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Overview

Developing Nonprofit and Human Service Leaders comprehensively prepares students with the skills to successfully manage human service organizations. Authors Larry D. Watson and Richard Hoefer explore core managerial competencies tailored to the unique environment of these organizations, including administrative responsibilities, values and ethics, organizational theories, leadership, boards of directors, fundraising, supervision, research, cultural consideration, and more. This essential text offers hands-on practice for the skills that future administrators will need to make a substantial impact in their organizations and communities.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781452291529
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 11/5/2013
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Larry D. Watson is an assistant professor at the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) School of Social Work. He publishes and teaches in the area on nonprofit administration and social policy. He is a member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), the Association for Research on Nonprofit and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA), and the International Society for Third Sector Research (ISTR). He is the president of the Texas Chapter of NASW. Prior to joining the faculty of the UTA School of Social Work, he served as the president/CEO of Methodist Mission Home in San Antonio, Texas, and was executive director of Catholic Family Services in Amarillo, Texas. He is a faculty associate of the Center for Advocacy, Nonprofit and Donor Organizations (CAN-DO) at the University of Texas at Arlington School of Social Work.

Richard (Rick) A. Hoefer is the Roy E. Dulak Professor for Community Practice Research at the University of Texas at Arlington, School of Social Work. He has published frequently on nonprofit administration, advocacy, social policy, and program evaluation, and teaches in those areas at the BSW, MSW and PhD levels. He is also the director of the Center for Advocacy, Nonprofit and Donor Organizations (CAN-DO), which assists local nonprofits with consulting on administrative skills development, board relations, strategic planning initiatives, and other aspects of nonprofit organization life. Dr. Hoefer is the founding and continuing editor of the Journal of Policy Practice, an award-winning teacher, and recipient of NASW Tarrant County Social Worker of the Year award. He is a member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), the Association for Research on Nonprofit and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA), the International Society for Third Sector Research (ISTR), and the American Evaluation Association (AEA).

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Table of Contents

PART 1 - CONTEXT
CHAPTER 1: THE CONTEXT OF HUMAN SERVICES ADMINISTRATION
CHAPTER 2: VALUES AND ETHICS IN ADMINISTRATION
CHAPTER 3: ADMINISTRATIVE AND ORGANIZATIONAL THEORIES
PART 2 - LEADERSHIP AND COMMUNICATIONS
CHAPTER 4: LEADERSHIP IN ADMINISTRATION
CHAPTER 5: PERSONAL COMMUNICATIONS
PART 3 – LEADERSHIP SKILLS
CHAPTER 6: AGENCY PLANNING
CHAPTER 7: LOGIC MODELS AND PROGRAM EVALUATION
CHAPTER 8: BUDGETING AND FINANCE
CHAPTER 9: HUMAN RESOURCES
CHAPTER 10: BOARDS
CHAPTER 11: FUND DEVELOPMENT
CHAPTER 12: MARKETING
CHAPTER 13: PERSUASION
CHAPTER 14: AVOCACY
CONCLUSION: PUTTING THE PIECES TOGETHER
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