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Managing Human Resources for Nonprofits

1st Edition

By Kunle Akingbola


300 pages | 22 B/W Illus.

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The core resources and capabilities of any nonprofit organization lie in their human capital; their knowledge, skills and behaviors are critical to the achievement of the organization's mission and performance. Thus, effective management of this key resource is integral to the nonprofit organization's success.

This book focuses on the unique characteristics, challenges and contribution of human resource management to the strategic objectives of the nonprofit. It explores contemporary issues that place the management of people at the intersection between the mission, strategy and performance of the organization. The book:


* Uses the latest theory to build models that explain the

determinants and dimensions of strategic HRM within the nonprofit


* Examines the core HRM functions in the context of the

nonprofit sector to provide insight into how nonprofits can optimize

HRM contributions to performance

* Provides a step-by-step process to develop, implement and

manage HR practices that are aligned with the strategy of the nonprofit organization

* Demonstrates how to integrate volunteer management into

strategic HRM

Using examples from around the world, as well as cases to facilitate learning, this book is ideal for students and professionals interested in strategic human resource management, and nonprofit management.

Table of Contents

Part I: Context of Strategic Human Resource Management in the Nonprofit Sector 1. Overview of the Nonprofit Sector 2. Theories of Strategic HRM: A Review 3. Context and HRM in the Nonprofit Sector 4. Strategic Human Resource Management. 5. Human Resource Planning in the Nonprofit Sector Part II: Implementation of Strategic Nonprofit Human Resource Management 6. Recruitment and Staffing 7. Training and Development: The Channel for Mission and Advocacy 8. Performance Management and Social Exchange 9. Compensation, Benefits and Beyond 10. Labor Relations: A Countervailing Approach 11. Volunteer Management and Strategic Nonprofit Human Resource Management 12. Change Management in the Nonprofit Sector Part III: Evaluating Strategic NHRM 13. Metrics and HRM Outcomes in the Nonprofit Sector

About the Author

Kunle Akingbola is an associate professor in the Faculty of Business Administration at Lakehead University, Canada. His intellectual interests focus on complex interactions in HRM and strategic management in nonprofit and healthcare organizations. He is a certified HR professional with industry experience and a consultant to nonprofit organizations.


Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Human Resources & Personnel Management
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Strategic Planning
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Nonprofit Organizations & Charities