Michael J. Worth's best-selling book, Nonprofit Management Principles and Practices, provides an informative and thorough guide to the field of nonprofit management. Worth covers both the governing and managerial aspects of nonprofit organizations—their scope, structure, and leadership; the role of boards and staff; fundraising; earned income strategies; financial management; lobbying and advocacy; managing international and global organizations; and social entrepreneurship. He also includes case studies and examples of nonprofit organizations in action. The text balances scholarly research, theory, and practical experience with current trends and the latest data available, making it suitable for undergraduate and graduate students, as well as practitioners.
The Sixth Edition has recently been revised to reflect changes in the field and to incorporate new information about diversity, equity, and inclusive practices. In addition, the book includes new material on volunteer stewardship, nonprofit executive transitions, models for pursuing earned income, ethical dilemmas and controversies involving donors, generational differences in the workplace, and the role of nonprofits in promoting social movements.
Michael J. Worth (born March 18, 1963) is an American professor of public policy who specializes in nonprofit management. He is currently a professor at the George Washington University School of Business and holds joint appointments in the Department of Political Science and the Department of Nonprofit Management. He is also principal in his own consulting firm, Michael J. Worth & Associates, LLC, which provides services to nonprofits, including advising them on strategic planning, fundraising, and board development.
Dr. Worth has 40 years of experience in higher ed and philanthropy. He has spent the last 20 years working at GWU, where he has overseen two major capital campaigns and developed alumni relations initiatives. Prior to that, he worked at UMD and DeSales. Before that, he was an assistant to the president at WSU.
Dr. Worth has worked as a member of the commission on philanthropy of the council for advancement and support of education (case), and he was editor of the case international journal of educational advancement, a peer reviewed scholarly journal focused on the practices of institutional advancement in educational institutes. He has also been active in the Washington DC nonprofit community, serving as board member of miriams kitchen, an organization providing services for homeless individuals, and as member of the selection committee of the washington post award for excellence in non profit management.
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