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Mark Rosenman, Ph.D.

Mark Rosenman directs Caring to Change. For twenty-five years, he has guided applied research projects to critically strengthen the nonprofit and philanthropic sector, paying particular attention to its infrastructure and its capacity to affect public policy and institutions. Much of his work was done while vice president for social responsibility and distinguished public service professor at the Union Institute & University; he now is a professor emeritus. He also was a research fellow at Independent Sector and a visiting fellow at Yale University.

Dr. Rosenman writes opinions frequently for The Chronicle of Philanthropy and has published elsewhere, as well as having blogged for the Stanford Social Innovation Review. He has been called a leading nonprofit sector activist and scholar and been quoted in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Times (London), Business Week, The Christian Science Monitor, Advertising Age, The Daily Mail, and numerous other publications; he has spoken widely across the nation and occasionally abroad. He chaired OMB Watch for most of the organization’s history and continues on its board. He also sits on the advisory group of the Centre for Charitable Giving and Philanthropy in the United Kingdom. He has served on numerous other boards, committees and task groups for organizations concerned with the charitable sector.

Rosenman sees his work as an extension of his earlier professional efforts in the civil rights movement, urban anti-poverty work, international and domestic program development, and in higher education. He believes that a healthy and vital charitable sector is essential to the commonweal, citizen participation and democracy. He lives and works in Washington, DC.


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