- Doctoral Candidate
Abhishek Bhati is a doctoral candidate in the School of Public Administration in the area of Nonprofit Studies and Public Administration. In particular, he is interested in understanding different fundraising strategies, such as social media usage by nonprofit organizations, for retaining and attracting new donors, and their effects on the perception of beneficiaries and the poor.
Abhishek has been awarded a Penn Social Impact Doctoral Fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania, an Emerging Scholar Award through the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organization and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA), and a Graduate Research and Creative Activity Award (GRACA) through the University of Nebraska at Omaha.
MA, Social Entrepreneurship
Tata Institute of Social Sciences (Mumbai, India)
BA, Business Economics
University of Delhi (India)
Bhati, Abhishek, and Eikenberry, Angela M. (2016). Faces of the Needy: The Portrayal of Destitute Children in the Fundraising Campaigns of NGOs in India." International Journal of Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Marketing 21(1): 31-42.
Bhati, Abhishek, and Manimala, Mathew J. (2011). Talent Acquisition and Retention in Social Enterprises." Journal of Security and Sustainability Issues 1(1): 39-53.
Bhati, Abhishek. (In press). A Critical Fundraising Perspective: Understanding the Beneficiary Experience. In Reframing Nonprofit Management: Democracy, Inclusion, and Social Change edited by Angela M. Eikenberry, Billie Sandberg, and Roseanne Mirabella, Melvin and Leigh Publishers.
Instructor (Online and In-Person): Nonprofit Orgs and Management (Undergraduate)
Teaching Assistant: Introduction to the Nonprofit Sector (Graduate)
Guest Lecturer: International Sustainable Development (Undergraduate); Qualitative Research Methods (Doctoral); Introduction to the Nonprofit Sector (Graduate)