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.

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.

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.

Nonprofit Management: Principles and Practice


Author: Michael J. Worth
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1452243093
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 453
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Nonprofit Management: Principles and Practice is a comprehensive textbook written for the Nonprofit Management course, covering 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. Written specifically for students, this text integrates research, theory, and the practitioner literature and includes more than is found in the more prescriptive, practitioner-oriented alternatives. Providing an overview suitable for students enrolled in their first course in the field, the book also includes cases and discussions of advanced issues for those with experience. Key Features: - Includes a chapter on Social Entrepreneurship, which examines the theories behind this concept as well as the successful practices of high-impact nonprofits around the world - Takes a balanced approach to varied perspectives and controversial issues and encompasses traditional concepts as well as new approaches and thinking - Integrates social sciences research, management theory, and practitioner literature Includes mini-cases to enhance student understanding of the issues involved in real-world situations - Chapter-ending suggestions for further reading and questions for discussion at the end of each chapter help students apply chapter content to actual nonprofit organizations.

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.

Achieving Ethical Competence for Public Service Leadership


Author: Terry L Cooper
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317477766
Category: Political Science
Page: 336
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This book shows students entering the public service as well as professionals in the field how to become ethically competent to provide the leadership needed to advance the public interest. The book doesn't just talk about ethics. The contributors describe how ethical competence should guide organizational conduct. All chapters are original, and written by experts in the PA field for this book.

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.

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.

Strategic Planning for Public and Nonprofit Organizations

A Guide to Strengthening and Sustaining Organizational Achievement
Author: John M. Bryson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119071607
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 544
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Revised edition of the author's Strategic planning for public and nonprofit organizations, c2001.

Managing A Nonprofit

Write Winning Grant Proposals, Work With Boards, and Build a Successful Fundraising Program
Author: John Riddle,Tere Drenth
Publisher: Adams Media
ISBN: 9781580626989
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 320
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Packed with information, illustrations, graphs, forms, and worksheets, the Streetwise "RM" books provide everything business-people need to get up and running in the fast lane. Readers benefit from the expert advice of seasoned professionals in all areas of business, from motivating employees to marketing, building web site traffic to financing.

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 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.

Nonprofit Lifecycles

Stage-based Wisdom for Nonprofit Capacity
Author: Susan Kenny Stevens
Publisher: Stagewise Enterprises Incorporated
ISBN: 9780971730502
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 140
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Presents a developmental perspective on nonprofit capacity and its relationship to increased performance and effectiveness.

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.

Can't Not Do

The Compelling Social Drive that Changes Our World
Author: Paul Shoemaker
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119131596
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 224
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With so many social challenges facing our world, trying to effect change feels daunting. The problems are complex, the politics murky, and the players innumerable. Yet, every day there are regular heroes making a significant impact on our most intractable social issues. They are not famous like Bono or Bill Gates. But a common urge drives them. Can't Not Do is a catchphrase for the urge that captures the heart of effective social change agents—explaining, in their own words, their passion and drive: "I can't not do this." "It's not that I can do this, it's that I can't not." "I could not imagine not doing something about this issue." And, it reveals our current situation's urgency. The surprising truth from the trenches is: we already have numerous proven solutions for our many social challenges; what our world needs most, and what most changes our children's future, are more people prepared and committed to act on their social impulses for the long haul. Innovation helps. Money helps, too. But greater numbers of committed people help the most. If you feel an internal, persistent call to do more for the world, Can't Not Do will help you to bridge the gap between "wanting to do" and "doing"—to access the drive of an effective change agent, to break through self-imposed barriers, to learn key principles for success, and to start seeing yourself acting as a change agent. There is no "secret sauce" someone is born with and no special club needed to be successful at social change. Rather, successful change agents share some fundamental orientations to the world and to their committed cause and, over time, learn certain lessons that help them become more effective. These lessons are reflected in Can't Not Do in seven seemingly simple questions that provide guideposts and unlock the reader's potential to make a difference for a social cause they care about. The seven questions also help the reader to discern how he or she can make the greatest impact—whether that's a large commitment such as starting or working for a social venture or a small but consistent one such as volunteering skills and know-how a few hours per month to a cause. This isn't a self-help book. It's an inspiring narrative intertwined with a "street-readiness" dialogue, between the author and you, between you and your inner aspirations. These are authentic success stories, vital questions, and unconventional answers that can guide and inspire you to realize your greatest potential.

Mission-Based Management

Leading Your Not-for-Profit In the 21st Century
Author: Peter C. Brinckerhoff
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470553954
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 320
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The only nonprofit management book you must have-in an exciting new edition As a nonprofit manager, you have to be more effective and more efficient than ever to win funding and support to ensure your organization pursues its mission, meets community needs, and maintains its budget, while juggling the demands of funders, clientele, boards, staff, and community. This Third Edition of Mission-Based Management provides comprehensive, hands-on guidance that addresses your unique concerns as a nonprofit manager and policy-maker Addresses the effects of SOX, organizational transparency, new technologies, technology planning, and marketing in today's environment Is written by a nationally recognized expert who has trained thousands of nonprofit managers in hundreds of seminars on the best practices in nonprofit management Includes in each chapter a recap and a list of questions for group discussion More than ever before, as a nonprofit manager, you want and need practical guidance on how to do your job and run your organization more effectively and efficiently. And more than ever before, Mission-Based Management, Third Edition provides the definitive answer.