Kirsten A. Grønbjerg

  Efroymson Chair in Philanthropy (Center on Philanthropy)

  Professor of Public and Environmental Affairs
  Professor of Philanthropic Studies
  Adjunct Professor of Sociology
  Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1974
  Nonprofit funding and management.
  Email: kgronbj @ indiana.edu (delete spaces)
  Phone: (812) 855-5971
  Fax: (812) 855-7802

 

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Areas of Research

Professor Grønbjerg's interests focus on the nonprofit sector, broadly defined and the sector's relationship to government. Her current work examines the scope and community dimensions of the Indiana nonprofit sector. Other research and publications focus on the American welfare system, nonprofit funding relations, nonprofit capacity, and nonprofit data sources. She received the 2005 Award for Distinguished Achievement and Leadership in Nonprofit and Voluntary Action Research from ARNOVA (Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action). For more information, see full background sketch.

The Indiana Nonprofit Sector Project. The Indiana Nonprofit Sector (INS) project, currently underway, is funded by the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University (with major support from the Lilly Endowment, Inc.), the Central Indiana Community Foundation (through its support for the Efroymson Chair in Philanthropy), the Aspen Institute's Nonprofit Sector Research Fund, the Indiana Grantmakers Alliance, Lumina Foundation for Education, and the Indiana Arts Commission with additional financial and in-kind support from a large number of other community and educational institutions. The project includes several key components:

For more information, click here for the Indiana Nonprofit Sector project web page.

 

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Recent Awards

Professsor Grønbjerg received the 2005 Award for Distinguished Achievement and Leadership in Nonprofit and Voluntary Action Research from ARNOVA (Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action) in November, 2005. Other awards include Outstanding Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly Article Award 2001, for “Philanthropic Funding of Human Services: Solving Ambiguity Through the Two-Stage Competitive Process” Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly 29 (No.1, Supplement 2000): 9-40. By Kirsten A. Grønbjerg and Laura Martell, with Laurie Paarlberg.

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Recent Publications

For more information, see full curriculum vita.

Now available online: Kirsten A. Grønbjerg: Understanding Nonprofit Funding: Managing Revenues in Human Services and Community Development Organizations. San Francisco: Jossey Bass Publishers, Inc. 1993. URL: http://indiamond6.ulib.iupui.edu/u?/PRO,25228.

2011   "IRS Status Initiative: Indiana Nonprofits and Compliance with the Pension Protection Act of 2006" by Kirsten A. Grønbjerg, Kellie mcGiverin-Bohan, Kristen Dmytryk, and Jason Simons. Bloomington, IN: School of Public and Environmental Affairs, July. (www.indiana.edu/~nonprof/results/database/IRSRevocation.html).

2010   "Incorporated but not IRS-Registered: Exploring the (Dark) Grey Fringes of the Nonprofit Universe" by Kirsten A. Grønbjerg, Helen K. Liu and Thomas Pollak. Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly 39 (No. 5, October: 925-45 (first published online, August 10, 2009).

2010   Nonprofit Capacity Assessment: Indiana’s Arts and Culture Organizations, 2010, Final Report, by Kirsten A. Grønbjerg and Kellie McGiverin-Bohan, with Jenna Cluver, Suzzy Mangas, and Jessica Wechter. Bloomington, IN: School of Public and Environmental Affairs. May (www.indiana.edu/~nonprof/results/npcapacity/artsculturecapacityfinal.pdf).

2009   "The U.S. Nonprofit Human Service Sector: A Creeping Revolution." Chapter 5 in Human Services and Complex Organizations, 2nd edition, edited by Yeheskel Hasenfeld. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, Inc. Reprinted from Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly 30 (No. 2, June 2001) 276-97.

2009   Nonprofit Capacity Assessment: Indiana’s Arts and Culture Organizations, 2009, Preliminary Report, by Kirsten A. Grønbjerg and Kellie McGiverin-Bohan, with Jenna Cluver, Suzzy Mangas, and Jessica Wechter. Bloomington, IN: School of Public and Environmental Affairs. March (www.indiana.edu/~nonprof/results/npcapacity/artsculturecapacityprelim.pdf).

2009   Are Nonprofits Trustworthy? by Kirsten A. Grønbjerg. Bloomington, IN: School of Public and Environmental Affairs. February (www.indiana.edu/~nonprof/results/trustsurvey/trustsurvey2008.pdf).

2008   "Fundraising." Pp. 236-39 in The Encyclopedia of Social Work, Twentieth Edition, edited by Terry Mizrahi and Larry E. Davis. New York. N.Y., Oxford University Press. 

2007   Indiana Nonprofit Employment: 2007 Report by Kirsten A. Grønbjerg, Andrea Lewis and Pauline Campbell. Bloomington, IN: School of Public and Environmental Affairs. (www.indiana.edu/~nonprof/results/innonprofitemploy.htm).

2007   Nonprofit Capacity Assessment: Indiana Charities, 2007. Nonprofit Capacity Assessment Survey Series, Report #1, by Kirsten A. Grønbjerg and Laney Cheney with the Assistance of Scott Leadingham and Helen Liu. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs, May. (www.indiana.edu/~nonprof/results/npcapacity/charitycapacityassessment.html.

2007   "Infrastructure and Activities: Relating IT to the Work of Nonprofit Organizations" by Richard Clerkin and Kirsten A. Grønbjerg. Pp. 3-20 In Nonprofits and Technology, edited by Michael Cortés and Kevin Rafter. Chicago: Lyceum Press. Revised version of paper presented at Symposium on Nonprofit Technology Adoption, University of San Francisco, Institute for Nonprofit Organization Management, October, 2004.

2007   "Nonprofit Advocacy Organizations: Their Characteristics and Activities" by Curtis D. Child and Kirsten A. Grønbjerg. Social Science Quarterly 88 (No. 1, March): 259-81. Revised version of paper presented at International Society for Third Sector Research, Toronto, Canada, July 11-14, 2004.

2007   "The Capacities and Challenges of Faith-Based Human Service Organizations" by Richard Clerkin and Kirsten A. Grønbjerg. Public Administration Review 67 (No. 1, January – February): 115-126. Revised version of paper presented at American Sociological Association, Atlanta, August 14-17, 2003. Previous versions of this paper were also presented at the annual meetings of the Academy of Management, Seattle, August 3-6, 2004 and Independent Sector Spring Research Forum, Washington, D.C.: March 6-8, 2003.

2006   "Foundation Legitimacy at the Community Level: The Case of Community Foundations in the U.S." Pp. 150-74 in Foundations and the Challenge of Legitimacy in Comparative Perspective, edited by Kenneth Prewitt, Mattei Dogan, Steven Heydemann, and Stefan Toepler. New York: Russell Sage Foundation. Revised version of paper previously presented at the Annual Meetings of ARNOVA, November 17-19, 2004, Los Angeles, California, and conference on “The Legitimacy of Philanthropic Foundations: U.S. and European Perspectives.” Social Science Research Council and Foundation Mattei Dogan, Paris, France. May 26-29, 2004.

2006   "Scope and Theory of Government-Nonprofit Relations" by Steven Rathgeb Smith and Kirsten A. Grønbjerg. Pp. 221-42 in The Nonprofit Sector: A Research Handbook, 2nd Edition, edited by Walter W. Powell and Richard S. Steinberg (New Haven: Yale University Press).

2006   Indiana Nonprofits: A Portrait of Religious Nonprofits and Secular Charities by Kirsten A. Grønbjerg, Patricia Borntrager Tennen, Curtis Child, and Richard Clerkin. Bloomington, IN: School of Public and Environmental Affairs. June. Available online at http://www.indiana.edu/~nonprof/results/npsurvey/insfaithbased.html.  

2005   Indiana Nonprofits: A Profile of Membership Organizations by Kirsten A. Grønbjerg and Patricia Borntrager Tennen. Bloomington, IN: School of Public and Environmental Affairs. October. Available online at http://www.indiana.edu/~nonprof/results/npsurvey/insmember.html  

2005   "Examining the Landscape of Indiana's Nonprofit Sector: Does What You Know Depend on Where You Look?" by Kirsten A. Grønbjerg and Richard Clerkin. Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly 34 (No. 2, June): 232-59. Revised version of paper presented at Annual Conference of the Academy of Management, New Orleans, LA., August 8-11, 2004. Revised from paper presented at the Annual Meetings of ARNOVA, November 18-20, 2003, Denver, Colorado.

2005   Indiana Nonprofit Employment: 2005 Report by Kirsten A. Grønbjerg & Erich T. Eschmann. Bloomington, IN: School of Public and Environmental Affairs. (www.indiana.edu/~nonprof/results/innonprofitemploy.htm). Excerpted as “The Economic Impact of Indiana’s Nonprofits.” INContext 6 (NO. 3, May-June): 9. available online at www.ibrc.indiana.edu.

2004   Indiana Nonprofits: Affiliations, Collaborations and Competition by Kirsten A. Grønbjerg and Curtis Child. Bloomington, IN: School of Public and Environmental Affairs. November. Available online at www.indiana.edu/~nonprof/results/npsurvey/insaffil.html  

2004   "Philanthropy and the Human Services." Pp. 248-54 in The Encyclopedia of Philanthropy, edited by Dwight Burlingame. ABC-CLIO Press.

2004   Indiana Nonprofits: Managing Financial and Human Resources by Kirsten A. Grønbjerg and Richard M. Clerkin. Bloomington, IN: School of Public and Environmental Affairs. August. Available online at www.indiana.edu/~nonprof/results/npsurvey/insmanag.html.

2004   "Devolution, Marketization, and the Changing Shape of Government-Nonprofit Relations" by Kirsten A. Grønbjerg and Lester M. Salamon. Pp. 126-57 in Transatlantic Perspectives on Liberalization and Democratic Governance, edited by Eberhard Bohne, Charles Bonser, and Kenneth Spencer. Transatlantic Public Policy Series, Vol. 1 (Munster – Hamburg – Berlin – London: LIT Verlag). Revised version of paper presented at the Transatlantic Policy Consortium, Speyer, Germany, June 16-18.

          Reprinted from State of Nonprofit America, edited by Lester M. Salamon. Washington, D.C.: Brookings Institution, 2002.

2004   Indiana Nonprofits: Impact of Community and Policy Changes by Kirsten A. Grønbjerg and Curtis Child. Bloomington, IN: School of Public and Environmental Affairs. June. Available online at www.indiana.edu/~nonprof/results/npsurvey/inscom.html

2004   "Role of Religious Networks and Other Factors in Different Types of Volunteer Work" by Kirsten A. Grønbjerg and Brent Never. Nonprofit Management and Leadership. 14 (No. 3, Spring): 263-90. 

2004   The Indiana Nonprofit Sector: A Profile by Kirsten A. Grønbjerg and Linda Allen. Bloomington, IN: School of Public and Environmental Affairs. February. Available online at www.indiana.edu/~nonprof/results/npsurvey/insprofile.html

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Courses on the Web

V521 - Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector (Spring 2011)

V558 Fund Development for Nonprofit Organizations (Fall 2011)