Fundraising and Management Book Author and Professor – Rudy Rosen
RUDY ROSEN, Ph.D., specializes in executive leadership and management of nonprofit organizations and public agencies, cause-related advocacy, funds development, and start-up/turn-around management and support. He currently is start-up director and fundraiser for the Institute for Water Resources Science and Technology, an initiative by the Texas A&M University System focusing on teaching and research about water at Texas A&M University in San Antonio. He is also a Fellow of The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment, Texas State University, where as a professor there he worked to start-up a leadership initiative focusing on teaching and research about nonprofit organizations. While there he also worked to start-up the water education program Headwaters to Ocean and the Texas Aquatic Science Project, the most comprehensive technology-supported education curricula on aquatic science.
He was responsible for the world’s largest fundraiser for conservation, an annual event that raised over $8 million, as executive director of an international membership and trade organization. Another organization he helped manage held nearly 5,000 fundraising events each year, where he was also a key manager in a successful $1.7 billion comprehensive campaign. He founded and is also president of a management company, Professional Nonprofit Management Group LLC, specializing in highly personalized services in start-up and turn-around of nonprofit organizations, fundraising development, and management of conferences and meeting events.
Dr. Rudy Rosen has served in international, national, and regional executive leadership positions in three of the nation’s largest nonprofit science-based conservation advocacy membership organizations: the National Wildlife Federation, Ducks Unlimited, Safari Club International, and Safari Club International Foundation. He also served as an environment cabinet member for two governors, and was director of fish, wildlife, and coastal public resource agencies for the states of Oregon and Texas. He has served on over 130 national and international boards, commissions and committees and has written over 500 articles, presentations, blogs, and expert testimony on organizations, conservation, science, and policy.
Rudy Rosen recently wrote the book Money for the Cause, a peer-reviewed textbook published by the Texas A&M University Press where he explains in understandable ways field-tested approaches to raising funds that are among those that have helped him and the teams of volunteers and professionals he has worked with raise over $3 billion for environmental conservation. A copy of Money for the Cause can be purchased from Amazon or the Texas A&M University Press.
Dr. Rudy Rosen recently wrote the book Texas Aquatic Science published by Texas A&M University Press. Now at the top of internet searches worldwide for “aquatic science” this STEM classroom resource for middle through high school students provides clear, concise scientific information in an understandable and enjoyable way about water and aquatic life. Texas Aquatic Science spans the hydrologic cycle from rain to watersheds, aquifers to springs, rivers to estuaries, and bays to ocean. Ample illustrations promote understanding of important concepts and clarify major ideas.