Five Good Ideas

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2011-11-29
  • Publisher: Coach House Books
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Non-profits are big business. According to a recent Johns Hopkins report, third-sector institutions in Belgium, the Czech Republic, Japan, the U.S. and Canada have been growing at an average rate that is twice the growth rate of their GDPs. Canada is home to the second largest non-profit workforce in the world, employing 2 million paid staff and contributing $112 billion to our economy each year. We are also recognized worldwide as an important generator of ideas and agent of social change.Maytree, a Canadian foundation established in 1982, has long been immersed in the dialogue surrounding the growth of the non-profit sector. From its extensive network of non-profit, government and corporate-sector leaders, Alan Broadbent and Ratna Omidvar have amassed a collection of practical ideas for running non-profits.As the sector expands to embrace new issues, there is increased pressure for accountability, relevancy and efficiency. Practitioners are expected to be experts in a variety of fields. Five Good Ideas offers information, strategies for action and management solutions that are easy to implement and will improve how organizations function. It is a testament to what can happen when people from a variety of backgrounds get together to share their skills and knowledge.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. vii
Introductionp. xi
Leadership and Vision
Reimagining Your Organizationp. 3
Leadershipp. 10
Institutional Changep. 16
Influencing Changep. 23
Strategic Planningp. 27
Turning Your Organization Aroundp. 33
Innovationp. 38
Organizational Effectiveness
Leading an Inclusive Organizationp. 45
Shared Servicesp. 49
Managing Riskp. 53
Not-for-Profit Corporations Lawp. 59
Dealing with a Large-Scale Emergencyp. 66
Human Resources
Effective HR Managementp. 77
Improving Employment Relationsp. 84
Managing Union Relationsp. 91
Working with Volunteersp. 97
Managing Consultant Relationshipsp. 102
Resource Development
Financial Managementp. 111
Translating Vision into Fundingp. 118
Approaching Grantmakers Successfullyp. 122
Corporate Fundraisingp. 127
Fundraising for Small and Medium-sized Organizationsp. 132
Developing Resources Through Partnershipsp. 138
Brandingp. 147
Strategic Communicationsp. 153
Maximized Marketing for Non-Profitsp. 157
Social Marketingp. 162
Talking to the Mediap. 167
Web 2.0p. 175
Building Conversations on the Webp. 183
Successful Networkingp. 190
Advocacy and Policy
Government Relationsp. 197
Advocacyp. 204
Working with Government Budgetsp. 212
Impacting Public Policyp. 218
Managing Board-Executive Director Relationshipsp. 227
Board Governancep. 232
Diversifying your Boardp. 237
Acknowledgementsp. 247
The Editorsp. 248
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