Nonprofit Management

Nonprofit Management

Principles and Practice

Michael J. Worth


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"Mike Worth does a great job of explaining the concepts of nonprofit management and provides excellent case studies and exercises so students can see how these concepts work in the real-world."
—Durand H. Crosby, J.D., Ph.D., Oklahoma University

Michael J. Worth’s best-seller, Nonprofit Management: Principles and Practice, provides a comprehensive, insightful overview of key topics nonprofit leaders encounter daily. Worth covers both the governance and management of nonprofit organizations—the scope and structure of the nonprofit sector, leadership of nonprofits, management, fundraising, earned income strategies, financial management, lobbying and advocacy, managing international and global organizations, and social entrepreneurship—helping readers understand what they are and how they work. The text balances research, theory, and practitioner literature with current cases and the most recent data available, making it appropriate for undergraduates, graduate students, and nonprofit professionals.

The Sixth Edition has been updated to include new material regarding diversity, equity, and inclusion; volunteer stewardship; nonprofit executive transitions; models for pursuing earned income; ethical dilemmas and controversial donors; generational differences in the workplace; and an exploration of the role of nonprofits in advancing social movements.

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Michael J. Worth:

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.