY the faculty who teach nonprofit-related in Public Administration, who is one of courses or partner with the Institute, it’s the Institute’s representatives in the NC WORK WITH—AND CONDUCT not surprising that the doctoral students Nonprofit Scholars Collaborative that is RESEARCH ON—NONPROFITS. it supports have diverse backgrounds examining the philanthropy of people and research interests. Students currently who have moved to North Carolina from But an important part of the Institute’s conducting research with the help of the other states; work involves nurturing doctoral students, Institute include: who will fill leadership roles in nonprofits
Johnie Larrie, a doctoral student in Public or teach the next generation of students Brittney Cofield-Poole, a doctoral student Administration, who is using an Institute eager to learn nonprofit management. in Psychology, who is working with the grant to study innovative educational Institute on a project with ASAE to facilitate practices; The Institute has been fortunate to be research on membership associations; able to award research grants and Barbara Metelsky, a doctoral student in assistantships to an increasing number Nick Solebello, a doctoral student in Education, who has Institute funding to of students—mainly at the doctoral Sociology, who is assisting with a research research board governance; level—whose projects involve issues of project on diversity and inclusion;
15 importance to nonprofits and their lead- and Ruchi Patel and Ashley Hoffman, ers. Some grants support the student’s Gary Travinin, a doctoral student in doctoral students in Psychology, who are own work, while others are carried out Psychology, who is working on an Insti- studying web usage at nonprofits through on behalf of the Institute. tute project examining accreditation and an Institute grant. certification programs;
Another grad student who has close ties and consulting organization based at UNC to the Institute is Eric Fotheringham, a Wilmington that works with nonprofits in doctoral candidate in Public Adminis- North Carolina. Fotheringham is assisting tration. Fotheringham, whose research QENO staff with a survey it’s conducting. interests revolve around Hispanics and their use of nonprofit services, is using In addition to his research work, Fothering- his grant from the Institute to support ham teaches two undergraduate courses, in-person interviews with nonprofit lead- including a core course for Nonprofit Minor ers throughout North Carolina. “The state students called Introduction to Nonprofits. DID YOU KNOW? has seen a tremendous increase in its “I thoroughly enjoy teaching, and wherever THE MEDIAN Hispanic population,” he said. “Primarily I my career takes me after I get my Ph.D., NONPROFIT CEO want to see what external influences are whether it’s as a nonprofit practitioner, SALARY IN THE impacting nonprofits that serve Hispanics.” applied researcher or professor, I don’t The Institute also helped Fotheringham want to get too far away from teaching,” TRIANGLE AREA connect with QENO, a nonprofit training he said. IS $70,500.4 16
BIENNIAL REPORT 2009 / 2010 ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF SUPPORTERS AND PARTNERS Operating on a budget of under $1 million a year, the Institute is funded by a mixture of state Katherine Forney appropriations, grants, contracts, earned income, member fees, and private donations of both Frederick Foston cash and in-kind services. The Institute is keenly aware of its good fortune to have such a broad William C. Friday Candice Fuller base of support during uncertain economic times, and is deeply appreciative of its supporters, Mark Goldstein members, and partners. It is only due to these individuals and organizations that the Institute is Don Gomes able to carry out its mission on behalf of nonprofits and the communities they serve. Barbara and Jim Goodmon Nan Griswold Carole Hamady The Institute gratefully acknowledges the following organizations and individuals. They pro- Virginia Hodges vided grants, contracts, donations, or member fees to the Institute, many specifically to the Jessica Katz Jameson John M. Jennings Philanthropy Journal. JoAnn Jones Nichole King-Campbell John Klein ------------------------------------------------- Internal Revenue Service The Cemala Foundation Donna and Tom Lambeth ORGANIZATIONS International Affairs Council The Duke Endowment Kelly Laraway John F Kennedy School of Government The Golden LEAF Foundation Betsy M. Levitas 18 Seaboard Joseph M. Bryan Foundation of The Greater Charlotte Cultural Trust Alice Lutz 501c Solutions Greater Greensboro The Healing Place of Wake County Ted Marsters Achievement Academy of Durham Susan Martin Josiah Charles Trent Memorial Foundation The North Carolina Community Foundation A.J. Fletcher Foundation Frank Martinez Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust The Pew Charitable Trusts Alexander Haas Martin & Partners Maria J. Mauriello Kathryn W. Miree & Associates, Inc. The Seby B. Jones Family Foundation ARTS NC STATE Teresa McHugh Keep NC Beautiful The Skillman Foundation ASAE: The Center for Association Leadership Dan Moore 17 Koya Consulting The Williams Group Association of Fundraising Professionals, Mary Moss Lip Service Catering Threshold Triangle Chapter Julie Nowicki Macias, Gini, & O’Connell LLP Trilithon Partners Sharon O’Hara Blackbaud Martin Law Firm United Way of Forsyth County Karen Palasek Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation United Way of North Carolina Ashley Perkinson Blumenthal Foundation Metafile William R. Kenan Jr. Charitable Trust Gail Perry Bronto NCGives Winston-Salem Foundation Anne Peyton CannonRidge Therapeutic Riding Center North Carolina State University Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation William Porter Capital Community Foundation Nonprofit Finance Fund Hope Primas Capital Venture North Carolina Bankers Association Patricia Reid Carol O’Brien & Associates NPower, Charlotte Region Kristin and John Replogle Carolina Cancer Services Pitt County Arts Council at Emerge ------------------------------------------------- Tracey Rettig CCPH-U.S. Department of Education Progress Energy Service, LLC INDIVIDUALS Ann and Thomas Rollins Center for Community Action in Lumberton QENO (Quality Enhancement for Jonathan Rose Cherokee Preservation Foundation Nonprofit Organizations) Ken Akers Susan Ross Clarity Group Quintiles Deborah Andrews Farah Salim Communication Mark Sarah Argue Adrian Sargeant CoreStrategies for Nonprofits, Inc. Randolph Hospital Community Health Foundation Thor Armstrong Teri Schwartz Creative Philanthropy Susan Belger Venita Margo Scott Cumberland Community Foundation Regional Community Endowment Fund Beverly Boardman Christine Smith Democracy North Carolina of Triangle Community Foundation Christine Boucher Katie Snyder DonorPerfect Sage Software Robert Boucher Monica St. Clare eTapestry Salesforce.com Cathy A. Boyer-Shesol John Strange Executive Service Corps. - Triangle Senior PharmAssist Beth Briggs Brenda Summers First Citizens Bank Philanthropic Services Sharon Tripp Virtual Assistant Millie Brobston Cecily Timmons Foundation for the Carolinas Shelter House, Inc. - FL Christina Bulgarella Antonette Andelisa Tom Frameworks ShoeString Creative Group Michael E. Burns Sharon Tripp Gail Perry Associates Softerware Kathryn Carr Mary Tschirhart GoodSearch SofTrek Corporation Caroline Cate Lesley Turner Gordon Global: Philanthropic Advisors Summit Collaborative Tara Collins Charles Vakula Guilford Nonprofit Consortium Support Center for Nonprofit Management Tom Conway Todd Vickstrom Habitat for Humanity - Cabarrus County Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer John Dornan Marete Wester Habitat for Humanity International Foundation - Charlotte Sarah Drake Joel White Hartsook Companies Table of Contents Pablo Eisenberg Smedes York Harvard Business School The Autism Alliance of Greater Kansas City Richard J. Escobar Daniel Zorn Interfaith Housing Delmarva The Cannon Foundation Martin Fishgold
INSTITUTE FOR NONPROFITS STAFF AND ADVISORY COUNCILS ________________________________ ________________________________ ________________________________ ________________________________ STAFF ACADEMIC ADVISORY COUNCIL INSTITUTE EXTERNAL PHILANTHROPY JOURNAL ADVISORY GROUP ADVISORY COUNCIL RET BONEY CHARLIE K. COE BETH BRIGGS EUGENE W. COCHRANE, JR. Deputy Editor, Philanthropy Journal Professor, Public Administration President, Creative Philanthropy President, The Duke Endowment BRITTNEY COFIELD-POOLE MYRON F. FLOYD BARBARA GOODMON RICK FRENCH ASAE Research Project Coordinator Professor, Parks, Recreation and Tourism President and Executive Director, Chairman and CEO, French West Vaughn (doctoral student) Management A.J. Fletcher Foundation RICHARD M. KRASNO TODD COHEN SUSAN S. JAKES DAN E. MOORE Executive Director, Editor, Philanthropy Journal Extension Assistant Professor, Family and Senior Consultant, NC Gives William R. Kenan Jr. Charitable Trust Community Development MARIAH GALLAGHER KRISTIN REPLOGLE DARRYL LESTER Institute Administrative Support Associate JESSICA KATZ JAMESON Principal and Founder, Associate Professor, Department of HindSight Consulting SAM GRAY Communication VIRGINIA B. SALL Co-founder and Director, Work Study Assistant Sall Family Foundation ELAINE MATTHEWS (undergraduate student) JEFFREY C. LEITER Senior Vice President, Professor, Sociology and Anthropology North Carolina Rural Economic SUZIE KOONCE Development Center Director of External Relations, MICHAEL RAPPA Philanthropy Journal Professor and Director, Institute for MICHELLE SPEAS Advanced Analytics President, The Nonprofit Collaborative 18 CHONGMYOUNG LEE Graduate Research Assistant JOCELYN DEVANCE TALIAFERRO JENNIFER TOLLE WHITESIDE (doctoral student) Associate Professor, Department of Social Work President and CEO, MARY LUONG North Carolina Community Foundation Webinar Assistant, Philanthropy Journal MARY WYER (doctoral student) Associate Professor and Interim Associate ________________________________ Dean of Research RENEÉ SADDLER REPORT COMMITTEE Creative and Marketing Manager, DAVID A. ZONDERMAN Philanthropy Journal Associate Head and Professor, SUZANNE WOOD Department of History Biennial Report Editor AMBER SMITH Student Coordinator of Nonprofits Studies PETRIE CREATIVE Minor (MPA student) Biennial Report Designer GARY TRAVININ Graduate Research Assistant (doctoral student) MARY TSCHIRHART Institute Director and Professor of Public Administration