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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.