Profile of the author,
Michael Seltzer is the director of Business Enterprises for Sustainable Travel (BEST). BEST is a travel and tourism industry initiative of The Conference Board, a leading business research and membership organization, in association with the World Travel and Tourism Council, the business leaders forum for travel and tourism.
Seltzer is well known as a pioneer in the field of non-profit management and philanthropy. As a manager, educator, consultant, grantmaker, and writer, he has a unique perspective on the challenges facing nonprofit organizations.
In the 1970s, he established one of the first management support organizations in the country in Philadelphia. Also, he has served as a program officer for the Ford Foundation, where he was responsible for its efforts to strengthen the nonprofit sector and advance organized philanthropy worldwide. More recently, he chaired the Masters Degree Program in Nonprofit Management at the Milano Graduate School of Management and Urban Policy of the New School University. He has worked with a number of UN agencies and served as a field director for both the American Freedom from Hunger Foundation and the United Nations Association of the U.S.A.
In May 1989, Michael Seltzer received the first Terry McAdam award from the Nonprofit Management Association for the first edition of his book, Securing Your Organizationís Future, which was published by The Foundation Center in 1987.