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Lester M. Salamon is a professor at The Johns Hopkins University. In addition he is the Director of the Center for Civil Society Studies at The Johns Hopkins Institute for Policy Studies [450996]. Salamon has written or edited over 20 books, and articles that have appeared in Foreign Affairs, the New York Times, Voluntas, and numerous other publications. He was a pioneer in the empirical study of the nonprofit sector in the United States, and is considered by many experts in his field to be a leading specialist on alternative tools of government action and on the nonprofit sector in the U.S.marker and around the world.

Biography

Salamon graduated with a bachelor's degree in Economics and Policy Studies from Princeton Universitymarker and earned a Ph.D. in Government from Harvard Universitymarker. He holds the position of Chairman of the Board of the Community Foundation of the Chesapeake, and is on the Board of the Maryland Association of NPOs (Nonprofit Organizations) [450997]. He is a member of the Social Science Research Council’s Committee on Philanthropy and the Nonprofit Sector.Salamon is on the Editorial Boards of Voluntas, Administration and Society, Society, Public Administration Review, and Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly. He was the Director of the Center for Governance and Management Research at the Urban Institute in Washington, D.C.marker also Deputy Associate Director of the U.S. Office of Management and Budget in the Executive Office of the President. Before that, he taught at Duke Universitymarker, Vanderbilt Universitymarker, and at Tougaloo College in Tougaloo, Mississippi.

In 1982, Salamon published his book, The Federal Budget and the Nonprofit Sector, which was among the first to state the scale of the American nonprofit sector and talk about the extent of government support for it. Dr. Salamon later completed an empirical assessment of international nonprofits, and went on to publish his observations in several books. He is well known for writing America's Nonprofit Sector: A Primer, a book used commonly as a college textbook.

In 1996 Salamon won the 1996 Arnova Award for Distinguished Book in the Nonprofit and Voluntary Action Research Writing Partners in Public Service: Government and the Nonprofit Sector in the Modern Welfare State. Another book of his, The Global Civil Society: Dimensions of the Nonprofit Sector, which was produced in association with a team of colleagues from around the world, won the Virginia Hodgkinson Award for best publication in the nonprofit field in 2001. His writings are remarkable where he has written more than a dozen books, where his most recent writings are The Tools of Government: A Guide to the New Governance (Oxford University Press, 2002) and The Resilient Sector: The State of Nonprofit America (Brookings Institution Press, 2003). Salamon continues to teach at Johns Hopkins University and lecture around the world.

Recent Publications

Books

Global Civil Society: Dimensions of the Nonprofit Sector (with S. Wojciech Sokolowski and Associates), Volume II, (Bloomfield, CT, Kumarian Press, 2004).
                            - (Chinese edition published by Peking University Press, 2007)


Global Civil Society: An Overview (with S. Wojciech Sokolowski & Regina List), (Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins Center for Civil Society Studies, 2003).Hungarian edition published as: A Civil Társadalom: Világnézetben (with S. Wojciech Sokolowski & Regina List), (Budapest, Hungary: Civitalis Egyesület, 2003).

The Resilient Sector: The State of Nonprofit America. (Washington, D.C.: Brookings Institution Press, 2003).

The State of Nonprofit America, (ed.) (Washington, D.C.: Brookings Institution Press, 2002).

The Tools of Government: A Guide to the New Governance. (New York: Oxford University Press, 2002).Global Civil Society: Dimensions of the Nonprofit Sector [Inaugural Edition] (with Helmut K. Anheier, Regina List, et. al.) (Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins Center for Civil Society Studies, 1999). (Winner of the Virginia Hodgkinson Prize, Independent Sector, 2001)Spanish edition published as: Sociedad Civil Global: Dimensiones del Sector sin Fines de Lucro, With Helmut K. Anheier, Regina List, Stefan Toepler, S. Wojciech Sokolowski, and Associates (Madrid: Fundación BBVA, 2001).Chinese edition issued 2002

Recent Monographs and Articles: a Selection:

Monographs

Impact of the 2007-09 Economic Recession on Nonprofit Organizations with Stephanie Geller. Listening Post Project Communiqué #14: Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins Center for Civil Society Studies, June 29, 2009.

Report on the Nonprofit Advocacy Roundtable, with Stephanie Geller. Listening Post Project Communiqué #13. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins Center for Civil Society Studies, April 22, 2009.

"Shovel-Ready" but Stalled: Nonprofit Infrastructure Projects Ready for Economic Recovery Support with Stephanie Geller. Listening Post Project Communiqué # 12. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Center for Civil Society Studies, February 17, 2009.

Nonprofit Policy Priorities for the New Administration with Stephanie Geller. Listening Post Project Communiqué #11: Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins Center for Civil Society Studies, October 22, 2008.

Articles

“Survival Mode” by Greg Hanscom, Johns Hopkins Magazine, pp. 36-39, Fall 2009.

“Volunteers and the Economic Downturn:, [450998], August 2009.

"How to Rally an Army of Nonprofit Volunteers," Chronicle of Philanthropy, January 15, 2009.

"How to Finance Obama's Social-Innovation Fund," Chronicle of Philanthropy, July 2, 2009.

“Third-Party Government: The New Normal in Government and Nonprofit Operations”, with Helmut Anheier and Stefan Toepler, Encyclopedia of Civil Society, February 2009.

The Chronicle of Philanthropy Nonprofits to the Rescue, February 2009

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