Salvatore Alaimo

Salvatore Alaimo

Dr. Salvatore Alaimo, Professor of Nonprofit Management

Office Address: 250C Richard M. DeVos Center - Pew Campus
Phone: (616) 331-6582
Email: [email protected]

Teaching Areas:
PNH 643 - Strategic Management and Planning

PNH 660 - Philanthropy and the Nonprofit Sector: History and Ethics 

PNH 661 - Nonprofit Management: Practices

PNH 664 - Program Evaluation

PNH 685 - Public Service Leadership Seminar

Dr. Alaimo teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in nonprofit administration, including a graduate course he developed in program evaluation. His research interests are in the areas of evaluation, volunteer management and contract management. Dr. Alaimo has published several book chapters and a journal article in New Directions for Evaluation that was republished in 2010 in The Jossey-Bass Reader on Nonprofit and Public Leadership. He produced a documentary entitled What is Philanthropy? That enhances our understanding of the concept of philanthropy and its role in American society. Dr. Alaimo is a Fulbright Scholar who spent six months teaching, conducting research and making community presentations in the Czech Republic 2022-23

Dr. Alaimo previously taught nonprofit management courses as an adjunct professor at Georgia State University and Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI). He has nine years experience working at nonprofit organizations including the United Way and the Girl Scouts, and has also consulted ten years for nonprofits including the National Benevolent Association, the University of Georgia, Georgia Ballet, International Rescue Committee, United Way, and Latin American Association among others. Dr. Alaimo earned his Ph.D. in Philanthropic Studies at Indiana University and his Master's degree in Urban Studies, concentrating in Nonprofit Administration, at Georgia State University.

Ph.D., Indiana University
M.S., Georgia State University
B.S., Ramapo State College of New Jersey
Dr. Alaimo's Curriculum Vitae



  • The book I am currently recommending to my friends isCronkite by Douglas Brinkley
  • The music I am currently recommending to my friends is Sugar Hill Records – A Retrospective (boxed set of bluegrass and Americana music 1978-2003)
  • My favorite place to hang out is ... my hometown of Westwood, NJ
  • My best advice to students is ... read, listen and focus.
  • The person I admire most is ... my Dad.

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