Managing the Non-profit Organization: Practices and Principles

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Butterworth-Heinemann, Nov 1, 2004 - Business & Economics - 192 pages
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A Drucker management classic, first published in 1990, which breaks down any narrow definition of management and is aimed specifically at decision-makers and managers working in non-profit making and charitable organizations to help them apply the principles of good management to their sector.

Drawing from the American experience, Drucker poignantly illustrates his discussion of management by quoting his in-depth interviews with top executives from non-profit making organizations. The issues of mission, performance, people and relationships, leadership and developing managers are eloquently discussed and Drucker provides Action Implications throughout the book which are of practical importance to the reader.

Written by one of the world's leading management gurus
Aimed specifically at decision-makers and managers working in non-profit making and charitable organizations
Quotes from in-depth interviews with top executives from non-profit making organizations

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Anyone involved in a non-profit at any level should take the time to read this book. I am highlighting the valuable points for future reference. It is a clear resource taking away the mysteries and ... Read full review

Managing the non-profit organization: practices and principles

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Drawing from his 25 one-hour audio cassette series, The Non-Profit Drucker ( LJ 9/1/89, p. 232) , Drucker has put together his ideas on the tasks, responsibilities, and practices necessary to manage ... Read full review

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Born in Vienna in 1909, Peter F. Drucker was educated in Austria and England. From 1929 he was a newspaper correspondent abroad and an economist for an international bank in London. Since 1937 he has been in the United States, first as an economist for a group of British banks and insurance companies, and later as a management consultant to several of the country's largest companies, as well as leading companies abroad. Drucker has since had a distinguished career as a teacher, first as Professor of Politics and Philosophy at Bennington College, then for more than twenty years as Professor of Management at the Graduate Business School of New York University. Since 1971 he has been Clarke Professor of Social Science at Claremont Graduate School in California. In addition to his management books, Peter Drucker is also renowned for his prophetic books analysing politics, economics and society. These books span fifty years of modern history beginning with The End of Economic Man (1939) and including The Practice of Management; Innovation and Entrepreneurship; Managing in the Next Society; Management Challenges in the 21st Century; The Effective Executive and The Essential Drucker.

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