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Pathways to Excellence : Achieving and Sustaining High Performing Organizations in the Nonprofit Sect - Paul C. Light

Pathways to Excellence

Achieving and Sustaining High Performing Organizations in the Nonprofit Sect

Paperback Published: 1st February 2002
ISBN: 9780815706250
Number Of Pages: 96

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Fourth in a series of reports on the changing nature of public service in government and the nonprofit sector, Pathways to Excellence focuses on a unique survey of contemporary thinking about creating effective nonprofit organizations. Based on interviews with 250 leading thinkers from the worlds of philanthropy, scholarship, and consulting, as well as 250 executive directors of some of the nation's most effective nonprofits, the book argues that there is no one best way to higher performance. Although higher performance clearly requires a commitment to excellence, it can be achieved along more than one pathway using one of several different strategies. Pathways to Excellence shows that every nonprofit organization can improveno matter how well or poorly it is currently performingoften by taking simple first steps up a development spiral to high performance.

"If you have considered what distinguishes some nonprofits as excellent or how some nonprofits becmae excellent, then Paul C. Light's more recent research, reported in Pathways to Nonprofit Excellence, is important reading" --Lynn K. Jones, DSW, CSWM, Administration in Social Work, 1/1/2003 "Pathways to Nonprofit Excellence is written in an engaging manner, and the interviews with thought leaders are worth a read on their own...Nonprofit trustees, managers, donors, and anyone else with more than a passing interest in organizational effectiveness are likely to find it useful. The book would also be an interesting addition to any graduate course in which performance or capacity are addressed, and perhaps as an indtroductory reading assignment for a nonprofit management class to set the context for discussions about organizational effectiveness." --Beth Gazley, School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University, Unspecified Book Review

The Nonprofit Presentp. 1
Imagining a Nonprofit-like Futurep. 20
Views from a Distancep. 38
Views from the Front Linesp. 70
Pathways to Excellencep. 115
Opinion Leaders' Surveyp. 133
Executive Directors' Surveyp. 156
Notesp. 179
Indexp. 183
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ISBN: 9780815706250
ISBN-10: 0815706251
Series: A Center for Public Service report
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 96
Published: 1st February 2002
Publisher: Brookings Institution
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 15.24  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.31