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 at Alumni House 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 engaged in critical conversation about 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.
March 25, 2015 - 4:30-5:30pm, UW-Milwaukee, Lubar School of Business, Room S165
Contentious Campaigns: Understanding NGO Efforts to Reduce Meat Consumption in Light of Climate Change
Linnea Laestadius, Assistant Professor, UW-Milwaukee School of Public Health
This presentation examines the ways in which environmental, food focused, and animal protection NGOs have engaged with the issue of meat consumption’s connection to climate change. More specifically, findings are drawn from an analysis of US, Canadian, and Swedish NGO staff perceptions of the barriers to messages and campaigns seeking reduced meat consumption. Results highlight the political and social barriers to change, as well as the ways in which NGO missions are tempered by considerations of strategic and institutional success.
April 14, 2015 - 4:30-5:30pm, UW-Milwaukee, Lubar School of Business, Room S231
Urban Evolution: Analyzing the Emergence and Progression of Milwaukee's Urban Agriculture Policy
Renee Scampini, Ph.D. student Urban Studies, UW-Milwaukee
Fredrik O. Andersson, Asst. Professor, Helen Bader Institute for Nonprofit Management, UW-Milwaukee
In this presentation we examine the evolution of Milwaukee’s urban agriculture policy. Milwauke has adopted several progressive UA policies within the city, including ordinances for bee and chicken keeping, small structures with limited construction permits needed (hoop houses, sheds, and water collection apparatus), and composting. There’s even a MKE city office called HOME GR/OWN within the Office of Environmental Sustainability: the sole purpose of which is to promote Urban Ag in neighborhoods with a high concentration of foreclosures and vacant lots. The goal of this presentation is to understand when and why Milwaukee’s UA policy was implemented? We also explore the question why Milwaukee is taking such a progressive stance in its UA policy by contrasting this policy with the development in other cities.
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September 24, 2014 - 4:30-5:30pm, UW-Milwaukee, Lubar School of Business, Room S241
Board dynamics and executive job satisfaction in nonprofit organizations
Professor Douglas Ihrke, Ph.D., UW-Milwaukee, Dept. of Public and Nonprofit Administration
Kelly Jahnz, MS in Nonprofit Management & Leadership student, UW-Milwaukee, Dept. of Public and Nonprofit Administration
Lindsay Frost, MS in Nonprofit Management & Leadership student, UW-Milwaukee, Dept. of Public and Nonprofit Administration
October 22, 2014 - 4:30-5:30pm, UW-Milwaukee, Lubar School of Business, Room S241
Incentivizing weight loss: Examining the effects of providing employees with a selection of alternative Wellness Activities
Jennifer Fink, Ph.D., UW-Milwaukee, Dept. of Urban Studies
November 13, 2013- 4:30-5:30pm, UW-Milwaukee, Lubar School of Business, Room S191
At the Intersection of Nonprofit Financial Stability and Financial Capacity: What we can Learn from Empirical Evidence
Dan Neely, Ph.D., UW-Milwaukee, Lubar School of Business
Grace Chikoto, Ph.D., UW-Milwaukee, Dept. of Public and Nonprofit Administration
December 11, 2014 - 4:30-5:30pm, UW-Milwaukee, Lubar School of Business, Room S191
How do nascent nonprofit entrepreneurs intend to fund their new ventures?
Fredrik O. Andersson, Ph.D., UW-Milwaukee, Dept. of Public and Nonprofit Administration
February 18, 2015 - 4:30-5:30pm, UW-Milwaukee, Lubar School of Business, Room S165
Milwaukee Voucher School Leaders’ Views on Accountability
Presenter: Michael Ford, Assistant Professor, UW-Oshkosh
This presentation explores the ways in which school administrators in Milwaukee’s longstanding school voucher program perceive accountability. Originally collected survey data is used to determine how administrators of schools in Milwaukee’s school voucher program view accountability and regulation. The results show that voucher school administrators’ views on accountability are influenced by their school’s level of dependence on government revenues, their school’s level of academic performance, and their own personal views on regulation. The results highlight the diverse accountability views among actors in a reinvented government setting.