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PART I. UNDERSTANDING NONPROFIT MANAGEMENT, THE NONPROFIT SECTOR, AND NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS 1. Nonprofit Management as a Profession and a Field of Study 2. Overview of the Nonprofit Sector 3. Theories of the Nonprofit Sector and Nonprofit Organizations PART II. GOVERNING AND LEADING NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS 4. Nonprofit Governing Boards 5. Executive Leadership PART III. MANAGING THE NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION 6. Ensuring Accountability and Measuring Performance 7. Strategic Planning and Strategic Management 8. Capacity and Collaboration 9. Managing Paid Staff and Service Volunteers 10. Marketing and Communications PART IV. OBTAINING AND MANAGING RESOURCES 11. Philanthropic Fund-Raising 12. Earned Income Strategies 13. Government Support 14. Financial Management PART V. SPECIAL TOPICS 15. Advocacy and Lobbying 16. Governing and Managing International and Global Organizations 17. Social Entrepreneurship References

About the Author

Michael J. Worth is professor of nonprofit management in the Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration at the George Washington University in Washington, D.C. He teaches graduate courses related to the governance and management of nonprofit institutions and organizations and to philanthropic fundraising. Dr. Worth served as vice president for development and alumni affairs at the George Washington University for 18 years and previously served as director of development at the University of Maryland. Earlier in his career, he was assistant to the president at Wilkes University and director of development at DeSales University. As vice president at the George Washington University, he planned and directed two major campaigns and provided support to the board of trustees. Dr. Worth has served as a member of the Commission on Philanthropy of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) and as editor of the CASE International Journal of Educational Advancement, a peer-reviewed scholarly journal focused on the practice of institutional advancement in educational institutions. He has written or edited various books, textbooks, and monographs, including Public College and University Development (1985); The Role of the Development Officer in Higher Education (1994); Educational Fund Raising: Principles and Practice (1993); New Strategies for Educational Fund Raising (2002); Securing the Future (2005); Sounding Boards (2008); Nonprofit Management: Principles and Practice (1st edition, 2009; 2nd edition, 2012; 3rd edition, 2013; 4th edition, 2017; 5th edition, 2019); Foundations for the Future (2012); Leading the Campaign (1st edition, 2010; 2nd edition, 2017); and Advisory Councils in Higher Education (2017). Among other voluntary services, Dr. Worth has been a member of the board of directors of Miriam's Kitchen, an organization providing services to homeless individuals in Washington, D.C., and a member of the advisory board of the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network, Washington, D.C. chapter. Dr. Worth consults widely on governance, management, and fundraising with colleges and universities, national associations and institutions, and nonprofit organizations in various fields and sectors. He holds a BA in economics from Wilkes University, an MA in economics from American University, and a PhD in higher education from the University of Maryland.


"No textbook is perfect nor can it meet the needs of every professor, but this text comes pretty close." -- Mary Migliaro
"I have not found another comprehensive text that covers the material in as solid a fashion as Worth." -- Reid Zimmerman
"The book balances scholarship with practical illustrations of how the nonprofit sector functions." -- Gregg Kaufman
"I like the text and the way the chapters are structured; this structure will help me plan individual classes/lessons during the course. But more importantly, I think students will find the text easily understandable and helpful to them as they begin their careers as non-profit managers.... It has much potential to contribute to students' understandings of successful management of non-profit organizations." -- Catherine Hansman
"This book is a great introduction to the nonprofit sector for students new to the field. It combines depth with breadth to demonstrate the complexities and challenges of managing a nonprofit organization in today's dynamic environment." -- Georgette Dumont
"This text does much to take some of the mystery out of nonprofit management." -- Kay Ham

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