Players in the Public Policy Process: Nonprofits as Social Capital and Agents

first_imgIt also deals with the role of nonprofits in governance such as over common pool resources, the moral hazard of policy, and the probability that the nonprofit could be an agent of distortions. This book goes beyond the economics of market failure and adds political, policy and administrative sciences, economic sociology, and the theory of contracts to encapsulate these organisations as agents and essential players in any open and democratic public policy process. Players in the Public Policy Process: Nonprofits as Social Capital and Agents  23 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 7 April 2013 | News [amzn_product_post]Winner of the 2005 Charles Levine Prize for the Best Book in Comparative Policy and Administration, this book focuses on the nonprofit organisation as a social capital asset and agent in all phases of the public policy process – from influencing political parties, platforms, and choice of candidates to the formulation and implementation of public policy including the facilitation of transactions. This book demonstrates the universal utility of the principal-agent paradigm for analysing nonprofits in foreign or domestic policy, sectarian or faith-based, scientific or social as well as the regulatory (not just participatory) powers of these organisations over market and nonmarket actions as a matter of public, collective policy. Placing the nonprofit in a principal-agent framework, the book emphasises such topics as sources of conflict in public expectations and organisational performance, the moral hazard and benefits of organisational self-interest, tax exemption as compensation or a reservation price rather than just a subsidy, the role of social service organisations as managers of adverse social risks, and their inherent competitive advantage (even when faith-based) over firms as agents of choice for social service contracts from a strictly business perspective. Advertisement About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Trip to UND features familiar faces

first_imgUW forward Brianna Decker is familiar with North Dakota\’s talented Lamoreaux sisters, having played at Shattuck St. Mary\’s with the two.[/media-credit]The Badgers are not the only team with two returning Olympians who have turned their teams around. Surprised?After its second loss of the season, the Wisconsin women’s hockey team heads on the road to face a revamped North Dakota squad.Suffering their first loss at home to Minnesota-Duluth, Wisconsin has to regroup as it faces a North Dakota team that, previously not the strongest WCHA squad, welcomed sisters Jocelyne Lamoureux and Monique Lamoureux-Kolls, who turned the Sioux into a third place team.Knowing they are a tough team, the Badgers know they will have to keep their eyes on the Lamoureuxs.Head coach Mark Johnson coached the Lamoureuxs last year as part of the Olympic team.“They have great stick skills, can beat you one-on-one, and have the ability to get the puck in the net with great shots and scoring ability,” Johnson said. “Whether you’re playing defense or you’re one of the forwards on the ice, if you get in a battle with them you have to be prepared to make sure you don’t get beaten. Easier said than done. They’re very strong on their skates, they’re very strong physically.”Johnson is not the only one with some experience with the Lamoureuxs. Sophomore forward Brianna Decker skated with the sisters in high school.“I played with them for three years at Shattuck, so I kind of know how they play,” Decker said. “We know that they are their two main players and strength to their team. We’re just going to have to come out as a whole. I think our team as a whole should be able to handle them. They’re great players, so we’ll just have to prepare for their skills.”Despite being fresh off a loss and about to hit the road, the Badgers are confident they will be able to turn things around.UW feels it did not play its best last weekend, and the Badgers are hoping to make up for it.“It’s away, so the home team will have the advantage with the line changes and stuff like that, but hopefully we’ll be able to bounce back and maybe get some revenge for last weekend,” Decker said. “We know we didn’t play our best on Sunday so hopefully we’ll be able to come back against North Dakota with that power and strength we have on our team.”One thing the Badgers are focusing on is being more consistent. Wisconsin has had a strong season thus far, but last weekend, after a strong win on Friday, it looked very different on Sunday, scoring in the first minute only.Sophomore defender Saige Pacholok noted UW’s need to cut down on mistakes and continue to play confidently.“Consistency is key,” Pacholok said. “We’re not all going to have perfect games. Like Coach said, you can’t go a game without making mistakes, but we have to limit them as much as possible. Play confident, play as a team; communication is a big thing I think.”Even though it did not have quite the success it wanted last weekend, Wisconsin feels Minnesota-Duluth was a good way to prepare for North Dakota.With a strong offensive attack in the Lamoureaux sisters and the confidence a winning season has given the rest of the Fighting Souix squad, the Badgers know a tough fight is in store.“Us defensemen, especially, have been working on passing the puck quick, tape-to-tape passes; I think that’s key,” Pacholok said. “Moving the puck, let the puck do the work for us, I think it’ll be really handy for us this weekend.”last_img read more

B1G time weekend for men’s tennis

first_imgKelsey Fenton / The Badger HeraldAfter a 6-1 win against Nebraska this Sunday, the Wisconsin men’s tennis team clinched the No. 8 seed in the Big Ten Tournament that is set to get underway this weekend. The Badgers finished the Big Ten regular season with a record of 4-7 in conference. In addition, the team won three of its last four Big Ten match ups, putting them in prime position to make a postseason run.The Badgers traveled to Columbus Wednesday in preparation for their first match at 8 a.m. Central Time on Thursday. Wisconsin will play Purdue, the No. 9 seed, for the chance to challenge the Big Ten’s reigning champions, and No. 1 seeded, Ohio State.Two weeks ago the Boilermakers paid a visit to Wisconsin’s Nielsen Tennis Center and fell to the Badgers 4-3. Purdue started out strong taking two doubles wins and clinching the doubles point. In singles, the Boilermakers grabbed two quick victories at the one and six positions. With the backs against a wall the Badgers pulled out four wins, including three with a set decided by a tiebreak. This win broke Wisconsin’s six-match Big Ten losing streak. “Purdue is a good team,” head coach Greg Van Emburgh said. “Obviously, they will be seeking some revenge, so we will have to be ready right from the start at 9 o’clock [8 a.m. CDT]. We cannot take anything for granted; we know that the margin of error is going to be small. We have to bring our A game.”Despite knowing it will be a close match, the players have a lot of confidence going into the game. The team has been playing its best tennis as of late, and its play has only improved since the 4-3 win against Purdue.“It gives me more confidence going into the game,” freshman Jakhongir Jalalov said. “I know we have already beaten them once. Now we can put pressure on them to beat us because we already know we have the ability to win.”Beating Purdue will still be no easy task as the squad has three wins against ranked opponents this year. Also the Boilermakers are an upperclassman heavy team, providing much needed experience in the Big Ten tournament the young Badgers lack; however, what the Badgers lack in experience, they make up for in confidence.“All we have to do is stay confident, stay positive and believe in ourselves and we can beat Purdue,” freshman Oskar Wikberg said.If Wisconsin’s confidence does pull through and help clinch a victory, the Badgers still have a long road before they can make it to the championship game. The biggest of all these challenges will be their second round match-up against Ohio State.“Right now in our conference, the only team that is really ahead and above everyone else is Ohio State,” Van Emburgh said. “They haven’t lost a match this year in the conference. I think they have only one in the last eight to ten years. They are clearly a very strong team.”The Buckeyes have won six of the last seven Big Ten men’s tennis titles, and are the clear favorite to pick up their seventh in eight years. Ohio State went 11-0 in conference play this year and have only two losses all year, both 4-3 losses to Virginia and Texas A&M.All three of the Buckeye’s doubles duos are ranked in the top 75 in the country. They also boast five ranked singles players out of six, including Peter Kobelt, who is ranked ninth in the country. If the Badgers do get past Purdue, they have the tennis equivalent of a stone wall in front of them.“This will be our best opportunity to beat Ohio State,” Van Emburgh said. “We have really be playing well as of late, and as long as we play confident, loose and aggressive, I think we will be able to stick with them.”After last weekend’s victories the Badgers moved up the rankings to 59th in the nation. This puts them right at the cusp of making the NCAA tournament. A Big Ten tournament run could propel the Badgers into a tournament where anything can happen.last_img read more

VIDEO: Watch D’Tigers Narrowly Beat Côte d’Ivoire 78-77 In Afrobasket Opener

first_imgDefending champion, D’Tigers of Nigeria began their Afrobasket title defense with a narrow 78-77 victory over fellow West African nation, Côte d’Ivoire in Tunis, Tunisia on Friday.Team captain, Ike Diogu was in unstoppable form as he provided 31 points and 8 rebounds to ensure Nigeria survived Côte d’Ivoire’s second half fight back.Ike Iroegbu also scored 15 points and 7 assists.Washington Wizards center, Daniel Ochefu did not make his Afrobasket debut as he was not seen with the team.Points Per Quarter1st: Nigeria 17-11 Côte d’Ivoire2nd: Nigeria 25-22 Côte d’Ivoire3rd: Nigeria 11-17 Côte d’Ivoire4th: Nigeria 25-27 Côte d’Ivoire Video Credit: Youtube – FIBARelated2017 Afrobasket: D’Tigers Edge Past Côte d’Ivoire To Begin Title Defence With A VictorySeptember 8, 2017In “National Team”VIDEO: Watch How D’Tigress Crush Côte d’Ivoire To Make AfroBasket Semi FinalAugust 26, 2017In “Nigeria”#AfroBasket2017: D’Tigers Fall To DR Congo In TunisSeptember 10, 2017In “National Team”last_img read more