Women and Power in the Nonprofit Sector

Women and Power in the Nonprofit Sector

by Teresa Odendahl, Michael O'Neill
     
 

In this landmark book, a collection of eleven original chapters, editors Teresa OdAndahl and Michael O'Neill reveal how the role women have played in the nonprofit sector has evolved from the early days in our nation's history.Two hundred years ago the nonprofit sector workforce—mainly female volunteers—were given only limited access to prestige and power

Overview

In this landmark book, a collection of eleven original chapters, editors Teresa OdAndahl and Michael O'Neill reveal how the role women have played in the nonprofit sector has evolved from the early days in our nation's history.Two hundred years ago the nonprofit sector workforce—mainly female volunteers—were given only limited access to prestige and power whereas in today's nonprofits, women can be found at all levels of the organizational power structureexecutive, board member, manager, staff, donor, and trustee.Written by experts from a variety of disciplines—sociology, history, economics, and demographics—the authors address such topics as the powerful role the women's movement has played in enhancing the status of women in nonprofits; how the experience of women in nonprofits reflects the complex experience of women in American society; the influence race, social class, national origin, and religion has had on women's status in the nonprofit sector; how women in nonprofits use power; who really holds the reins of power in the nonprofit sector; and much more.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781555426507
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
04/25/1994
Series:
NonProfit Sector-Public Administration Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
329
Product dimensions:
5.91(w) x 11.02(h) x 2.36(d)

Meet the Author

TERESA ODENDAHL is executive director of the National Network of Grantmakers. She is the author of Charity Begins at Home, editor of America's Wealthy and the Future of Foundations, and coauthor of Working in Foundations. MICHAEL O'NEILL is professor and director of the Institute for Nonprofit Organization Management in the College of Professional Studies at the University of San Francisco, and is the author of The Third America (Jossey-Bass, 1989).

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