Nonprofit Management & Philanthropy
Nonprofit Management is a field interested in the operation of tax-exempt organizations, including strategic management and performance measurement, marketing, information technology for nonprofits, management capacity, collaborative capacity, and management of non-governmental organizations. Related public policy interests include tax policy, nonprofit accountability to the public, and government-nonprofit/NGO relations. Philanthropy is the effort or inclination to increase the well-being of humankind, as by charitable aid or donations. Faculty interests include research and teaching on fundraising, philanthropic psychology and donor behavior.
Professor and Governance and Management Faculty Chair
Clinical Professor of Public Affairs and Philanthropic Studies
Lecturer, Public and Non-Profit Management
Professor and Executive Associate Dean for Bloomington
Associate Professor and Director of Arts Administration Programs
A survey shows a majority of Indiana local government officials want some nonprofit organizations to offer payments or services in lieu of property taxes. More than one in four believes churches should make payments. The survey results come as local governments face decreasing revenues and growing budgetary pressures.
New report out from IU finds that employment and wages in Indiana's nonprofit arts, entertainment and recreation industries are growing but trail more rapid growth in for-profit employment and wages in these industries.
Indiana nonprofit social assistance agencies are feeling the effects of the Great Recession and the increased competition from for-profit firms, a new report from Indiana University shows.
"Nonprofit employment in education has grown consistently despite the Great Recession," Grønbjerg said. "Much of this growth occurred in colleges as enrollment increased."
The study, released today by Indiana University's School of Public and Environmental Affairs, provides the first detailed examination of the return on investment for donating merchandise as opposed to liquidating or destroying it.
SPEA faculty recently completed a four year study of service learning’s impact on the community organizations that host student volunteers.
"Forty years of increasingly sophisticated fundraising practice, the development of planned giving vehicles, the appearance of the Internet, and the rise of new digital channels have done nothing to move the needle on giving," they write.
The Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs and Good360, formerly Gifts In Kind International, have completed the first year of a unique, ongoing collaboration designed to measure the impacts of corporate gifts-in-kind to non-profit organizations.
"Indiana Nonprofit Employment: 2009 Update" was prepared by Kirsten A. Grønbjerg, professor at the IU School of Public and Environmental Affairs and Efroymson Chair in Philanthropy at the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University, and by graduate students Kellie McGiverin-Bohan, Jacob Knight, Katherine Novakoski and Virginia Simpson with assistance from Kristen Dmytryk and Jason Simons.
Nearly one in 10 registered Indiana nonprofit organizations lost their tax-exempt status last month for failing to file newly required paperwork with the Internal Revenue Service, according to an analysis led by an Indiana University faculty member and philanthropy expert.
Alexis de Tocqueville observed nearly 200 years ago that American civic associations served as "schools of democracy" where members learned the skills of citizenship. A recent study by Indiana University faculty member Matthew Baggetta and several colleagues suggests that such organizations are more effective if they embrace that Tocquevillian role.
It draws on U.S. Census data to examine the frequency of volunteer activities for veterans compared with that of the population at large.
Assistant Professor Beth Gazley recently had her paper “Why Not Partner With Local Government? Nonprofit Managerial Perceptions of Collaborative Disadvantage" published.
A large majority of Indiana residents trust nonprofit organizations and charities in their communities to do what is right most or just about all the time, according to a new Indiana University survey.