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New Series: Nonprofit Wednesdays

Nonprofit Wednesdays is a new series that will spotlight various national charities and nonprofit organizations. Every Wednesday, we’ll present a different nonprofit organization, explain its history, as well as discuss different career options that are available within the organization...

Weekly News Roundup: November 17 – 23

Two new members have been elected to the Pleasantville town council and are scheduled to be sworn in at the December meeting. A special meeting has been called for November 25, at which the current board plans to address several matters in closed session...

The Power of Crowdfunding

Consider bake sales and direct mail fundraising methods of the past. Today’s entrepreneurs and nonprofit fundraisers look to the web to fund their new initiatives—and they are turning to crowdfunding to make it happen...

MPA, MPP, or MBA: Which Is Right For You?

Within the public sector, the graduate degree professionals decide to pursue is largely based on their chosen career path. But with so many leadership opportunities available in nonprofit, government, law, and the military, which degree would suit you best: a Master of Public Administration (MPA), a Master of Public Policy (MPP), or a Master of Business Administration (MBA)?...

5 Facts to Know About the Post-9/11 GI Bill

The GI Bill, which began as the Servicemen’s Readjustment Act of 1944, has its roots in the WWII era. The goal was to give returning veterans the tools to acclimate and succeed in everyday civilian life. At the time, benefits included low-cost home mortgages, low-cost loans to start businesses, and some form of unemployment payments for up to one year after leaving the military...

MPA@UNC Student Spotlight: John-Mark Wilson

As a program that is dedicated to preparing tomorrow’s public sector, MPA@UNC prides itself on the diversity of its student body. From teachers and defenders of the law, to managers in nonprofits and local governments, the vast professional experience of our students reflects their desire to address the concerns of the public good...