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April 30, 2021

Dean’s Forum on Race & Public Policy: Leading and Managing Anti-Racist Organizations

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Grounded in the Evans School’s purpose to inspire public service and democratize public policy, this convening focuses on ways to lead and manage anti-racist organizations, so that we can dismantle the historical legacies in the United States of policy reflecting racial assuptions and perpetuating inequities.

November 30, 2020

Local Impacts of a Global Crisis: How Washington State Nonprofits are Responding to COVID-19

Barnhart, E. M., Gugerty, M. K., Finchum-Mason, E.A., & Husted, K.

This report confirms what those working for nonprofits already knew: Nonprofits are being asked to do more and more with less and less. Funding is down 30% and volunteerism is down 30-50%. Yet the need for, and dependence on, nonprofits continues to grow. This trend must be reversed in short order if nonprofits are going…

June 30, 2020

Initial Nonprofit Exposure and Response to Seattle’s Minimum Wage Ordinance

Evans Authors: Scott W. Allard

Allard, S., Romich, J., Buszkiewicz, J. H., Althauser, A. K., & Obara, E. E. (2020). Social Service Review.

A growing number of state and local governments have adopted minimum wage rates higher than the federal minimum in recent years. Discussion around such laws focuses primarily on the responses of for-profit firms, even though higher minimum wages pose unique challenges to nonprofit organizations. This study examined survey and in-depth interview data with nonprofit executives…

December 15, 2019

Does a business-like approach to diversity in nonprofit organizations have a chilling effect on stakeholders?

Evans Authors: Ines Jurcevic, Rachel Fyall

Jurcevic, I., & Fyall, R. (2019). Journal of Behavioral Public Administration.

Despite widespread commitment to promoting diversity in the nonprofit sector, increasing diversity poses a continued challenge for many nonprofits. Even nonprofits with explicit diversity statements often struggle to diversify their…

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