Journal Articles (Peer Reviewed)

Carman, J. G. (First published online 25 October 2021). Exploring the Accountability Relationship between Nonprofit Organizations and the State Auditor. Voluntary Sector Review.

Alaimo, S. & Carman, J. G. (2021). Decisions, decisions, decisions: Community foundations and community well-being. International Journal of Community Well-Being, 4(2).

Parrott, A. & Carman, J. G (2019). Scaling up programs: Reflections on the importance of process evaluation. Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation, 34(1), 131-138.

Millesen, J. L., & Carman, J. G. (2019). Building capacity in nonprofit boards: Learning from board self-assessments. Journal of Public and Nonprofit Affairs, 5(1), 74-94.  

Carman, J. G.  & Fredericks, K. A. (2018). Applications of social network analysis in evaluation: Challenges, suggestions, and opportunities for the future. Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation. 33(2), 175-187.

Carman, J. G. & Parrott, A. (2018). Yoga in United States urban schools: Outcomes for student response to stress and academic achievement. International Journal of Health Sciences and Research, 8(3), 1-10.

Carman, J. G.  & Parrott, A. (2016). Conducting quasi-experimental research in an urban school district: A closer look at the challenges and lessons learned. Journal of Applied Educational and Policy Research, 2(2), 77-86.

 Carman, J. G.  & Fredericks, K. A. (2013). Nonprofits and accreditation: Exploring the implications for accountability. International Review of Public Administration (Symposium: Nonprofit Accountability), 38 (3), 51-68.

Carman, J. G. (2013). Evaluation in an era of accountability: Unexpected opportunities: A reply to Jill Chouinard. American Journal of Evaluation, 34 (2), 261-265.

Carman, J. G. & Nesbit, R. A. (2013).  Founding new nonprofit organizations: Syndrome or symptom? Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, 42 (3), 603-321.

Carman, J. G. & Hefner, R. A. (2012) Using civic engagement and collaboration to create community change: Lessons from Charlotte, NC. The Foundation Review, 4(2), 30-43.

Leland, S. M., Carman, J. G., & Swartz, N. (2012). Understanding succession planning at the local level: A study of the opportunities and challenges facing cities and counties. National Civic Review, 101 (2), 44-50.

Carman, J. G. (2011). Understanding evaluation in nonprofit organizations. Public Performance & Management Review, 34 (3), 350-377

Carman, J. G.  (2011). What you don’t know can hurt your community: Lessons from a local United Way agency. Nonprofit Management and Leadership, 4(21), 433-448.

Millesen, J. L., Carman, J. G., & Bies, A. L. (2010). Why engage? Understanding the incentive to build nonprofit capacity. Nonprofit Management and Leadership, 21(1), 93-111.

Carman, J. G., Leland, S. M., & Wilson, A. J. (2010). Crisis in leadership or failure to plan? Insights from Charlotte, NC. Nonprofit Management and Leadership, 21(1), 93-111.

Carman, J. G. (2010). The accountability movement: What is wrong with this theory of change? Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, 39(2), 256-274.

Carman, J. G. & Fredericks, K. A. (2010). Evaluation capacity and nonprofit organizations: Is the glass half-empty or half-full. American Journal of Evaluation, 31(1), 84-104.

Carman, J. G.  (2009). Nonprofits, funders, and evaluation: Accountability in action. The American Review of Public Administration, 39 (4), 374-390.

Carman, J.G. &. Fredericks, K. A. (2008). Nonprofits and evaluation: Empirical evidence from the field. (pp. 51-72). In J. G. Carman & K. A. Fredericks (Eds.) Nonprofits and Evaluation. New Directions for Evaluation (119).  San Francisco, CA: Jossey Bass.

Carman, J. G., Fredericks, K. A., & Introcaso, D. (2008). Government and accountability: Paving the way for nonprofits and evaluation. (pp. 5-12). In J. G. Carman & K. A. Fredericks (Eds.) Nonprofits and Evaluation. New Directions for Evaluation (119). San Francisco, CA: Jossey Bass.

Fredericks, K. A., Deegan, M. & Carman, J. G. (2008). Using system dynamics as an evaluation tool: An experience from a demonstration program for people with developmental disabilities. American Journal of Evaluation, 29(3), 251-267.

Carman, J. G. (2007). Evaluation practice among community-based agencies: Research into the reality. American Journal of Evaluation, 28(1), 60-75.

Carman, J.G. & Millesen, J. L.  (2005). Nonprofit program evaluation: Organizational challenges and resource needs.  Journal of Volunteer Administration (23), 36-43.

Fredericks, K. A., Carman, J. G., &. Birkland, T. A. (2002). Program evaluation in a challenging authorizing environment:  Intergovernmental and Interorganizational factors (pp. 5-22). In R. Mohen, D. J. Bernstein & M. D. Whitsett (Eds.). Responding to sponsors and stakeholders in complex evaluation environments, New Directions for Evaluation (95). San Francisco, CA: Jossey Bass.

Carman, J. G. (2001). Community foundations:  A growing resource for community development. Nonprofit Management and Leadership, 12 (1), 7-24.

Book Chapters (Peer Reviewed)

Pettijohn, S. L. & Carman, J. G. (2021). Using cost-benefit and cost-effectiveness analyses in the community context. In R. P. Kilmer & J. R. Cook (Eds.). Evaluation research: Partnership approaches for community change. (pp.214-235). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Butta, F. & Carman, J. G. (2017). Accountability: Breaches of public trust. In A. Farazmand’s (Ed.) Global encyclopedia of public administration, public policy, and governance. New York, NY: Springer Publishing Company.

Book Reviews 

Carman, J. G. (2015).  [Review of 3 books:  Feedback that works for nonprofit organizations, Influence for nonprofit leaders, and Feedback to managers: A guide to reviewing and selecting multilateral instrument]. Journal for Nonprofit Education and Leadership, 5 (2), 131-133.

Carman, J. G. (2002).  [Review of the book, Accountability and effectiveness evaluation in non-profit organizations], Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, 31(4), 601-604.