Michael J. Worth's student-friendly best-seller provides a broad, insightful overview of key topics affecting governance and management of non-profit organizations. Worth covers the scope and structure of the non-profit sector, including leadership of non-profit's, managing the non-profit organization, fundraising, financial management, non-profit lobbying and advocacy, managing international and global organizations, and social innovation.
Written specifically for students, this applied text balances research, theory, and practitioner literature, and is packed with current cases, timely examples, and the most recent data available. This new edition includes a new chapter on collaboration, partnerships, and mergers among non-profits as well as new brief and comprehensive cases, new and expanded coverage of social entrepreneurship, international non-governmental organizations, social media and social networks, and more.
Michael J. Worth is a professor of Nonprofit Management in the Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration at The George Washington University in Washington, DC. He was vice president for development and alumni affairs at George Washington for eighteen years, where he planned and directed two comprehensive campaigns. He previously served as director of development at the University of Maryland College Park. Earlier in his career, he was assistant to the president at Wilkes University and director of development at DeSales University. As principal of a consulting firm, he has advised dozens of nonprofit organizations and educational institutions on strategic planning, governance, and fundraising programs. Dr. Worth has served as a member of the Commission on Philanthropy of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) and an editor of the CASE International Journal of Educational Advancement. He has written academic and practitioner-oriented books related to fundraising, governing boards, and nonprofit management. Works include Leading the Campaign (2010), Foundations for the Future (2012), and the textbook Nonprofit Management: Principles and Practice (3rd edition, 2014). He holds a B.A. in economics from Wilkes College, an M.A. in economics from The American University, and a Ph.D. in higher education from the University of Maryland.