Nonprofit Organizations

Principles and Practices

Thomas P. Holland and Roger A. Ritvo

Columbia University Press

Nonprofit Organizations

Pub Date: July 2008

ISBN: 9780231139755

376 Pages

Format: Paperback

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Pub Date: July 2008

ISBN: 9780231139748

376 Pages

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Pub Date: July 2008

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Nonprofit Organizations

Principles and Practices

Thomas P. Holland and Roger A. Ritvo

Columbia University Press

Nonprofit organizations in the United States have exploded over the past two decades, and while many books touch on aspects of these organizations, few directly address the principles and practices incoming workers need to know to become leaders in the field. This volume begins with a history of nonprofits, as well as a discussion of the theories and ethical issues surrounding them, and then provides guidance on how to create, lead, and manage an effective organization. Subsequent chapters cover key issues in human resources; organizational growth and renewal; strategic planning; community relations; fundraising; program evaluation; accountability, particularly financial; and the future of nonprofits. Competition and scarcity of funding has forced nonprofits to produce even more capable managers. This textbook is the best resource for schools of social work, public administration, business, law, public health, and adult education, and it is a vital tool for instructors in resource centers serving nonprofits.
Well structured and clearly written... a welcome addition to the limited literature onmanagement in the third sector. Angus McCabe, Community Development Journal
List of Figures
List of Tables
Preface
Acknowledgments
1. Nonprofit Organizations Today
2. History and Theories of Nonprofit Organizations
3. Ethical Issues in Nonprofit Organizations
4. Creating Effective Nonprofit Organizations
5. Understanding Nonprofit Organizations
6. Leading and Managing Nonprofit Organizations
7. Key Issues in Human Resources
8. Governing Effectively
9. Organizational Growth and Renewal
10. Strategic Planning
11. Community Relations
12. Principles and Practices of Effective Fund-Raising
13. Program Evaluation
14. Accountability
15. Financial Accountability
16. Nonprofit Organizations Tomorrow
Appendix A. The Oakwood Community Center's Articles of Incorporation
Appendix B. The Oakwood Community Center's Bylaws
Appendix C. Tuft University's Sexual Harassment Policies and Procedures
Notes
Index

About the Author

Thomas P. Holland is professor and founding director of the Institute for Nonprofit Organizations at the University of Georgia and managed its graduate degree program from 1998 to 2007. He previously served as director of the UGA School of Social Work's Center for Social Services Research and Development and its doctoral program.Roger A. Ritvo is University Distinguished Research Professor of Management at Auburn University Montgomery. His two most recent books are (with Thomas P. Holland and Joel Ohlsen) Ethical Governance in Health Care and (with Diane Plotkin) Sisters in Sorrow: Voices of Care in the Holocaust.