RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service

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The RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service is a research center at The University of Texas at Austin located in the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs. The teaching and research of the RGK Center are focused in the areas of nonprofit organizations, philanthropy, social entrepreneurship, and volunteerism.[1]

History[edit]

The RGK Center was founded in 2000 by Curtis W. Meadows, Jr. with a $5 million grant from the RGK Foundation.[1]

Faculty and leadership[edit]

  • Peter Frumkin, director and professor of public affairs
  • Francie Ostrower, professor of public affairs and fine arts
  • Sarah Jane Rehnborg, associate director for planning and development and lecturer
  • Joshua Busby, assistant professor of public affairs
  • Suzi Sosa, associate director for programs and senior fellow in social entrepreneurship

Education[edit]

Academic Programs
  • Portfolio Program in Nonprofit Studies:
    Graduate certificate program focused in nonprofit management, volunteerism, and philanthropy. Open to graduate and PhD-level students at The University of Texas at Austin.[2]
  • Summer Fellowship Program:
    A four-week seminar led by Peter Frumkin for graduate students conducting research in the areas of nonprofit management, philanthropy, volunteerism, social entrepreneurship, and global civil society.[3]
  • Developing Civil Society Education via Case Studies: A North American Perspective:
    Students research and develop case studies of civil society organizations in Canada, United States, or Mexico while studying abroad.[4]
  • Curtis W. Meadows, Jr. Social Enterprise Program:
    University of Texas at Austin graduate students serve as consultants to nonprofit organizations in Latin America.[5]
Executive Education
  • Strategic Management Program for Nonprofit Leaders:
    Three-day programs for nonprofit professionals focused on nonprofit leadership and management.[6]

Dell Social Innovation Competition[edit]

Originally titled the Social Innovation Competition, the RGK Center founded the annual competition in 2006 with Dell joining as a sponsor in 2009. The Dell Social Innovation Competition offers a $50,000 grand prize to college student entrepreneurs that develop innovative solutions to significant social issues.[7]

Key publications[edit]

  • Ostrower, Francie (1995). Why the Wealthy Give: The Culture of Elite Philanthropy. Princeton University.[8]
  • Frumkin, Peter (2002). On Being Nonprofit: A Conceptual and Policy Primer. Harvard University.[9]
  • Frumkin, Peter (editor); Jonathan Imber (editor) (2004). In Search of the Nonprofit Sector. Transaction.[10]
  • Ostrower, Francie (2004). Trustees of Culture: Power, Wealth, and Status on Elite Arts Boards. University of Chicago.[11]
  • Frumkin, Peter (2006). Strategic Giving: The Art and Science of Philanthropy. University of Chicago.[12]
  • Angel, Jacqueline L. Inheritance (2007) in Contemporary America: The Social Dimensions of Giving across Generations. Johns Hopkins University.[13]
  • Musick, Marc; John Wilson (2007). Volunteers: A Social Profile. Indiana University.[14]
  • Rehnborg, Sarah Jane (May 2009). Strategic Volunteer Engagement: A Guide for Nonprofit and Public Sector Leaders.[15]
  • Frumkin, Peter (2010). The Essence of Strategic Giving. University of Chicago.[16]
  • Frumkin, Peter; JoAnn Jastrzab (2010). Serving Country and Community. Harvard University.[17]
  • Busby, Joshua (2010). Moral Movements and Foreign Policy. Cambridge University.[18]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Mission | RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service". Rgkcenter.org. 2012-03-16. Retrieved 2012-03-21. 
  2. ^ "Portfolio Program in Nonprofit Studies | RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service". Rgkcenter.org. 2012-03-16. Retrieved 2012-03-21. 
  3. ^ "RGK Center Summer Fellowship Program | RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service". Rgkcenter.org. Retrieved 2012-03-21. 
  4. ^ "Developing Civil Society Education via Case Studies: A North American Perspective | RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service". Rgkcenter.org. 2012-03-16. Retrieved 2012-03-21. 
  5. ^ "Curtis W. Meadows, Jr. Social Enterprise Fellows (formerly Ford Fellows) | RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service". Rgkcenter.org. Retrieved 2012-03-21. 
  6. ^ "RGK Center Executive Education | RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service". Rgkcenter.org. 2012-03-16. Retrieved 2012-03-21. 
  7. ^ "Dell Social Innovation Challenge | RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service". Rgkcenter.org. 2012-03-16. Retrieved 2012-03-21. 
  8. ^ "Ostrower, F.: Why the Wealthy Give: The Culture of Elite Philanthropy". Press.princeton.edu. 2011-11-06. Retrieved 2012-03-21. 
  9. ^ "On Being Nonprofit - Peter Frumkin - Harvard University Press". Hup.harvard.edu. Retrieved 2010-12-11. 
  10. ^ Jonathan B. Imber, Editor Peter Frumkin, Editor. "Transaction Publishers: In Search of the Nonprofit Sector". Transactionpub.com. Retrieved 2012-03-21. 
  11. ^ "Trustees of Culture: Power, Wealth, and Status on Elite Arts Boards, Ostrower". Press.uchicago.edu. Retrieved 2012-03-21. 
  12. ^ "Peter Frumkin: Strategic Giving". Press.uchicago.edu. Retrieved 2010-12-11. 
  13. ^ "Books by RGK Faculty | RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service". Rgkcenter.org. Retrieved 2012-03-21. 
  14. ^ "Volunteers". Iupress.indiana.edu. 2007-11-06. Retrieved 2012-03-21. 
  15. ^ "Strategic Volunteer Engagement: A Guide for Nonprofit and Public Sector Leaders". Serviceleader.org. Retrieved 2012-03-21. 
  16. ^ "Peter Frumkin: The Essence of Strategic Giving". Press.uchicago.edu. Retrieved 2010-12-11. 
  17. ^ "Serving Country and Community - Peter Frumkin, JoAnn Jastrzab - Harvard University". Hup.harvard.edu. Retrieved 2010-12-11. 
  18. ^ "Moral Movements and Foreign Policy - Academic and Professional Books - Cambridge University Press". Cambridge.org. Retrieved 2012-03-21. 

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