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Gary Grobman

Gary Grobman

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Gary M. Grobman (B.S. Drexel University, M.P.A. Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government, Ph.D., Penn State University) is special projects director for White Hat Communications, a Harrisburg-based publishing and nonprofit consulting organization formed in 1993. The title of Dr. Grobman’s doctoral dissertation is An Analysis of Codes of Ethics of Nonprofit, Tax-Exempt Membership Associations: Does Principal Constituency Make a Difference? He has taught nonprofit management classes as an adjunct faculty member at Bay Path College, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Marylhurst University, and Gratz College.  

He served as the executive director of the Pennsylvania Jewish Coalition from 1983-1996. Prior to that, he was a senior legislative assistant in Washington for two members of Congress, a news reporter, and a political humor columnist for Roll Call. He also served as a lobbyist for public transit agencies. In 1987, he founded the Non-Profit Advocacy Network (NPAN), which consisted of more than 50 statewide associations that represented Pennsylvania charities.

 He is the author of The Holocaust—A Guide for Pennsylvania Teachers, The Nonprofit Handbook, Fundraising Online: Using the Internet to Raise Serious Money for Your Nonprofit Organization (co-authored with Gary Grant), Improving Quality and Performance in Your Non-Profit Organization, The Nonprofit Organization’s Guide to E-Commerce, The Nonprofit Management Casebook, and Just Don’t Do It! A Fractured and Irreverent Look at the Ph.D. Culture and other books published by White Hat Communications and Wilder Publications (now Fieldstone).  

Contact Dr. Grobman at: White Hat Communications, P.O. Box 5390, Harrisburg, PA 17110-0390. Telephone: (717) 238-3787; Fax: (717) 238-2090; E-mail: gary.grobman@gmail.com.

This is the Introduction to the 6th edition of "The Nonprofit Handbook" by Gary M. Grobman. more »

Nonprofit Management

This is the disclaimer and copyright page of the 6th edition of "The Nonprofit Handbook" by Gary M. Grobman. more »

Nonprofit Management

This is a short summary of 23 steps to starting a nonprofit organization in the United States, from the book, The Nonprofit Handbook by Gary. M. Grobman. more »

Nonprofit Management

This chapter lays out the advantages and disadvantages of incorporating an organization as a nonprofit organization. more »

Nonprofit Management

This chapter summarizes how to incorporate as a nonprofit organization, and is taken from Chapter 2 of The Nonprofit Organization, 6th Edition by Gary M. Grobman more »

Nonprofit Management

This chapter summarizes the content of typical bylaws of a nonprofit organization, and is taken from the sixth edition of "The Nonprofit Handbook" by Gary M. Grobman. more »

Nonprofit Management

This chapter on board governance is taken from the 6th edition of "The Nonprofit Handbook" by Gary M. Grobman. more »

Nonprofit Management

This discussion of nonprofit organization mission and vision statements is taken from The Nonprofit Handbook, 6th Edition by Gary M. Grobman. more »

Nonprofit Management

This chapter on nonprofit ethics is taken from The 6th Edition of The Nonprofit Handbook by Gary M. Grobman. more »

Nonprofit Management

This chapter on hiring, discipline, evaluation, and firing is taken from Chapter 12 of "The Nonprofit Handbook", 6th Edition by Gary M. Grobman. more »

Nonprofit Management

This chapter on lobbying in nonprofit organizations is taken from chapter 17 of The Nonprofit Handbook, 6th Edition by Gary M. Grobman. more »

Nonprofit Management

This chapter on forming and running a coalition is taken from The Nonprofit Handbook, 6th Edition by Gary M. Grobman. more »

Nonprofit Management

This is a fictional case about an executive director of a nonprofit organization who discovers that a valued employee obtained the job with false credentials on his résumé. more »

Nonprofit Ethics

This is a case about the last class of a college professor who is retiring after four decades teaching. more »

Nonprofit Ethics

This case is about an executive director of a nonprofit organization who is alleged to have written a book critical of the organization and its members' culture. more »

Nonprofit Ethics

This case is about an executive director who approaches her board with a partnership proposal that raises ethical concerns of the board's members. more »

Nonprofit Ethics

This case looks at a fictional situation where an otherwise skilled executive director is refusing to improve his technology skills that his board members deem to be important. more »

Nonprofit Ethics

This fictional case describes a situation where a local government is challenging the tax-exempt status of an organization that historically has been exempt from local property taxes. more »

Nonprofit Management

This fictional case describes a situation where a state association must respond to major proposed state government funding cuts to important programs of its membership. more »

Nonprofit Management

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