The LBJ School's RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service and Texas host committee convened more than 800 scholars and practitioners on the theme "From Relief to Resilience: How Philanthropy, Nonprofits and Volunteers Bridge the Gap between Crisis and Sustainability" at the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA) 47th annual conference, held in Austin Nov. 15-17.
- Public Administration and Management
- Social Entrepreneurship
- Governing/Managing Public and Civic Affairs
- Management and Leadership (including non-profits)
- Social Policy
R. Patrick Bixler is an Assistant Professor of Practice at the RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service in the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin. His fields of interest include public policy, public administration, governance, organizational theory, nonprofit and philanthropy studies, network science and sustainability science. His current research focuses on the collaboration of public, private and nonprofit institutions to solve complex social and environmental problems and promote social innovation. He has an ongoing interest in sustainability and environmental policy and leads the Austin Area Sustainability Indicators project. He is also a faculty team member of Planet Texas 2050, a campus-wide research initiative.