Navis, Lewis present at UW-W Undergraduate Research Day

March 22, 2019 on 11:32 am | In Research | No Comments

One of the enduring critical issues of societies across time is how to care for those in need. Who is responsible for providing care? Who is responsible for funding it?

Alexandra Lewis (Left) and Mariah Navis (Right) with Research Poster

We know that charitable giving isn’t evenly spread across the nonprofit sector. What can published accounts tell us about what Americans consider less worthy of donations? Over this academic year, students Alexandra Lewis ’18 and Mariah Navis ’19 have been working with Dr. Ruth Hansen to replicate a study first done in the United Kingdom by Dr. Ali Body and Dr. Beth Breeze, using published accounts as a proxy to determine which charities and causes are considered unpopular or unworthy by the general public. Alex and Mariah presented the study’s preliminary results at the UW-W Undergraduate Research Day on March 21.

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Preliminary findings show some differences between the list generated by reviewing UK media and the one reviewing US media.  For instance, US articles identified Confederate heritage as an unpopular cause.  Articles on the topic started appearing in 2015, after a mass shooting in a historic black church in Charleston, SC prompted national debate on displaying the Confederate flag and other monuments to the Confederacy.

Mariah and Alex will also present preliminary findings at the system-wide undergraduate research symposium, held this April at UW-Green Bay. The research team plans to conclude analysis this spring.

Wisconsin Nonprofit Career Center

March 14, 2019 on 8:13 am | In Careers | 1 Comment

Today we have a guest post from Bryce Lord, Associate Director of the Helen Bader Institute for Nonprofit Management.  As we approach spring break and those graduating are looking for their post-UW job, Bryce announces a Wisconsin-wide resource for nonprofit employment opportunities.

 

The Helen Bader Institute (HBI) for Nonprofit Management at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee is proud to offer the Wisconsin Nonprofit Career Center – the premier resource in Wisconsin to connect nonprofit career opportunities with highly qualified talent throughout the state.

Formerly hosted by the Wisconsin Nonprofits Association, the Wisconsin Nonprofit Career Center offers a wide range of resources for both the nonprofit job seeker and employer.

WI Nonprofit Job Seekers can:

  • Search and apply to the best nonprofit jobs at institutions that value your credentials!
  • Upload your anonymous resume so employers can contact you – while you maintain control of your information and choose to whom you release your information!
  • Receive an alert every time a job becomes available that matches your personal profile, skills, interests, and preferred location(s).
  • Access career resources and job searching tips and tools.

WI Nonprofit Employers can:

  • Post jobs where the most qualified nonprofit applicants will find them.
  • Email your jobs directly to WI Nonprofit job seekers via our exclusive Job Flash email.
  • Search the resume database and contact qualified candidates proactively.

From Milwaukee to La Crosse, from Madison to Superior – finding the right employer to employee connection is a vital part of a positive hiring experience. HBI recognizes the need for a broad-ranging resource that works to connect nonprofit jobs and job seekers across the Wisconsin nonprofit sector.

 

Thank you for all the good work you do across Wisconsin!

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