Nonprofit Management: Principles and Practice

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9781483375991: Nonprofit Management: Principles and Practice

Michael J. Worth’s student-friendly best-seller, Nonprofit Management: Principles and Practice, provides a broad, insightful overview of key topics affecting governance and management of nonprofit organizations. Worth covers the scope and structure of the nonprofit sector, leadership of nonprofits, managing the nonprofit organization, fundraising, earned income strategies, financial management, nonprofit lobbying and advocacy, managing international and global organizations, social entrepreneurship, 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 updated data.

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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, DC. He was previously Professor of Education at George Washington. 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, Michael J. Worth & Associates, LLC, he advises nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, and healthcare institutions on strategic planning, governance, and fundraising. 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 (4th edition, 2016). 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.


"I chose this text because it seemed to be the best at covering all the topics I thought should be in a nonprofit management class in a way that was accessible both to students who had no nonprofit experience and students who did.  I use it for a joint undergrad/grad class so it has to be useful for both groups.  I’ve had nonprofit directors sit in on my class and they found it useful."

(Ann Marie Kinnell)

"This text is a must-read for undergraduate and graduate students interested in learning more about or pursuing a career in the nonprofit sector.  It is an excellent resource for gaining greater insight into the theories, best practices, policies, and trends underlying the effective management of nonprofits."

(Catherine E. Wilson)

"The books offers a very comprehensive coverage of topics. If students read one book to get a sense of what is involved in nonprofit management, it should be this book."

(Chandra Commuri)

"This text provides a breadth of topics that any nonprofit professional needs."

(Christopher Klingeman)

"Provides a solid overview of the key components for nonprofit organizations and their management as well as governance."

(Christine W. Cugliari)

"We began using it the first year of the first edition without a companion.  The chapters align to the social work management competencies.  Students enjoy the text. This is a terrific text."

(David A. Coplan)

"I have used this text for four years and believe strongly it is one of the best on the market. My students report that they keep this text for future reference."

(Deborah Harley-McClaskey)

"Excellent organization and useful in teaching in that the modules build upon each other."

(John Conahan)

"Students and faculty find this book to be one of the best for nonprofit work. The book provides theoretical perspectives along with real world application which is what we want our students to get. As a program preparing students to lead the more than 2 million nonprofits, this book provides an outstanding foundation."

(Lynn W. Clemons)

"The cases, or vignettes, that accompany the existing chapters are excellent resources for students. They reflect situations and organizations that are "accessible" to students. They enhance the chapters."

(Marilyn L. Grady)

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