George Mason University - Center for Nonprofit Management, Philanthropy, and Policy

Address: Founders Hall, Room 670, MS 6B7, Arlington, Virginia 22201

Description: The Center for Nonprofit Management, Philanthropy, and Policy at George Mason University seeks to improve the effectiveness of nonprofit organizations through research, training, public education, and other activities that engage nonprofit leaders and those who care about these important institutions.

Research Specialty: Nonprofit-Government Relations, Role of Foundations in Society, Role of Regional/State/National Nonprofit Sector, Global Civil Society

Subject Terms: Nonprofit-Government Relations, Role of Foundations in society, Role of Regional/State/National Nonprofit Sector, Global Civil Society

NACC Representative: Alan J. Abramson, Ph.D.

Representative Bio: Nonprofit Center Director Dr. Alan Abramson is a Professor in the School of Policy, Government, and International Affairs at George Mason University.  An expert of nonprofit-government relations and a long-time staff member at the Aspen Institute and the Urban Institute, he has been named among the 50 most influential leaders in the U.S. nonprofit sector.  In 2015-2016, Alan Abramson is serving as President of the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA), the nation's leading association of nonprofit researchers.  Abramson holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from Yale University.   

Recent Research:

  • Connect Northern Virginia

  • Outcomes Management Workshops

  • Course for Visiting Mexican Students - "Understanding Civil Society in the U.S."

  • Paper on "Foundations in the National Capital Area"

  • Paper on "Public-Philanthropic Partnerships"