1st Edition

Transformational Leadership and Not for Profits and Social Enterprises

Edited By Ken Wiltshire, Aastha Malhotra, Micheal Axelsen Copyright 2018
    350 Pages
    by Routledge

    350 Pages
    by Routledge

    Recent decades have seen a significant transformation of the not-for-profit (NFP) sector. This includes rise in the number of organisations and people employed, shift from charities and philanthropic agencies to hybrid social enterprise business models, competing stakeholder interests and increasing expectations regarding accountability and transparency. The role of NFPs has also become more complex – they not only serve the disadvantaged and fulfil social needs but also actively advocate for and implement public policies and promote social and economic inclusion.

    The growth and complexity has brought with it a need for innovative and entrepreneurial approaches to leadership that stems from an in-depth understanding of the changing nonprofit landscape. Addressing this need, for Not for Profits and Social Enterprises will help readers navigate extant challenges by drawing on conceptual literature, both theoretical and empirical and emphasising practical real world experience through case studies and vignettes

    The key aim of this book is to help existing and future NFP leaders at all organisational levels to support their organisations and employees and in turn clients and communities, through theoretical insights and practical approaches by focusing on transformational leadership aspects for contemporary Not for Profits.

    for Not for Profits and Social Enterprises is key reading for researchers, academics and policy makers in the areas of Non-profit Management, Leadership, Public Sector Management and Charity Management as well as related disciplines such as Philanthropy and Social Entrepreneurship.

    Part I: The Leadership Journey

    1. Leadership Concepts and Approaches

    Kenneth Wiltshire

    2. Three Schools of Nonprofit Thought: Evolution of the Field and Implications for Leadership

    Aastha Malhotra

    3. The Journey of a Social Leader: Leading and Transforming Organisations For Social Impact

    Anna Krzeminska, Andreas Heinecke, and Christian Koch

    Part II: Shaping the Journey

    4. Stakeholder Partnerships and the Delivery of Services

    Stephen Jones

    5. Corporate Social Responsibility, Government, and the Balancing Act

    Kenneth Wiltshire

    6. Financial Sustainability Through Leadership

    David Knowles and Chris Wilson

    7. Your People, Your Volunteers

    Amanda Roan

    8. Non-Profit Marketing Strategy

    Jay Weerawardena

    9. Leadership and Governance Issues in Faith Based Organizations

    Susan Dann

    10. Leading Through the Jungle of Legislation, Regulation and Reporting

    Paul Paxton-Hall

    Part III: New Journeys, New Horizons

    11. Innovation Leadership

    Mark Dodgson

    12. Strategy, Leadership and Team Building

    Karina Collins

    13. Successful Nonprofit Leadership in an IT World

    Micheal Axelsen


    Ken Wiltshire is the emeritus J. D. Story Professor of Public Administration at the University of Queensland Business School, Australia.

    Aastha Malhotra is Vice-Chancellor’s Research Fellow at University of Southern Queensland, Australia.

    Micheal Axelsen is a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow and Lecturer at University of Queensland Business School, Australia.