UCR

ACE-UCR



Thomas Backer, Ph.D.


SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING PUBLICATIONS

Please note that electronic reprints available on this website are provided as a professional courtesy. Please do not post or distribute these reprints in any fashion that may violate the copyright of the original publisher or the authors.

Thank you for your interest in these works. If you have any questions about these works, please contact author(s) of individual publications or the Project Manager at ACE-UCR using the following email address: roxanna.alcaraz@ucr.edu.

_________________________________________________________________________

Backer, T.E., Bleeg, J.E. & Groves, K. (2010). Evaluating foundation-supported capacity building: Lessons learned. Encino, CA: Human Interaction Research Institute. download

Backer, T.E. (2009). Evaluation of the Urban Child Welfare Leaders Group. Encino, CA: Human Interaction Research Institute. download

Backer, T.E. (2009). Peer networking and community change: Measuring impact. Baltimore: Annie E. Casey Foundation. download

Backer, T. E. (2009). Communicating SAMHSA's role in health care reform and financing substance abuse/mental health services: Communication and SAMHSA's role. Encino, CA: Human Interaction Research Institute. download

Human Interaction Research Institute. (2009). Resource directory for nonprofit capacity building in Los Angeles County. Encino, CA: Author. Sixth Edition. download

Backer, T.E. (2008). Donor advisors and philanthropic strategy. Encino, CA: Human Interaction Research Institute. download

Backer, T.E. (2008). Peer networking and community change: Experiences of the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Baltimore: Annie E. Casey Foundation. download

Backer, T.E., Kunz, C. & Groves, K. (2008). SAMHSA Health Information Network - Needs Sensing Study: Year one report. Encino, CA: Human Interaction Research Institute. download

Backer, T.E., Bleeg, J.E. & Groves, K. (2007). Lessons learned from evaluations of PCBR programs: Pilot study. Encino, CA: Human Interaction Research Institute. download

Backer, T.E., Howard, E.A. & Koone, S. (2007). SAMHSA Strategic Communications Framework and Dialogue: Planning study report. Encino, CA: Human Interaction Research Institute. download

Backer, T.E., Howard, E.A. & Moran, G.E. (2007). The role of effective discharge planning in preventing homelessness. Journal of Primary Prevention (Special Issue on Prevention of Homelessness), 28: 229-243. download

Backer, T.E. & Howard, E.A. (2007). Cognitive impairments and the prevention of homelessness. Journal of Primary Prevention (Special Issue on Prevention of Homelessness), 28: 375-388. download

Backer, T.E. & Russ, A. (2007). Implementing evidence-based youth violence prevention programs: One community's experience. Encino, CA: Human Interaction Research Institute. download

Wirtenberg, J., Backer, T.E., Chang, W., Lannan, T., Applegate, B., Conway, M., Abrams, L. & Slepian, J. (2007). The future of organization development in the nonprofit sector. Organization Development Journal, 25(4), 179-195. download

Backer, T.E., Bleeg, J.E. & Groves, K. (2006). Exploring foundation financial investments in nonprofit capacity building. Encino, CA: Human Interaction Research Institute. download

Backer, T.E. (2006). Nurturing high impact philanthropists: Learning groups for donors and small foundations (H-138) download

Backer, T.E & Barbell, I. (2006). Keeping a good program Going: Five steps to engage local philanthropy. (H-140) download

Human Interaction Research Institute. (2006). Resource Directory for Nonprofit Capacity Building in California's Central Valley. Encino, CA: Author. download

Backer, T.E., Miller, A.N. & Bleeg, J.E. (2006). Capacity by any other name. Stanford Social Innovation Review, Spring, 15. (H-135)

Backer, T.E. (2006). Balancing work, life and creativity—Lessons from artists. Paper presented at Well-Being: The Balance Between Wet and Dry Conference, Claremont University. (H-134) download (37KB)

Backer, T.E. (2006). Building to grow: Internal capacity building for small foundations. Encino, CA: Human Interaction Research Institute. download

Patrizi, P., Spector, A., Backer, T.E. & Freedman, S. (2006). Peer review in philanthropy: A road to accountability and effectiveness. Philadelphia: Patrizi Associates. (H-137)

Backer, T.E. (2005). Overview of foundation learning approaches. Encino, CA: Human Interaction Research Institute. (H-130) download

Backer, T.E., Guerra, N., Hesselbein, F., Lasker, R. & Petersilia, J. (2005). Blueprint for building evidence-based community partnerships in corrections. Briefing paper prepared for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. (H-132) download

Backer, T.E. & Oshima, M. (2005). The state of nonprofit capacity building in Los Angeles 2005. Los Angeles: UCLA Center for Civil Society. (H-129) download

Lobman, T., Backer, T.E. & Groves, K. (2005). Experiences with neighborhood investments: Identifying new opportunities for funding in the East Bay. Annie E. Casey Foundation and East Bay Community Foundation.

Backer, T.E. (2005). Introduction: Forum —The life and work of Everett Rogers: Some personal reflections. Journal of Health Communication, 10, 285-286. (H-131)

Backer, T.E., Dearing, J., Singhal, A. & Valente, T. (2005). Writing with Ev – Words to transform science into action. Journal of Health Communication, 10, 289-302. (H-131)

Backer, T.E., Smith, R. & Barbell, I. (2005). Who comes to the table? Stakeholder interactions in philanthropy. In D. Eilinghoff (Ed)., Rethinking philanthropic effectiveness. Gutersloh, Germany: Verlag Bertelsmann Stiftung. (H-133)

Green, F. & Backer, T.E. (2004). Holes in the safety-net: Study of funding cutbacks and safety-net nonprofits in California. Los Angeles: California Association of Nonprofits. download

Guerra, N. & Backer, T.E. (2004). Casebook on youth violence prevention projects - Four key elements for success. Encino, CA: Human Interaction Research Institute. (B-31) download

Backer, T.E. (2004). Capacity building for smaller foundations: Shoes for the cobbler’s children. Baltimore: Annie E. Casey Foundation. (H-122) download

Backer, T.E. (2004). Collaboration approaches for smaller foundations: Partnering to focus on results for communities. Baltimore: Annie E. Casey Foundation. (H-128) download

Backer, T.E. (2004). The psychology of philanthropy and community change. Presentation to UCLA School of Public Policy and Social Research, May. (H-119) download

Backer, T.E., Miller, A.M. & Bleeg, J. (2004). Donor perspectives on nonprofit capacity building. Baltimore, MD: Annie E. Casey Foundation. (H-124) download

Backer, T.E., Miller, A.M. & Bleeg, J. (2004). Donor perspectives on place-based philanthropy. Baltimore, MD: Annie E. Casey Foundation. (H-125) download

Backer, T.E., Smith R. & Barbell, I. (2004). Who comes to the table? Stakeholder interactions in philanthropy. International Network on Strategic Philanthropy.
(H-127) download

Sampson, A. (2004). Capacity building for smaller foundations: Making an investment in ourselves. Baltimore: Annie E. Casey Foundation. (H-123) download

Backer, T.E. & Barbell, I. (2004). Models for local infrastructure. Nonprofit Quarterly, Special Infrastructure Issue, 50-56. (H-120)

Backer, T.E., Bleeg, J.E. & Groves, K. (2004). The expanding universe: New directions in nonprofit capacity building. Washington, DC: Alliance for Nonprofit Management. (B-30) Contact www.allianceonline.org

Backer, T.E. & Oshima, M. (2004). The state of nonprofit capacity building in Los Angeles 2004. Los Angeles: UCLA Center for Civil Society. (H-117) download

Human Interaction Research Institute. (2004). Resource directory for nonprofit capacity building in the San Francisco Bay Area. Encino, CA: Author. (H-126) download

Backer, T.E. (2004). Civil society as a force for community change. Presentation to the Valley Leadership Institute Executive Dialog Series, February. (H-118) download (24 KB)

Backer, T.E. (2004). Philanthropy and community change: How consulting psychology can contribute. Presentation to APA Society for Consulting Psychology Midwinter Conference, February. (H-116) download (37 KB)

Backer, T.E. (2004). Collaborating for success - Evaluation for collaborations. Presentation to CONNECT LA Conference, February. (H-115) download (28 KB)

Backer, T.E. (2003). Practical strategies for change: Collaboration, systems change and sustainability. Presentation to Frequent Users of Health Services Initiative, June. (H-112) download (36 KB)

Backer, T.E. (2003)(Ed.). Evaluating community collaborations. New York: Springer Publishing Company. (B-29) To obtain a copy: Contact www.springerpub.com or call (877) 687-7476.

Backer, T.E. (2003). Consulting psychology as creative problem-solving: Lessons from my first three decades. Consulting Psychology Journal, 55(2), 107-112. (H-107)

Backer, T.E. (2003). The psychology of philanthropy in tough times. Paper prepared for the Lead Program Executives Group, January. (H-110) download (17 KB)

Backer, T.E. (2003). Science-based strategic approaches to dissemination. In J.A. Sorensen, R.A. Rawson & J.E. Zweben (Eds.), Drug abuse treatment through collaboration: Research and practice partnerships that work. Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association. (H-109)

Backer, T.E. & Kunz, C. (2003). Creating the future: The story of the National Conversation on Youth Development in the 21st century. Chevy Chase, MD: National 4.H Council. (B-27)

Backer, T.E. & Kunz, C. (2003). The Health Rocks! story. Chevy Chase, MD: National 4-H Council. (B-26)

Backer, T.E. & Oshima, M. (2003). The state of nonprofit capacity building in Los Angeles 2003. Encino, CA: Human Interaction Research Institute. download (16 KB).

Backer, T.E (2002). Foundation planning grants resource list. (H-108) download (21KB)

Backer, T.E. (2002). Partnership as an art form: What works and what doesn't in nonprofit arts partnerships. Encino, CA: Human Interaction Research Institute. (B-25) download (387 KB - 73 pages)

Backer, T.E & Bare, J. (2002). Looking before leaping. Foundation News and Commentary, 43(2), 48-53. (H-106)

Brown, V.B. & Backer, T.E. (2001). Serving women with many needs: Lessons learned on systems change to better serve women with co-occuring disorders and trauma. Culver City, CA: PROTOTYPES Systems Change Center. (B-28)

Backer, T.E. (2001). Effective capacity building: Eight core components. Long Beach Nonprofit Partnership Newsletter, 7, 1-2. (H-105)

Backer, T.E. (2001). Finding the balance: Executive summary of a state-of-the-art review. Rockville, MD: Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, SAMHSA Model Programs, www.samhsa.gov (B-21). download (594KB)

Backer, T.E. (2001). Finding the balance: Program fidelity and adaptation in substance abuse prevention. Rockville, MD: Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, SAMHSA Model Programs, www.samhsa.gov (B-22). download (705KB)

Backer, T.E (2001). Getting inside a dancer’s head: Stresses and joys of creativity. Presentation to Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, August. (H-104) download (27KB)

Backer, T.E (2001). Increasing participation means changing behavior: What can be learned from behavioral science? Grantmakers in the Arts Reader, 12(1), 18-22. (H-102) download (16KB)

Backer, T.E (2001). The human side of implementing action strategies to build cultural participation. Grantmakers in the Arts Reader, 12(3), 22-24 (H-103) download (20KB)

Backer, T.E, & Grossman, A. (2001). Helping nonprofits handle innovation and change: The Human Interaction Research Institute at 40. Encino, CA: Author. (B-24) download (109KB)

Backer, T.E (2000). Strengthening nonprofits: Capacity building and philanthropy. Encino, CA. Human Interaction Research Institute. (B-16) download (183KB)

Backer, T.E. (2000). The failure of success: Challenges of disseminating effective substance abuse prevention programs. Journal of Community Psychology, 28(3), 363-373 (H-94)

Backer, T.E. & Bare J. (2000). Going to the next level. Foundation News and Commentary, September/October, 38-40. (H-101)

Backer, T.E., Howard, E.A. & Koone, U.S. (2000). Resource guide: Culturally-sensitive substance abuse prevention programs for youth. Chevy Chase, MD: National 4-H Council. (B-18)

Backer, T.E. & Kunz, C. (2000). Lessons learned: Creating and sustaining a substance abuse prevention program. Chevy Chase, MD: National 4-H Council. (B-17)

Backer, T.E. & Norman, A.J. (2000). Partnerships and community change. California Politics and Policy, 39-44. (H-99) download (40KB)

 

 

 


More Information

General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

Career OpportunitiesUCR Libraries
Campus StatusMaps and Directions

Department Information

Department of Psychology

Tel: (951) 827-5243
Fax: (951) 827-3985
E-mail: psycdf@ucr.edu

Related Links

Footer