Michael J. Worth is Principal of the firm and is engaged with every client. In addition to Dr. Worth, the firm maintains a network of strategic partners with a broad range of specialized expertise. Teams assembled from among our partners are tailored to meet the specific needs of clients. This approach provides clients with the best of two worlds - the breadth and experience of a large firm, combined with the personal attention usually only available from an independent consultant.
MICHAEL J. WORTH
Principal, Michael J. Worth & Associates
Michael J. Worth has more than 35 years of experience in philanthropic resource development. He is known not only as an experienced and successful development officer but also as one of the field’s most prolific speakers and authors.
Dr. Worth served for nearly twenty years as Vice President for Development and Alumni Affairs at The George Washington University in Washington, DC. He planned and directed two major campaigns,
which supported the University’s extensive growth, and also held responsibility for Board of Trustees development. He previously served as Director of Development at the University of Maryland College Park.
Michael Worth has edited or written seven books related to fundraising and boards. “New Strategies for Educational fundraising” is one of the top sellers in the field and is used as a textbook in preparing development professionals. His most recent book on fundraising, “Leading the Campaign,” was published by the American Council on Education in 2010 [Michael Worth Books] and has become the standard guide for those preparing for a campaign effort.
Dr. Worth has been a frequent speaker at conferences of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges (AGB), and the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP). He served as a member of CASE’s Commission on Philanthropy and as a member of the faculty at the Harvard Institutes for Higher Education.
Michael Worth is active in the Washington, DC nonprofit community. He has served as a member of the Board of Directors of Miriam’s Kitchen, an organization providing services to the city’s homeless population; the selection committee for the Washington Post Award for Excellence in Nonprofit Management; and the advisory council of the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network, DC Chapter.
Dr. Worth is Professor of Nonprofit Management at The George Washington University and teaches graduate course on fundraising, board development, and management of nonprofit organizations and institutions.
He holds a B.A. from Wilkes University, an M.A. from The American University, and a Ph.D. from the University of Maryland.