Congratulations to Professor Richard Steinberg for receiving a life time achievement award, granted annually by ARNOVA (Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action). The Distinguished Achievement and Leadership Award is given for significant and sustained contributions to the field through leadership as a researcher or practitioner. Nominees must have demonstrated outstanding achievement(s) as a researcher or practitioner in the field of nonprofit and voluntary action research and/or significant leadership achievements in the advancement and promotion of such research or practice over an extended period of time.
Dr. Steinberg’s career exemplies such achievements! A Professor of Economics and Philanthropic Studies at IUPUI and as Co-President of ARNOVA with Kirsten Grønbjerg, he helped secure major grants that funded ARNOVA’s first full-time Executive Director and half-time Managing Editor. He also served as Chair of the Meeting and Nominating Committees and participated as faculty advisor to six programs like and including ARNOVA’s doctoral fellows meetings. He first proposed and helped to implement what is now the Philanthropy Panel Study. The author of five books, including the coedited The Nonprofit Sector: A Research Handbook and the coauthored Economics for Nonprofit Managers and Social Entrepreneurs, as well as 29 refereed journal articles, 39 book chapters, and 24 other publications. As an amateur actor, Rich has appeared in over 40 community theater productions, building social capital one play at a time. Read more about this prestigous award here.