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  • Understanding Nonprofit Organizations
    Understanding Nonprofit Organizations


Understanding Nonprofit Organizationsfeatures insightful classic and recent articles on managing nonprofit organizations in the United States. Selected writings from scholars, consultants, and practicing executives focus on governing, leading, and managing nonprofit organizations and how nonprofits differ from the public and private sectors. Completely revised with twenty new readings, the second edition speaks to the most crucial issues facing today#x19;s leaders and managers of nonprofit organizations. Each part opens with a framing essay that identifies central issues and summarizes the contribution that each reading has made to the field. With topics covering legal frameworks, fundraising, managing volunteers, accountability, and much more, Understanding Nonprofit Organizationsremains the most essential and up-to-date compendium of essays on the nonprofit sector.

Author Biography

J. Steven Ott is a professor at the University of Utah. Lisa A. Dicke is an associate professor at the University of North Texas.

Table of Contents

Illustrationsp. ix
Forewordp. xi
Prefacep. xvii
Acknowledgmentsp. xxi
Governance of Nonprofit Organizationsp. 1
Board of Directorsp. 7
The High-Impact Governing Modelp. 19
Guide to Nonprofit Corporate Governance in the Wake of Sarbanes-Oxley American Bar Association, Coordinating Committee on Nonprofit Governance (2005)p. 27
The Legal Frameworkp. 35
Organizational, Operational, and Related Tests and Doctrinesp. 45
Update: The Current State of Nonprofit Director Liabilityp. 61
Effective, Ethical Leadershipp. 69
Executive Directorp. 75
Ethics in Nonprofit Management: Creating a Culture of Integrityp. 83
Capacity Buildingp. 95
Building Nonprofit Capacity: A Framework for Addressing the Problemp. 101
Introduction to Strategic Planningp. 105
Fund Development: Generating Revenuesp. 111
The Fundraising Processp. 117
Analyzing the Dynamics of Funding: Reliability and Autonomyp. 127
The Giving Circle Landscapep. 133
Foundationsp. 149
Social Entrepreneurship and Commercialismp. 159
Nonprofit Entrepreneurshipp. 165
The Legitimacy of Social Enterprisep. 171
Taking Social Entrepreneurship Seriouslyp. 181
Conceptualizing Nonprofit Commercialism: A Case Studyp. 189
Managing Under Government Contracts, Through Networks, and in Collaborationsp. 201
Dilemmas of Management in Nonprofit Organizationsp. 207
A Manager's Guide to Choosing and Using Collaborative Networksp. 219
Collaboration: Mission Driven Partnershipsp. 229
Budgets, Financial Reports, and Management Controlp. 239
The Underpinnings of Financial and Fiscal Operationsp. 245
Types of Nonprofit Income: Financial and Cash Flow Management Considerationsp. 253
Managing Volunteersp. 261
What Is Volunteering?p. 269
Volunteers at Workp. 277
It Ain't Natural: Toward a New (Natural) Resource Conceptualization for Volunteer Managementp. 283
Accountability and Evaluationp. 295
Multiple Constituencies and the Social Construction of Nonprofit Organization Effectivenessp. 301
Balancing Competing Accountability Requirements: Challenges in Performance Improvement of the Nonprofit Human Services Agencyp. 311
Measuring Outcomes of United Way-Funded Programs: Expectations and Realityp. 321
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