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Professor Wins Paper of the Year
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Dr. Roseanne Mirabella accepted the award for Conference Paper of the Year - ARNOVADr. Roseanne Mirabella accepted the award for Conference Paper of the Year at the 2013 Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA) conference in Hartford, Connecticut.

Mirabella's paper titled Toward a More Perfect Nonprofit: The Performance Mindset and "the Gift," explores the growing expectations for performance evaluation in decision making by government, foundation, and individual donors to the nonprofit sector. Building on philosopher Jacques Derrida's concept of "the Gift" and an empirical examination of syllabi on program evaluation, assessment, and accountability courses taught in a sample of nonprofit management programs in the United States the paper argues that an excessive focus on quantitative economic-centered performance measurements undermines the ethical and moral values of nonprofits and philanthropy. In addition, the paper broadly outlines strategies for re-configuring Nonprofit Management education in an effort to ensure that future nonprofit leaders are trained in consensus and community building as well as performance measurement. The selection committee described Dr. Mirabella's paper as "The strongest combination of analytic and empirical rigor and contribution to theory and practice." 

The paper appeared in the prestigious journal Administrative Theory & Praxis in March of 2013.


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