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Research Colloquium Series

The Helen Bader Institute for Nonprofit Management invites all interested UWM faculty, students and community members to attend the HBI Colloquium series, which meets on the UWM campus several times per semester.

Presenters at the HBI Colloquium are UWM faculty, UWM Ph.D. students or invited speakers involved in research focusing on a broad array of topics related to nonprofit and civil society studies. The colloquium is an opportunity for academics and practitioners to get together to hear about and engage in critical conversations on essential issues impacting our community and nonprofit sector at large.

Please note that our Research Colloquium Series is free to the public. No advance registration is required.

Coming Up...

November 10, 2016 - 5:00- 6:00pm - UW-Milwaukee, Kenwood IRC Room 1180

City Council Member Attitudes Toward Nonprofit Policy Roles and Assessments of Nonprofit Capacity in Small Wisconsin Communities

Presenter:

  • Douglas Irhke, Executive Director, Helen Bader Institute for Nonprofit Management, UW-Milwaukee
  • Michael Ford, Assistant Professor, UW-Oshkosh

The purpose of this presentation is to share what we have learned about how local elected officials view the nonprofit sector in their communities.  The last 30 years or so have brought about a fundamental change in the dynamics of governing local communities.  This change has been brought about by a number of forces working on local communities.  One of the ways in which local governments have dealt with the new forces is to engage with the nonprofit sector to deal with issues in different policy areas.  Engagement with the sector comes in numerous forms, yet newspaper accounts and the academic literature are both filled with accounts of how difficult it is to successfully engage governments and nonprofits. Here we use originally collected data from city council members in Wisconsin communities with populations less than 10,000 to determine their attitudes toward the role of nonprofit organizations in different policy areas and their assessments of the capacity of nonprofits to deal with the challenges inherent in each policy area.  Specifically, we examine council member attitudes about the role of the nonprofit sector in their communities in 14 different policy areas and we then look at council member assessments of the capacity of the nonprofit sector to deal with the issues in each of these policy areas.  The results should be of interest to academics and practitioners studying the role of the nonprofit sector in the hollow state.

 

December 7, 2016 - 5:00- 6:00pm - UW-Milwaukee, Kenwood IRC Room 1180

TBA

Presenter:

  • Fredrik O. Andersson, Assistant Professor, Helen Bader Institute for Nonprofit Management, UW-Milwaukee

Earlier this year...

October 20, 2016 - 5:00- 6:00pm - UW-Milwaukee, Kenwood IRC Room 1180

The Importance of Inclusive Leadership in Nonprofit Organizations

Presenter:

  • Troy Washington, Doctoral Fellow, Helen Bader Institute for Nonprofit Management, UW-Milwaukee

Due to unforeseen circumstances, this presentation has been cancelled. We hope to offer this topic again in the future.

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