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This text is the first to dedicate itself to the nonprofit sector. It provides a comprehensive overview of nonprofit and voluntary organizations, nongovernmental organizations, philanthropic foundations and civil society institutions. Taking an international perspective, it details the background and concepts behind these organizations and examines the theory, management and policy which informs them. Questions answered include:
With strong pedagogical features and the author's own extensive experience, this book is a valuable reference for all those involved in non-profit making organizations, as well as those in the wider public administration and management arena.
Part 1: Introduction 1. Studying Nonprofit Organizations 2. Historical Background 3. Concepts 4. Dimensions I: Overview 5. Dimensions II: Specific Fields Part 2: Approaches 6. Theoretical Approaches 7. Organizational Theory and Structure Part 3: Managing Nonprofit Organizations 8. Nonprofit Behavior and Performance 9. Resourcing Nonprofit Organizations 10. Stakeholders, Governance, and Accountability 11. Management I: Models 12. Management II: Tools Part 4: Policy and Special Topics 13. State-Nonprofit Relations 14. Foundations 15. International Issues and Globalization 16. Policy Issues and Developments