Managing for Accountability: Preserving the Public Trust in Public and Nonprofit Organizations / Edition 1

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Managing for Accountability is an invaluable guide for organizations struggling with issues of accountability and for managers who want to maintain their outstanding record in serving the public trust. Shows how to take a proactive approach to accountability and offers a range of practical, proven strategic management approaches, advice on implementing strategic tools, illustrative examples, useful checklists, and diagnostic tools. Helps identify the strategic issues related to accountability and outlines effective tools and methods for implementing standards of responsibility and accountability.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780787902285
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 3/15/1996
  • Series: NonProfit Sector Series
  • Edition description: lst ed
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 255
  • Sales rank: 563,220
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Meet the Author

KEVIN P. KEARNS is associate professor and associate dean of the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Puttsburgh. He is also director of the certificate program in nonprofit management at that school.

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Table of Contents

The Author
Pt. 1 The Accountability Environment of Public and Nonprofit Organizations 1
1 Accountability Concepts and Controversies: Historical Precedents and Contemporary Trends 3
2 Preserving the Public Trust: The Challenge of Accountability 29
Pt. 2 Tools for Managing Accountability 45
3 A Strategic Management Approach: Core Principles 47
4 Scanning the Accountability Environment 65
5 Conducting an Accountability Audit 101
6 Clarifying Strategic Accountability Issues 123
Pt. 3 Case Studies of Accountability Challenges: Examining Tactical and Strategic Approaches 151
7 A Cautionary Tale: The Orange County Investment Fund 153
8 Proactive Accountability: The SumOne for Kids Project 169
Conclusion: Leadership for Accountability 179
Special Resource Section: Accountability Worksheets 195
References 231
Index 241
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