Nonprofit Management: Principles and Practice / Edition 1

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Overview

Nonprofit Management: Principles and Practice is the first comprehensive textbook written for the nonprofit management course. Written specifically for students, it is substantive and includes more than what is found in the prescriptive practitioner oriented books that have been the only choice for the classroom thus far. It provides a balanced and integrated approach to the field and reveals a variety of opinions and perspectives and attempts to view issues from multiple perspectives and drawing from various approaches selectively as situations may dictate.

Features & Benefits:

Features objectivity and its balanced treatment in areas of disagreement; i.e. it will not strike a tone that implies the superiority of using corporate strategies in the nonprofit sector, nor one that emphasizes only the risks involved in nonprofit earned-income ventures. Rather, it will synthesize the major points of voices on both sides of the debate.

Where appropriate, practitioner literature as well as research will be presented; however, the tone will not be prescriptive or directive.

Mini-cases will be included to enhance understanding of the issues using real-world situations.

Each chapter includes a section suggesting further readings, to give students direction on where to go in the literature, should they want to learn more.

Questions for Discussion are included at the end of each chapter to help students think about the relevance of what they are reading and apply it to any nonprofit organizations with which they may have personal experience.

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Editorial Reviews

Robert Silverman
“The most comprehensive and current textbook available on nonprofit management. Essential for the classroom.”
Jill Purdy
"Your book provides great coverage of many of the topics we address, and allowed me to dispense with a lot of readings as you covered the topics more clearly and thoroughly. I like that the book is well-grounded in research and experience, yet accessible to students. The class has been a big success and I look forward to using your book in years to come."
Even Freeman Wakefield
"Great book! Perfect for all aspects of management."
Gregg Kaufman
“The book balances scholarship with practical illustrations of how the nonprofit sector functions.”
Mary Migliaro
“No textbook is perfect nor can it meet the needs of every professor, but this text comes pretty close.”
Reid Zimmerman
“I have not found another comprehensive text that covers the material in as solid a fashion as Worth.”
Catherine Hansman
“I like the text and the way the chapters are structured; this structure will help me plan individual classes/lessons during the course. But more importantly, I think students will find the text easily understandable and helpful to them as they begin their careers as non-profit managers…. It has much potential to contribute to students’ understandings of successful management of non-profit organizations.”
Georgette Dumont
“This book is a great introduction to the nonprofit sector for students new to the field. It combines depth with breadth to demonstrate the complexities and challenges of managing a nonprofit organization in today's dynamic environment.”
Kay Ham
“This text does much to take some of the mystery out of nonprofit management.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412937788
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 9/5/2008
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 424
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael J. Worth is professor of Nonprofit Management in the Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration at The George Washington University in Washington, DC. He teaches graduate courses related to the governance and management of nonprofit institutions and organizations and philanthropic fundraising. Dr. Worth served as vice president for Development and Alumni Affairs at The George Washington University for eighteen years, where he planned and directed two major campaigns and provided support to the Board of Trustees for board development programs. In addition, Dr. Worth has served as director of Development at the University of Maryland College Park, as a member of the Commission on Philanthropy of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), and as editor of the CASE International Journal of Educational Advancement, a peer-reviewed scholarly journal focused on the practice of institutional advancement in educational institutions.

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Table of Contents

1 Overview of the Nonprofit Sector 3

2 Understanding the Nonprofit Sector and Nonprofit Organizations 31

3 Nonprofit Governing Boards 61

4 Executive Leadership 90

5 Accountability and Performance Measurement 115

6 Building Capacity and Managing Change 146

7 Strategic Planning and Strategic Management 166

8 Managing Paid Staff and Service Volunteers 189

9 Marketing and Communications 210

10 Philanthropic Fundraising 233

11 Nonprofit Enterprise 266

12 Financial Management 289

13 Collaborations and Mergers 317

14 Advocacy and Lobbying 331

15 The International Perspective 347

References 365

Index 378

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