Strategic Management for Voluntary Nonprofit Organizations

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Psychology Press, 2002 - Business & Economics - 324 pages

The voluntary nonprofit sector is now involved in all aspects of people's lives. The management of such organizations has never been of more interest than it is now, and the sector as a whole is in a period of great change. Well-meaning amateurs are being replaced by highly committed and professional leaders, and one in every six employees in the service sector is now working in the voluntary sector. In this shifting climate, this enlightening book questions whether voluntary organizations should now be more business-like.

Helpful features of the text include:

* chapter introduction and summaries
* boxed features (including examples of mission statements, value statements and the strategy planning pyramid)
* detailed case-studies of nonprofit organizations (covering strategic issues, strategic planning processes and examples of the use of particular techniques)
* review and discussion questions
* extensive bibliography.

Presenting a unique insight into the theory and practice of strategic management for voluntary nonprofit organizations, this book will be of great interest to both practitioners and students of voluntary sector management.

 

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Contents

An introduction to strategic management in
3
Illustrations
7
The growth and development of the voluntary nonprofit
12
The rise of professional management in the voluntary
26
What is the voluntary nonprofit sector and how
36
PART II
55
What is an excellent organization? The Attributes
73
the Human Resources
81
the external environment
171
creating the plan
179
basic choices
195
making it happen
210
PARTV
219
Care In The Home CITH
230
CARE
242
The Simon Community
246

Postmodern perspectives on strategy
94
PART III
107
How to measure success
121
Is strategic management effective?
139
PART IV
147
Homeline
265
Oxfam
289
Index
316
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Roger Courtney is a consultant with his own consultancy firm, Courtney Consulting, in Northern Ireland. He has a wealth of managerial experience within the non-profit sector.

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