Mark HagerMark Hager Dr. Hager is a research associate in the Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy at the Urban Institute.
, Dr. Hager's work focuses on administrative and fundraising costs among nonprofit organizations, data collection in the field of the performing arts, and the financial stability of nonprofits.Mr. Hager
currently works on the Building Research and Analysis Capacity for the Performing Arts research project.Other recent work includes the Capacity of Performing Arts Presenting Organizations research project.Before coming to UI in 2000, Dr. Hager was a member of the sociology faculty at Indiana University of Pennsylvania during the 1998-1999 school year, where he taught graduate-level courses on research methods.In 1999, he joined the staff of Americans for the Arts as director of research.
At Americans for the Arts
, Dr. Hager
conducted research on local arts agencies' activities and budgets, the economic impact of the arts on communities, and the sources of financial support for arts organizations.His
work on the behavior of nonprofit organizations has appeared in Public Administration Review, Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, and the American Behavioral Scientist.His
work on arts organizations and activities has appeared in the Journal of Arts
Management, Law and Society; Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly; and Americans for the Arts
' Monographs series.Dr. Hager earned his Ph.D. in organizational sociology with a study of the causes of nonprofit organization closure.