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Thanking the Thankless: Creating Repeat Volunteers

Thanking the Thankless: Creating Repeat Volunteers

Volunteer burn-out is real, and an antidote can be a simple act of gratitude. If practiced correctly, burn-out will fade, volunteer retention will grow and the community will benefit.…

Bounded Rationality and the Limitations of Human Nature

Bounded Rationality and the Limitations of Human Nature

Bounded rationality is a concept that needs to be utilized to understand decisionmaking on an individual and organizational level. …

Clashes in the Capital: Public Opinion on Virginia’s New Gun Legislation

Clashes in the Capital: Public Opinion on Virginia’s New Gun Legislation

The gun control debate in Virginia is escalating. Whether common ground on the issue is possible remains unclear; however, a data-driven understanding of the public’s opinion is valuable for legislators.…

Our Climate Crisis Calls for Public Administrative Action

Our Climate Crisis Calls for Public Administrative Action

Those of us involved in public administration, as practitioners or academics, have a special duty to take leadership roles to address the existential threats posed by climate change and mass…

Equity and Capacity for Water and Sanitation Services

Equity and Capacity for Water and Sanitation Services

While the public good benefits of drinking water and sanitation services are well understood, infrastructure for these services needs improvement in many cities around the world, including those of developed…

India’s General Budget 2020: A Roadmap for Sustainable Economic Development

India’s General Budget 2020: A Roadmap for Sustainable Economic Development

India’s labor market is vulnerable. The current administration must channel the ethos of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals and structure an economic reforms model targeted specifically for a holistic continuous…

The Institute for Public Service at Suffolk University: Creating Social Change through the Lens of Undergraduate Leaders

The Institute for Public Service at Suffolk University: Creating Social Change through the Lens of Undergraduate Leaders

The Institute for Public Service (IPS) at Suffolk University is tied to government, health care and nonprofit organizations. This past fall, The Institute proudly launched a course where undergraduate students…

Where to in 2020? Reflections on the Practice of Public Administration

Where to in 2020? Reflections on the Practice of Public Administration

From time to time public administrators must reflect on current practice and current needs, and determine when innovation is necessary to fill the gap between the two. Relevant reflections might…

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex and The Princely Practicalities of Public Service

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex and The Princely Practicalities of Public Service

Transitioning from the public sector into corporate, nonprofit or advocacy endeavors and finding a new opportunity to benefit from the connections, competencies and experiences of public service is a common…

Is 5G Really a Thing? A Local Government Perspective

Is 5G Really a Thing? A Local Government Perspective

As our march into the future grinds on, local governments are the last hurdle between 5G and our mobile devices. What’s a 5G and should local governments be afraid?…

Reap What You Sow: Rural Midwest Community Action on Climate Change

Reap What You Sow: Rural Midwest Community Action on Climate Change

The Rural Climate Dialogues in greater Missouri are one of many examples of local governments and citizens becoming change agents within their communities in the direction of combatting climate change.…