Dr. Joshua Busby turns to findings from his 2014 survey experiment testing the efficacy of various persuasive messaging techniques regarding the Ebola virus to understand what may cause Americans to organize around efforts to combat the Zika virus. Read blog post.
RGK Center in the News
What could make Americans — and Congress — care about Zika?
Dr. David W. Springer was interviewed for a Sunday news front-page, in-depth special on Restore Rundberg. Read and watch.
Podcast Interview with Clare Zutz and Mark Hand
Helping Austin Reach Zero Waste through Inspiring Entrepreneurship
"The [Re]Verse Pitch Competition brought together great minds and opportunities to get real about turning trash into treasure, in collaboration with our most valuable resource—our local entrepreneurs." Read more.
Dr. Springer was selected for this recognition from among 300 top executives in the nonprofit sector. Other honorees include Bill Gates, Co-Founder of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; Wayne Pacelle, President and CEO of the Humane Society of the United States; Reshma Saujani, Founder and CEO of Girls Who Code; Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, President and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Paula Kerger, President and CEO of PBS.
As social entrepreneurs and impact investors descend on Austin for South by Southwest’s SXGood programming, researchers at The University of Texas at Austin’s RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service are launching a map that allows visitors to easily find the city’s social innovators. A collaboration with social enterprise accelerator UnLtd USA, the map displays key organizations and players in the sector and the relationships that connect them.
Under the auspices of the Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program, Azerbaijani dignitaries Dadash Ahmadov, Deputy Chairman and Coordinator of Azerbaijan Children’s Union and Solmaz Aliyeva, Director of Azerbaijan’s Young Accountants Union, visited the RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service at the LBJ School of Public Affairs.
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