RGK-ARNOVA President's Award for Nonprofit Research
The RGK-ARNOVA President’s Award provides grants to individual members of the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organization and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA) to support basic research and theory building in the field of philanthropic, nonprofit and voluntary action studies. Papers by the 2010, 2011, and 2012 winners of the RGK-ARNOVA President’s Award for Nonprofit Research are available here.
- Brad Fulton, a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Sociology at Duke University, is the 2013 award winner with his study, “Bridging and Bonding: How Religious and Racial Diversity Influence Organizational Effectiveness.”
- The 2012 winner of the award, Beth Gazley, Associate Professor, School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University, presented a paper on her research at ARNOVA's 42nd annual conference November 21-23, 2013. The Rise of School-Supporting Nonprofits examines voluntary contributions to public education from charitable school foundations, booster clubs and PTAs/PTOs as an alternative to local revenues generated via the property tax.
- Professor Melissa Stone, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota, was the 2011 winner for her research on charter school governance in Minnesota. Her paper, Toward Understanding Governance In Hybrid Organizations: The Case Of Minnesota’s Charter Schools, examines the effects of the political and institutional environments on charter school governance.
- University of Michigan’s Eve Garrow, Assistant Professor of Social Work, was the 2010 winner for her research on the inherent mission tensions of work integration social enterprises (WISEs), nonprofit human service organizations that provide employment opportunities and job training to people with employment barriers. Her paper is entitled Competing Institutional Logics and the Dynamics of Institutionalization: A Comparative Case Study of Nonprofit Work Integration Social Enterprises.