Leadership in Nonprofit Organizations: A Reference Handbook

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Leaders of nonprofit organizations deliver programs and services vital to the quality of life in the United States. All the activities of our religious communities; the vast majority of the arts and culture, human services, and community development pursuits; as well as education and environmental advocacies take root and deliver their services within the nonprofit sector.

Welcome to the world of leadership in nonprofit organizations. This sector offers an opportunity to serve as well as to lead. Leadership in Nonprofit Organizations: A Reference Handbook engages voices on issues and leadership topics important to those seeking to understand more about this dynamic sector of society. A major focus of this two-volume reference work is on the specific roles and skills required of the nonprofit leader in voluntary organizations.

Key Features

  • Presents contributions from a wide range of authors who reflect the variety, vibrancy, and creativity of the sector itself
  • Provides an overview of the history of nonprofit organizations in our country
  • Describes a robust and diverse assortment of organizations and opportunities for leadership
  • Explores the nature of leadership and its complexity as exemplified in the nonprofit sector
  • Includes topics such as personalities of nonprofit leaders; vision and starting a nonprofit organization; nonprofit law, statutes, taxation, and regulations; strategic management; financial management; collaboration; public relations for promoting a nonprofit organization; and human resource policies and procedures

Nonprofit organizations are a large, independent, diverse, and dynamic part of our society. This landmark Handbook tackles issues relevant to leadership in the nonprofit realm, making it a welcome addition to any academic or public library.

 

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Agard and her contributors bring together a comprehensive two-volume reference set containing 96 chapters are organized into eight parts. The handbook is highly recommended for academic and professional collections, upper-division undergraduate and above. Read full review

Contents

1 LEGAL DEFINITIONS LEGAL ACCOUNTABILITY AND THE ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF BOARD LEADERSHIP
3
2 TYPES OF FOUNDATIONS AND THEIR LEADERSHIP CHARACTERISTICS
12
3 DEFINITION OF SCOPE SCALE AND ROLE OF THE NONPROFIT SECTOR
21
4 A NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION
29
5 ROLES OF GOVERNMENT NONPROFIT SECTOR BUSINESS AND FAMILY AND THEIR INTERACTION IN DEMOCRACY
38
6 UNDERSTANDING SOCIAL CAPITAL CIVIC ENGAGEMENT AND COMMUNITY BUILDING
46
7 MEMBERSHIP ASSOCIATIONS
56
8 LEADERSHIP IN SERVICE CLUBS AND BENEVOLENT SOCIETIES
64
56 DIFFERENCES IN BOARDS BASED ON THE SIZE AGE AND TYPE OF THE ORGANIZATIONS
503
Theoretical Perspectives
511
58 PHILANTHROPIC LEADERSHIP AT THE COMMUNITY LEVEL
522
59 LEADING NONPROFIT PARTNERSHIPS WITH GOVERNMENT
530
60 WHAT NONPROFIT LEADERS SHOULD KNOW ABOUT BASIC ECONOMIC PRINCIPLES
540
Leadership and the Problem of Unintended Consequences
551
Creating Strategic Alliances and Restructuring via Mergers Acquisitions and Integration
559
63 MAJOR SOCIAL CHANGE THEORIES THAT NONPROFIT LEADERS SHOULD KNOW
568

9 UMBRELLA ORGANIZATIONS IN THE UNITED STATES
73
History of the Nonprofit and Philanthropic Sector
85
10 CLASSIC THOUGHT LEADERS FRAMING US PHILANTHROPY
87
From the Elizabethan Poor Laws Through the Civil War
96
From the Civil War to the Great Depression
104
From the Great Depression to World War II
113
From World War II to the 1969 Tax Act
122
From the 1969 Tax Act to the Present
129
16 PHILANTHROPIC LEADERSHIP IN TOTALITARIAN AND COMMUNIST COUNTRIES
138
17 THE AMERICAN PRESIDENCY AND PHILANTHROPY SINCE THE CIVIL WAR
146
Common Interest Areas of Nonprofit and Foundations
153
18 ADVOCACY ORGANIZATIONS
155
19 ROLE OF THE NONPROFIT SECTOR IN LEADING INNOVATION IN PUBLIC POLICY AND SOCIAL CHANGE
163
20 THE ARTS AND NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS
171
21 COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
180
22 EDUCATION PREBIRTH PRESCHOOL AND EARLY CHILDHOOD
187
23 EDUCATION KCOLLEGE
196
24 ENVIRONMENT
205
25 HEALTH AND HOSPITALS
215
26 YOUTH AND CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT
224
Nonprofit Organizations and Historically Disenfranchised Groups
231
Women Transforming Philanthropy
233
28 WOMENS LEADERSHIP IN PHILANTHROPY
242
29 ROLE OF THE NONPROFIT SECTOR IN PROVIDING OPPORTUNITIES FOR UNPOPULAR CAUSES AND DISENFRANCHISED PEOPLE
250
30 UNDERSTANDING HOW PHILANTHROPY AND NONPROFIT ACTIVITIES MANIFEST IN MINORITY COMMUNITIES IN THE UNITED ...
258
31 LEADERSHIP COMPETENCIES IN A DIVERSE CULTURE
267
32 ATTRACTING LEADERSHIP FROM ACROSS DIVERSE COMMUNITIES
274
33 LEADERSHIP OF PHILANTHROPY THROUGH AFRICAN AMERICAN SORORITIES AND FRATERNITIES
283
Leading the Nonprofit Organization
293
34 THEORIES OF NONPROFIT AND ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP
295
Leadership of the Nonprofit Enterprise
303
Models and Perspectives for Effective Leadership
312
37 BASIC SKILLS OF NONPROFIT LEADERSHIP
321
38 ROLES RESPONSIBILITIES AND CHARACTERISTICS OF NONPROFIT LEADERSHIP
329
39 TRADITIONAL AND UNIQUE FEATURES OF THE NONPROFIT CEO ROLE
337
40 SERVANT TRANSFORMATIONAL AND TRANSACTIONAL LEADERSHIP
345
41 LEADING VOLUNTEERS IN NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS
354
Conflict of Interest Transparency and Accountability
367
43 TRANSITIONAL LEADERSHIP
377
TeamBuilding and Staff Development
387
45 HUMAN RESOURCE LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT
395
Tax Exemption Charitable Deduction and Charity Care
402
47 FINANCIAL ISSUES FOR LEADERS
412
48 FRAUD AWARENESS IN NONPROFIT SETTINGS
422
Implementing Sound Strategic Financial Planning
433
50 DEFINING FUNDRAISING SUCCESS THROUGH STRONG DONOR ENGAGEMENT
447
Overview of Types and Levels of Giving
456
52 GRANTWRITING AND LEADERSHIP IN WORKING WITH FOUNDATIONS AND GOVERNMENT
465
53 SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIPAND BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
475
The Becoming BusinessLike of the Philanthropy Sector
484
55 SELECTION FUNCTIONS STRUCTURE AND PROCEDURES OF THE NONPROFIT BOARD
491
64 PUBLIC POLICY ON TAX EXEMPTIONSFOR NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS
577
65 NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION LIFE CYCLES
585
66 ROLE OF NONPROFIT LEADERS IN SETTING THE VALUES VISION AND MISSION OF THE ORGANIZATION
595
67 ROLE OF NONPROFIT LEADERS IN DATA AND NEEDS ANALYSIS AND ASSESSMENT
603
68 CULTURE CLIMATE AND SOCIAL CONTEXT IN NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS
611
Who Is the Customer?
621
70 ROLE OF NONPROFIT LEADERS IN MARKETING POSITIONING AND PUBLIC RELATIONS
629
Options Types and Targets
639
72 TRADITIONAL PRINT VEHICLES AND STAKEHOLDER GROUPS
647
Promotion and Crisis Communications
655
74 ROLE OF NONPROFIT LEADERS IN EVALUATION AND THE USE OF LOGIC MODELS
664
75 ROLE OF THE NONPROFIT LEADER IN MANAGING RISK
675
76 USING DATA TO MAKE DECISIONS
683
Organizational Capacity and IT Support
688
78 LEADING NEW TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION
697
79 SOCIAL MEDIA AND ELECTRONIC NETWORKS
706
Leading a Grantmaking Foundation
717
80 ROLE OF THE FOUNDATION LEADER IN DEFINING GRANTMAKING AREAS OF INTEREST AND STRATEGY
719
81 ROLE OF THE FOUNDATION LEADER IN LISTENING TO NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS
727
82 EVALUATION ACCOUNTABILITY AND IMPACT OF FOUNDATIONS
736
The Problem of Consistent Positive Feedback
743
84 ETHICS AND GRANTMAKING
752
Leadership of Nonprofits and the Individual
761
85 UNDERSTANDING THE CHARITABLE PHILANTHROPIC ALTRUISTIC IMPULSE
763
Tapping Into Altruism to Achieve the Nonprofit Mission
773
Who Gives and Volunteers and Why?
781
88 MAINTAINING PERSONAL BALANCE AS A LEADER OF A NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION
789
89 PROFESSIONALIZATION OF LEADERSHIP AND THE RISE OF FORMAL MANAGEMENT AND LEADERSHIP EDUCATION
796
90 NURTURING THE NEXT GENERATION OF PHILANTHROPIC LEADERSHIP
805
91 GROWING YOUR CAREER
815
Ethics and Social Responsibility in the Nonprofit World
825
92 FUNDRAISING ETHICS
827
93 ISSUES IN NONPROFIT ETHICS
838
94 BUILDING AN ETHIC OF SERVICE
849
95 CROSSCULTURAL MANAGEMENT AND NGO CAPACITY BUILDING
859
96 MAKING THE CASE FOR WORKPLACE DIVERSITY
871
Print Resources on Nonprofit Leadership
878
Online Resources in the Nonprofit and Philanthropic Sector
904
Nonprofit Organizations
908
Civic Ideals and the Giving Society
917
Appendix D Contents
918
Introduction to Philanthropy
919
1 Philanthropy Civil Society and Democracy in America
922
2 Civic and Philanthropic Action on a Global Scale
929
3 Geography of Philanthropy in the United States
938
4 Geography and International Philanthropy
950
1620 to 2010
959
6 Philanthropy in World History and Culture
968
Do We Give Until It Hurts or Does It Hurt Until We Give?
977
Index
985
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