Leadership in Nonprofit Organizations: A Reference Handbook

Leadership in Nonprofit Organizations: A Reference Handbook

By: Kathryn Ann Agard (editor)Hardback

Special OrderSpecial Order item not currently available. We'll try and order for you.


Leadership in Non-Profit Organizations tackles issues and leadership topics for 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 non-profit leader in voluntary organizations. Key features include: contributions from a wide range of authors who reflect the variety, vibrancy and creativity of the sector itself an overview of the history of non-profit organizations in the United States description of a robust and diverse assortment of organizations and opportunities for leadership an exploration of the nature of leadership and its complexity as exemplified in the non-profit sector availability both in print and online - this title will form part of the 2010 Encyclopedia Collection on SAGE Reference Online. The Handbook includes topics such as: personalities of non-profit leaders vision and starting a nonprofit organization nonprofit law, statutes, taxation and regulations strategic management financial management collaboration public relations for promoting a non-profit organization human resource policies and procedures.

About Author

Kathryn Ann Agard, Ed.D., is Executive Director of the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership at Grand Valley State University. Prior to joining the Johnson Center, Dr. Agard served for a decade as founding Executive Director of Learning to Give, an initiative of the Council of Michigan Foundations. In this role, she had management responsibility for a unique new venture to develop, test, refine, and infuse the teaching of philanthropy into the el-hi curriculum. Dr. Agard has over 30 years of nonprofit management and executive experience in health care, higher education, and foundation philanthropy. This includes creation, implementation and management of the Michigan Community Foundations' Youth Project, a $100 million program to cover the State of Michigan with community foundation service, to grow community foundations to scale, and to engage youth in grant making. Dr. Agard holds a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Western Michigan University with a double major in public administration and human resource development. Her dissertation identified the common characteristics of community foundations to be anticipated at differing ages and asset sizes. Dr. Agard has since written and published numerous books and monographs related to organizational development and the nonprofit sector. She is Vice-President of the Board of Hackley Hospital, chairs the Investigational Review Committee, serves on the Executive and Personnel Committees, and continues as a Board member of Learning to Give. She is Lay Leader of her church and sings in the choir. Finally, Kathy is married to a retired sixth grade science teacher and has two grown children and three perfect grand-children.


Foreword Introduction About the Editors About the Contributors PART I. THE NONPROFIT AND PHILANTHROPIC SECTOR 1. Legal Definitions, Legal Accountability, and the Roles and Responsibilities of Board Leadership 2. Types of Foundations and Their Leadership Characteristics 3. Definition of Scope, Scale, and Role of the Nonprofit Sector 4. A Nonprofit Organization 5. Role of Government, Nonprofit Sector, Business, Family and Their Interaction in Democracy 6. Understanding Social Capital, Civic Engagement, and Community Building 7. Membership Associations 8. Leadership in Service Clubs and Benevolent Societies 9. Umbrella Organizations in the United States PART II. HISTORY OF THE NONPROFIT AND PHILANTHROPIC SECTOR 10. Classic Thought Leaders Framing U.S. Philanthropy 11. Origins of the Nonprofit Sector in the United States: From the Elizabethan "Poor Laws" Through the Civil War 12. History of Nonprofit Leadership in the United States: From the Civil War to the Great Depression 13. History of Nonprofit Leadership in the United States: From the Great Depression to World War II 14. History of Nonprofit Leadership in the United States: From World War II to 1969 Tax Act 15. History of Nonprofit Leadership in the United States: From the 1969 Tax Act to the Present 16. Philanthropic Leadership in Totalitarian and Communist Countries 17. The American Presidency and Philanthropy Since the Civil War PART III. COMMON INTEREST AREAS OF NONPROFITS AND FOUNDATIONS 18. Advocacy Organizations 19. Role of the Nonprofit Sector in Leading Innovation in Public Policy and Social Change 20. The Arts and Nonprofit Organizations 21. Community Development 22. Education (Pre-Birth, Preschool, and Early Childhood) 23. Education (K-College) 24. Environment 25. Health and Hospitals 26. Youth and Character Development PART IV. NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS AND HISTORICALLY DISENFRANCHISED GROUPS 27. Gender Matters: Women Transforming Philanthropy 28. Women's Leadership in Philanthropy 29. Role of the Nonprofit Sector in Providing Opportunities for Unpopular Causes and Disenfranchised People 30. Understanding How Philanthropy and Nonprofit Activities Manifest in Minority Communities in the United States 31. Leadership Competencies in a Diverse Culture 32. Attracting Leadership From Across Diverse Communities 33. Leadership of Philanthropy Through African American Sororities and Fraternities PART V. LEADING THE NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION 34. Theories of Nonprofit and Organizational Leadership 35. Dynamism in Action: Leadership of the Nonprofit Enterprise 36. Progressive Leadership: Models and Perspectives for Effective Leadership 37. Basic Skills of Nonprofit Leadership 38. Roles, Responsibilities, and Characteristics of Nonprofit Leadership 39. Traditional and Unique Features of the Nonprofit CEO Role 40. Servant, Transformational, and Transactional Leadership 41. Leading Volunteers in Nonprofit Organizations 42. Policies and Procedures for Leaders: Conflict of Interest, Transparency, and Accountability 43. Transitional Leadership 44. Staff Leadership: Team-Building and Staff Development 45. Human Resource Leadership and Management 46. Tax Policy and Implications for the Organization: Tax Exemption, Charitable Deduction, and Charity Care 47. Financial Issues for Leaders 48. Fraud Awareness in Nonprofit Settings 49. Budgeting and Forecasting: Implementing Sound Strategic Financial Planning 50. Defining Fundraising Success Through Strong Donor Engagement 51. Leading the Traditional Giving Pyramid: Overview of Types and Levels of Giving 52. Grantwriting and Leadership in Working With Foundations and Government 53. Social Entrepreneurship and Business Development 54. Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leaders: Rise of the Business Model in Philanthropy 55. Selection, Functions, Structure, and Procedures of the Nonprofit Board 56. Differences in Boards Based on the Size, Age, and Type of the Organizations 57. Board and Staff Leadership Roles: Theoretical Perspectives 58. Philanthropic Leadership at the Community Level 59. Leading Nonprofit Partnerships With Government 60. What Nonprofit Leaders Should Know About Basic Economic Principles 61. When Things Go Wrong: Leadership and the Problem of Unintended Consequences 62. Leading Collaboration: Creating Strategic Alliances and Restructuring Via Mergers, Acquisitions, and Integration 63. Major Social Change Theories That Nonprofit Leaders Should Know 64. Public Policy on Tax Exemptions for Nonprofit Organizations 65. Nonprofit Organization Life Cycles 66. Role of Nonprofit Leaders in Setting the Values, Vision, and Mission of the Organization 67. Role of Nonprofit Leaders in Data and Needs Analysis and Assessment 68. Culture, Climate, and Social Context in Nonprofit Organizations 69. Marketing Issues: Who Is the Customer? 70. Role of Nonprofit Leaders in Marketing, Positioning, and Public Relations 71. Marketing Issues: Options, Types, and Targets 72. Traditional Print Vehicles and Stakeholder Groups 73. Media Relations: Promotion and Crisis Communications 74. Role of Nonprofit Leaders in Evaluation and the Use of Logic Models 75. Role of the Nonprofit Leader in Managing Risk 76. Using Data to Make Decisions 77. Challenges in Delivering Services Using New Technologies: Organizational Capacity and IT Support 78. Leading New Technology Innovation 79. Social Media and Electronic Networks PART VI. LEADING A GRANTMAKING FOUNDATION 80. Role of the Foundation Leader in Defining Grantmaking Areas of Interest and Strategy 81. Role of the Foundation Leader in Listening to Nonprofit Organizations 82. Evaluation, Accountability, and Impact of Foundations 83. Leadership Traps for the Grantmaker: The Problem of Consistent Positive Feedback 84. Ethics and Grantmaking PART VII. LEADERSHIP OF NONPROFITS AND THE INDIVIDUAL 85. Understanding the Charitable, Philanthropic, Altruistic Impulse 86. The Charitable Spirit: Tapping Into Altruism to Achieve the Nonprofit Mission 87. Philanthropic Motives: Who Gives and Volunteers, and Why? 88. Maintaining Personal Balance as a Leader of a Nonprofit Organization 89. Professionalization of Leadership and the Rise of Formal Management and Leadership Education 90. Nurturing the Next Generation of Philanthropic Leadership 91. Growing Your Career PART VIII. ETHICS AND SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY IN THE NONPROFIT WORLD 92. Fund-Raising Ethics 93. Issues in Nonprofit Ethics 94. Building an Ethic of Service 95. Cross-Cultural Management and NGO Capacity Building 96. Making the Case for Workforce Diversity Appendix A. Books on Nonprofit Leadership Appendix B. Print and Digital Resources in the Nonprofit and Philanthropic Sector Appendix C. Nonprofit Websites [KA: reword title?] Appendix D. title to come Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781412968867
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 1072
  • ID: 9781412968867
  • weight: 3370
  • ISBN10: 1412968860

Delivery Information

  • Saver Delivery: Yes
  • 1st Class Delivery: Yes
  • Courier Delivery: Yes
  • Store Delivery: Yes

Prices are for internet purchases only. Prices and availability in WHSmith Stores may vary significantly