Our research focuses on how philanthropy is changing over time and place, focusing on differences among longtime residents of North Carolina and those who have relocated to the state. Our findings have implications for those seeking philanthropic dollars and volunteers for nonprofit organizations as well as policymakers looking at how to encourage strong communities.
Developing a Collaborative Approach to Support Capacity Building in the Triangle Read the Report Here
Capacity Building in the Triangle
The Institute for Nonprofits recently completed a research project on collaboratively building nonprofit capacities across the Triangle. Input was garnered from multiple stakeholder groups including the nonprofit, business and government sectors.
This effort was made possible with leadership and support from Blue Cross Blue Shield Foundation of North Carolina, John Rex Endowment, United Way of the Greater Triangle, and Triangle Community Foundation.
We look forward to continuing our work with these organizations and the rest of our Triangle community to enhance the capacities of nonprofits to work towards their missions.
NC Nonprofit Scholars
North Carolina Nonprofit Scholars convenes nonprofit researchers from across the state to share research interests and identify topics for collaborative efforts. These convenings have led identifying some Big Questions of Nonprofit Studies and research on Parent Teacher Groups across North Carolina.
Publications from our research:
Christensen, R. K., Clerkin, R. M., Paarlberg, L. E., & Nesbit, B. (forthcoming). Are Parent Teacher Groups Leading? An Exploratory Study Assessing Nonprofits' Financial Support of Public Schools. Journal of Nonprofit Education and Leadership.
Paarlberg, L. E., Nesbit, B., Clerkin, R. M., & Christensen, R. K., (2014). Leading, Following or Complementing in Economic Crisis: A Conceptual Model Illustrating Nonprofit Relationships with Public Schools. Administrative Sciences 4(2), 120-136.
Faculty Affiliate Program
The Institute is developing a Faculty Affiliate program to support generation and dissemination of nonprofit research of faculty from across not only NC State but all of North Carolina.