The Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA) has presented Alan Abramson with the Distinguished Achievement and Leadership in Nonprofit and Voluntary Action Research lifetime achievement award.
ARNOVA is a community of scholars, educators, and practice leaders that seeks to strengthen the field of nonprofit and philanthropic research in order to improve civil society and human life. Founded in 1971, ARNOVA brings together both theoretical and applied interests, helping scholars gain insight into the day-to-day concerns of third-sector organizations, while providing nonprofit professionals with connections to research they can use to improve the work of their organizations and the quality of life for citizens and communities.
ARNOVA has presented Alan Abramson with this prestigious award as a recognition of his contributions to the field. He is currently a Professor and Director of the Center on Nonprofits, Philanthropy, and Social Enterprise in the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University. Prior to joining Mason, Alan worked at the Aspen Institute and Urban Institute. He has served as President of the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA) and been named among the 50 most influential leaders in the U.S. nonprofit sector. He is also an elected Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration.