Managing a Nonprofit Organization

Updated Twenty-First-Century Edition
Author: Thomas Wolf
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439134898
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 400
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The revised and updated edition of the go-to guide that has been an essential resource for nonprofit administrators, managers, and business professors since 1984—retooled to address the challenges presented by today’s world. Managing a Nonprofit Organization is a classic in its field. But much has changed since it was last updated in 1999, as the United States reels from political, economic, and demographic shifts, all of which impact nonprofit organizations every day. In the current economy, nonprofits are trying to make ends meet. They are responding to technological innovation in the age of social media and viral marketing. Nonprofit administrators, trustees, and volunteers need Thomas Wolf’s solid advice now more than ever. So do the many college and university students preparing for work in the nonprofit arena. Dr. Wolf’s update of Managing a Nonprofit Organization includes material that tackles the demands and challenges faced by nonprofit managers as a result of the legislative and policy changes enacted after 9/11 and in the wake of the economic collapse of 2008. Highlighting the generational issues facing many nonprofits, as current management ages and a younger generation prepares to take the reins, Dr. Wolf suggests ways for organizations to best manage these transitions and adapt to a rapidly changing world. In easy-to-understand language and with study questions at the end of each chapter, Dr. Wolf explains how to cope with all the changes, giving you everything you need to know to be a highly successful nonprofit leader.

Managing the Non-Profit Organization

Author: Peter Drucker
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136008101
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 192
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A Drucker management classic, first published in 1990, which breaks down any narrow definition of management and is aimed specifically at decision-makers and managers working in non-profit making and charitable organizations to help them apply the principles of good management to their sector. Drawing from the American experience, Drucker poignantly illustrates his discussion of management by quoting his in-depth interviews with top executives from non-profit making organizations. The issues of mission, performance, people and relationships, leadership and developing managers are eloquently discussed and Drucker provides Action Implications throughout the book which are of practical importance to the reader.

Nonprofit Management

Everything You Need to Know about Managing Your Organization Explained Simply--with Companion CD-ROM.
Author: Chastity Weese
Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company
ISBN: 1601382464
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 408
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Book & CD-ROM. According to the National Center for Charitable Statistics, there are over 1.4 million registered non-profit organisations in the United States alone. While the areas of focus may differ, one thing applies to each and every organisation: The challenges of running a non-profit are far reaching and unique. This book teaches you the basics, including how to: create a plan, fund a mission, recruit and keep volunteers, create and follow a budget, perform SWOT analysis, and more. You will also learn about performance measurement tools, taxes, management theories, accounting, public and government relations, insurance, fundraising, educational programs, sponsorship programs, legal requirements, consultants, lobbying, and ethics. Also included are strategies for working with the board of directors, managing conflicts of interest, hiring or firing, and other management issues. This book shows you how to overcome common obstacles, such as founder's syndrome, poor meeting attendance, and rapid staff turnover. You are also provided with real world examples and case studies that demonstrate both effective and ineffective management strategies. The companion CD-ROM contains worksheets, checklists, and tables to aid in your non-profit management strategy.

The Brand IDEA

Managing Nonprofit Brands with Integrity, Democracy, and Affinity
Author: Nathalie Laidler-Kylander,Julia Shepard Stenzel
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118573404
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 240
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Offering a new framework for nonprofit brand management, this book presents the Brand IDEA (Integrity, Democracy, and Affinity). The framework eschews traditional, outdated brand tenets of control and competition largely adopted from the private sector, in favor of a strategic approach centered on the mission and based on a participatory process, shared values, and the development of key partnerships. The results are nonprofit brands that create organizational cohesion and generate trust in order to build capacity and drive social impact. The book explores in detail how nonprofit organizations worldwide are developing and implementing new ways of thinking about and managing their organizational brands.

How to Connect with Donors and Double the Money You Raise

Author: Thomas Wolf
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781889102429
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 109
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There is no shortage of donors.What is lacking is our ability to relate to the donors we already have.That, in essence, is the message of Thomas Wolf's new book, How to Connect with Donors and Double the Money You Raise.Too often today we see donors through the distorted lens of retention rates, average gifts, moves management, and gift table place setters.It's as if our donors have become video game avatars we can manipulate.But that's not how top fundraisers operate. Those who secure the largest gifts do something many of us seem afraid of in this electronic age. They shake hands, they meet for lunch, they lend an ear, they commiserate, they celebrate. And, most importantly, they're genuine. As How to Connect with Donors and Double the Money You Raise makes brilliantly clear, successful fundraising is all about turning a name into a relationship.When you do, the money will flow.

How to Manage an Effective Nonprofit Organization

From Writing and Managing Grants to Fundraising, Board Development, and Strategic Planning
Author: Michael A. Sand
Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser
ISBN: 1564148041
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 222
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From writing and managing grants to fundraising, board development, and strategic planning.

Nonprofit Management 101

A Complete and Practical Guide for Leaders and Professionals
Author: Darian Rodriguez Heyman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118017944
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 672
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A comprehensive handbook for leading a successful nonprofit This handbook can educate and empower a whole generation of nonprofit leaders and professionals by bringing together top experts in the field to share their knowledge and wisdom gained through experience. This book provides nonprofit professionals with the conceptual frameworks, practical knowledge, and concise guidance needed to succeed in the social sector. Designed as a handbook, the book is filled with sage advice and insights from a variety of trusted experts that can help nonprofit professionals prepare to achieve their organizational and personal goals, develop a better understanding of what they need to do to lead, support, and grow an effective organization. Addresses a wealth of topics including fundraising, Managing Technology, Marketing, Finances, Advocacy, Working with Boards Contributors are noted nonprofit experts who define the core capabilities needed to manage a successful nonprofit Author is the former Executive Director of Craigslist Foundation This important resource offers professionals key insights that will have a direct impact on improving their daily work.

Forces for Good

The Six Practices of High-Impact Nonprofits
Author: Leslie R. Crutchfield,Heather McLeod Grant
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118118804
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 449
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Profiles twelve nonprofits that have achieved significant levels of impact, including Habitat for Humanity and the Heritage Foundation, discussing how they have been affected by tough economic times and social upheaval.

Managing a Nonprofit Organization in the Twenty-First Century

Author: Thomas Wolf
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781439188859
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 368
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Since this classic work was originally published in 1984, there have been major shifts in the nonprofit world -- the growth of more profit-oriented ventures, the overhaul of accounting rules, new partnerships, and an emphasis on customer-oriented service and leadership. In easy-to-understand language, Thomas Wolf explains how to cope with these changes and deal with the traditional challenges of managing staff, trustees, and volunteers.

The World Is Flat 3.0

A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century
Author: Thomas L. Friedman
Publisher: Picador
ISBN: 9781429923071
Category: Social Science
Page: 672
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This Independence Day edition of The World is Flat 3.0 includes an an exclusive preview of That Used to Be Us: How America Fell Behind in the World It Invented and How We Can Come Back, by Thomas L. Friedman and Michael Mandelbaum, on sale September 5th, 2011. A New Edition of the Phenomenal #1 Bestseller "One mark of a great book is that it makes you see things in a new way, and Mr. Friedman certainly succeeds in that goal," the Nobel laureate Joseph E. Stiglitz wrote in The New York Times reviewing The World Is Flat in 2005. In this new edition, Thomas L. Friedman includes fresh stories and insights to help us understand the flattening of the world. Weaving new information into his overall thesis, and answering the questions he has been most frequently asked by parents across the country, this third edition also includes two new chapters--on how to be a political activist and social entrepreneur in a flat world; and on the more troubling question of how to manage our reputations and privacy in a world where we are all becoming publishers and public figures. The World Is Flat 3.0 is an essential update on globalization, its opportunities for individual empowerment, its achievements at lifting millions out of poverty, and its drawbacks--environmental, social, and political, powerfully illuminated by the Pulitzer Prize--winning author of The Lexus and the Olive Tree.

Social theory for beginners

Author: Paul Ransome
Publisher: Policy Press
ISBN: 1447306023
Category: Social Science
Page: 496
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Treating social theory as an exciting intellectual journey in its own right, this new introductory-level textbook presents the key ideas and concepts in social theory together with an account of the intellectual background from which they emerged. Aimed at first-year undergraduates studying sociology and all related disciplines in the social sciences and humanities, it provides an introduction to the major questions and debates facing social theorists and sociologists. Clearly designed presentation and layout features help readers navigate their way around the material thus giving them the best chance of finding what they need quickly and easily. The book is supported by a companion website, containing additional materials for both students and lecturers using the book, which is available from the link above

Effective Leadership for Nonprofit Organizations

How Executive Directors and Boards Work Together
Author: Thomas Wolf
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1628738855
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 192
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Managing a nonprofit organization has many challenges. One key to success is building a strong relationship between the executive director and the board of trustees. This book is a treasure trove of information for navigating the personal, political, and legal minefields that cause so many nonprofits to fail. Dozens of case studies illuminate the key issues that often impede the progress of nonprofit organizations. Each chapter also contains a set of questions that enable leaders to reflect on the health of their own organization and also evaluate other nonprofits, as well as to create sustainable, effective business practices and productive working relationships. Topics discussed here include: • Communication between managerial parties • Sharing powers and responsibilities • Fund-raising • Financial oversight and boundaries • Planning programs • Hiring and firing • Developing partnerships •Assessing business practices * Building productive working relationships * And much more Whether you are an executive director, a board member, or someone contemplating either important role, Effective Leadership in Nonprofit Organizations is an excellent resource for understanding the dynamics of nonprofits and creating a strong organization.

Strategic Planning for Public and Nonprofit Organizations

A Guide to Strengthening and Sustaining Organizational Achievement
Author: John M. Bryson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119071615
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 544
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The essential planning resource and framework for nonprofit leaders Strategic Planning for Public and Nonprofit Organizations is the comprehensive, practical guide to building and sustaining a more effective organization. Solid strategy is now more important than ever, and this book provides a clear framework for designing and implementing an effective and efficient planning process. From identifying stakeholders and clarifying a shared vision, to implementing plans and revising strategies, the discussion covers all aspects of the process to help you keep your organization united and on track into the future. The field's leading authority shares insight, advice, helpful tools, and specific techniques, alongside a widely used and well-regarded approach to real-world planning. This new fifth edition includes new case studies and examples along with up-to-date resources and references, and new multimedia-related content. Innovation and creativity produce great ideas, but these ideas must be collected and organized into an actionable plan supported by a coalition of support to make your organization great. This book provides expert guidance and perspective to help you bring everything together into a workable organizational strategy. Discover an effective approach to the strategic planning process Identify issues, establish a vision, clarify mandates, and implement plans Manage the process with continual learning and revising Link unique assets and abilities to better accomplish the central mission Public and nonprofit leaders are forever striving to do more with less, and great strategic planning can help you build efficiency and effectiveness into your organization's everyday operations. Strategic Planning for Public and Nonprofit Organizations provides the framework and tools you need to start planning for tomorrow today.

Nonprofit Management: Principles and Practice

Principles and Practice
Author: Michael J. Worth
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483323080
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 480
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Student friendly and comprehensive, this fully updated third edition of Nonprofit Management: Principles and Practice, by Michael J. Worth, provides a broad overview of key topics on and important trends affecting governance and management of nonprofit organizations, including the scope and structure of the nonprofit sector, leadership of nonprofits, managing the nonprofit organization, fundraising, earned income strategies, financial management, nonprofit lobbying and advocacy, managing international and global organizations, and social entrepreneurship. It is packed with current cases, timely examples, and updated data, and covers various nonprofit sub-sectors, including educational, health-related, arts-focused, human service, and advocacy organizations, among others. Written specifically for students, Nonprofit Management integrates research, theory, and the practitioner literature, and includes more information than is found in the more prescriptive, practitioner-oriented alternatives.

Managing at the Speed of Change

How Resilient Managers Succeed and Prosper Where Others Fail
Author: Daryl R. Conner
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1588365158
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 320
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This classic, newly updated, is an indispensable source for anyone–from mid-level managers to CEOs–who must execute key business initiatives quickly and effectively. Once groundbreaking and now time-honored, Managing at the Speed of Change has helped countless business leaders learn how to orchestrate transitions vital to their organizations’ success. Rather than focusing on what to change, this book’s aim is far more valuable: It shows readers how to change. Daryl R. Conner, founder and chairman of the consulting firm Conner Partners, is a leading expert on change management. He has served as “change doctor” for clients that include non-profit enterprises, government agencies and administrations, and Fortune 500 companies in an array of industries such as Abbott Laboratories, PepsiCo, American Express, Catholic Healthcare West, JPMorgan Chase, and the U.S. Navy. Based on Conner’s long-term research and his decades of consulting experience, Managing at the Speed of Change uses simple, easy-to-understand language and elegant visuals to explore the dynamics of change, and in doing so, teaches readers • why major change is difficult to assimilate • what distinguishes resilient individuals from those who suffer future shock • how and why resistance forms • how people become committed to change • why organizational culture is so important to the success of change • the roles most central to change in organizational settings • why powerful teamwork is at the heart of achieving change objectives, and how to foster it In this pioneering book, updated for the twenty-first century, Conner demonstrates how both individuals and organizations can develop the capacity not only to endure change but to thrive on it. From the Hardcover edition.

Letters for Lucia: 8 Principles for Navigating Adversity

Author: David Brown Jr
Publisher: Koehler Books
ISBN: 9781633931954
Category: Self-Help
Page: 154
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A new husband and father, David, finds himself dealing with the largest tragedy of his life, the abduction of his 11-month old daughter. Rather than resorting to resentment and anger, he begins to see life from a lens of compassion and forgiveness. This book will inspire you to change how you perceive and manage life through your circumstances.

The complete guide to nonprofit management

Author: Robert Hunter Wilbur,Smith, Bucklin & Associates
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 374
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As nonprofit organizations face tough times, efficient and effective business management is essential for their survival. Now in a significantly revised and expanded Second Edition, this popular how-to book identifies and addresses the key areas of business for nonprofit organizations, from public relations and strategic planning to office management and the effective use of information technology. In addition to practical, step-by-step guidance on such integral issues as board/staff relations, strategic communications, financial controls, and the all-important use of the Internet in communications and marketing, this updated edition features a refocused strategic planning chapter that presents an ongoing, organic form of planning and critical topics such as: Strategic planning retreats The board of directors' role in daily operations Developing new sources of revenue Planning a publicity campaign and coordinating special conventions Basic office management and information services International marketing and membership promotion Written by a team of experts from a management and consulting firm that uniquely focuses on nonprofit organizations, this invaluable book contains a wealth of hands-on advice and real-world examples that executives and managers of nonprofit organizations, volunteers, consultants, fund-raising professionals, boards of directors, and trustees can apply directly and immediately to their own organizations.