Michael J. Worth is professor of nonprofit management in the Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration at the George Washington University. He teaches graduate courses on governing and managing nonprofit organizations, managing fundraising and philanthropy, and related topics.
Dr. Worth has more than forty years of experience in higher education, philanthropic resource development, and board development. He served as vice president for development and alumni affairs at the George Washington University for eighteen 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, both in Pennsylvania. At GW, he planned and directed two major campaigns and provided support to the board of trustees for board development programs.
He has written or edited various academic and professional books, including New Strategies for Educational Fund Raising (2002), Securing the Future (AGB, 2005), Sounding Boards (AGB, 2008), Nonprofit Management: Principles and Practice, 1st edition, 2009; 2nd edition, 2012; 3rd edition, 2014; 4th edition, 2017; 5th edition, 2019, Leading the Campaign (2nd edition, 2017), Foundations for the Future (AGB, 2012), and Advisory Councils in Higher Education, (AGB Press, 2017).
Dr. Worth 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.