News Releases

July 11, 2013

A paper by Durgish Kumar, RGK Faculty Fellow Dennis L. Poole, and RGK Interim Director Sarah Jane Rehnborg,  has been nominated for the Award for the Best Paper Presentation at the 2012 annual research conference of the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA).

April 10, 2013

Mike King's new course (Fall, 2013) explores pending tax and funding shifts for nonprofit sector.

January 11, 2012

Graduate students interested in social innovation have two new course options for the Spring semester: Design for Social Innovation and Finance for Social Ventures.

June 6, 2011

Pamela Paxton has been named a Senior Faculty Fellow at the RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service in the LBJ School of Public Affairs.

December 2, 2010

Four LBJ School of Public Affairs students will travel to Haiti over the winter break as part of the RGK Center's Curtis W. Meadows, Jr. Social Enterprise Fellows Program.

November 9, 2010

Starting this year, the Dell Social Innovation Competition will award an additional $40,000 in prizes.

November 9, 2010

Former PhD Summer Fellow Jasmine McGinnis is one of four recipients of a grant from the International Research in Philanthropy Awards.

October 22, 2010

Three former RGK Center Fellows, Susan Appe, Lewis Faulk, and John Ronquillo, have been selected as 2010 ARNOVA Doctoral Fellows.

October 22, 2010

The Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs' 40th anniversary celebration “LBJ@40” features a new LBJ School Fall Leadership Lecture Series.

July 30, 2010

Suzi Sosa, President and Founder of the MPOWER Foundation, has been named Associate Director for Programs and Senior Fellow in Social Entrepreneurship at the RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service at the LBJ School of Public Affairs.

Ms. Sosa will be researching and writing about social entrepreneurship, while helping with the RGK Center's graduate and undergraduate teaching in this area. She will also continue serving as a Final Judge in the Center's Dell Social Innovation Competition.

June 22, 2010

The RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service received a $299,440 grant from the Dallas Foundation to work with nonprofit grantees of their Texas Resources for Iraq and Afghanistan Deployment (TRIAD) program. TRIAD grantees provide services to veterans returning from deployment in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom and also to their families. The RGK Center will work with nonprofit leaders on comprehensive organizational needs assessments, provide grantees with tailored Strategic Management Programs and offer participants follow-up consulting to develop customized plans for organizational sustainability.

January 26, 2010

RGK Center Faculty Fellow Marc Musick has been awarded the ARNOVA Best Book Award for 2009 for his book Volunteers: A Social Profile published by Indiana University Press. The ceremony took place at the annual conference of the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA) in Cleveland. His co-author on the book was John Wilson of Duke University.

December 4, 2009

The RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service and ARNOVA announce the creation of the RGK Center – ARNOVA President’s Award for Nonprofit Research.

January 6, 2009

Dr. Sarah Jane Rehnborg has received a two-year, $100,000 grant from a New York-based family foundation for the purpose of developing case studies that focus on the role and impact of volunteers within the nonprofit sector.

December 8, 2008

Francie Ostrower has received a grant from the Aspen Institute for "Limited Life Foundations: A Study." Most private foundations are established in perpetuity, but some foundations and donors choose a different path, deciding to distribute their assets within a set period and close the foundation.

July 28, 2008

In collaboration with the National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago, Director Peter Frumkin is embarking on a study of the recent building boom in the cultural sector. The project is funded by the Mellon, MacArthur, and Kresge foundations and seeks to examine how key decisions are made during the planning and execution of new constructions of museums, theaters, and performing arts centers as well as what factors influence the projects' degree of success. Frumkin and his team will produce management case studies suitable for executive education and graduate courses in arts management.

April 18, 2008

The RGK Center is pleased to announce the appointment of Francie Ostrower as Professor at both the LBJ School of Public Affairs and the College of Fine Arts. Francie comes to the RGK Center from the Urban Institute, where she was a Senior Research Associate at the Urban Institute Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy.