Blog Archive for Grants Category


Research in Progress: Exploring foreign-born volunteers as ‘untapped resource’ for organizations

April 25, 2018

By Anli Xiao, Ph.D. candidate at Penn State

Many people assume that foreign-born populations only get help from nonprofit organizations. But even though foreign-born people often have a disadvantaged social status, research says in the United States and other countries they actually help these organizations by providing resources, donating money and volunteering.

Based on an analysis published… More

J. Suzanne Horsley and Jill M. Bode

Communicators reveal intimate glimpses of challenging disaster responses

June 2, 2017

By J. Suzanne Horsley, University of Alabama, and Jill M. Bode, Designed Write Public Relations

Over the past year, the Arthur W. Page Center grant funds supported our efforts to talk with communicators from governments, emergency management agencies and nonprofits that respond to disasters. We asked our participants to take us deep behind-the-scenes to help us and other… More

Stevie Berberick

YouTube producers can provide clear answers for transgender individuals

March 15, 2017

By Stevie Berberick, post-defense doctoral candidate at Penn State

Mainstream media obscures a number of topics that are of import for transgender individuals, leaving them and their allies at a loss when it comes to finding answers to questions. According to research I recently conducted, independent transgender YouTube vloggers illustrate that  for strategic communication practitioners social media matters.

Rebecca McEntee, Renita Coleman, and Carolyn Yaschur

Effects of writing style and photographs on moral judgment in public relations

January 18, 2017

By Rebecca McEntee, South Dakota State University; Renita Coleman, University of Texas; and Carolyn Yaschur, Augustana College.

Professionals charged with communicating for non-profit and social movement organizations have a special obligation to promote the greater good. They have been called “moral visionaries,” tasked with serving as moral educators.

In order to help these communicators achieve this goal,… More