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Understanding Nonprofit Organizations : Governance, Leadership, and Management

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Edition:
Reprint
ISBN13:

9780813367873

ISBN10:
0813367875
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
1/25/2001
Publisher(s):
Perseus Books

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Summary

J. Steven Ott'sUnderstanding Nonprofit Organizations: Governance, Leadership, and Managementis a collection of the most insightful and most recent readings about the challenges of managing a nonprofit organization in the United States. The anthology examines the distinctiveness of nonprofit organizations through the writing of scholars, consultants, and practicing executives. It focuses on governing, leading, and managing nonprofit organizations and how nonprofit organizations differ from both the public and private sectors. The 37 chapters speak to the most important functions, contextual factors and internal functions, concepts, and issues that face today's leaders and managers of nonprofit organizations.Understanding Nonprofit Organizations: Governance, Leadership, and Managementis an ideal text for use in graduate and upper-division undergraduate survey courses on nonprofit organizations and management.

Author Biography

Steven J. Ott is a professor of political science and the Director of Public Administration Education at the University of Utah. He is the immediate past-president of the Nonprofit Management Education Section of the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration. He has also authored and edited numerous books and articles regarding nonprofit organizations, administrative theory, organization theory, organizational behavior, and organizational culture.

Table of Contents

Preface xi
Acknowledgments xv
I Governance of Nonprofit Organizations 1(50)
Governance of Nonprofit Organizations
9(6)
Vic Murray
Board of Directors
15(10)
Stephen R. Block
Setting Limits: Standards of Ethics and Prudence
25(13)
John Carver
Female Participation in Public Interest Nonprofit Governance: Yet Another Glass Ceiling?
38(13)
Ronald G. Shaiko
II The Legal Framework 51(42)
Developments in the Law: Nonprofit Corporations
61(19)
Harvard Law Review
The Law of Tax-Exempt Organizations: Organizational, Operational, and Similar Tests
80(13)
Bruce R. Hopkins
III Effective, Ethical Leadership 93(34)
Executive Director
100(8)
Stephen R. Block
Ethics in Nonprofit Management: Creating a Culture of Integrity
108(12)
Thomas H. Jeavons
Artful Leadership
120(7)
Mary Tschirhart
IV Strategic Planning 127(40)
Strategic Planning
131(11)
John M. Bryson
The Strategic Marketing Planning Process
142(15)
Philip Kotler
Alan R. Andreasen
Crafting Strategy
157(10)
Henry Mintzberg
V Fund-Raising: Generating Revenues 167(44)
Fund-Raising
175(7)
Erna Gelles
Diversification of Revenue Strategies: Evolving Resource Dependence in Nonprofit Organizations
182(13)
Karen A. Froelich
Returns on Fund-Raising Expenditures in the Voluntary Sector
195(7)
Adrian Sargeant
Jurgen Kahler
Foundations
202(9)
Elizabeth T. Boris
VI Enterpreneurship and Commercialism 211(28)
Nonprofit Entrepreneurship
218(5)
Dennis R. Young
Profits for Nonprofits: Find a Corporate Partner
223(8)
Alan R. Andreasen
Commercialism and the Road Ahead
231(8)
Burton A. Weisbrod
VII Managing Under Government Contracts 239(44)
Toward a Contract Culture
247(9)
Nigel Gann
Dilemmas of Management in Nonprofit Organizations
256(11)
Steven Rathgeb Smith
Michael Lipsky
The Game of Contracted Services
267(9)
Susan R. Bernstein
Implications of Welfare Reform: Do Nonprofit Survival Strategies Threaten Civil Society?
276(7)
Jennifer Alexander
Renee Nank
Camilla Stivers
VIII Budgets, Financial Reports, and Management Control 283(26)
A View from the Top
289(6)
Regina E. Herzlinger
Denise Nitterhouse
Budgeting
295(3)
Jerry L. McCaffery
Financial Statements and Fiscal Procedures
298(11)
Thomas Wolf
IX Managing Volunteers 309(36)
Voluntarism
320(4)
Jeffrey L. Brudney
Volunteers at Work
324(5)
Jone L. Pearce
Volunteer Administration
329(10)
Jeffrey L. Brudney
Building Staff/Volunteer Relations: Setting the Stage
339(6)
Ivan H. Scheier
X Accountability and Evaluation 345(30)
Accountability Concepts and Controversies
352(7)
Kevin P. Kearns
Evaluation
359(7)
Susan C. Paddock
Multiple Constituencies and the Social Construction of Nonprofit Organization Effectiveness
366(9)
Robert D. Herman
David O. Renz
XI Nonprofit Organizations Internationally 375(7)
Internationalization of the Nonprofit Sector
382(9)
Helmut K. Anheier
Kusuma Cunningham
Globalization and Its Effects on NGOs: Efflorescence or a Blurring of Roles and Relevance?
391(12)
Thomas W. Dichter
Nonprofit Organizations in International Development: Agents of Empowerment or Preservers of Stability?
403
Brian H. Smith


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