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This award is given for a single book, monograph, or edited book published in the three calendar years preceding the award. Books that contribute to the advancement of theory, conceptualization, research, or practice are eligible. Books developed as textbooks, journalistic accounts, and guides not based on systematic research are ineligible. Nominations from publishers are welcome. Publishers' submissions must include eight copies of the book with a nomination letter. Cash prize: $1,000.

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Previous recipients:


Patricia Strach, University at Albany, State University of New York, “Hiding Politics in Plain Sight: Cause Marketing, Corporate Influence, and Breast Cancer Policymaking"

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2016 Richard L. Wood, University of New Mexico, and Brad R. Fulton, Indiana University, “A Shared Future: Faith-Based Organizing for Racial Equity and Ethical Democracy”
2015 Christopher Bail, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, "Terrified: How Anti-Muslim Fringe Organizations Become Mainstream"
2014 Wendy Wong, Internal Affairs: How the Structure of NGO's Transforms Human Rights (Cornell University Press)


Erica Bornstein, Disquieting Gifts: Humanitarianism in New Delhi (Sanford University Press, 2011)
Honorable Mention: Ashley Currier, Out in Africa: LGBT Organizing in Namibia and South Africa (University of Minnesota Press)


Kathleen M. Blee,Democracy in the Making: How Activist Groups Form (Oxford Press)


Katherine Chen,Enabling Creative Chaos: The Organization Behind the Burning Man Event (University of Chicago Press)
Honorable Mention: Rieko KageCivic Engagement in Postwar Japan (Cambridge University Press)


Amy Singer,Charity in Islamic Society (Cambridge University Press)


Marc Musick & John Wilson,The Volunteers: A Social Profile (Indiana University Press)

Howard Lune,Urban Action Networks (Roman and Littlefield)


D. Michael Lindsay,Faith in the Halls of Power (Oxford University Press)


Kieran Healy,Last Best Gifts: Altruism and the Market for Human Blood and Organs (University of Chicago Press)


Honorable Mention: Peter Frumkin,Strategic Giving: The Art of Science of Philanthropy (University of Chicago Press)


Mark Chaves—Congregations in America (Harvard University Press)


Marion Fremont-Smith—Governing Nonprofit Organizations (Harvard University Press)


Alnoor Ebrahim—NGOs and Organizational Change: Discourse, Reporting and Learning (Cambridge University Press)


Mark E. Warren--Democracy and Association (Princeton University Press)


Eleanor Brilliant--Private Charity and Public Inquiry (Indiana University Press)


Joseph Galaskiewicz and Wolfgang Bielefeld--Nonprofit Organizations in an Age of Uncertainty (Aldine)


Margaret Harris--Organizing God’s Work: Challenges for Churches and Synagogues (Macmillan)


Richard Magat--Unlikely Partners: Philanthropic Foundations and the Labor Movement (ILR Press/Cornell University Press)


Jerome Himmelstein--Looking Good and Doing Good: Corporate Philanthropy and Corporate Power (Indiana University Press)


Kathryn Kish Sklar--Florence Kelley and The Nation’s Work (Yale University Press)


Daniel C. Levy--Building the Third Sector: Latin America’s Private Research Centers and Nonprofit Development (University of Pittsburgh Press)


Lester Salamon--Partners in Public Service: Government-Nonprofit Relations in the Modern Welfare State (Johns Hopkins University Press)


Francie Ostrower--Why the Wealthy Give (Princeton University Press)


Kirsten A. Gronbjerg--Understanding Nonprofit Funding (Jossey-Bass)


Evelyn Brooks Higgenbotham--Righteous Discontent: The Women’s Movement in the Black Baptist Church (Harvard University Press)


Kathleen D. McCarthy--Women's Culture: American Philanthropy and Art,1830-1930

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