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Managing Nonprofit Organizations in a Policy World

Managing Nonprofit Organizations in a Policy World

March 2014 | 432 pages | CQ Press
If nonprofits influence policy, make policy, are affected by policy, and are subject to policy, then shouldnÆt every nonprofit manager fully understand the policy world in which they operate? In explicitly tying the policy realm to management skills, Vaughan and ArsneaultÆs foundational book sheds new light on how nonprofit managers can better navigate policymaking and regulatory contexts to effectively lead their organizations. Vaughan and Arsneault provide a comprehensive overview of the nonprofit sector and the policy environment, with a focus on skills and strategies managers can use to advance the causes of their organizations. Abundant examples and rich case studies explore the complexity of the policy-nonprofit relationship and highlight both management challenges and successes. While coverage of the nuts-and-bolts is in here, what sets this book apart is tying everyday management to the broader view of how nonprofits can thrive within the policy ecosystem.
Tables, Figures, and Boxes
1. What is the Nonprofit Sector?
2. Federalism and the Relationships between the Public, Nonprofit, and For-Profit Sectors
3. Theories of the Nonprofit Sector and Policy Change
4. Regulating Not-for-Profit Organizations
5. The Role of Mission and Strategic Management
6. Lobbying and Advocacy: Politics, Policy, and Possibilities
7. Ethics and Accountability
8. Marketing the Nonprofit Organization
9. Resource Development: Capacity, Campaigns, and Commercial Ventures
10. Resource Development: Grants
11. Administration and Management
12. Nonprofit Governance and Leadership
13. Managing Human Resources: Volunteers and Staff
14. Evaluating Success
15. Looking Forward: Emerging Trends for Managing Nonprofits

An excellent teaching resource for teaching oriented towards NGO management. Not quite suited to my course needs, however I had passed on a recommendation to colleagues who are running more practically-oriented courses and modules.

Dr Nicola Banks
Institute of Development Policy and Management, Univ. of Manchester
June 8, 2015

topic too broad for introduction course in public financial management

Dr Johan De Kruijf
Nijmegen School of Management, Radboud University Nijmegen
August 25, 2013

This book very usefull for academic researcher especially about public policy. this book can be used as a supplemental source by lecturer.

Dr Sabrina Kayıkcı
Public Administration, Mehmet Akif Ersoy University
May 15, 2013

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