RUDOLPH “RUDY” ROSEN, Ph.D., is a research professor at The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment, Texas State University, where he is working on start-up of a leadership initiative, focusing on teaching and research about nonprofit organizations. Rudy specializes in executive leadership and management of nonprofit organizations and public agencies, cause-related advocacy, and funds development.
He is also founding partner of Professional Nonprofit Management Group, a company specializing in highly personalized services in start-up and turn-around of nonprofit organizations, funds development, and management of conferences and meeting events.
Dr. Rosen has served in international, national, and regional executive leadership positions in three of the nation’s largest nonprofit advocacy organizations. He has served as an environment cabinet member for two governors, and was a director of public resource agencies in two states. He has served on over 130 nonprofit and government national and international boards, commissions and committees and has written over 400 articles and presentations on organizations, conservation, and policy.
Rosen’s experience is broad and has focused on strategic and operational leadership, financing, marketing, advocacy, and hands-on management of national and international nonprofit membership/trade associations, university research/education initiatives, and government agencies.
He recently wrote the book Money for the Cause: A Complete Guide to Event Fundraising, an easy to understand yet comprehensive guidebook that will help anyone raise more money for their cause, regardless of size of organization or fundraising skill. Money for the Cause is a peer reviewed publication of Texas A&M University Press.