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Picking Up the Pieces: When Nonprofits Close Up Shop

Picking Up the Pieces: When Nonprofits Close Up Shop

In the brave new world of public administration, many critical public services are now provided via nonprofit organizations, especially in the human services arena. This trend has accelerated since the…

Cross-Sector Collaboration Helps Community Approach Changing Demographics

Cross-Sector Collaboration Helps Community Approach Changing Demographics

As the demographics of the United States continue to shift, initiatives like Welcome Dayton can bring together multi-stakeholder, cross-sector groups that encourage residents to increase their awareness of the immigrant…

Developing a Person-Centered Approach to Substance Abuse

Developing a Person-Centered Approach to Substance Abuse

Over 100 Americans die of drug overdoses each day. “How do we stop that?” asks a 2014 Washington Post headline. Several states have taken innovative approaches to treatment of substance…

Lake Erie Waterkeeper

Lake Erie Waterkeeper

The Lake Erie Waterkeeper association epitomizes the best in American democracy. Since the days of James Madison we have believed that interest groups are the fabric of our government. They…

Experiential Learning in the Knowledge Economy

Experiential Learning in the Knowledge Economy

The views expressed are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of ASPA as an organization. By Angela Pool-Funai April 19, 2016 The traditional classroom setting…

Service Learning: My Experience on a City Audit Committee

Service Learning: My Experience on a City Audit Committee

Audit committees are an important part of municipal governance and provide a city (and its citizens) with competent and timely oversight of the internal controls governing financial reporting and accounting…

The Keys to Effective Communication in Public Organizations

The Keys to Effective Communication in Public Organizations

An important component found within highly effective public organizations, is a strong culture of communication. Effective communication within a public organization makes an important and crucial contribution, both to its…

Jackie Robinson and Social Equity in the Public Sector

Jackie Robinson and Social Equity in the Public Sector

A few years ago, I wrote an article questioning if diversity and inclusiveness were really possible. Today, I’m still asking myself the same question. When it comes to diversity and…

The Role of Mobile Apps in Public Administration of Disaster Relief

The Role of Mobile Apps in Public Administration of Disaster Relief

Mobile apps are now taken for granted in our society. Thanks to this wonderful era of mobile technology, there is an app for practically everything needed to make our lives…

How Responsible Are School Employees for Campus Safety?

How Responsible Are School Employees for Campus Safety?

We've heard that we need more focus on mental health resources to help prevent school shootings. It is also asserted that gun ownership policy must be re-examined whenever a school…

Encouraging a Neighborhood Contingency Policy for America’s First Responders

Encouraging a Neighborhood Contingency Policy for America’s First Responders

Americans depend upon their local responders in the first hours following a crisis. What many don’t realize is that a large percentage of first responders serve in a volunteer capacity.…

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