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Effective Non-Profit Management
Context, Concepts, and Competencies




ISBN 9781439815489
Published July 26, 2012 by Routledge
338 Pages 2 B/W Illustrations

 
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Book Description

In an environment of increased interdependency and collaborations among non-profits, for-profits, and governmental organizations, researchers and practitioners have begun to identify the need for a distinctive set of values, skills, and competencies for effective non-profit management. Underlining the relationship between these two sectors, Effective Non-Profit Management: Context, Concepts, and Competencies clarifies the emerging links between the public and non-profit sectors at the local, national, and global levels.

Each chapter concludes with a discussion of a recent issue and a case study. They include discussion questions, a listing of Web resources, and a review of terms at the end of each chapter. The introductory chapter discusses non-profit organizations, their phenomenal growth, the different categories of non-profits, and the scope and significance of this sector. The second chapter focuses on explaining the linkages among non-profits, for-profits, and government organizations. The next couple of chapters provide a detailed discussion of essential non-profit law, non-profit governance, human resource management, resource acquisition and management, marketing, technology, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), and effectiveness. Discussing four major developments in the non-profit environment that have implications for the future of this sector, the book:

  • Covers all major topics in non-profit management including recent issues that affect such management
  • Provides up-to-date information on emerging issues in non-profit management, including transparency, technology, legal, and other socio-political issues
  • Includes input from an advisory group of leading non-profit executives
  • Details best practices, practical tips and examples, and lists of Internet resources

Going beyond the usual coverage of government contracting with non-profits, the book provides a focused discussion on the linkages between public administration and the non-profit sector. In an approach that balances theory and application, the book is a guide to the practical art of forming, managing, and leading non-profit organizations.

Table of Contents

Introducing Non-Profit Organizations
Nature of nonprofit organizations and their uniqueness
Different categories of nonprofit organizations
Scope and significance of nonprofit organizations
Growth in nonprofit sector and the reasons
Contemporary issue: Case Study
Discussion Questions
Online Resources for students and practitioners

Essential Linkages and Distinctions: Non-Profits, for Profits and Government
Civil society and Nonprofit Organizations: linkages and networking
Public Administration and Nonprofits: linkages and partners.
Business sector and nonprofits: linkages and partners
Contemporary issue
Case Study
Discussion Questions
Web Resources

Legal Framework
Legal framework of managing nonprofit organizations
Monitoring agencies and offices
Contemporary issues
Case Study
Discussion Questions
Web Resources for students and practitioners

Governance
Nonprofit boards
Chief executive
Strategic planning and mission statement
Ethics and Organizational culture
Contemporary issues
Case Study
Discussion Questions
Web Resources for students and practitioners

Volunteers
The meaning of volunteer work in nonprofits
Volunteer administration program
Liabilities issue
Case Study
Discussion Questions
Web Resources for students and practitioners

Human Resource Management
Major anti-discrimination laws
HRM Issues
Technology in HRM
Case Study
Discussion Questions
Web Resources for students and practitioners
Employment opportunities and sources

Revenue Sources
Revenue sources
Legal framework
Contemporary Issues
Case Study
Discussion Questions
Web Resources for students and practitioners

Financial Management
The uniqueness of nonprofit accounting and financial management
Major financial documents & technology
Issues
Case Study
Discussion Questions
Web Resource for students and practitioners

Marketing
What is nonprofit marketing and why is it important?
Differences between nonprofit and for-profit marketing
Marketing - a process
Best practices
Issues in nonprofit marketing
Case Study
Discussion Questions
Web Resources for students and practitioners

Technology Applications and Its Strategic Use
Technology planning
Scope and opportunities
Technology Issues
Case Study
Discussion Questions
Web Resources for students and practitioners

Non-Profit Effectiveness
The nature of nonprofit effectiveness
Different strategies and processes of measuring effectiveness and the associated
problems
Are there best practices?
Issues
Case Study
Discussion Questions
Web Resources for students and practitioners

Global International Dimension
What are NGOs?
Major roles and activities of NGOs
Government agency and NGO relationships
Emerging issues
Case Study
Discussion Questions
Web Resources for students and practitioners

Conclusion

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Biography

Dr. Shamima Ahmed is a professor and chair in the department of Political Science and Criminal Justice at Northern Kentucky University (Highland Heights, KY). Her research and teaching interests are in human resource management, NGOs, and nonprofit management. She has numerous publications in peer-reviewed journals including Public Personnel Management, Journal of Public Affairs Education, State & Local Government Review, Public Performance & Management Review, International Journal of Public Administration, & Journal of Management Development including a co-authored book on NGOs in International Relations (Kumarian Press). She is actively involved in a variety of community and civic engagement activities including serving on different nonprofit boards and writing a variety of technical reports for government and nonprofit agencies.