Understanding Nonprofit Organizations: Governance, Leadership, and Management / Edition 1

Understanding Nonprofit Organizations: Governance, Leadership, and Management / Edition 1

by J. Steven Ott
     
 

ISBN-10: 0813367875

ISBN-13: 9780813367873

Pub. Date: 01/28/2001

Publisher: Westview Press


Understanding Nonprofit Organizations examines the most important issues that face today’s leaders and managers of nonprofit organizations through the writing of scholars, consultants, and practicing executives. It focuses on governing, leading, and managing nonprofit organizations and how such organizations differ from both the public and…  See more details below

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Understanding Nonprofit Organizations examines the most important issues that face today’s leaders and managers of nonprofit organizations through the writing of scholars, consultants, and practicing executives. It focuses on governing, leading, and managing nonprofit organizations and how such organizations differ from both the public and private sectors. Each part opens with a framing essay that identifies the central themes and issues and summarizes the significance of the contribution that each piece makes to the development of knowledge in the field.

Completely revised and updated, the third edition includes new articles on legal frameworks, philanthropy, managing volunteers and accountability, as well as an original essay on capacity building by Michele Cole. In addition, the third edition now features brand-new case studies adapted by C. Kenneth Meyer specifically for Understanding Nonprofit Organizations—making it an even more student-friendly text for graduate and upper-division undergraduate nonprofit organizations and management survey courses.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813367873
Publisher:
Westview Press
Publication date:
01/28/2001
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
7.06(w) x 10.04(h) x 0.99(d)
Lexile:
1420L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Illustrations ix

Foreword David O. Renz xi

Preface xvii

Acknowledgments xxi

I Governance of Nonprofit Organizations 1

1 Board of Directors Stephen R. Block (1998) 7

2 The High-Impact Governing Model Doug Eadie (2009) 19

3 Guide to Nonprofit Corporate Governance in the Wake of Sarbanes-Oxley American Bar Association, Coordinating Committee on Nonprofit Governance (2005) 27

II The Legal Framework 35

4 Organizational, Operational, and Related Tests and Doctrines Bruce R. Hopkins (2007) 45

5 Update: The Current State of Nonprofit Director Liability Jaclyn A. Cherry (1999) 61

III Effective, Ethical Leadership 69

6 Executive Director Stephen R. Block (1998) 75

7 Ethics in Nonprofit Management: Creating a Culture of Integrity Thomas H. Jeavons (1994) 83

IV Capacity Building 95

8 Building Nonprofit Capacity: A Framework for Addressing the Problem Carol J. De Vita Cory Fleming Eric C. Twombly (2001) 101

9 Introduction to Strategic Planning Michael Allison Jude Kaye (2006) 105

V Fund Development: Generating Revenues 111

10 The Fundraising Process Wesley E. Lindahl (2010) 117

11 Analyzing the Dynamics of Funding: Reliability and Autonomy Jon Pratt (2004) 127

12 The Giving Circle Landscape Angela M. Eikenberry (2009) 133

13 Foundations Elizabeth T. Boris (1998) 149

VI Social Entrepreneurship and Commercialism 159

14 Nonprofit Entrepreneurship Dennis R. Young (1998) 165

15 The Legitimacy of Social Enterprise Raymond Dart (2004) 171

16 Taking Social Entrepreneurship Seriously J. Gregory Dees (2007) 181

17 Conceptualizing Nonprofit Commercialism: A Case Study Stefan Toepler (2004) 189

VII Managing Under Government Contracts, Through Networks, and in Collaborations 201

18 Dilemmas of Management in Nonprofit Organizations Steven Rathgeb Smith Michael Lipsky (1993) 207

19 A Manager's Guide to Choosing and Using Collaborative Networks H. Brinton Milward Keith G. Provan (2006) 219

20 Collaboration: Mission Driven Partnerships Carol Chetkovich Frances Kunreuther (2006) 229

VIII Budgets, Financial Reports, and Management Control 239

21 The Underpinnings of Financial and Fiscal Operations Dale Swoboda Georgalu Swoboda (2009) 245

22 Types of Nonprofit Income: Financial and Cash Flow Management Considerations Murray Dropkin Allyson Hayden (2001) 253

IX Managing Volunteers 261

23 What Is Volunteering? Marc A. Musick John Wilson (2008) 269

24 Volunteers at Work Jone L. Pearce (1993) 277

25 It Ain't Natural: Toward a New (Natural) Resource Conceptualization for Volunteer Management Jeffrey L. Brudney Lucas C. P. M. Meijs (2009) 283

X Accountability and Evaluation 295

26 Multiple Constituencies and the Social Construction of Nonprofit Organization Effectiveness Robert D. Herman David O. Renz (1997) 301

27 Balancing Competing Accountability Requirements: Challenges in Performance Improvement of the Nonprofit Human Services Agency Seok-Eun Kim (2005) 311

28 Measuring Outcomes of United Way-Funded Programs: Expectations and Reality Michael Hendricks Margaret C. Plantz Kathleen J. Pritchard (2008) 321

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