Events Archive

March 1, 2016

The Public Affairs Alliance for Communities of Color, the Harvey Milk Society, and the Nonprofit Portfolio Program invite you to attend a discussion on diversity and leadership in the nonprofit sector.

February 10, 2016

Join Dr. Josh Busby and the RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service for lunch and conversation with Andy Hoffman. Andy is an expert in sustainability strategies, its history and current practice.

January 28, 2016

Join the RGK Center for a unique workshop to identify what social innovation means to you and how to get the most from your experience here at LBJ!

December 9, 2015

Entrepreneurs are used to pitching their business idea to investors, partners, and anyone they might share an elevator ride with. In this competition, the tables will turn. The [Re]Verse Pitch Competition is a new social innovation program to help turn valuable raw materials that are currently leaving local businesses, non-profits, and institutions as waste into the foundation of new social enterprises. 5-6 corporations and institutions will pitch their byproduct materials as business opportunities to entrepreneurs and enterprising non-profits. Then, over a series of weeks, competitors will be chosen to work with the material generators to solidify a business plan. The competition program will culminate in the final event where competitors will present their business plans.

November 3, 2015

Entrepreneurs are used to pitching their business idea to investors, partners, and anyone they might share an elevator ride with. In this competition, the tables will turn. The [Re]Verse Pitch Competition is a new social innovation program to help turn valuable raw materials that are currently leaving local businesses, non-profits, and institutions as waste into the foundation of new social enterprises. 5-6 corporations and institutions will pitch their byproduct materials as business opportunities to entrepreneurs and enterprising non-profits. Then, over a series of weeks, competitors will be chosen to work with the material generators to solidify a business plan. The competition program will culminate in the final event where competitors will present their business plans.

October 19, 2015

Join Dr. Josh Busby and the RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service for lunch and conversation with Christopher Hedrick, CEO of Kepler. Light lunch will be provided.

September 9, 2015

Marking the 50th anniversary of the establishment of HUD by President Lyndon B. Johnson, the Conference will focus on forward thinking approaches to creating affordable housing and strong, sustainable neighborhoods; access to good jobs and schools, and innovative urban planning – issues that are of paramount importance not only in Austin, but across Texas and the country. Presented by the LBJ School of Public Affairs, the RGK Center is co-hosting the conference along with the Center for Health and Social Policy.

July 28, 2015

Join us for a thoughtful community discussion on leadership, diversity and how to create a more inclusive nonprofit sector.

June 24, 2015

This intensive 3-day program offers new and future nonprofit executives an expert, insider perspective on the strategies needed to effectively manage a board, brand, finances, and fundraising.

April 24, 2015

Dr. Francie Ostrower, RGK Center Professor of Public Affairs and Fine Arts, presented a paper entitled, "Close Cousins or Distant Relatives? Critical Questions and an Empirical Agenda for Researching Governance in Hybrid Organizations” with co-author Dr. Melissa Stone at the 2015 Nonprofit Governance Conference.

March 10, 2015

A conversation with World Wildlife Fund Senior Policy Advisor David Reed.

March 4, 2015

Dr. Ahmed Whitt and Dr. Paula Yuma will provide an overview of the Restore Rundberg Initiative, a three-year project funded by the Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation Program. Crime data from the first six months of the implementation phase will be presented, as well as preliminary findings from a community-wide survey initiative. 

January 29, 2015

Alexandra I. Toma is the Executive Director of the Peace and Security Funders Group, an umbrella organization coordinating philanthropic initiatives on peace and security. Culling from experiences gained through a decade in the nonprofit and philanthropy sector in Washington, D.C., Alex will discuss the role that domestic and international NGOs play in preventing nuclear terrorism. She will share her expertise on foreign policymaking in D.C. and her top tips for beginning a career and maximizing success in philanthropy and the nonprofit world.

Co-sponsored by the Clements Center for History, Strategy & Statecraft

 

September 10, 2014

September 10th from 5 -7 PM

Salty Sow

Join current students, alumni and the new RGK Center Director, David W. Springer to ring in the new semester!

March 27, 2014

Current and Former Nonprofit Portfolio Students get to explore the art of cooking vegetables at the Sustainable Food Center

May 29, 2013

Invaluable training on how to tell your story and appeal to potential donors.

May 7, 2013

Join us for a Town Hall event to discuss what works with nonprofit collaborations and mergers , featuring national thought leader, David La Piana.

May 6, 2013

Join us for a presentation and discussion with Nonprofit expert David La Piana. Learn more and RSVP >

November 28, 2012

Join us for a presentation and discussion with Gene Butler, SXSW Volunteer and Internship Coordinator. Learn more and RSVP >

October 30, 2012

UT Game Changers presents Suzi Sosa, Director of the Dell Social Innovation Challenge. Through stories and experience from UT’s Dell Social Innovation Challenge, this talk will illuminate the ideas and successes of real student social innovators and demonstrate how social innovation has the potential to save the world.

October 24, 2012

Opportunity for new and continuing Nonprofit Portfolio students to meet and discuss course options prior to Spring 2013 registration. 

October 22, 2012

In this colloquium and skills seminar, Professor Granof will review the financial report of a not-for-profit organization with the goal of making reasonably comprehensible this seemingly impenetrable document.

September 10, 2012

Portfolio Student and Alumni Happy Hour – colleagues welcome
Mon, Sept 10, 2012
5:00 – 7:00 PM

April 9, 2012

Dr. Marlone Henderson, Professor of Psychology at UT Austin, knows what psychological distance is and will discuss how it matters in our understanding of philanthropy and what motivates giving decisions.

April 5, 2012

Join Matt Kouri, Executive Director of Greenlights for Nonprofit Success, and guest panelists for a discussion about private sector positions suitable for your Nonprofit Portfolio skills and passion.
 

March 9, 2012

Join us as Patrick Meier discusses crowdsourcing, increasingly digital populations and why, in disaster situations, the access to information is equally important as access to food and water.

February 7, 2012

Guest panelists include Hugh Forrest, Director of SXSWi, Heidi Schultz Adams is Senior Director of Engagement for LIVESTRONG and David Neff, CEO of Lights.Camera.Help.

 

February 7, 2012

Join us as part of our Global Civil Society Speaker Series as Paul Rice discusses his experience in promoting Fair Trade throughout the Americas and Asia.

January 21, 2012

Want to learn what it takes to become a social entrepreneur? Get help turning your idea into an inspiring proposal for the Dell Social Innovation Challenge. Join us at the SAC ballroom on Saturday, January 21st at 10:00am for the IDEAS TO CHANGE THE WORLD WORKSHOP. Details and RSVP >

November 10, 2011

Digital storytelling, how to use digital media and video to effectively promote nonprofit and social causes.

November 8, 2011

Join us for a brown bag panel discussion on Tuesday November 8th, from 12:00 to 1:30 pm in SRH 3.124 to hear from Sharla Megilligan, Executive Director of Makarios, Tab Barker, founder of Project Schoolhouse, and Nick Meyer, co-founder of Nisolo. The panel explores both for-profit and not-for-profit models of social innovation in the Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, and Peru.

 

November 2, 2011

Ms. Steinhauser will be speaking about how her MBA skills help her manage a successful nonprofit organization, public education in Texas, work-life balance and her career experience in the nonprofit sector.

September 17, 2011

In January 2012, join a team of six UT Austin graduate students working in the rural mountain community of Creve, Haiti, approximately 100 miles northeast of Port Au Prince. Learn more about this amazing opportunity at the Information Session.

September 1, 2011

Kick off the start of the Fall semester with a welcome back happy hour! Connect with current, former, and future students in the Portfolio Program in Nonprofit Studies and cool off with complimentary food and drinks.

July 10, 2011

The International Faculty Seminar on Social Entrepreneurship is intended to build a global community of university faculty and staff who are dedicated to the instruction and support of student social entrepreneurs.

May 16, 2011

We invite you to join us on Monday, May 16 for the Final Event of the Dell Social Innovation Competition, where more than $100,000 in seed funding will be awarded to the world’s top student social entrepreneurs.

Selected from a pool of more than 1,400 entries from 85 countries, you’ll be inspired by how our five Finalists are working to effect transformational social change. You’ll also be among the first to discover which team will be crowned the DSIC Grand Prize Winner and given an opportunity to launch their social venture.

May 16, 2011

Get connected with local social ventures at the DSIC Innovation Marketplace, immediately preceding the Dell Social Innovation Competition Final Event. For-profit and nonprofit organizations alike will be at the Marketplace, looking to network with UT students and recruit for intern and volunteer positions.

May 6, 2011

On the surface, Rye Barcott may seem a man of contradictions: a Marine and a peacemaker, a Harvard MBA, entrepreneur, and cofounder of a nonprofit organization in one of the world's largest slums. But, at its core, his mission is steadfast: to serve, to spark change from within.

May 5, 2011

Jessica Shortall will discuss her role at TOMS, share advice for building a career in the nonprofit sector, and discuss emerging trends in raising and allocating resources for good causes in a mission-centered way.

April 5, 2011

with Executive Director Russell Smith

Austin Child Guidance Center, 810 West 45th St 78705
Space limited to 30 students and alumni, RSVP required
Counts toward Portfolio event requirements

 

This seminar is approved for 2 hours of continuing education for social workers, professional counselors, and marriage and family therapists; it also meets continuing education requirements for psychologists. Certificates will be awarded at the end; no credit will be given for partial attendance. PLEASE ARRIVE ON TIME AND PLAN ON ATTENDING THE ENTIRE SESSION.

 

March 1, 2011

The RGK Center welcomes Susan Comfort, VP of Philanthropy at KaBOOM! as part of our Global Civil Society Lecture Series. Susan will discuss her experience building support for organizations such as Environmental Working Group, 1% for the Planet, and also how entrepreneurial decision-making has influenced her career trajectory.

January 28, 2011

The RGK Center and the Center for International Business and Research (CIBER) will be co-hosting a special day of events on the topic of social entrepreneurship as part of Echoing Green's annual Fellows Conference. A special panel event has been planned for the UT community and will be moderated by RGK Center Director, Dr. Peter Frumkin. The panel, titled "Social Entrepreneurship at UT: Current Programs and Opportunities," will explore the ways in which our university fosters interest in social innovation.

December 8, 2010

In their recently released whitepaper, Peter Frumkin (University of Texas) and David Klenke and Chris Didier (Baird Family Wealth Group) explore the critical linkage that exists for large donors between their mission, spending policy and their investment strategy for their charitable assets. This seminar will share their research and examine how donors may increase the likelihood of the success of their foundation by defining their mission separately from tax law, creating spend policies that correspond with those missions while meeting the minimum distribution requirement and, finally, setting investment strategies that are appropriate for those policies.

November 17, 2010

ARNOVA members from throughout the U.S. and around the world gather to share thought-provoking research and engage in lively discussions. Scholars, practitioners and students exchange knowledge about voluntary action, nonprofit organizations, and philanthropy.

November 8, 2010

Come listen to current practitioners in the field regarding the benefits and challenges of working in the nonprofit sector and hear their advice on how to make career choices and develop professionally. Gain insight into how to position yourself for a successful transition from graduate school to nonprofit leadership.

Attendance at a minimum of two  colloquia (and the capstone) is required for students in the Portfolio Program in Nonprofit Studies to complete requirements. All 2011 graduates are expected to attend. 

November 3, 2010

Nonprofit organizations benefit from sound strategy and good execution. For leaders in the nonprofit community, the RGK Center offers opportunities to learn from expert faculty and engage in meaningful discussion about critical leadership issues and effective management.

October 15, 2010

The deadline to apply to the Portfolio Program in Nonprofit Studies for the Fall semester is October 15, 2010.

October 2, 2010

Learn more about the Curtis W. Meadows, Jr. Social Enterprise Program in Haiti.

September 23, 2010

Learn more about the Curtis W. Meadows, Jr. Social Enterprise Program in Haiti.

September 15, 2010

The Do Gooder Games is the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of Austin’s biggest and best event. The Games is a fast-paced event with thirteen teams of local nonprofit employees competing in two rounds of fun mental and physical challenges.

September 2, 2010

We are hosting a welcome back happy hour for all Nonprofit Portfolio students. Join us on Thursday, September 2 at the Crown and Anchor Pub.

August 25, 2010

Stop by the RGK Center table at the GSA BBQ and Information Fair held on the first day of classes, August 25, and join your fellow graduate students in kicking off the new school year with free barbecue!

August 24, 2010

LBJ students: stop by our table at the Student Org Fair to learn more about our programs! (We'll have some great giveaways.)

May 5, 2010

Congratulations to Shining Hope for Communities! Not only did they win the $50,000 Grand Prize, but they also took home the $1,000 People’s Choice Award at the 2010 Dell Social Innovation Competition Final Event.

March 2, 2010

The RGK Center welcomed Blake Mycoskie, founder and Chief Shoe Giver of TOMS Shoes, as the third speaker of the RGK Center's Frances Moody Newman Distinguished Lecture Series on Tuesday, March 2, 2010. Over 650 people joined us at the AT&T Conference Center to hear Blake's story.

October 6, 2009

The RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service welcomed Raj Kumar, President of Devex, as part of our Global Civil Society Lecture Series. Raj spoke to UT Austin students at two events on the topic of "Getting a Job in International Development."

April 22, 2009

The RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service welcomed David Lane, President and CEO of ONE, to the University of Texas as part of the Global Civil Society Lecture Series. Mr. Lane discussed development advocacy in the age of Obama during two events on April 22-23, 2009.

November 24, 2008

The RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service in partnership with the Global Leadership Center welcomed social entrepreneur Matt Flannery, Co-Founder and CEO of Kiva.org, to the UT campus on Monday, November 24, 2008. Matt shared the story of Kiva.org and how his team was able to transform $25 loans into $50 million in funding for entrepreneurs in the developing world.

October 8, 2008

The RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service welcomed Craig Newmark, founder of Craigslist.org, to the UT campus on October 8, 2008. Craig delivered the second in a series of Frances Moody Newman Distinguished lectures on the topic, My Values, My Philanthropy.

While best know for the success of Craigslist, Craig talked about his work to provide knowledge, resources, and visibility to the next generation of nonprofit leaders through his Craigslist Foundation. Craig defined himself as a community organizer and discussed how he finds efforts that appeal to his sense of mission in that role.

April 16, 2008

"My Values, My Philanthropy" The inaugural lecture for the Frances Moody Newman Distinguished Lecture Series given by Linda Biehl, co-founder of the Amy Biehl Foundation. View Webcast >

February 13, 2008

Presented by Sonal Shah, member of Google.org's Global Development Team

November 15, 2007

Presented by Garry Jenkins, Professor of Law at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law.

April 10, 2007

Presented by David Gartner, Policy Director, Global AIDS Alliance

March 8, 2007

Special Guest: Lisa Jordan, Deputy Director, Ford Foundation

February 1, 2007

A two-and a half day colloquium sponsored by the AARP Offices of Academic Affairs and Volunteer Alliances.

November 27, 2006

The RGK Center hosted a group of Mexican Scholars for a two-week symposium on Civil Society in Mexico.

April 14, 2005

The Trilateral Civil Society Education Consortium, a consortium of seven universities from Canada, Mexico and the United States, held its first International Conference on Civil Society in Tampico, Mexico.

October 19, 2004

Co-hosted by the RGK Center, the 4th annual conference on the third sector convened at Universidad Anahuac in Mexico City.