Yvonne D. Harrison

 

 


 

Yvonne Harrison is Assistant Professor in the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy, University at Albany, SUNY. Yvonne came to Rockefeller College from the Center for Nonprofit and Social Enterprise Management at Seattle University, in Seattle, WA where she supervised the capstone research project and taught courses in nonprofit governance and information management in government and nonprofit organizations.

Dr. Harrison has conducted three international research investigations into the role and impact of chairs of nonprofit boards of directors as well as two national research studies exploring the impacts of information and communications technology (ICT) on the management of volunteer resources in Canada’s nonprofit sector. Her current research examines the performance of nonprofit boards of directors and the efficacy of an online tool to increase governance effectiveness through the practice of self-assessment. Other research interests include the adoption and effective use of modern information and communications technology (ICT), strategic partnerships and alliances, and leader, group decision-making, and organizational effectiveness.

In 2009, Yvonne was nominated for Best Paper of the Annual Conference of the Association of Researchers in Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action for her paper (with Vic Murray) on The Role and Impact of Board Chair Leadership. In 2007, Yvonne completed an Academic Service Learning Fellowship where she specialized in developing community-based research tools within academic service learning experiences. In 2002 she won the J. E. Hodgett’s Award for best article in English in the journal, Canadian Public Administration, for Partnering to Produce Electronic Government (with John Langford). She holds a BS in Nursing, a Master of Public Administration and PhD in Public Administration from the University of Victoria, BC, Canada. Yvonne is the author of a number of peer reviewed journal articles, book chapters, research reports, and other publications.

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Dec 5th 2016

The third course in this Specialization introduces you to the factors that influence how effective boards of directors will be in carrying out their roles and responsibilities and hence the impact they have in shaping the success of the organization they govern. While this course has been developed with North American culture in mind, we do appreciate that, in other parts of the world, the nature of the factors that influence the effectiveness of nonprofit boards of directors may vary. Nevertheless,it is our hope that much of the course content will still be of value to those in other parts of the world.

Average: 3.3 (3 votes)
Nov 30th 2016

This course provides a more in-depth look at the roles and responsibilities of boards of directors in the governance of nonprofit organizations. While the course has been developed with North American culture in mind, we do appreciate that in other parts of the world, the nature of the roles and responsibilities of boards of directors may not be the same. Nevertheless,it is our hope that much of the course content will still be of value to those in other parts of the world.

Average: 5.8 (12 votes)
Nov 21st 2016

This course introduces you to the nonprofit sector, nonprofit organizations, and the concepts of leadership and governance. While this course has been developed with North American culture in mind, we do appreciate that in other parts of the world the nature of the nonprofit sector, nonprofit organizations, nonprofit leadership and governance may not be the same. Nevertheless, it is our hope that much of the course content will still be of value to those in other parts of the world.

Average: 7.3 (8 votes)