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Leadership in Nonprofit Organizations : A Reference Handbook - Kathryn Ann Agard

Leadership in Nonprofit Organizations

A Reference Handbook

By: Kathryn Ann Agard (Editor)

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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.

"Highly recommended" -- W. A. Garrett * Choice *

About the Editors
About the Contributors
The Nonprofit and Philanthropic Sector
Legal Definitions, Legal Accountability, and the Roles and Responsibilities of Board Leadership
Types of Foundations and Their Leadership Characteristics
Definition of Scope, Scale, and Role of the Nonprofit Sector
A Nonprofit Organization
Role of Government, Nonprofit Sector, Business, Family and Their Interaction in Democracy
Understanding Social Capital, Civic Engagement, and Community Building
Membership Associations
Leadership in Service Clubs and Benevolent Societies
Umbrella Organizations in the United States
History of The Nonprofit and Philanthropic Sector
Classic Thought Leaders Framing U.S. Philanthropy
Origins of the Nonprofit Sector in the United States: From the Elizabethan "Poor Laws" Through the Civil War
History of Nonprofit Leadership in the United States: From the Civil War to the Great Depression
History of Nonprofit Leadership in the United States: From the Great Depression to World War II
History of Nonprofit Leadership in the United States: From World War II to 1969 Tax Act
History of Nonprofit Leadership in the United States: From the 1969 Tax Act to the Present
Philanthropic Leadership in Totalitarian and Communist Countries
The American Presidency and Philanthropy Since the Civil War
Common Interest Areas of Nonprofits and Foundations
Advocacy Organizations
Role of the Nonprofit Sector in Leading Innovation in Public Policy and Social Change
The Arts and Nonprofit Organizations
Community Development
Education (Pre-Birth, Preschool, and Early Childhood)
Education (K-College)
Health and Hospitals
Youth and Character Development
Nonprofit Organizations and Historically Disenfranchised Groups
Gender Matters: Women Transforming Philanthropy
Women's Leadership in Philanthropy
Role of the Nonprofit Sector in Providing Opportunities for Unpopular Causes and Disenfranchised People
Understanding How Philanthropy and Nonprofit Activities Manifest in Minority Communities in the United States
Leadership Competencies in a Diverse Culture
Attracting Leadership From Across Diverse Communities
Leadership of Philanthropy Through African American Sororities and Fraternities
Leading The Nonprofit Organization
Theories of Nonprofit and Organizational Leadership
Dynamism in Action: Leadership of the Nonprofit Enterprise
Progressive Leadership: Models and Perspectives for Effective Leadership
Basic Skills of Nonprofit Leadership
Roles, Responsibilities, and Characteristics of Nonprofit Leadership
Traditional and Unique Features of the Nonprofit CEO Role
Servant, Transformational, and Transactional Leadership
Leading Volunteers in Nonprofit Organizations
Policies and Procedures for Leaders: Conflict of Interest, Transparency, and Accountability
Transitional Leadership
Staff Leadership: Team-Building and Staff Development
Human Resource Leadership and Management
Tax Policy and Implications for the Organization: Tax Exemption, Charitable Deduction, and Charity Care
Financial Issues for Leaders
Fraud Awareness in Nonprofit Settings
Budgeting and Forecasting: Implementing Sound Strategic Financial Planning
Defining Fundraising Success Through Strong Donor Engagement
Leading the Traditional Giving Pyramid: Overview of Types and Levels of Giving
Grantwriting and Leadership in Working With Foundations and Government
Social Entrepreneurship and Business Development
Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leaders: Rise of the Business Model in Philanthropy
Selection, Functions, Structure, and Procedures of the Nonprofit Board
Differences in Boards Based on the Size, Age, and Type of the Organizations
Board and Staff Leadership Roles: Theoretical Perspectives
Philanthropic Leadership at the Community Level
Leading Nonprofit Partnerships With Government
What Nonprofit Leaders Should Know About Basic Economic Principles
When Things Go Wrong: Leadership and the Problem of Unintended Consequences
Leading Collaboration: Creating Strategic Alliances and Restructuring Via Mergers, Acquisitions, and Integration
Major Social Change Theories That Nonprofit Leaders Should Know
Public Policy on Tax Exemptions for Nonprofit Organizations
Nonprofit Organization Life Cycles
Role of Nonprofit Leaders in Setting the Values, Vision, and Mission of the Organization
Role of Nonprofit Leaders in Data and Needs Analysis and Assessment
Culture, Climate, and Social Context in Nonprofit Organizations
Marketing Issues: Who Is the Customer?
Role of Nonprofit Leaders in Marketing, Positioning, and Public Relations
Marketing Issues: Options, Types, and Targets
Traditional Print Vehicles and Stakeholder Groups
Media Relations: Promotion and Crisis Communications
Role of Nonprofit Leaders in Evaluation and the Use of Logic Models
Role of the Nonprofit Leader in Managing Risk
Using Data to Make Decisions
Challenges in Delivering Services Using New Technologies: Organizational Capacity and IT Support
Leading New Technology Innovation
Social Media and Electronic Networks
Leading A Grantmaking Foundation
Role of the Foundation Leader in Defining Grantmaking Areas of Interest and Strategy
Role of the Foundation Leader in Listening to Nonprofit Organizations
Evaluation, Accountability, and Impact of Foundations
Leadership Traps for the Grantmaker: The Problem of Consistent Positive Feedback
Ethics and Grantmaking
Leadership of Nonprofits and The Individual
Understanding the Charitable, Philanthropic, Altruistic Impulse
The Charitable Spirit: Tapping Into Altruism to Achieve the Nonprofit Mission
Philanthropic Motives: Who Gives and Volunteers, and Why?
Maintaining Personal Balance as a Leader of a Nonprofit Organization
Professionalization of Leadership and the Rise of Formal Management and Leadership Education
Nurturing the Next Generation of Philanthropic Leadership
Growing Your Career
Ethics and Social Responsibility in The Nonprofit World
Fund-Raising Ethics
Issues in Nonprofit Ethics
Building an Ethic of Service
Cross-Cultural Management and NGO Capacity Building
Making the Case for Workforce Diversity
Books on Nonprofit Leadership
Print and Digital Resources in the Nonprofit and Philanthropic Sector
Nonprofit Websites [KA: reword title?]
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ISBN: 9781412968867
ISBN-10: 1412968860
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 1072
Published: 19th October 2010
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 28.7 x 22.61  x 7.37
Weight (kg): 3.38