• Christopher R. Prentice, PhD, is a Professor of nonprofit management and Founding Director of the Center for Social Impact at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. His research focuses on nonprofit management and cross-sector collaboration.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

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    2024-05-01 Assessing Barriers to Upward Mobility in the Cape Fear RegionJournal of Sustainable Social Change.  16:45-57. 2024-05-01
    2024-05-01 Identifying Protective Factors Related to Burnout, Moral Injury, and Resilience of Registered Nurses: An Exploratory AnalysisMental Health Science2024-05-01
    2022-11-01 Examining Mental Health Disorders in Overweight and Obese Pediatric PatientsJournal of Pediatric Healthcare.  36:507-519. 2022-11-01
    2022-10-01 Resilience in Nonprofit and Public Organizations: A Case Study on Mutually Beneficial Community EngagementJournal of Community Engagement and Scholarship.  5:13. 2022-10-01
    2022-03-01 Implications for health system resilience: Quantifying the impact of the COVID-19-related stay at home orders on cancer screenings and diagnoses in southeastern North CarolinaPreventive Medicine.  158:1-6.. 2022-03-01
    2022-01-01 Increasing governing board role fulfillment through board member selection practices.Nonprofit Management & Leadership2022-01-01
    2021-01-01 Community vulnerability and mobility: What matters most in spatio-temporal models of the COVID-19 pandemic?Social Science & Medicine.  287:1-7.. 2021-01-01
    2021-01-01 Using spatial and temporal modeling to visualize the effects of U.S. state-issued stay at home orders on COVID-19.Scientific Reports.  11:1-7.. 2021-01-01
    2020-01-01 At your service: Nonprofit infrastructure organizations and COVID-19.The Foundation Review.  12:51-58.. 2020-01-01
    2019-01-01 Conceptualizing the collaborative toolbox: A dimensional approach to collaboration.The American Review of Public Administration.  , 49:792-809.. 2019-01-01
    2018-01-01 A new tool for new times? Using Geographic Information Systems in nonprofit organizations.The Foundation Review.  10:38-48.. 2018-01-01
    2018-01-01 An exploration of how partisanship impacts council-manager systems.Politics and Policy.  46:392-415.. 2018-01-01
    2018-01-01 Are you being served? Toward a typology of nonprofit infrastructure organizations and a framework for their assessment.Journal of Public and Nonprofit Affairs.  4:41-58.. 2018-01-01
    2018-01-01 Beyond the comfort zone? County government collaboration with private-sector organizations to deliver services.International Journal of Public Administration.  41:1374-1384.. 2018-01-01
    2018-01-01 Misreporting nonprofit lobbying engagement and expenses: Charitable regulation and managerial discretion.Nonprofit Policy Forum.  9:1-13.. 2018-01-01
    2018-01-01 The “state” of nonprofit lobbying research: Data, definitions, and directions for future study.Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly.  47:204-217.. 2018-01-01
    2017-01-01 Nonprofit lobbying strategy: Challenging or championing the conventional wisdom?VOLUNTAS: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations.  28:935-957.. 2017-01-01
    2016-01-01 Definitions do make a difference: County managers and their conceptions of collaboration.Human Service Organizations: Management, Leadership & Governance.  40:193-207.. 2016-01-01
    2016-01-01 Understanding nonprofit financial health: Exploring the effects of organizational and environmental variables.Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly.  , 45:888-909.. 2016-01-01
    2016-01-01 Why so many measures of nonprofit financial performance? Analyzing and improving the use of financial measures in nonprofit research.Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly.  45:715-740.. 2016-01-01


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    2022-06-01 Using Service Learning in Public Administration Programs: Best Practices and Challenges. -- Handbook of Teaching and Learning in Public Administration and Management.  EE Elgar. 384. 2022-06-01
    2020-01-01 Capital structure and financial health in nonprofit organizations..  New York, NY: Routledge.. 2020-01-01
    2018-01-01 Collaboration and the environment..  Cham, Switzerland: Springer.. 2018-01-01
    2016-01-01 Government contracting with the nonprofit sector..  New York, NY: Routledge.. 2016-01-01


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    2022-01-01 Center for Social Impact. Mental Health and the North Carolina Bleeding Disorder Community.Hemophilia North Carolina. 2022-01-01
    2021-01-01 Center for Social Impact. Barriers to Upward Mobility and Equitable Economic Growth in New Hanover County.Cape Fear Collective. 2021-01-01
    2020-01-01 Center for Social Impact. New Hanover County Resiliency Task Force Organizational Partner Profile Report.New Hanover County Resiliency Task Force. 2020-01-01
    2016-01-01 Planning, Assessment, and Reporting: A Strategic Framework. Quality Enhancement for Nonprofit Organizations, UNCWUNCW. 2016-01-01


    Teaching Overview

  • Nonprofit Management, Financial Management and Decision Making, Analytics for Public and Nonprofit Management, Nonprofit Business Law, Cross-sector Collaboration
  • Full Name

  • Christopher R Prentice