How Nonprofits Work: Case Studies in Nonprofit Organizations

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Rowman & Littlefield, 2013 - Business & Economics - 233 pages
How Nonprofits Work looks at nonprofit organizations through a sociological lens, identifying characteristics that make some nonprofits successful and characteristics that cause challenges, focusing on nonprofts in the health services sector. The book opens with helpful background information about nonprofit organizations, then shares case studies that take readers more deeply into the challenges and successes of various organizations. Given the trials nonprofits face in the current economic climate, this timely book helps readers move beyond the good intentions in nonprofits to find successful practices.
 

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Contents

1 Introduction
1
2 What Makes Nonprofit Organizations Special?
9
3 The Size and Scope of the Nonprofit Sector
23
4 Analytical Framework
39
5 The Case Presentation Framework
53
6 Two Classic Case Studies
67
7 Delivering Nursing Care in a Persons Home
85
8 Confronting a Highly Contagious Disease
107
10 Helping People with Various Disabilities
135
11 Battling the Spread of HIVAIDS
149
12 Helping to Overcome Hunger
165
13 Addressing the Need for Affordable Housing
187
14 Conclusion
209
References
225
Index
229
About the Author
233

9 Needs of People with a Significant Physical Impairment
123

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About the author (2013)

Grace Budrys is professor of sociology and Director of the Master of Public Health Program at DePaul University. She is the author of several books, including Unequal Health: How Inequality Contributes to Health or Illness and Our Unsystematic Health Care System.

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