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Audacity Factory Launches on Centennial Campus to Provide Social Entrepreneurship Incubator Program

Raleigh, NC; April 1, 2015 – After a year underground, Audacity Factory, a nonprofit organization dedicated to making the world a better place for all people, makes its first physical footprint at NC State University. Officially partnering with the Institute for Nonprofits, Audacity Factory will serve as the university’s first incubator dedicated solely to social […]

NC State Fosters Entrepreneurial Minds in the ThinkHouse

Raleigh, N.C. – The entrepreneurial path carries with it all types of risk, and for recent graduates, the financial uncertainty is not always a risk worth taking. However, young entrepreneurs in Raleigh now have a new opportunity to follow their startup ambitions, thanks to a scholarship developed in partnership with the ThinkHouse and North Carolina […]

NPS Minor Creates Quite a Buzz!

Bee Downtown, founded by Senior Leigh-Kathryn Bonner, recently unveiled an observation bee hive at the Burt’s Bees headquarters on the American Tobacco Campus in Durham.  Leigh-Kathryn is a CHASS major (Spanish Lit and International Studies) and a Nonprofit Studies minor. She has been working on this project throughout her coursework in the minor. Links to […]

Institute for Nonprofits Leadership Changes

After leading the College of Humanities and Social Sciences’ Institute for Nonprofits for five years, Professor Mary Tschirhart is leaving NC State for Ohio State University, where she will return to full-time scholarship and teaching. Richard Clerkin, Associate Professor of Public Administration, will serve as interim director, effective July 1. The college will conduct an international search for […]

Nonprofit Studies Minor Hits Century Mark

As of December 2012, more than 100 N.C. State graduates have completed a minor in Nonprofit Studies.  The total number of alumni now stands at 104 since the program’s first graduates in 2006. Learn more by reading the Philanthropy Journal article here and the Technician article here.

James B Hunt, Jr. Library: Future Home of the Institute for Nonprofits

  The Institute for Nonprofits will be moving into the James B. Hunt, Jr. Library in early 2013. The Hunt Library will serve as the heart and soul of NC State’s Centennial Campus, which was named in 2007 as the top research park in the nation. The library will further amplify our role as technology […]

November 2, 2011 – INPREE to host Panel Discussion on Starting a Nonprofit

The Institute for Nonprofits will host a panel discussion on starting a nonprofit organization this November, co-hosted by Pre-Law Services at NC State University. Event details, including how to register, are below: So, you want to start a nonprofit? Join us on Friday, November 11 at 2:30 PM in Talley Room 3118 for a panel […]

September 14, 2011 – INPREE Attends President Obama’s Visit to NC State University

Institute for Nonprofits Director Dr. Mary Tschirhart represented the Institute for Nonprofits (INPREE) at President Obama’s visit to NC State University to pitch the American Jobs Act on Wednesday, September 14 at Reynolds Coliseum. Presenting to a packed house, Obama outlined his jobs proposal which included plans to create jobs and facilitate tax relief for workers […]

August 30, 2011 – INPREE’s preliminary findings on credentialing research highlighted in Bisnow

The Institute for Nonprofits’ preliminary findings on credentialing programs, based on research sponsored by the ASAE Foundation, were highlighted in Bisnow‘s August 2011 online publication. The article cited Institute for Nonprofits’ early research discoveries pertaining to recent growth trends in credentialing programs and overturning commonly held notions about what makes credentialing programs successful.  The study […]

August 17, 2011 – INPREE welcomes Eileen Hannan as Program Coordinator

The Institute for Nonprofits welcomes Eileen Hannan as Program Coordinator and Instructor/Advisor for the Nonprofit Studies Minor. Prior to joining NC State, Eileen managed student relations at Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC) and SRC Education Alliance. For five and a half years prior, she managed the Public Service Scholars program at the University of North Carolina […]

August 10, 2011 – ARNOVA offers student support to attend Doctoral Fellows Seminar

The Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA) has announced a special sponsorship opportunity for doctoral students who are beginning their dissertation work, and who are focused on a topic on or closely related to philanthropy, nonprofit organizations, voluntary action or civil society. ARNOVA will sponsor select doctoral students for a full […]

July 11, 2011 – Philanthropy Journal Editor featured in Raleigh’s News & Observer

The work of Todd Cohen, Editor of the Philanthropy Journal at the Institute for Nonprofits at NC State has been highlighted in the News & Observer. The article discussed Todd Cohen’s inspiration for creating the Philanthropy Journal in the 1990s, the history of the Philanthropy Journal, and Cohen’s perspectives on key issues facing North Carolina […]