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:

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