Prof. Michal Almog-Bar

michal almog bar
Associate Professor
Room 514

Michal Almog-Bar Ph.D., is an Associate Professor and the Head of the Center for the Study of Civil Society and Philanthropy at the School of Social Work and Social Welfare, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.  Her academic work focuses on civil society and nonprofit organizations, specifically on nonprofit organizations providing social services. Her fields of research include: organizational, managerial and employment aspects of nonprofit organizations; policy towards the nonprofit sector; gender in civil society; nonprofit advocacy and cross-sectorial partnerships. She currently serves as an Associate Editor of Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly. She has participated in several international comparative projects on nonprofit organizations providing social services and on government policy towards nonprofits. She has been involved in policy formation concerning civil society in Israel and took part in various national committees. She also served as a consultant on civil society, volunteering and cross-sector partnerships to several governmental ministries and public entities in Israel.


Recent publications


Gidron, B., Bar, M. & Katz, H. (2004). The Israeli Third Sector: Between Welfare State and Civil Society.  New York: Kluwer Academic / Plenum. 216 pages.


Gidron, B. & Bar, M (Eds.). (2009). Policy Initiatives towards the Third Sector in International Perspective. New York: Springer.


Chapters in Collections

Gidron, B & Bar, M. (2009). Introduction. In: Gidron. B. & Bar (Eds.). Policy Initiatives towards the Third Sector in International Perspective. New York: Springer, 1-20.


Bar, M. & Gidron, B. (2009).  The Long Journey to the Promised Land: Policy Initiatives towards the Third Sector in Israel. In: Gidron. B. & Bar (Eds.). Policy Initiatives towards the Third Sector in International Perspective. New York: Springer, 159-188.


Almog-Bar, M. (2015). Krembo Wings: A youth organizations for children with disabilities in Israel. In: R. Cnaan, & D. Vinokur-Kaplan. (Eds.) Cases in Innovative Nonprofits: Organizations that Make a Difference. CA: Sage, 155-166.


Almog-Bar, M. (2016). Nonprofit policy advocacy. In: M. J. Dubnick and D. A. Bearfield (Eds.). Encyclopedia of Public Administration & Public Policy. 3rd edition.  Boca Raton, FL: Taylor and Francis.


Almog-Bar, M. (Forthcoming). Civil society in collaborative governance. In: Sher- Hadar, N. & Lahat, L. (Eds.). Collaborative Governance: Theory and Issues from Israel.  New York: Palgrave


Articles in Peer Reviewed Journal


Schmid, H., Bar, M., & Nirel, R. (2008). Advocacy activities in nonprofit human service organizations: Implications for policy. Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly 37 (4), 581-602.


Almog-Bar, M. & Zychlinski, E. (2010). “It was suppose to be a partnership”-  The relations between philanthropic foundations and government in social initiatives. Social Security (Bitachon Soziali) (Hebrew).


Almog-Bar, M. & Ajzenstadt, M. (2010). Women, welfare and civil society organizations: Creating an alternative women’s welfare sphere in Israel. Social Policy and Administration 44 (6), 673 - 688.


Almog-Bar, M. & Zychlinski, E. (2012). A façade of collaboration: Relationships between philanthropic foundations and the government in social policy making in Israel. Public Management Review 14(6), 795-814.


Schiller, R. & Almog-Bar, M. (2013). Revisiting collaborations between nonprofits and businesses: An NPO-Centric view and typology. Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly 42 (5), 942-962.


Almog-Bar, M. & Schmid, H. (2014). Advocacy activities by nonprofit human service organizations: A critical review. Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly 43(1), 11-3.


Almog-Bar, M. & Zychlinski, E. (2014). Collaboration between philanthropic foundations and government. International Journal of Public Sector Management 27(3), 201 – 211.


Almog-Bar, M., Weiss-Gal, I. & Gal, J. (2015). Bringing public policy into policy practice. Journal of Social Work 15(4), 390-408.


Almog-Bar, M. & Ajzenstadt, M. (2015). "You feel you hit a wall and then you have no choice but to form an association": Characteristics of grassroots organizations providing welfare services in civil society. Social Security (Bitachon Soziali), 98, 97-128. (Hebrew).


Schmid, H. & Almog-Bar, M. (2016). Correlates of cross-sector partnership in the human services: Implications for policy and practice. Human Service Organizations: Management, Leadership & Governance, 40, 238-252.

Schmid, H. & Almog-Bar, M. (2016). Cross-sector partnerships in the human services: an international perspective. Human Service Organizations Management, Leadership & Governance 40(3), 188 -193.


Almog-Bar, M. (2016). Policy Initiatives towards the Nonprofit Sector: Insights from the Israeli Case. Nonprofit Policy Forum 7(2), 237-256.


Almog-Bar, M. & Young, D. (2016). Policy towards Nonprofits in International Perspective: Current Trends and Their Implications for Theory and Practice. Nonprofit Policy Forum 7(2), 85-95.


Sofer, M. & Almog-Bar, M. (2016). Therapy or human right? The meaning of recreation for children and youth with disabilities in the "Krembo Wings" youth movement. Disability and Health Journal 9(3), 399-405.


Almog-Bar, M. (2017). Civil Society and Nonprofits in the Age of New Public Governance: Current Trends and Their Implications for Theory and Practice. Nonprofit Policy Forum 8(4), 342-351.


Almog-Bar, M. (2017). Insider Status and Outsider Tactics: Advocacy Tactics of Human Service Nonprofits in the Age of New Public Governance Nonprofit Policy Forum 8(4), 411-428.


Almog-Bar, M. & Schmid, H. (2018). Cross-Sector Partnerships in Human Services: Insights and Organizational Dilemmas.  Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly 47(4), 119-138.


Livnat, I. & Almog-Bar, M. (2018). "Lots of freedom, but also a lot of mess and lack of knowledge": The employment experience of women mid-level managers in Third Sector organizations. Society and Welfare, 67-96. (Hebrew).


Almog-Bar, M. & Livnat, I. (2019). Between the Sticky Floor and the Glass Ceiling: Employment of Women as Mid-level Managers in Israeli Nonprofit Organizations. Israel Affairs 25(3), 467-487.


Almog-Bar, M., Cnaan, R., Pitowski-Nave, N.  & Tury, K. (Forthcoming). Israeli Peace Nonprofits Promoting Social Good: Characteristics of Active and Inactive Organizations. Research on Social Work Practice.


Schmid, H. & Almog-Bar, M. (Forthcoming). The critical role of the initial stages of cross-sector partnerships and their implications for partnerships’ outcomes. Voluntas.