Public Administration

Oct 3, 2018  |  NC State News

Study: Widely Used Nonprofit Efficiency Tool Doesn’t Work

Research from NC State public administration scholars finds that the tool most often used to assess the efficiency of nonprofit organizations isn’t just inaccurate – it can actually be negatively correlated with efficiency.

Sep 26, 2018  |  The Conversation

In the News: Federal Funding For Higher Ed Comes With Strings Attached, But is Still Worth It

An opinion piece in "The Conversation" by NC State Public Administration Professor Jason Coupet says while federal funding for higher ed comes with strings attached, it's still worth it.

Sep 13, 2018  |  CNN

In the News: How Coastal Development and Climate Change Are Making Hurricanes More Costly

CNN interviewed NC State professor of public policy Tom Birkland, an expert in policies related to disasters, about how to balance the risk of hurricane hazards against increased development in coastal areas.

Jun 21, 2018  |  Science Magazine

Trump’s Plan to Reshuffle Government Strikes Familiar Notes

President Donald Trump has proposed reorganizing parts of the federal government in ways that sound very familiar to those who follow U.S. science policy, including NC State social scientist Jennifer Kuzma, who directs the Genetic Engineering and Society Center. Science Magazine asked her to comment.

Jun 20, 2018

Why Research Methods Matter

Research methods matter, especially in the government and nonprofit sectors, where an estimated 40 percent of the nation’s economic resources are devoted to the pursuit of quality of life gains. NC State Public Administration scholar RaJade Berry-James and co-author Susan Gooden's new book addresses the essential skills needed for real world decision-making and evaluation.

Mar 28, 2018  |  WRAL-TV

Trump Census Question About Citizenship Could Impact NC Representation, Federal Funding

Taking an accurate census is critical for federal funding, from roads to health care, as well as for legislative representation, Dick Mahoney explains on WRAL-TV. Mahoney heads NC State's School of Public and International Affairs.

Aug 28, 2017  |  NC State News

Study: Reduced Performance Triggers Turnover for Nonprofit Executives

Nonprofit organizations that have declining expenditures — an indication of reduced operations — are more likely to seek new leadership, according to a new study by NC State researchers. 

Aug 2, 2017  |  NC State News

What Does Trump’s Climate Policy Mean for Greenhouse Gas Reduction Goals?

A new study from NC State researchers tackles a big question: how much of an impact could Trump's climate policies have?

Jun 26, 2017  |  NC State News

Most State Pension Plans Paper Over Unfunded Liabilities

An analysis of state pension plans from across the country finds that the already troubling state of pension finances may be even worse than it first appears because many pension managers are making their plan's financial condition look better by perpetually putting off payments.

Feb 24, 2017  |  News and Observer

Op Ed: Repealing Johnson Amendment Could Reduce Charitable Donations

In this op ed, Rich Clerkin, director of NC State's Institute for Nonprofits, says recent discussions about repealing the Johnson Amendment intend to increase the abilities of charities to engage in the political process, such a change in federal law places their abilities to achieve their missions at risk.