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Effective Non-Profit Management

Context, Concepts, and Competencies

By Shamima Ahmed

CRC Press – 2012 – 338 pages

Series: ASPA Series in Public Administration and Public Policy

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    978-1-43-981548-9
    July 25th 2012

Description

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 organizations.

Contents

Introducing Non-Profit Organizations

Nature of nonprofit organizations and their uniqueness

Different categories of nonprofit organizations

Scope and significance of nonprofit organizations

Growth in nonprofit sector and the reasons

Contemporary issue: Case Study

Discussion Questions

Online Resources for students and practitioners

Essential Linkages and Distinctions: Non-Profits, for Profits and Government

Civil society and Nonprofit Organizations: linkages and networking

Public Administration and Nonprofits: linkages and partners.

Business sector and nonprofits: linkages and partners

Contemporary issue

Case Study

Discussion Questions

Web Resources

Legal Framework

Legal framework of managing nonprofit organizations

Monitoring agencies and offices

Contemporary issues

Case Study

Discussion Questions

Web Resources for students and practitioners

Governance

Nonprofit boards

Chief executive

Strategic planning and mission statement

Ethics and Organizational culture

Contemporary issues

Case Study

Discussion Questions

Web Resources for students and practitioners

Volunteers

The meaning of volunteer work in nonprofits

Volunteer administration program

Liabilities issue

Case Study

Discussion Questions

Web Resources for students and practitioners

Human Resource Management

Major anti-discrimination laws

HRM Issues

Technology in HRM

Case Study

Discussion Questions

Web Resources for students and practitioners

Employment opportunities and sources

Revenue Sources

Revenue sources

Legal framework

Contemporary Issues

Case Study

Discussion Questions

Web Resources for students and practitioners

Financial Management

The uniqueness of nonprofit accounting and financial management

Major financial documents & technology

Issues

Case Study

Discussion Questions

Web Resource for students and practitioners

Marketing

What is nonprofit marketing and why is it important?

Differences between nonprofit and for-profit marketing

Marketing - a process

Best practices

Issues in nonprofit marketing

Case Study

Discussion Questions

Web Resources for students and practitioners

Technology Applications and Its Strategic Use

Technology planning

Scope and opportunities

Technology Issues

Case Study

Discussion Questions

Web Resources for students and practitioners

Non-Profit Effectiveness

The nature of nonprofit effectiveness

Different strategies and processes of measuring effectiveness and the associated

problems

Are there best practices?

Issues

Case Study

Discussion Questions

Web Resources for students and practitioners

Global International Dimension

What are NGOs?

Major roles and activities of NGOs

Government agency and NGO relationships

Emerging issues

Case Study

Discussion Questions

Web Resources for students and practitioners

Conclusion

Author Bio

Dr. Shamima Ahmed is a professor and chair in the department of Political Science and Criminal Justice at Northern Kentucky University (Highland Heights, KY). Her research and teaching interests are in human resource management, NGOs, and nonprofit management. She has numerous publications in peer-reviewed journals including Public Personnel Management, Journal of Public Affairs Education, State & Local Government Review, Public Performance & Management Review, International Journal of Public Administration, & Journal of Management Development including a co-authored book on NGOs in International Relations (Kumarian Press). She is actively involved in a variety of community and civic engagement activities including serving on different nonprofit boards and writing a variety of technical reports for government and nonprofit agencies.

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