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Tuesday, September 25, 2018   (0 Comments)
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Governance Section: Elections and Call for Nominations!


Call for nominations for section officers. We are looking for a new Secretary and Chair-Elect. Please send your nominations for either or both of these positions via email to Melissa Stone ( by Friday, October 5th. You will find more information about the positions on the Governance Section membership webpage. Self-nominations are certainly allowed. Please include a brief biography of the nominee and reasons for the nomination. The subcommittee will review all nominations, contact potential candidates, and then prepare a slate for election by all the members. Elections with section members will take place online in late October – early November.



Governance Section: Upcoming Activities at ARNOVA

The Governance Section leadership would like to invite you to register for our Symposium when you complete your conference registration. Join us for a fascinating discussion on Governance and Hurricane Harvey Post-Disaster Recovery. When? Saturday, November 17, 1:30-5:30pm.

Join the Governance Section for an interactive problem-solving symposium involving academics, research, practice and front-line disaster recovery nonprofit organizations.

Hurricane Harvey inflicted $125 billion in damage, primarily from catastrophic rainfall-triggered flooding in the Houston metropolitan area. In a four-day period, many areas received more than 40 inches of rain as the system slowly meandered over eastern Texas and adjacent waters, causing unprecedented flooding. The flooding inundated thousands of homes, displacing placed more than 30,000 people and prompted more than 17,000 rescues.

Mr. John Ricketts, Director of Domestic Programming & Disaster Services, Feed the Children

Before Hurricane Harvey made landfall August 25, 2017, Feed the Children was working behind the scenes with several of its partner agencies to allocate semi-trucks filled with food, water and disaster relief supplies for those who would be affected by the impending storm.

Austin Disaster Relief Network Leadership Team and Board of Directors

Austin Disaster Relief Network (ADRN) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization comprised of more than 175 greater Austin churches and thousands of trained volunteers. ADRN’s network enables church members to organize, prepare and respond quickly in the event of a disaster, large or small. ADRN network churches, volunteers, business partners, local agencies and community organizations provide in-kind and monetary donations and additional volunteer assistance that enable ADRN to fund the rebuild/repair of survivor homes and provide immediate assistance to those in crisis. Since 2009, ADRN has brought emotional, physical and spiritual relief to more than 19,000 individuals, sponsored more than 2,650 families and given more than $4.4 million in disaster relief funds.

Dr Brenda Phillips, Dean of the college of Liberal Arts and Science, Indiana University-South Bend (Virtual presentation)Dr. Phillips was Graduate Student Coordinator and Professor, Fire and Emergency Management Program, Department of Political Science at Oklahoma State University. She is recognized as an expert on emergency management and disaster recovery. She served as the Professor and Director of the Emergency Preparedness Applied Research Center of the Institute for Emergency Preparedness at Jacksonville State University. She holds a Ph.D. and a master’s degree in Sociology from the Ohio State University and a bachelor’s degree in Sociology and History from Bluffton University in Ohio.


Governance Section Social and Dinner

Governance Section Social and Dinner
Thursday, November 15 at 7:00 p.m.

The Cedar Door
201 Brazos Street
Austin, TX 78701

Come join fellow Governance Section members for a relaxed evening: casual dinner and the opportunity to catch up with friends and do some networking. Venue is within an easy 10-15 minute walk from the hotel. $35 registration fee is inclusive of one free drink. Please be sure to let us know if you need a special meal. Members will receive a registration email!

Thanks to our sponsors! BoardSource; The Bush School of Government and Public Service, Texas A&M University; and the Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership at the Henry W. Bloch School of Management, University of Missouri-Kansas City.


Governance Section Members' Publications of Interest

Vinokur-Kaplan, Diane. 2018. New Public Governance and the Growth of Co-Located Nonprofit Centers. .Nonprofit Policy Forum. Vol. 8, Issue 4. Published Online: 2018-03-23 | DOI:

Brouard, F., Glass, J. (2017). «Understanding Information Exchanges and Reporting by Grantmaking Foundations», ANSERJ – Revue canadienne de recherche sur les OSBL et l’économie sociale / Canadian journal of nonprofit and social economy research, vol. 8, no 2, Autumn/Automne, p.40-56.

Deborah L. Trent, (May 2018). ""Many Voices, Many Hands: Widening Participatory Dialogue to Improve Diplomacy’s Impact,"" University of Southern California Center on Public Diplomacy, CPD Perspectives Paper 4. Los Angeles: Figuero Press, accessible at"

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