2nd Edition

Effective Nonprofit Management Context, Concepts, and Competencies

By Shamima Ahmed Copyright 2022
    370 Pages
    by Routledge

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    Underlining the relationship between the public and nonprofit sectors, Effective Nonprofit Management: Context, Concepts, and Competencies, 2nd Edition comprehensively explores of the practical art of forming, managing, and leading nonprofit organizations, contextualizing the changing socio-political conditions and expectations of key stakeholders in nonprofit organizations.

    Grounded in the practical experiences of real-life nonprofit managers, this thoroughly revised second edition explores contemporary issues that are becoming central to effective nonprofit management, including: an increasing emphasis on outcome assessment and accountability; innovative use of social media; big foundations’ impacts on nonprofits and public policy making; tensions between federal, state, and local governments with nonprofits; and the importance of instilling a culture of ethics in the sector. A completely new chapter on nonprofit ethics and accountability has been added. Each chapter introduces the reader to relevant and current scholarship on the topic, utilizes the language of nonprofit practice, explores contemporary issues and examples, provides practical tips, includes text boxes with profiles of nonprofit organizations and best practices, and ends with a short and practical case study followed by discussion questions.

    Effective Nonprofit Management, Second Edition will be of interest to practitioners as well as graduate and upper division undergraduate students enrolled in nonprofit and public management courses.

    1. Introducing Nonprofit Organizations (NPOs) 2. Essential Linkages – Nonprofits, Government, and Business 3. Nonprofit Laws and Regulations 4. Nonprofit Governance 5. Human Resource Management in Nonprofit Organizations 6. Resource Acquisition and Management 7. Nonprofit Organizations and Information Technology 8. Nonprofit Marketing 9. Nongovernmental Organizations (NGOs) – International Dimension 10. Nonprofit Effectiveness and Accountability 11. Ethics and Nonprofit Sector 12. In Conclusion


    Shamima Ahmed is is a professor of Political Science, Criminal Justice, and Organizational Leadership at Northern Kentucky University (Highland Heights, KY). She teaches in the Master of Public Administration Program. Her research and teaching interests are in human resource management, nongovernment organizations, and nonprofit management.

    "Professor Shamima Ahmed literally gifts us with her second edition of the book Effective Nonprofit Management.  Her 'real life' focus permeates this work: from case studies, to advisory broads of nonprofit executives for each chapter, and more. With her cross-sector focus, she provides a major contribution to the field by tying the insights of the book to public administration theory/public service/public professionals.  Ahmed’s important work will no doubt inform and engage public professionals in all endeavors."

    Laurie DiPadova-Stocks, Park University, USA

    "The second edition of Effective Nonprofit Management provides nonprofit educators and managers with an excellent resource to support learning and instruction. This textbook supports nonprofit management through recent, relevant literature and opportunities to apply learning through the content. It should be included in any nonprofit educator or manager’s list of resources."

    Michael W. Everett, Michigan State University, USA

    "Dr. Ahmed's text is highly readable without off-putting jargon and is meticulously researched. It adroitly incorporates contemporary real-life stories of current best practices in nonprofit management while weaving in enough theory to provide students with context to understand the role of the sector in civil society—making a substantial contribution to our overall understanding of the modern nonprofit organization. Effective Nonprofit Management, Second Edition effectively describes the important role that nonprofit organizations play in ethically and competently serving the needs of our most vulnerable when government and the business sectors are unable or unwilling to do so."

    Gary M. Grobman, The Online Nonprofit Information Center, USA