City Council Member Attitudes Toward Nonprofit Policy Roles and Assessments of Nonprofit Capacity in Large Wisconsin Communities

Monday, November 12 2018

UW-Madison, School of Human Ecology

Join HBI at UW-Madison, School of Human Ecology on Monday, November 12 to learn more about City Council Member Attitudes Toward Nonprofit Policy Roles.

  • Douglas Ihrke, Professor & Chair, Public & Nonprofit Administration, UW-Milwaukee
  • Michael Ford, Asst. Professor, Public Administration, UW-Oshkosh

Over the past 30-40 years we have witnessed a scaling back of government services and programs and the nonprofit sector has stepped in and take over this work. In this research we use originally collected data from city council members in large Wisconsin communities (populations greater than 10,000) to determine their attitudes toward the role and capacity of nonprofit organizations to effectively work in each of the 14 policy areas under examination. This work on the dynamics between the public and nonprofit sector in large Wisconsin communities will be of real interest to numerous audiences.