The voluntary nonprofit sector is now involved in all aspects of people's lives. The management of such organizations has never been of more interest than it is now, and the sector as a whole is in a period of great change. Well-meaning amateurs are being replaced by highly committed and professional leaders, and one in every six employees in the service sector is now working in the voluntary sector. In this shifting climate, this enlightening book questions whether voluntary organizations should now be more business-like.
Helpful features of the text include:
* chapter introduction and summaries
* boxed features (including examples of mission statements, value statements and the strategy planning pyramid)
* detailed case-studies of nonprofit organizations (covering strategic issues, strategic planning processes and examples of the use of particular techniques)
* review and discussion questions
* extensive bibliography.
Presenting a unique insight into the theory and practice of strategic management for voluntary nonprofit organizations, this book will be of great interest to both practitioners and students of voluntary sector management.
"Cogent, authoritative and very readable - superior to most of the management piffle publishers persistently produce.."
-Times Higher Education Supplement
"This book is...an interesting, insightful, and also useful collection literature-based reflections on the different aspects of NPO strategic management."
|An Introduction to Strategic Management and the Non-profit Sector|
|The Development of the Non-profit Sector|
|Professional Management in the Non-profit Sector and it's Critics|
|What is the Non-profit Sector|
|The Development of Strategic Planning and Strategic Management Concepts|
|What is an Excellent Organization?|
|What is Strategic Management and is it Effective?|
|The Use of Strategic Planning and Management in the Non-profit Sector|
|Strategic Planning Models and Techniques in the Non-profit Sector|
|Strategic Options for Non-profit Organizations|
|Evaluating Organizational Effectiveness|
|Summary and Conclusions|
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Series: Routledge Studies in the Management of Voluntary & Nonprofit Organizations
Number Of Pages: 340
Published: 15th March 2002
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6 x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.68