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Graduate Education Information Session

Tuesday, September 11, 2018
5:30 – 6:30 pm

UWM Alumni House
3230 E Kenwood Blvd.
Milwaukee, WI 53211

Join us on Tuesday, September 11 at the UWM Alumni House for a Graduate Education Information Session.

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Leadership and Governance: Executive Director Perceptions of Board and Chairs and Their Performance on Nonprofit Boards in Two Countries

Tuesday, September 25, 2018
12:00 – 1:00 pm

UWM KIRC, Room 1130
1900 E Kenwood Blvd
Milwaukee, WI 53211

Join us on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at the UWM Kenwood Interdisciplinary Research Complex to hear about Leadership and Governance, Executive Director Perceptions of Board Chairs and their performance.

  • Douglas Ihrke, Professor & Chair, Public & Nonprofit Administration, UW-Milwaukee
  • Michael Ford, Asst. Professor, Public Administration, UW-Oshkosh
  • Troy Washington, PhD Candidate, Urban Education, UW-Milwaukee

This study examines Executive Directors’ perceptions of their Board Chairs in Wisconsin and Nova Scotia, and the factors that influence these perceptions. Relatively little work has been done in evaluating Board Chairs in the literature on nonprofit organizations. Data for the study come from a random sample of executive directors representing nonprofit organizations in the State of Wisconsin and the Province of Nova Scotia. Our results indicate that board demographics, board structures, and small group dynamics all have an influence on the perceptions of executives as to how well their board chairs are doing in leading their boards.

Revenue Diversification for Charitable Nonprofits

Friday, October 5, 2018
12:00 – 1:00 pm

UWM KIRC, Room 1130
1900 E Kenwood Blvd
Milwaukee, WI 53211

Join us on Friday, October 5 at the Kenwood Interdisciplinary Research Complex to learn more about Revenue Diversification for Charitable Nonprofits.

Presenter:

  • William Cleveland, Assistant Lecturer, Public & Nonprofit Administration, UW-Milwaukee

The diversification of revenue sources for charitable nonprofits has been written about extensively. A guiding principle for much of this research is modern portfolio theory, the concept that one can minimize risk and maximize return through asset diversification. While the logic of revenue diversification based on modern portfolio theory seems appealing, the underlying specifics reveal sufficient inconsistencies to consider alternative theories to explain nonprofit revenue structure. This presentation discusses weaknesses of modern portfolio theory as an explanation of charitable nonprofit revenue structures, systematically examining differences between nonprofit revenues and portfolio management. Given the diversity of charitable missions and revenue sources, a broadly applicable theory of revenue structures for nonprofits is considered.

Graduate Education Information Session

Monday, November 12, 2018
5:30 – 6:30 pm

UWM Alumni House
3230 E. Kenwood Blvd.
Milwaukee, WI 53211

Join us on Monday, November 12, 2018 at the UWM Alumni House for a Graduate Education Information Session.

Register Now!