The Bush School of Government and Public Service officially launched the Center for Nonprofits and Philanthropy, which has been approved by the Texas A&M University System Board of Regents.
The Center will engage faculty and students from across campus to support learning, inform policy, guide sector leaders and build the capacity of nonprofits, while strengthening the reputation of the university and the school.
William A. Brown, professor and director of the Nonprofit Management Program at the Bush School, said research conducted at the Center will expand the Bush School’s role in supporting the nonprofit and philanthropic sector in Texas and beyond.
“We anticipate enhanced learning opportunities for students and enriched engagement with the community,” Brown said.
The Center’s research will focus on a variety of topics related to the scope, structure and management of nonprofit and philanthropic organizations in Texas. Goals include creating a web portal that will make data and research easily accessible to both the academic and the nonprofit and philanthropic communities, and publishing research in academic journals on governance, strategic management, grant making and philanthropy.
The Center also plans to partner with university programs and community entities to develop program initiatives, offer learning opportunities for underserved professionals in Texas through workshops, and develop training materials for nonprofit leaders both domestically and internationally. Bush School students will have opportunities to contribute to the research agenda as well as engage with partners on a range of nonprofit issues.
Learn more on the Center for Nonprofits and Philanthropy website.