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Tag: school of public and international affairs

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May 19, 2020

How COVID-19 May Affect Nonprofits (And What They Can Do About It)

More people are relying on nonprofits, but nonprofits have fewer resources. Now what? 

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Mar 31, 2020

How Can I Tell Which Charity to Support During This Crisis?

How can we decide which organizations to support during a crisis? 

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Feb 27, 2020

Study: Corporate Tax Incentives Do More Harm Than Good to States

A study of tax incentives aimed at attracting and retaining businesses finds that most incentives leave states worse off. 

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Jul 15, 2019

Risk, Uncertainty and the Role of the Public Research University

There is a lot about our society we still don’t understand. Much of what we do understand stems from university research. 

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May 17, 2019

Human Capital Benefits of Military Boost Economy by Billions

U.S. government spending on military personnel has a positive impact on the nation’s human capital. In 2019 alone, the economic impact of that human capital investment is estimated at $89.8 billion. 

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Mar 7, 2019

Study Finds Nonprofit Partnerships Can Help Solve Bureaucratic Tangles

New research suggests some nonprofits may better serve their constituents by partnering with public institutions in order to navigate bureaucracy and access services more efficiently. 

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Feb 6, 2019

How to Pick the Right Thrift Store for All the Stuff That Didn’t Spark Joy

Now that Marie Kondo has convinced you to tidy up, what do you do with all that stuff? 

Nov 26, 2018

Drug Use, Religion Explain ‘Reverse Gender Gap’ on Marijuana

Women tend to be more conservative than men on political questions related to marijuana. A recent study finds that this gender gap appears to be driven by religion and the fact that men are more likely to have used marijuana. 

Oct 16, 2018

State Pension Plans Would Be Better Off Avoiding External Management Fees

Recent research finds state pension plans would be better off avoiding external asset managers when investing their assets – and would carry substantially smaller unfunded liabilities if they simply invested in a conventional index fund. 

Sep 20, 2018

Study: Widely Used Nonprofit Efficiency Tool Doesn’t Work

The tool most often used to assess the efficiency of nonprofit organizations isn’t just inaccurate – it can actually be negatively correlated with efficiency. 

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Jun 25, 2018

5 Counties to Watch in North Carolina Politics

These five counties are particularly noteworthy for political observers interested in statewide North Carolina elections. 

Dec 13, 2017

Collaborative Research Project Aims to Improve Child Welfare in NC

An interdisciplinary group of NC State researchers is helping improve the wellbeing of children across North Carolina. 

Aug 24, 2017

Reduced Performance Triggers Turnover for Nonprofit Executives

Nonprofit organizations that have declining expenditures – an indication of reduced operations – are more likely to seek new leadership, according to a new study. 

Jul 31, 2017

What Does Trump’s Climate Policy Mean for Greenhouse Gas Reduction Goals?

A new study tackles a big question: how much of an impact could Trump’s climate policies have? 

Jun 19, 2017

Most State Pension Plans Paper Over Unfunded Liabilities

An analysis of state pension plans from across the country finds that the already troubling state of pension finances may be even worse than it first appears because many pension managers are making their plan’s financial condition look better by perpetually putting off payments.