RGK Faculty Fellow publishes new research on charitable request persuasion strategy
Assistant Professor of Psychology and RGK Faculty Fellow Dr. Marlone Henderson's research interests in prosocial behavior include a focus on psychological barriers to charitable giving and volunteering. He recently published an article on the effectiveness of an accepted persuasion technique that has implications for charitable request strategies in Social Psychological & Personality Science. Read more >
Set in Stone—RGK researchers collaborate on study of America’s “cultural infrastructure”
The RGK Center’s former director Peter Frumkin and research associate Anastasia Kolendo collaborated on a national study of arts facilities published by the Cultural Policy Center at the University of Chicago. Set in Stone looks at the major building boom of museums, performing arts centers, and theaters in the United States from 1994 to 2008. More >
The Strategic Management of Charter Schools addresses the challenges facing such schools by mapping out, in straightforward and highly pragmatic terms, a management framework for them.
The United States has a long history of citizens rendering service to their communities. Examples of government-sponsored voluntary service organizations include the Civilian Conservation Corps, the Peace Corps, and Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA). During the Clinton administration, the national service movement was advanced by the establishment of AmeriCorps, a large-scale national service program designed to place young people in community service positions across the country. More recently, the Obama administration has set in motion a major program expansion of AmeriCorps over the coming decade. More >
In the face of global financial problems and stressed government budgets, the ability of private philanthropy to step in and help solve public problems and support vital private institutions as well has perhaps never been more important. But how can donors be sure their contributions will be effective? And how can fundraisers make their case for support in a way that is compelling and productive? More >
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In the spring and summer of 2011, the George Foundation engaged Professor Peter Frumkin to conduct a comprehensive update to his 2006 needs assessment of Fort Bend County. The purpose of the update is to identify areas of changing, addressed, and newly arising need in light of the many changes that have taken place in the county since the past assessment, including changes in the financial situation, service provision, and in particular, demographics as revealed by new data coming out of the 2010 Census.