Managing the Nonprofit Organization: Principles and Practices

Managing the Nonprofit Organization: Principles and Practices

by Peter F. Drucker
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Managing the Nonprofit Organization: Principles and Practices 2.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
NathanIves More than 1 year ago
Managing the Nonprofit Organization by Peter F. Drucker addresses the unique management challenges associated with nonprofit organizations. In this book, Dr. Drucker explains the differences between managing for-profit and nonprofit organizations in the areas of mission, leadership, resources, marketing, and goals. Nonprofit organization management can be truly challenging in the areas of strategic planning and tactical business execution because of the lack of a profit driver. In our experience, nonprofits that don't effectively replace the profit driver with another equally strong motivator risk diminished performance and organizational value. I like Managing the Nonprofit Organization because it illustrates a method for creating a compelling mission, setting goals to that mission, and gaining and maintaining employee/volunteer commitment to the achievement of the mission goals. I believe that while essential to the management of nonprofit organizations, many of the principles Dr. Drucker describes in Managing the Nonprofit Organization would greatly benefit for-profit companies as well. Many of the best practice recommendations found on the StrategyDriven website compliment the principles described in Managing the Nonprofit Organization; making this book a StrategyDriven recommended read. All the Best, Nathan Ives StrategyDriven Principal
litpixie More than 1 year ago
When the book was first published in 1990 and hasn't been updated in all this time there are problems. I finally had to stop reading during the interview with the then head of the American Heart Association. They were talking about having people go door - to - door for donations. The references to Sears, GM the Japanese are all out of date. Yes, there are some lessons to learn from some of these businesses, but things have changed drastically. Also, instead of starting a book with your nonprofit is trouble, here's what you need to look for in a new Executive Director isn't the best way to start a book about leading a nonprofit. As someone looking to gain knowledge to be a good Executive Director I didn't feel that there were any lessons in this book that I haven't picked up in other books, other articles and other webinars. This book seems to be written to help healthy nonprofits continue their success and throwing in lessons on what an executive director should look for to continue or improve the nonprofit. If this book will continue to have any reason to exist it needs to be rewritten to address issues in 2016, not 1990.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An Invaluable Handbook for any Nonprofit Professional Recently, I've taken a seventeen-year business in a philanthropic direction and found Peter Drucker's book, Managing the Nonprofit Organization, to be instructive and invaluable. As he succinctly conveys--to have success with any mission--requires clarity, commitment, and responsibility. - Loretta Neff
Anonymous More than 1 year ago