253 pages | 5 B/W Illus.
Managing As Mission pushes the boundaries of what it means to be a nonprofit manager by making the case that managing, as a reflection of the organizational mission – the cornerstone of any nonprofit – can bring about the change nonprofits were created to achieve: a better world for all. This book contains real-world examples, interview excerpts from nonprofit managers and directors, and a series of self-reflection and organization-wide tools to develop managers and managing as a mirror of the mission.
Themes within this book include: a discussion of the history of nonprofit missions; management tasks and approaches; aligning values; building working relationship and trust; and creating organizational structures and interactions that mirror the organizational mission. It is written in an informal first-person style, utilizing humor that will, hopefully, allow the reader to see themselves in the examples and stories.
Preface; Chapter 1: Why Managing as Mission?; Chapter 2: Mission; Chapter 3: Process; Chapter 4: Managing; Chapter 5: Managing as Mission: Linking Mission, Process and Managing; Chapter 6: A World Changed as Managing as Mission; Chapter 7: Tools and Exercises; Chapter 8: Additional Resources