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The Routledge Companion to Nonprofit Management

ISBN 9781138744462
Published April 20, 2020 by Routledge
560 Pages 14 B/W Illustrations

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Over the past three decades or so, the nonprofit, voluntary, or third sector has undergone a major transformation from a small cottage industry to a major economic force in virtually every part of the developed world as well as elsewhere around the globe. Nonprofit organizations are now major providers of public services working in close cooperation with governments at all levels and increasingly find themselves in competition with commercial firms across various social marketplaces. This transformation has come with ever-increasing demands for enhancing the organizational capacities and professionalizing the management of nonprofit institutions. The Routledge Companion to Nonprofit Management is the first internationally focused effort to capture the full breadth of current nonprofit management research and knowledge that has arisen in response to these developments.

With newly commissioned contributions from an international set of scholars at the forefront of nonprofit management research, this volume provides a thorough overview of the most current management thinking in this field. It contextualizes nonprofit management globally, provides an extensive introduction to key management functions, core revenue sources and the emerging social enterprise space, and raises a number of emerging topics and issues that will shape nonprofit management in future decades. As graduate programs continue to evolve to serve the training needs in the field, The Routledge Companion to Nonprofit Management is an essential reference and resource for graduate students, researchers, and practitioners interested in a deeper understanding of the operation of the nonprofit sector.

Table of Contents

  1. Nonprofit management: Introduction and overview
  2. Stefan Toepler and Helmut K. Anheier


  3. A changing management context: The US, UK, Canada and Australia
  4. Susan D. Phillips

  5. Nonprofit management context: Continental Europe and Scandinavia
  6. Georg von Schnurbein and Alice Hengevoss

  7. Nonprofit management context: Central and Eastern Europe
  8. Peter Vandor, Clara Moder, and Michaela Neumayr

  9. Nonprofit management context: Russia and the FSU
  10. Lev Jakobson, Irina Mersianova, and Natalya Ivanova

  11. Nonprofit management in Asia
  12. Tamaki Onishi and Naoto Yamauchi

  13. Nonprofit management context: The Middle East and North Africa
  14. Omar Bortolazzi

  15. Nonprofit management context: Africa
  16. Jacob Mwathi Mati

  17. The Latin American context: The challenge of managing advocacy and impact inclusion
  18. Urs Jäger, Felipe Symmes, and Roberto Gutiérrez


  19. Composition of nonprofit boards: Summary of factors that account for who governs nonprofits
  20. William A. Brown

  21. Leadership
  22. Ruth Simsa

  23. Beyond codes: Values, virtues, and nonprofit ethics
  24. Ki Joo Choi and Roseanne Mirabella

  25. Strategic management
  26. Michael Meyer


  27. Evaluation and performance measurement
  28. Lehn M. Benjamin and David A. Campbell

  29. Budgeting and financial management: A multi-year budgeting approach
  30. Marcus Lam and Bob Beatty

  31. The essential nature of internal controls
  32. Nathan J. Grasse and Daniel Gordon Neely

  33. Information and communications technology management
  34. John McNutt

  35. Nonprofit human resource management
  36. Allison R. Russell, Marlene Walk, and Femida Handy

  37. Volunteer management and the psychological contract
  38. Mark A. Hager and Kathy T. Renfro

  39. Co-production
  40. Taco Brandsen, Trui Steen, and Bram Verschuere

  41. Association and membership management
  42. Mary Tschirhart


  43. Collaborations and networks
  44. David Suárez and Hokyu Hwang

  45. Advocacy and lobbying
  46. Jennifer E. Mosley, Tadeo Weiner-Davis, and Theresa Anasti

  47. Nonprofits and political participation
  48. Kelly LeRoux and Mary K. Feeney

  49. Nonprofit marketing and branding
  50. Jane Hudson

  51. Relationship fundraising 2.0: Lessons from social psychology
  52. Adrian Sargeant and Ian MacQuillin


  53. Individual giving and philanthropy
  54. Beth Breeze

  55. The nonprofit sector’s ‘rich relations’? Foundations and their grantmaking activities
  56. Tobias Jung

  57. Corporate philanthropy
  58. Lonneke Roza and Lucas C.P.M. Meijs

  59. Government funding
  60. Michaela Neumayr and Astrid Pennerstorfer


  61. Social enterprise
  62. Janelle A. Kerlin

  63. Social innovation: What it is, why it matters and how it can be studied
  64. Gorgi Krlev and Georg Mildenberger

  65. Social finance for nonprofits: Impact investing, social impact bonds, and crowdfunding
  66. Jun Han, Wendy Chen, and Stefan Toepler

  67. Hybridity: Origins and effects
  68. Gorgi Krlev and Helmut K. Anheier

  69. New legal forms for hybrid organizations

Alan J. Abramson and Kara C. Billings

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Helmut K. Anheier is a Professor at the Hertie School of Governance, Berlin, Germany, and the Luskin School of Public Affairs at UCLA. His most recent books include Nonprofit Organizations: Theory, Management, and Policy, Performance Measurement in Philanthropic Foundations: The Ambiguity of Success and Failure, Social Innovation – Comparative Perspectives, and Governance Indicators: Approaches, Progress, Promise. Currently, he co-edits the International Encyclopedia of Civil Society.

Stefan Toepler is Professor of Nonprofit Studies and Director of the Master of Public Administration Program in the Schar School of Policy and Government, George Mason University, Arlington, VA. He has written broadly on nonprofit management and policy, philanthropy and global civil society. Among other books, he co-edited Legitimacy of Philanthropic Foundations: United States and European Perspectives and also co-edits the International Encyclopedia of Civil Society.


"...the handbook edited by Helmut Anheier and Stefan Toepler is indeed a very valuable companion to students and scholars of nonprofit research and management, because it helps to understand the diversity and complexity of the sector, it sheds light on the nexus between the context of the organization and the challenges or potentials, managers of nonprofit organizations are confronted with, in their daily work. Finally, the handbook constitutes an impressive resource for those who are engaged in nonprofit research because almost all the articles of the volume point to urgent issues that might be either related to the changed economic and political environment of nonprofits or to changes of the very nature of nonprofits itself." -Annette Zimmer, Institute for Political Science, Munster University, Munster, Germany