RGK Center Restore Rundberg researchers provide context in this KVUE article about weekly neighborhood walks to foster community and reduce illegal activity.
RGK Center in the News
Neighbors walk for change in crime-ridden neighborhood
Persuading Americans to act on climate change
In this article, RGK Center Associate Professor Joshua Busby and co-author Bethany Albertson draw attention to the appeals that best persuade the U.S. public on climate change. Using an experimental design, Drs. Busby and Albertson assessed a diverse sample of 330 participants on their responses to four different appeals. The experiment yielded some surprising results particularly with regard to the impact that varying degrees of climate change knowledge had on participant response to the persuasive messaging.
Photography project works to give voice to students in Rundberg neighborhood
Angela Baucom and Shubhada Saxena, graduate students in the RGK Center’s Portfolio in Nonprofit Studies, are featured in a Daily Texan article about a Restore Rundberg afterschool program at Dobie Middle School.
Social Entrepreneurship Gives New Opportunity For College Graduates And Teachers Alike
The Dell Social Innovation Challenge, created in 2007 at the RGK Center, is described as part of a larger trend towards socially-conscious career choices among recent college graduates. Read full article.
Meet the 2013 Dell Social Innovation Challenge Winners
Dr. Sarah Jane Rehnborg presents at 2013 Texas Volunteer Management Conference
Dr. Rehnborg’s session, Frameworks for Management, examined two tools for engagement within organizations and the broader community at large. She also presented an Advanced Workshop entitled Understanding and Navigating Conflict in the Workplace. The conference is designed to provide broad based, affordable training for professional volunteer managers in Texas and nearby states. Learn more.
MOCA's board: Deep pockets aren't a cure-all
The wealthy group with five billionaires couldn't prevent the museum's budget from being cut or keep the forced resignation of Paul Schimmel from erupting in controversy. Read full article >
RGK Center Releases Statewide Evaluation for AmeriCorps*Texas
From 2009-2012, OneStar contracted with the RGK Center to develop and implement a rigorous, scientifically-based independent evaluation of the AmeriCorps*Texas portfolio. Download the report and summary on the OneStar Foundation website >
Let's Stop Overlooking Systems Innovations
Suzi Sosa looks at the emerging systems innovation trend in a new Forbes.com post. Read the article >
For the First Time in its History, the National Endowment for the Arts Awards Grants for Arts Research
The National Endowment for the Arts has awarded Francie Ostrower a grant through The University of Texas at Austin for her study: "Diversity on Cultural Boards: Implications for Organizational Value and Impact." Learn more >
Nonprofit Management Graduate Program Rankings
In nonprofit management programs, students learn how fundraising, effective leadership, and financial management can improve a nonprofit organization. These are the best public affairs schools for the nonprofit management specialty. LBJ School ranked 8th in nation >
Suzi Sosa: Changing the world, forging the next generation of entrepreneurship
Student Innovators Save the World: Part 2
Student Innovators Save the World: Part 1
Sunsetting: A Framework for Foundation Life As Well As Death
Foundation Sunset: A Decision-Making Guide
May the Nonprofit Force Be With You!
Philanthropist Ronya Kozmetsky dies at 90
Ronya Kozmetsky, who contributed millions to a philanthrophic center in the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, died Tuesday at the age of 90. Read more >
Ronya Kozmetsky, Renowned Philanthropist and Founder of the RGK Center, Dies at Age 90
Philanthropist, educator and feminist Ronya Kozmetsky dies at 90
Ronya Kozmetsky, a renowned Austin philanthropist, educator and feminist, died Tuesday. She was 90. Read more >
The Divided Way
As the United Way looks to transform itself from a simple fundraiser into an 'agent of change,' some social service agencies say it is leaving them behind. Read the article >
Cultural Construction Slowdown
The cultural construction boom in North America has slowed. Is this merely a lull in a continuing trend? Or are we seeing the last gasp of major performing-arts-center construction for a while? Many of the cities that wanted better halls have completed them. And reports of economic distress among these new venues—which prompted the University of Chicago to study cultural infrastructure in the U.S.—have caused other communities to think twice before jumping on the bandwagon. Read the article >
LBJ School and Fine Arts Professor Francie Ostrower Elected President of ARNOVA
Why I Give
Another Side of Haiti
Personal connections impact philanthropy
A Different Kind of Drug Dealer
Charitable giving rebounds in 2010
Announcing the 2011 Dell Social Innovation Competition Finalists
We are pleased to announce the five Finalist teams of the Dell Social Innovation Competition. These teams will move on to compete for the $50,000 Dell Social Innovation Grand Prize on May 16th. These teams were chosen from more than 100 Semi-Finalists who each submitted a detailed venture plan and a video pitch.