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Tag: Institute for Nonprofits

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Apr 14, 2020

Social Innovation Fellows Honored For Sustainability

The Social Innovation Fellows, a multidisciplinary program hosted by NC State’s Institute for Nonprofits, has won a 2020 NC State Sustainability Award. 

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Nov 22, 2019

Jane Rogers: Supporting Students’ Leadership Potential

Jane Rogers mentors and supports students in countless ways. Meet the Humanities and Social Sciences 2019 Distinguished Alumna. 

Nov 7, 2018

How Political Ideology Influences Charitable Giving

How does political ideology affect charitable giving? New research from NC State public administration prof Rich Clerkin and colleagues finds philanthropy in the U.S. remains just as polarized as everything else. Clerkin directs NC State's Institute for Nonprofits. 

Mar 15, 2017

Alumna Barbara Goodmon Honored With Watauga Medal

Humanities and Social Sciences alumna Barbara Goodmon is one of four 2017 recipients of the Watauga Medal, NC State’s highest nonacademic honor, given during the annual Founders’ Day celebration. 

Nate Myers and Zakiya Pettiway

Jun 27, 2016

Student’s Startup Helps Teens Tap into Creative Gifts

Over the last four years, Nate Myers has trained high school students in photography, videography and music production at the Boys and Girls Club of Wake County afterschool program. Working with teens largely from low-income households, Myers mentored students through multimedia projects with themes often promoting social change. Now, through his startup — the Malkuta Project — Myers is expanding the afterschool model to the broader community. 

May 31, 2016

Study: Nonprofit Executive Turnover More Turbulent Than Previously Thought

New NC State research finds that turnover among executive leaders at nonprofit organizations is often plagued by problems – with very few transitional periods mirroring the scenarios painted in the professional literature. Amanda Stewart, School of Public and International Affairs, featured. 

May 12, 2016

Conservation Through a Nonprofit Lens

Katie Cupp came to NC State to study zoology. But during her first semester as a freshman, a chance encounter with a fellow zoology major led Cupp to consider a minor well outside her core area of study: nonprofit studies. 

Daniel Dayton

Jan 6, 2016

Startup Connects Microentrepreneurs With Tourists

Researchers at NC State University say they’ve created a way for the public to easily find and connect with tourism microentrepreneurs, the smallest of small business owners who often not only serve as experts at their crafts but are top-notch tour guides in their community. 

Dec 21, 2015

Year in Review: Top Humanities and Social Sciences Stories of 2015

As 2015 comes to an end, take a look back at some of our top stories of the year. This snapshot of the innovative and purposeful work that stems from our students, faculty, alumni and friends, underscores a fact that's clearer now than ever: the humanities and social sciences are not just relevant to solving the problems of the 21st century, they are essential. 

Feb 16, 2015

Creating a Buzz on and off Campus

Senior Leigh-Kathryn Bonner created quite a buzz with the nonprofit she founded - literally. Bonner’s organization Bee Downtown has over 120,000 bees in various observation hives and has recently partnered with Burt’s Bees to open the state’s largest observation hive at Durham's American Tobacco Campus.