Associate Professor, School of Community Resources and Development, Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions
School of Community Resources & Development
Arizona State University, Downtown Phoenix campus
411 N Central Ave, Ste 550
Phoenix, AZ 85004-0691
- Senior Sustainability Scholar, Global Institute of Sustainability and Innovation
- Associate Professor, School of Community Resources and Development, Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions
- Honors Faculty, Barrett, the Honors College
- Affiliate Graduate Faculty, School of Social Work, Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions
- Affiliate Graduate Faculty, Sociological Inquiry, T. Denny Sanford School of Social and Family Dynamics, Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions
- Affiliate Faculty, School of Film, Dance, and Theater, Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts
- Associate Scholar, Lodestar Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Innovation
- Associate Scholar, Center for Organization Research and Design
Mark A. Hager is an Associate Professor of Philanthropic Studies in the School of Community Resources & Development, Arizona State University. From August 2008 to May 2010, he was Director of Research in the ASU Lodestar Center for Philanthropy & Nonprofit Innovation, and he still blogs there. Before joining the faculty at ASU, he was a Senior Research Associate in the Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy at the Urban Institute, a Washington D.C. think tank.
His research includes studies of the scope, dimensions, administration, and financial operations of and reporting by nonprofit organizations. Hager earned his Ph.D. in organizational sociology at the University of Minnesota with a study of the causes of nonprofit organization closure. In addition to book chapters, research reports, and professional presentations, his work on the behavior and work of nonprofit organizations has appeared in Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, Nonprofit Management & Leadership, Public Administration Review, Public Management Review, the Journal of Volunteer Administration, Nonprofit Quarterly, and the American Behavioral Scientist.
Hager is a faculty affiliate of the ASU Center for Organization Research and Design. He is a member of the graduate faculty in the School of Community Resources & Development, the School of Social Work and the sociology programs in the School of Social and Family Dynamics.
He has worked with several students in the College of Public Service & Community Solutions' undergraduate research program, and is a regular committee member for theses and creative projects undertaken by Barrett honors students.
- PhD, Sociology, University of Minnesota, 1999
- MA, Sociology, University of Minnesota, 1995
- BS, Speech: Rhetoric, Kansas State University, 1990
Adams, T., E. Mazzella, K. Renfro, L. Scholling and M. A. Hager. 2016. Measurement in volunteer administration: Seven arenas. International Journal of Volunteer Administration XXXII(1):1-10. (link )
Hager, M. A. and E. C. Hedberg. 2016. Institutional trust, sector confidence, and charitable giving. Journal of Nonprofit & Public Sector Marketing 28(2):164-184. DOI: 10.1080/10495142.2015.1011508. (link )
Hager, M. A. and J. L. Brudney. 2015. In search of strategy: Universalistic, contingent, and configurational adoption of volunteer management practices. Nonprofit Management & Leadership 25(3):235-254. DOI: 10.1002/nml.21123. (link )
Hager, M. A. and S. McArdle. 2015. Dimensions of sales tax exemption policy: The Arizona model. Nonprofit Policy Forum 6(1):45-57. DOI: 10.1515/npf-2013-0012.
Fernandez, K. M. and M. A. Hager. 2014. Public and private dimensions of grantmaking foundations. Public Administration Quarterly 38(3):405-439. (link )
Proulx, K. E., M. A. Hager and K. C. Klein. 2014. Models of collaboration between nonprofit organizations. International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management 63(6):746-765. DOI: 10.1108/IJPPM-06-2013-0121. (link )
Hager, M. A. 2013. Engagement motivations in professional associations. Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly 43(2S):40S-60S. DOI: 10.1177/0899764013502582. (link )
Hager, M. A. 2013. Gathering information from nonprofits: Toward representative survey samples. Journal of Nonprofit Education and Leadership 3(1):47-59. (link )
Hager, M. A. 2013. Toward emergent strategy in volunteer administration. The International Journal of Volunteer Administration XXIX(3):13-22.
Hager, M. A. and E. T. Boris. 2012. Compensation for governance in grantmaking foundations. Public Integrity 15(1):51-70. (link )
Hager, M. A. and M. Kopczynski Winkler. 2012. Motivational and demographic factors for performing arts attendance across place and form. Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly 41(3):474 - 496. DOI: 10.1177/0899764011411095. (link )
Hager, M. A. and H. Sung. 2012. Local arts agencies as destination management organizations. Journal of Travel Research 51(4):400-411. DOI: 10.1177/0047287511426338. (link )
Hager, M. A. and H. Sung. 2012. Local arts agency participation in cultural tourism management. Journal of Heritage Tourism 7(3):205-217. DOI: 10.1080/1743873X.2012.677140. (link )
Hager, M. A. and J. L. Brudney. 2011. Problems recruiting volunteers: Nature versus nurture. Nonprofit Managemetn & Leadership 22(2):137-157. DOI: 10.1002/nml.20046. (link )
Hager, M. A. and J. L. Brudney. 2005. Net benefits: Weighing the challenges and benefits of volunteers. Journal of Volunteer Administration 23(1):26-31.
Hager, M. A., J. Galaskiewicz and J. A. Larson. 2004. Structural embeddedness and the liability of newness among nonprofit organizations. Public Management Review 6(2):159-188. DOI: 10.1080/1471903042000189083. (link )
Hager, M. A. and T. H. Pollak. 2004. Haves and have nots: Investment capital among performng arts presenters in the United States. International Journal of Arts Management 6(2):54-65. (link )
Hager, M. A. 2003. Current practices in allocation of fundraising expenditures. New Directions for Philanthropic Fundraising 2003(41):39-52. DOI: 10.1002/pf.40. (link )
Hager, M. A., S. Wilson, T. H. Pollak and P. M. Rooney. 2003. Response rates for mail surveys of nonproift organizations: A review and empirical test. Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly 32(2):252-267. DOI: 10.1177/0899764003032002005. (link )
Benjamin Darling, R., M. A. Hager, J. M. Stockdale and D. A. Herkert. 2002. Divergent views of clients and professionals: A comparison of responses to a needs assessment instrument. Journal of Social Service Research 28(3):41-63. DOI: 10.1300/J079v28n03_03. (link )
Hager, M., P. Rooney and T. Pollak. 2002. How fundraising is carried out in US nonprofit organisations. International Journal of Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Marketing 7(4):311-324. DOI: 10.1002/nvsm.188. (link )
Hager, M. A. 2001. Financial vulnerability among arts organizations: A test of the Tuckman-Chang measures. Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly 30(2):376-392. DOI: /10.1177/0899764001302010. (link )
Middleton Stone, M., M. A. Hager and J. Griffin. 2001. Organizational characteristics and funding environments: A study of a population of United Way-affiliated nonprofits. Public Administration Review 61(3):276-289. (link )
Pollak, T. H., M. A. Hager and E. Rowland. 2000. University arts programs and local communities: A report on a pilot study. The Journal of Arts Management, Law, and Society 30(2):146-159. DOI: 10.1080/10632920009601293. (link )
Hager, M. A., J. J. Pins and C. A. Jorgensen. 1997. Unto thy maker: The fate of church-based nonprofit clinics in a turbulent health care environment. Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly 26(4):S85-S100. DOI: 10.1177/08997640972640061. (link )
Hager, M. A. 1996. Education level, liberal attitudes, and sexual behavior: A reinterpretation. Alberta Journal of Educational Research 42(4):400-4005. (link )
Hager, M. A., J. Galaskiewicz, W. Bielefeld and J. J. Pins. 1996. Tales from the grave: Organizations' accounts of their own demise. American Behavioral Scientist 39(8):975-994. DOI: 10.1177/0002764296039008004. (link )
Hager, M. A. Life cycles of nonprofit organizations. In: Farazmand, A. ed., Global Encyclopedia of Public Administration, Public Policy, and Governance. Springer International Publishing. ISBN: 978-3-319-20927-2.
Hager, M. A. and J. L. Brudney. 2016. Sustaining volunteer involvement. Pp. Chapter 8 In: Seel, K. ed., Volunteer Administration: Professional Practice, 3rd Ed.. LexisNexis. ISBN: 9780433490524.
Hager, M. A., E. Juaneda-Ayensa, F. A. Nogueira, M. Pstross and D. H. Smith. 2016. Member acquisition and retention in associations. Pp. 975-991 In: Smith, D. H., R. A. Stebbins and J. Grotz eds., The Palgrave Handbook of Volunteering, Civic Participation, and Nonprofit Associations. Palgrave Macmillan UK. ISBN: 978-1-137-26317-9.
Hager, M. A., P. M. Rooney, T. H. Pollak and S. Osborne. 2014. How fundraising is carried out in United States non-profit organizations. Voluntary and Non-Profit Management. Vol 3, Part 3. Sage Publishing. ISBN: 9781446257364.
Proulx, K. E., M. A. Hager and D. A. Wittstock. 2014. The promise of information and communication technology in volunteer administration. Pp. 161-179 In: Ariza-Montes, J. A. and A. Lucia-Casademunt eds., ICT Management in Non-Profit Organizations. IGI Global. ISBN: 9781466659742.
Hager, M. A. and J. L. Brudney. 2013. Sustaining volunteer involvement. Pp. 243-279 In: Seel, K. ed., Volunteer Administration: Professional Practice, 2nd Ed.. LexisNexis Canada. ISBN: 978-0433471387.
Hager, M. A. 2010. Functions of nonprofit organizations. In: Anheir, H. K. and S. Toepler eds., International Encyclopedia of Civil Society. Springer. ISBN: 978-0-387-93994-0.
Hager, M. A. and J. L. Brudney. 2010. Sustaining volunteer involvement. Pp. 215-248 In: Seel, K. ed., Volunteer Administration: Professional Practice. LexisNexis Canada and the Council for Certification in Volunteer Administration. Ontario, Canada. ISBN: 978-0433462224.
Hager, M. A., J. L. Brudney and M. Liao-Troth. 2008. Management capacity and retention of volunteers. Pp. 9-27 Challenges in Volunteer Management. Information Age Publishing. Charlotte, NC. ISBN: 978-1593119256.
Bowman, W., E. Keating and M. A. Hager. 2007. Investment income. Pp. 157-182 In: Young, D. R. ed., Financing Nonprofits: Putting Theory into Practice. AltaMira Press. ISBN: 978-0759109889.
Duckles, B., M. A. Hager and J. Galaskiewicz. 2005. How nonprofits close: Using narratives to study organizational processes. Pp. 169-203 In: Elsbach, K. D. ed., Qualitative Organizational Research Volume 1. Information Age Publishing. Greenwich, CT. ISBN: 978-1-59311-333-9.
Hager, M. A., A. Brimer and T. H. Pollak. 2005. The distribution of nonprofit social service organizations along the rural-urban continuum. Pp. 73-85 In: Lohmann, N. and R. A. Lohmann eds., Rural Social Work Practice. Columbia University Press. ISBN: 978-0231129329.
Hager, M. and J. Greenlee. 2004. How important is a nonprofit's bottom line?. Pp. 85-98 In: Frumkin, P. and J. B. Imber eds., In Search of the Nonprofit Sector. Taylor & Francis. ISBN: 978-1138525955.
Hager, M., J. Galaskiewicz, W. Bielefeld and J. Pins. 1999. "Tales from the Grave": Organization's accounts of their own demise. Pp. 51-70 In: Anheier, H. K. ed., When Things Go Wrong: Organizational Failures and Breakdowns. SAGE Publications, Inc. ISBN: 978-0761910473.
Hager, M., Y. Ishio and J. J. Pins. 1998. Growth and decline among nonprofit organizations. Pp. 83-124 In: Galaskiewicz, J. and W. Bielefeld eds., Nonprofit Organizations in an Age of Uncertainty: A Study of Organizational Change. Aldine de Gruyter. ISBN: 978-0202305653.
Hager, M. A. and C. Jorgensen. 1998. A profile of the Twin Cities public charity sector: 1980-1994. Pp. 41-81 In: Galaskiewicz, J. and W. Bielefeld eds., Nonprofit Organizations in an Age of Uncertainty: A Study of Organizational Change. Aldine de Gruyter. ISBN: 978-0202305653.