Managing Change in the Nonprofit Sector: Lessons from the Evolution of Five Independent Research Libraries

Managing Change in the Nonprofit Sector: Lessons from the Evolution of Five Independent Research Libraries

by Jed I. Bergman, William G. Bowen, Thomas I. Nygren
     
 

In this thoroughly researched book, author Jed I. Bergman presents a historical review of five of the most prestigious private libraries in the United States. In addition to presenting the rich historical information, Bergman analyzes how these five nonprofit organizations managed the pressures of change faced by all nonprofit organizations. He examines the

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In this thoroughly researched book, author Jed I. Bergman presents a historical review of five of the most prestigious private libraries in the United States. In addition to presenting the rich historical information, Bergman analyzes how these five nonprofit organizations managed the pressures of change faced by all nonprofit organizations. He examines the financial pressures, new demands for access and democraticization, and the common trAnds the organizations faced while coping with change.By offering a thorough understanding of the five libraries—representing a microcosm of the nonprofit sector—the authors provide valuable lessons for directors, managers, and board members of all nonprofits who are coping with the inevitability of change within their organizations. Because the authors had unprecedented access to the libraries and their records, Managing Change in the Nonprofit Sector presents comprehensive and compelling information including: an analysis of organizational growth; how they resolved the thorny problem of adhering to the objectives of the founders while addressing the often-conflicting goals of societal pressure; how the roles of executives have changed over the years; the approach used for the management of Andowments; an investigation of the factors that caused budget deficits; and how the libraries responded as financial pressures became a serious issue.This book is written for nonprofit executives, board members, and scholars as well as librarians, library science students, and historians of social change. Managing Change in the Nonprofit Sector offers members of nonprofit institutions a unique study that will prove valuable in understanding the forces which affect organizational change, and the interplay between financial and program considerations that is vital to long-term success.

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A historical review of five prestigious US private libraries--the Huntington, Pierpont Morgan, Newberry, and Folger Shakespeare libraries and the American Antiquarian Society--analyzing how these nonprofit organizations deal with financial pressures and demands for access and democratization. Examines funding patterns, the changing roles of executives, approaches used for the management of endowments, and factors related to budget deficits. Of interest to nonprofit executives, librarians, and library science students. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780787901387
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
11/03/1995
Series:
NonProfit Sector Series
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
249
Product dimensions:
7.34(w) x 10.19(h) x 1.00(d)

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