Bernd Helmig is currently a Visiting Scholar at the Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society. Since 2008 he has been a professor at the University of Mannheim Business School (Germany), where he serves as the director of the Center for Public & Nonprofit Management. Before moving to Mannheim he was professor and director of the Institute for Nonprofit Organizations Management Research at the University of Fribourg (Switzerland, 2001 to 2008) and assistant professor at the University of Freiburg (Germany 1997-2001), where he also earned his PhD. Bernd was offered professorships from the Universität of Hamburg, the Technical University of Munich (TUM), and the Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich (LMU) (all in Germany). He has held visiting positions including guest professor and visiting scholar at Harvard Business School (Boston, Cambridge/MA, USA), University of Edinburgh (UK), Vienna University of Economics and Business (Austria), University of Berne (Switzerland), and Namur University (Belgium). Bernd serves on the editorial boards of the three worldwide leading academic journals in nonprofit research Nonprofit & Voluntary Sector Quarterly, Voluntas – International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations, and Nonprofit Management & Leadership.
Bernd’s main research interests are giving behavior, fundraising, performance management, and critical success factor research. He has published more than 150 journal articles, conference papers, working papers, book chapters, contributions to encyclopedias, and transfer journal articles. Furthermore Bernd has published eleven books, edits the book series “Market-Oriented Nonprofit Management” (Springer), and has guest edited five special issues of scientific journals. His textbook “Nonprofit Management” (Beck, Munich 2012, co-authored by Silke Boenigk) won the best textbook by the German Academic Association for Business Research in 2013.