MPA@UNC Blog


Blog About It: Five Reasons Your Nonprofit Website Should Have a Blog

According to a study cited in Harvard Business Review, nine out of 10 organizations (of all kinds) rely on content marketing to cultivate relationships with customers. Why? Simply put, it’s what consumers want.

Raleigh Planners Keep Growth Engine Tuned

The planning and economic development departments within the Raleigh government have successfully catapulted the city into national rankings for growth and economics...

City Planning Profiles: Raleigh

Below, Bowers discusses the factors that make Raleigh one of the fastest growing cities in the United States, how the public and digital media play a role in city planning and how the Raleigh of today compares to the Raleigh of 10-15 years ago...

Why Millennials Are Invaluable to the Public Sector

By the year 2020, millennials will make up almost half of the U.S. workforce. According to The Washington Post, workers younger than 30 make up only 7 percent of the total federal workforce. A survey by Cornerstone OnDemand and WBR Digital reveals that 78 percent of human capital executives admit that they are not effectively training successors...

TRUE CAROLINA BLUE: Matthew Osterhoudt

Matthew Osterhoudt’s passion for public service was inspired by his upbringing in a US Navy family. He grew up along the coasts of Virginia, California, and Hawaii before landing in North Carolina for college...

MPA@UNC’s First Cohort Graduation

On May 9 I had the pleasure of watching the first MPA@UNC cohort take part in the UNC School of Government’s graduation ceremony in Chapel Hill. Eight online students graduated between December 2014 and May 2015, and seven of them traveled to Chapel Hill from all parts of the United States with their families in order to participate in the ceremony...