Improving Leadership in Nonprofit Organizations

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Well-grounded in theory, research, and practice, Improving Leadership in Nonprofit Organizations is a comprehensive resource that goes beyond traditional nonprofit management theory to offer the latest in cutting-edge thought on leadership for nonprofit organizations. The book offers a wealth of new directions and ideas for leadership and features chapters written by such well-known experts as Frances Hesselbein, Stephen Dobbs, Florence Green, and Jay Conger. Improving Leadership in Nonprofit Organizations discusses the most compelling leadership challenges and issues for nonprofit organizations and
  • Shows that transformational leaders of nonprofits lead more effective organizations
  • Includes a comparison of highly functioning for-profit boards with boards of nonprofit organizations
  • Provides an analysis of dysfunctional boards
  • Discusses for-profit "organizations of hope" that provide important leadership for social change and responsibility
  • Suggests strategies for managing and motivating a volunteer workforce
  • Presents a model for leading nonprofit projects
  • Offers a valuable model for program evaluation in nonprofit organizations
  • Considers the ongoing development of nonprofit leaders
  • Includes strategies to develop leadership capacity

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About the author (2004)

Ronald E. Riggio is the Henry R. Kravis Professor of Leadership and Organizational Psychology and director of the Kravis Leadership Institute at Claremont McKenna College. He is the author of numerous books on the topic of leadership.

Sarah Smith Orr is president of Smith Orr & Associates in Pasadena, California. She is a consultant and coach for executives and organizations with a specialty in nonprofit leadership and for men and women making a passage through a life transition.

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