Offering practical insights and thought-provoking case illustrations, challenges, this book presents seven lifecycle stages and the predictable tasks, and inevitable growing pains that accompany each. More than 10, 000 nonprofit and foundation officers have attended Dr. Nonprofit lifecycles: stage-based Wisdom for Nonprofit Capacity weighs in with a developmental perspective on operational capacity and its relationship to increased organizational health.
Learn for yourself the stage-based wisdom from this nationally-recognized expert on nonprofit capacity Used book in Good Condition. The lessons contained in Nonprofit Lifecycles are timeless. Stevens' seminars over the years. Now, as foundations and nonprofits seek to understand the principles of capacity and capacity-building activities, Stevens showcases the lifecycle approach she pioneered more than two decades ago in this second-edition of Nonprofit Lifecycles.
Second edition. Winner of the terry McAdam Book Award for best new nonprofit book.
Nonprofit Sustainability: Making Strategic Decisions for Financial Viability
Egger, president, dc central kitchen/campus kitchens Project/V3 Campaign "Most nonprofits struggle to find a long-term sustainable business model that will enable them to deliver impact on their mission. Praise for nonprofit sustainability "this is much more than a financial how-to book. It demystifies mission impact and financial viability using The Matrix Map to provide strategic options for any organization.
Buy, read, president and ceo, and learn from this terrific book!" —Clara Miller, Nonprofit Finance Fund Jossey-Bass. Buy, president and ceo, nonprofit finance fund "Wisdom, experience, and learn from this terrific book!" —Clara Miller, read, and know-how. A must-read for every nonprofit CEO, CFO, and board member.
Julia A. Thanks to jeanne bell, Jan Masaoka, and Steve Zimmerman help is now in sight. E. This is a practical tool based on good business principles that can bring boards and staff members together to lead their organizations to sustainable futures. Nora silver, berkeley "together, center for nonprofit and public leadership, Jan Masaoka, Jeanne Bell, adjunct professor and director, University of California, Haas School of Business, experience, and Steve Zimmerman equal wisdom, and know-how on sustainability and lots of other things.
It's a nonprofit's guide to empowerment. Its use is a practice in which every nonprofit should engage its board once a year.
The Jossey-Bass Handbook of Nonprofit Leadership and Management Essential Texts for Nonprofit and Public Leadership and Management
It also extensively covers the practice of social entrepreneurship, presented via an integrative perspective that helps the reader make practical sense of how to bring it all together. Grounded in the most useful modern scholarship and theory, and explained from the perspective of effective practice, The Jossey-Bass Handbook of Nonprofit Leadership and Management is a pivotal resource for successful nonprofit leaders in these turbulent times.
Building on solid current scholarship, practical guidance from nationally-recognized leaders who share their insights on: The relationship between board performance and organizational effectiveness Managing internal and external stakeholder relationships Financial viability and sustainability and how to enhance both for the long term Strategies to successfully attract, retain, the handbook provides candid, and mobilize the very best of staff and volunteers The fourth edition of the handbook also includes content relevant to associations and membership organizations.
Nonprofit organizations present unique opportunities and challenges for meeting the needs of societies and their communities, yet nonprofit management is more complex and challenging than ever. This handbook provides a framework to help you lead and manage efficiently and effectively in this new environment.
. The content of the handbook is supplemented and enriched by an extensive set of online supplements and tools, checklists, web references, PowerPoint slides, including reading lists, discussion guides, and sample exams. This practical, relevant guide is invaluable to the effective practice of nonprofit leadership and management, transparency, with expanded attention to accountability, and organizational effectiveness.
Running your nonprofit or nongovernmental organization effectively in today's complex and challenging environment demands more knowledge and skill than ever, deployed in a thoughtful and pragmatic way.
Good to Great and the Social Sectors: Why Business Thinking is Not the Answer
This monograph is a response to questions raised by readers in the social sector. Jim collins wants to avoid any confusion about the monograph being a book by limiting its distribution to online retailers. HarperBusiness. 30-50% of those who bought Good to Great work in the Social Sector. Based on interviews and workshops with over 100 social sector leaders.
The difference between successful organizations is not between the business and the social sector, the difference is between good organizations and great ones. It is not a new book. Jossey-Bass. Jim collins answers the Social Sector with a Monograph to Accompany Good to Great.
The Nonprofit Strategy Revolution: Real-Time Strategic Planning in a Rapid-Response World
This second edition features a timely new preface and introduction; updated exhibits and case examples showing how concepts play out in real-life; five new tools, instructions for preparing flip charts, as well as a Facilitator’s Guide to Real-Time Strategic Planning that gives you everything you need: the day’s agenda, for a total of 32 ―10 of which are essential for forming strategies; Theory to Action sidebars telling you which tool to use for a given task; and a link to downloadable tools and worksheets, handouts, prework to be done, and worksheets.
Nonprofit leaders already know this, but traditional strategic planning has locked them into a process that’s divorced from today’s reality. Turner publishing proudly presents a fully-updated edition of The Nonprofit Strategy Revolution FINALIST, Ben Franklin Awards, Independent Book Publishers Association, Business CategoryThe world changes continuously and rapidly.
That’s why plans sit on the shelf and why smart executives are always seeking workarounds in between planning periods. Use the nonprofit strategy Revolution and get the clarity and direction you need for maximum mission success. Jossey-Bass. It’s foolhardy to believe that strategies should not do so as well.
In this groundbreaking book, ” a fluid, strategy expert David La Piana introduces “Real-Time Strategic Planning, organic process that engages staff and board in a program of systematic readiness and continuous responsiveness. With it, understand, your nonprofit will be able to identify, and act on challenges and opportunities as they arise.
The Social Profit Handbook: The Essential Guide to Setting Goals, Assessing Outcomes, and Achieving Success for Mission-Driven Organizations
The result: more benefits to society and stronger, more unified, more effective organizations prepared to make the world a better place. But nonprofit institutions are different; they aim for social profit. His insights, make this book a unique organizational development tool for a wide range of nonprofit organizations, illustrated by numerous case studies, as well as emerging mission-based social venture businesses, such as low-profit corporations and B Corps.
How to articulate and assess what success looks like the Social Profit Handbook offers those who lead, govern, and support mission-driven organizations and businesses new ways to assess their impact in order to improve future work rather than merely judge past performance. For-profit institutions measure their success primarily by monetary gains.
The social profit handbook presentsassessment and evaluation not as ends in themselves but as the path toward achieving what matters most in the social sector. HarperBusiness. Ships from Vermont. Jossey-Bass. How do you measure the success of these social profit institutions, place, and planet? Drawing upon decades of leadership in schools and the foundation and nonprofit worlds, author David Grant offers strategies―from creating mission time to planning backwards to constructing qualitative assessment rubrics―that help organizations take assessment back into their own hands, where missions are focused on the well-being of people, and improve their work as a result.
The Nonprofit Strategy Revolution: Real-Time Strategic Planning in a Rapid-Response World
Nonprofit leaders already know this, but traditional strategic planning has locked them into a process that’s divorced from today’s reality. At the heart of this practical book is the Real-Time Strategic Planning Cycle. Nonprofit strategy revolution finalist, independent Book Publishers Association, Ben Franklin Awards, Business Category The world changes continuously and rapidly.
The nonprofit Strategy Revolution offers a nimble and powerful alternative. With it, understand, your nonprofit will be able to identify, and act on challenges and opportunities as they arise. Use the nonprofit strategy Revolution and get the clarity and direction you need for maximum mission success. This useful guide also includes exhibits and case examples showing how concepts play out in real-life; a total of 27 tools—10 of which are essential for forming strategies; Theory to Action sidebars telling you which tool to use for a given task; and a CD IMPORTANT NOTE: the CD has now been replaced with a link to download the files from the Internet with all the tools and interactive worksheets you’ll need, as well as a Facilitator’s Guide to Real-Time Strategic Planning that gives you everything you need: the day’s agenda, prework to be done, handouts, instructions for preparing flip charts, and worksheets.
You’ll find tools for clarifying your competitive advantage; generating a strategy screen—criteria for evaluating strategies to be able to respond quickly; handling big questions; developing and testing strategies; and implementing and adapting strategies. Jossey-Bass. In this groundbreaking book, strategy expert david La Piana introduces “Real-Time Strategic Planning, ” a fluid, organic process that engages staff and board in a program of systematic readiness and continuous responsiveness.
Managing a Nonprofit Organization: Updated Twenty-First-Century Edition
Nonprofit administrators, trustees, and volunteers need Thomas Wolf’s solid advice now more than ever. Jossey-Bass. So do the many college and university students preparing for work in the nonprofit arena. In easy-to-understand language and with study questions at the end of each chapter, Dr. Highlighting the generational issues facing many nonprofits, as current management ages and a younger generation prepares to take the reins, Dr.
But much has changed since it was last updated in 1999, as the United States reels from political, economic, and demographic shifts, all of which impact nonprofit organizations every day. HarperBusiness. They are responding to technological innovation in the age of social media and viral marketing. Wolf suggests ways for organizations to best manage these transitions and adapt to a rapidly changing world.
Wolf explains how to cope with all the changes, giving you everything you need to know to be a highly successful nonprofit leader. Ships from Vermont. Wolf’s update of managing a nonprofit organization includes material that tackles the demands and challenges faced by nonprofit managers as a result of the legislative and policy changes enacted after 9/11 and in the wake of the economic collapse of 2008.
In the current economy, nonprofits are trying to make ends meet. The revised and updated edition of the go-to guide that has been an essential resource for nonprofit administrators, managers, and business professors since 1984—retooled to address the challenges presented by today’s world.
The Nature of the Nonprofit Sector
The nature of the nonprofi t sector is a collection of insightful and infl uential classic and recent readings on the existence, forms, and functions of the nonprofi t sector―the sector that sits between the market and government. The readings encompass a wide variety of perspectives and disciplines and cover everything from Andrew Carnegie’s turn-of-the-century philosophy of philanthropy to the most recent writings of current scholars and practitioners.
Jossey-Bass. HarperBusiness. Ships from Vermont. Each of the text’s ten parts opens with a framing essay by the editors that provides an overview of the central themes and issues, as well as the sometimes competing points of view.
Governance as Leadership: Reframing the Work of Nonprofit Boards
Hardcover. 224 pages. Taylor. Governance as leadership was developed in collaboration with BoardSource, tools and best practices, training, the premier resource for practical information, and leadership development for board members of nonprofit organizations. Chait, William P. Ryan, Barbara E. It provides a powerful framework for a new covenant between trustees and executives: more macrogovernance in exchange for less micromanagement.
For the latest in nonprofit governance, visit www. Boardsource. Org, or call us at 1-800-883-6262. A new framework for helping nonprofit organizations maximize the effectiveness of their boards. Through its highly acclaimed programs and services, BoardSource enables organizations to fulfill their missions by helping build effective nonprofit boards and offering credible support in solving tough problems.
Informed by theories that have transformed the practice of organizational leadership, this book sheds new light on the traditional fiduciary and strategic work of the board and introduces a critical third dimension of effective trusteeship: generative governance. Ships from Vermont. October 22, 2004. HarperBusiness.
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The Nonprofit Board Answer Book: A Practical Guide for Board Members and Chief Executives
Ships from Vermont. Taylor. Chait, William P. 224 pages. October 22, 2004. Shows executives and board members how to be more effective, board diversity, and deal with commonplace challenges with confidence Topics include information on the viability of for-profit ventures, tools, board retreats, training, best practices, and leadership development for board members of nonprofit organizations worldwide Offers insight gained from the BoardSource Governance Index Survey, strategic thinking, hundreds of board self-assessments, meet difficult situations head-on, and the use of technology From Boardsource the premier resource for practical information, financial oversight, fundraising, and questions and challenges heard by BoardSource from thousands of nonprofit leaders.
This new edition includes updated information on topics that have recently increased in importance including new Form 990; dealing with the financial crisis, risk management, and mergers. Jossey-Bass. An essential guide to good governance for board leaders at all levels of experience and expertise This third edition of the bestselling book for nonprofit board members and professionals offers a thoroughly revised and updated resource that answers the most-commonly asked question on board governance.
Isbn: 9780471684206. HarperBusiness. Authors: richard p. The book covers such topics as board structure and process, board-staff relations, board member recruitment and orientation, and financial management. Ryan, Barbara E.