Angela M. Eikenberry

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Research & Publications


Articles & Book Chapters

  • Eikenberry, A. M., & Bearman, J. (In press). Funding collaboratives. For New Frontiers in Philanthropy, edited by Lester Salamon.
  • Eikenberry, A. M. (2013). A critical case study of cause-related marketing. Administrative Theory & Praxis, 35, 290-305.
  • Nickel, P. M., & Eikenberry, A. M. (2013). Gastrophilanthropy: Utopian aspiration and aspirational consumption as political retreat. Reconstruction, 12.
  • Eikenberry, A. M. (2012). Social networking, learning and civic engagement: New relationships between professors and students, public administrator and citizens. Journal of Public Affairs Education, 18, 449-466.
  • Eikenberry, A. M., & Jensen, C. (2012). Voluntary associations, nonprofit organizations and civic engagement. In Civic engagement in a comparative perspective, edited by Hindy Lauer Schachter and Kaifeng Yang. Information Age Publishing.
  • Eikenberry, A. M., & Cooper , T. (2012). Nongovernmental organizations networking in disaster. M. L. Teasley & J. L. Framingham, (Eds.), Behavioral Health Response to Disasters. CRC Press, Taylor and Francis Group.
  • Eikenberry, A. M. (2010). Giving circles: Self-help/mutual aid, community philanthropy, or both? International Journal of Self Help and Self Care, 5, 249-278.
  • Nickel, P. M., & Eikenberry, A. M. (2010). Philanthropy in an era of global governance. In R. Taylor (Ed.), Third Sector Research (pp. 269-279). New York: Springer.
  • Eikenberry, A. M. (2009). The present and (normative) future of public administration and implications for ASPA. Public Administration Review, 69, 1060-1067.
  • Eikenberry, A. M. (2009). Refusing the market: Democratic discourse for voluntary nonprofit organizations. Nonprofit & Voluntary Sector Quarterly, 38, 582-596.
  • Eikenberry, A. M. (2009, June). The hidden costs of cause marketing. Stanford Social Innovation Review.
  • Nickel, P. M., & Eikenberry, A. M. (2009). A critique of the discourse of marketized philanthropy. American Behavioral Scientist, 52, 974-989.
  • Eikenberry, A. M. (2008). Fundraising in the new philanthropy environment: The benefits and challenges of working with giving circles. Nonprofit Management and Leadership, 19, 141-152.
  • Eikenberry, A. M., & Pautz, M. (2008). Administrative reform in the United States: Toward partnership in governance. In Handbook of administrative reform: An international perspective. Editors: Jerri Killian and Niklas Eklund.
  • Nickel, P. M., & Eikenberry, A. M. (2007). Responding to “natural” disasters: The ethical implications of the voluntary state. Administrative Theory & Praxis, 29, 534-545.
  • Eikenberry, A. M., Cooper, T. L., & Arroyave, V. (2007). Administrative failure and the international NGO response to Hurricane Katrina. Public Administration Review, 67 (Special Issue), S159-169.
  • Eikenberry, A. M. (2007). Philanthropy, voluntary association and governance beyond the state: Giving circles and challenges for democracy. Administration & Society, 39, 857-882.
  • Eikenberry, A. M. (2006). Giving circles: Growing grassroots philanthropy. Nonprofit & Voluntary Sector Quarterly, 35, 517-532.
  • Nickel, P. M., & Eikenberry, A. M. (2006). Beyond public vs. private: The transformative potential of democratic feminist management. Administrative Theory & Praxis, 28, 359-380.
  • Eikenberry. A. M. (2006). The nonprofit sector and democracy in the United States. In R. C. Box (Ed.), Democracy and Public Administration (pp. 192-211). Armonk, NY: M. E. Sharpe.
  • Eikenberry, A. M. (2005). Fundraising or promoting philanthropy? A qualitative study of the Massachusetts Catalogue for Philanthropy. International Journal of Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Marketing, 10, 137-149.
  • Kim, P. S., Halligan, J., Cho, N. S., Oh, C. H., & Eikenberry, A. M. (2005). A special report of the Sixth Global Forum on Reinventing Government: Toward participatory and transparent governance. Public Administration Review, 65, 646-654.
  • Eikenberry, A. M., & Kluver, J. D. (2004). The marketization of the nonprofit sector: Civil society at risk? Public Administration Review, 64, 132-140.


  • Omaha Community Foundation Omaha Gives! Evaluation, Aug 2013-Feb 2014.
  • UNO Faculty Research International for research on giving collaboratives in the U.K. (with Beth Breeze, University of Kent).
  • Omaha Community Foundation Nonprofit Capacity Building Initiative Assessment and Evaluation. January 2010-Present
  • ASPEN Institute Nonprofit Sector Research Fund. Study on giving circles and their impacts on donor attitudes and behaviors. With the Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers and the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University. March 2007-May 2009.
  • Association of Fundraising Professionals Research Council Grant. Giving circles and fundraising in the new philanthropy environment.

Reports and Working Papers

  • The Impact of Giving Together Report (May 2009).
  • Giving circles and fundraising in the new philanthropy environment (February 2007). Report for the Association of Fundraising Professionals.
  • Eikenberry, A. M. (2005). Civil society and participatory governance: Challenges and prospects. In P. S. Kim (Ed.), Toward participatory and transparent governance (pp. 65-82). Proceedings of the Sixth Global Forum on Reinventing Government. Seoul, Republic of Korea: Ministry of Government Administration and Home Affairs.