In an environment of increased interdependency and collaborations
among non-profits, for-profits, and governmental organizations,
researchers and practitioners have begun to identify the need for a
distinctive set of values, skills, and competencies for effective
non-profit management. Underlining the relationship between these
two sectors, Effective Non-Profit Management: Context, Concepts,
and Competencies clarifies the emerging links between the public
and non-profit sectors at the local, national, and global levels.
Each chapter concludes with a discussion of a recent issue and a
case study. They include discussion questions, a listing of Web
resources, and a review of terms at the end of each chapter. The
introductory chapter discusses non-profit organizations, their
phenomenal growth, the different categories of non-profits, and the
scope and significance of this sector. The second chapter focuses
on explaining the linkages among non-profits, for-profits, and
government organizations. The next couple of chapters provide a
detailed discussion of essential non-profit law, non-profit
governance, human resource management, resource acquisition and
management, marketing, technology, nongovernmental organizations
(NGOs), and effectiveness. Discussing four major developments in
the non-profit environment that have implications for the future of
this sector, the book: Covers all major topics in non-profit
management including recent issues that affect such management
Provides up-to-date information on emerging issues in non-profit
management, including transparency, technology, legal, and other
socio-political issues Includes input from an advisory group of
leading non-profit executives Details best practices, practical
tips and examples, and lists of Internet resources Going beyond the
usual coverage of government contracting with non-profits, the book
provides a focused discussion on the linkages between public
administration and the non-profit sector. In an approach that
balances theory and application, the book is a guide to the
practical art of forming, managing, and leading non-profit
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