Rich Steinberg, Professor of Economics and Philanthropic Studies, IUPUI
Abstract: As the just-retired creator of the Philanthropy Research Workshop and its progenitor, Workshop In Multidisciplinary Philanthropic Studies, I reflect briefly on what has been accomplished in the first 13 years of the seminar. Then I talk about my new coauthored book, Economics for Nonprofit Managers and Social Entrepreneurs (Dennis R. Young, Richard Steinberg, Rosemarie Emanuele, and Walter Simmons, 2019), with a focus on how new research can fill in gaps in our understanding regarding the managerial economics of the nonprofit sector.
Bio: Rich Steinberg is Professor of Economics and Philanthropic Studies at IUPUI, joining the then Center on Philanthropy in 1991. He has served as co-President of ARNOVA, on the editorial boards of NVSQ and NML, and on the governing council of the Aspen Institute Nonprofit Sector Research Fund. At IUPUI, he was Chair of the Faculty in Philanthropic Studies and proposed and helped to implement the Philanthropy Panel Study. He coedited The Nonprofit Sector: A Research Handbook (Second Ed.) and edited The Economics of Nonprofit Enterprises. He engages in experiential learning and helps build social capital through dramatic performances in local community theaters, where he is also a member of the Board and Chair of the Capital Campaign for the Westfield Theatre.