Understanding Nonprofit Organizations: Governance, Leadership, and Management
ISBN: 0813349613
EAN13: 9780813349619
Language: English
Pages: 392
Dimensions: 1.00" H x 10.00" L x 7.00" W
Weight: 2.00 lbs.
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Routledge

Understanding Nonprofit Organizations: Governance, Leadership, and Management

Book Overview
Understanding Nonprofit Organizations examines the most important issues that face today's leaders and managers of nonprofit organizations through the writing of scholars, consultants, and practicing executives. It focuses on governing, leading, and managing nonprofit organizations and how such organizations differ from both the public and private sectors. Each part opens with a framing essay that identifies the central themes and issues and summarizes the significance of the contribution that each piece makes to the development of knowledge in the field. Completely revised and updated, the third edition includes new articles on legal frameworks, philanthropy, managing volunteers and accountability, as well as an original essay on capacity building. In addition, the third edition features new, thought-provoking case studies by C. Kenneth Meyer--making it an even more student-friendly text for graduate and upper-division undergraduate nonprofit organizations and management survey courses.
Editor Reviews
From the Back Cover Praise for previous editions Ott and Dicke should be applauded for their outstanding efforts, which bridge the macro and micro levels of the nonprofit sector for the first time and consequentially enrich the intellectual understanding of the field. Public Administration Review, Vol. 73, Issue 1, January/February, 2013 In my view, nothing competes with this book. It differs from all others in the foundational nature of its readings, the scope of coverage, and the introductory essays of the co-editors that synthesize concepts and knit together the ideas of others. Kathleen Hale, Auburn University This is an excellent resource to give students a taste for research in the field. It covers a variety of topics across the gamut of nonprofit management, and the introductions to the topics are clear and make the issue interesting for my students. Without this book, the course would be shallow. Russell A. Cargo, Carroll College Understanding Nonprofit Organizations examines the most important issues facing today s leaders and managers of nonprofit organizations. Through the writings of scholars, consultants, and practicing executives, the text focuses on governing, leading, and managing nonprofit organizations and how such organizations differ from the public and private sectors. Each of the ten parts opens with a framing essay that identifies the central theme and issues, and summarizes the significance of the contribution each piece makes to the development of knowledge in the field. Completely revised and updated, the third edition includes new articles on legal frameworks, philanthropy, managing volunteers and accountability, as well as an original essay on capacity building. In addition, the third edition features new, thought-provoking case studies by C. Kenneth Meyermaking it an extremely student-friendly text for use in graduate and upper-division undergraduate nonprofit organization and management survey courses. J. Steven Ott is Director of the Institute of Public and International Affairs and Professor of political science and public administration at the University of Utah Lisa A. Dicke is Professor of public administration at the University of North Texas Also Available as a Two-Book Set from Westview Press The Nature of the Nonprofit Sector, 3rd edition Understanding Nonprofit Organizations: Governance, Leadership, and Management, 3rd edition. Edited by J. Steven Ott and Lisa A. Dicke Set ISBN: 978-08133-4993-0