Nonprofit Governance and Management

Author: Victor Futter,Judith A. Cion,George W. Overton

Publisher: American Bar Association

ISBN: 9781590310410

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 717

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This updated edition of Nonprofit Governance: The Executive's Guide expands the scope of its popular predecessor to address issue relevant to both directors and managers of nonprofit.

Nonprofit Governance in Verbänden

Theorie und Umsetzung am Beispiel von Schweizer Wirtschaftsverbänden

Author: Georg von Schnurbein

Publisher: Haupt Verlag AG

ISBN: 3258073023

Category: Corporate governance

Page: 284

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Starting and Managing a Nonprofit Organization

A Legal Guide

Author: Bruce R. Hopkins

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118520629

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 384

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Nuts-and-bolts guidance on the laws, rules, and regulationsgoverning the nonprofit sector—from leading nonprofit lawexpert, Bruce R. Hopkins Nonprofits must comply with stringent federal and state laws dueto their special tax-exempt status; the government's ultimatethreat is revocation of a nonprofit's tax-exempt status, whichusually means the nonprofit's demise. Written in plain English, not"legalese," Starting and Managing a Nonprofit Organization: ALegal Guide, Sixth Edition, provides essential guidance forthose interested in starting nonprofits, as well as valuable advicefor leaders of established organizations. Revised and expanded to include updated information on changesin laws, rules, and regulations governing the nonprofit sector Covers federal tax law, nonprofit, governance, the annualinformation return (Form 990), charitable giving rules, and currentIRS ruling policy Presents essential, practical legal information ineasy-to-understand English Explains the applications and implications of corporate, tax,and fundraising laws for nonprofits This easy-to-read resource contains essential information onvirtually every legal aspect of starting and operating a nonprofitorganization from receiving and maintaining tax-exempt status totips for successful management practices.

Nonprofit Organizations

An Introduction

Author: Dean Professor of Sociology Helmut K Anheier, Professor Professor,Helmut K. Anheier

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134380917

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 464

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This text is the first to dedicate itself to the nonprofit sector. It provides a comprehensive overview of nonprofit and voluntary organizations, nongovernmental organizations, philanthropic foundations and civil society institutions. Taking an international perspective, it details the background and concepts behind these organizations and examines the theory, management and policy which informs them. Questions answered include: What are nonprofit and voluntary organizations? What is the history of the nonprofit sector? What is the scale and structure of the nonprofit sector? How can we explain the existence and behaviour of nonprofit organizations? How do nonprofits obtain funding and how do they manage resources? With strong pedagogical features and the author's own extensive experience, this book is a valuable reference for all those involved in non-profit making organizations, as well as those in the wider public administration and management arena.

Nonprofit Governance

Innovative Perspectives and Approaches

Author: Chris Cornforth,William A. Brown

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135022186

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 296

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The current fashion for rolling back the state has seen the nonprofit or third sector playing an increasing role in what were previously the heartlands of the public sphere. The growing significance of the sector and its increasing reliance on public funds mean it has also attracted increased scrutiny. From outside the sector concerns have been raised about the accountability and performance of nonprofit organizations. From within the sector there has been considerable debate about whether the increased reliance on government contracts is in danger of undermining the sector’s independence. As a result the spotlight has fallen on governance arrangements and whether they are adequate to ensure that nonprofit organizations are effective and accountable for their actions, and able to retain their independence. This collection offers a comprehensive assessment of research on the governance of nonprofit organizations. Nonprofit governance research has been dominated by the study of boards of unitary organizations and has paid insufficient attention to the multi-level nature of governance, governance relationships and dynamics, and the contribution of actors other than board members, to governance processes. Drawing on the research of leading scholars in the US, UK, Canada and Australia, this book presents new perspectives on non-profit governance, which help to overcome these weaknesses. Written in an accessible manner the book will be of value to scholars, researchers, students, reflective practitioners and governance consultants and advisers.

Managing Nonprofit Organizations in a Policy World

Author: Shannon K Vaughan,Shelly Arsenault,Michelle Arsneault

Publisher: CQ Press

ISBN: 1452240051

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 413

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In explicitly tying the policy realm to management skills, this book sheds new light on how nonprofit managers can better navigate policymaking and regulatory contexts to effectively lead their organizations.

Education Governance for the Twenty-First Century

Overcoming the Structural Barriers to School Reform

Author: Paul Manna,Patrick McGuinn

Publisher: Brookings Institution Press

ISBN: 0815723954

Category: Education

Page: 424

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America's fragmented, decentralized, politicized, and bureaucratic system of education governance is a major impediment to school reform. In this important new book, a number of leading education scholars, analysts, and practitioners show that understanding the impact of specific policy changes in areas such as standards, testing, teachers, or school choice requires careful analysis of the broader governing arrangements that influence their content, implementation, and impact. Education Governance for the Twenty-First Century comprehensively assesses the strengths and weaknesses of what remains of the old in education governance, scrutinizes how traditional governance forms are changing, and suggests how governing arrangements might be further altered to produce better educational outcomes for children. Paul Manna, Patrick McGuinn, and their colleagues provide the analysis and alternatives that will inform attempts to adapt nineteenth and twentieth century governance structures to the new demands and opportunities of today. Contents: Education Governance in America: Who Leads When Everyone Is in Charge?, Patrick McGuinn and Paul Manna The Failures of U.S. Education Governance Today, Chester E. Finn Jr. and Michael J. Petrilli How Current Education Governance Distorts Financial Decisionmaking, Marguerite Roza Governance Challenges to Innovators within the System, Michelle R. Davis Governance Challenges to Innovators outside the System, Steven F. Wilson Rethinking District Governance, Frederick M. Hess and Olivia M. Meeks Interstate Governance of Standards and Testing, Kathryn A. McDermott Education Governance in Performance-Based Federalism, Kenneth K. Wong The Rise of Education Executives in the White House, State House, and Mayor's Office, Jeffrey R. Henig English Perspectives on Education Governance and Delivery, Michael Barber Education Governance in Canada and the United States, Sandra Vergari Education Governance in Comparative Perspective, Michael Mintrom and Richard Walley Governance Lessons from the Health Care and Environment Sectors, Barry G. Rabe Toward a Coherent and Fair Funding System, Cynthia G. Brown Picturing a Different Governance Structure for Public Education, Paul T. Hill From Theory to Results in Governance Reform, Kenneth J. Meier The Tall Task of Education Governance Reform, Paul Manna and Patrick McGuinn

Nonprofit Management

Principles and Practice

Author: Michael J. Worth

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412994454

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 431

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The Second Edition of Nonprofit Management: Principles and Practice is a comprehensive textbook covering the scope and structure of the nonprofit sector, leadership of nonprofits, managing the nonprofit organization, fundraising, earned income strategies, financial management, nonprofit lobbying and advocacy, managing international and global organizations, and social entrepreneurship. Written specifically for students, this text integrates research, theory, including more than is found in the more prescriptive, practitioner-oriented alternatives. Providing an overview suitable for students enrolled in their first course in the field, the book also includes cases and discussions of advanced issues for those with experience. Key Features - Includes a new chapter on Social Entrepreneurship, which examines the theories behind this concept as well as the successful practices of high-impact nonprofits around the world - Takes a balanced approach to varied perspectives and controversial issues and encompasses traditional concepts as well as new approaches and thinking - Integrates social sciences research, management theory, and practitioner literature - Includes mini-cases to enhance student understanding of the issues involved in real-world situations - Gives students direction on where to go in the literature to learn more through chapter-ending "Suggestions for Further Reading" - Includes "Questions for Discussion" at the end of each chapter to help students apply chapter content to actual nonprofit organizations

Nonprofit Management: Principles and Practice

Author: Michael J. Worth

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1452243093

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 453

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Nonprofit Management: Principles and Practice is a comprehensive textbook written for the Nonprofit Management course, covering the scope and structure of the nonprofit sector, leadership of nonprofits, managing the nonprofit organization, fundraising, earned income strategies, financial management, nonprofit lobbying and advocacy, managing international and global organizations, and social entrepreneurship. Written specifically for students, this text integrates research, theory, and the practitioner literature and includes more than is found in the more prescriptive, practitioner-oriented alternatives. Providing an overview suitable for students enrolled in their first course in the field, the book also includes cases and discussions of advanced issues for those with experience. Key Features: - Includes a chapter on Social Entrepreneurship, which examines the theories behind this concept as well as the successful practices of high-impact nonprofits around the world - Takes a balanced approach to varied perspectives and controversial issues and encompasses traditional concepts as well as new approaches and thinking - Integrates social sciences research, management theory, and practitioner literature Includes mini-cases to enhance student understanding of the issues involved in real-world situations - Chapter-ending suggestions for further reading and questions for discussion at the end of each chapter help students apply chapter content to actual nonprofit organizations.

Nonprofit Governance

Law, Practices, and Trends

Author: Bruce R. Hopkins,Virginia C. Gross

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470486191

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

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Nonprofit Governance Law, Practices & Trends Governance seems to be the subject that is perched atop every nonprofit lawyer's worry/wish list, despite the fact that there is not much law on the point, particularly at the federal level. This ascension in importance is largely due to the various organizations propounding best practices and principles for public charities and other forms of nonprofit organizations, the IRS's redesigned Form 990, the agency's aggressive push of certain good governance principles in the tax-exempt organizations' setting, and scandals brought to light by the Senate Finance Committee staff. Stemming from the authors' endless hours of meditating over the new Form 990 and sifting through the many (and often inconsistent) best practices principles, Nonprofit Governance fills the need for some cohesion in the realm of nonprofit governance by providing in-depth coverage and explanations of the laws, practices, and trends in this volatile area. An invaluable resource for nonprofit executives, officers, directors, nonprofit lawyers, accountants, members of boards of directors, and consultants, legal experts Bruce R. Hopkins and Virginia Gross's Nonprofit Governance brims with detailed documentation and references to regulations, rulings, cases, and tax literature (which includes current articles and tax law review notes). Here, readers will find a wealth of clarifying information on: Federal and state law fundamentals Board member responsibilities and liability Nonprofit governance principles Nonprofit governance issues Application of the private benefit doctrine Governance and the redesigned Form 990 Recommended polices and procedures Governance case studies Governance legal audit A law primer for nonprofit board members And much more The book includes an exhaustive index, Internal Revenue Code citations and numerous case studies, tips, forms, and checklists to round out the authoritative coverage. Nonprofit Governance is an indispensable guide to, and through, all of the governance policymaking that is unfolding, to improve the management of nonprofit organizations as well as to help organizations be in compliance with nonprofit governance law.

Performance Management in Nonprofit Organizations

Global Perspectives

Author: Zahirul Hoque,Lee Parker

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317658426

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 440

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With increased competition for external funding, technological advancement, and public expectations for transparency, not-for-profit and non-governmental organizations are facing new challenges and pressures. While research has explored the roles of accounting, accountability, and performance management in nonprofit organizations, we still lack evidence on the best practices these organizations implement in the areas of accountability and performance management. This book collects and presents that evidence for the first time, offering insights to help nonprofits face these new challenges head-on. Performance Management in Nonprofit Organizations focuses on both conventional and contemporary issues facing nonprofits, presenting evidence-based insights from leading scholars in the field. Chapters examine the design, implementation, and working of accounting, accountability, governance, and performance management measures, providing both retrospective and contemporary views, as well as critical commentaries on accounting and performance related issues in nonprofit organizations The book's contributors also offer critical commentaries on the changing role of accounting and performance management in this sector. This research-based collection is an interesting and useful read for academics, practitioners, students, and consultants in nonprofit organizations, and is highly accessible to accounting and non-accounting audiences alike.

Social Enterprise Management

Author: Bob Doherty,John Thompson

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 1845449886

Category: Economics

Page: 107

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Annotation Social enterprises are organisations seeking business solutions to social problems. This e-book looks at social enterprises around the world in terms of governance, corporate social responsibility, entrepreneurship, sustainability and in the public sector.

The Jossey-Bass Handbook of Nonprofit Leadership and Management

Author: David O. Renz

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470875476

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 872

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This is the Third Edition of the bestselling nonprofit management reference and text called the "big green book." Based on updated research, theory, and experience, this comprehensive edition offers practical advice on managing nonprofit organizations and addresses key aspects such as board development, strategic planning, lobbying, marketing, fundraising, volunteer management, financial management, risk management, and compensation and benefits. New chapters cover developments in such areas as social entrepreneurship, financial leadership and capital structure, accountability and transparency, and the changing political-legal climate. It includes an instructor's manual

The Handbook of Nonprofit Governance

Author: BoardSource

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470602461

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 416

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THE HANDBOOK OF NONPROFIT GOVERNANCE From BoardSource comes The Handbook of Nonprofit Governance. This comprehensive resource explores the overarching question of governance within nonprofit organizations and addresses the roles, structures, and practices of an effective nonprofit. The Handbook of Nonprofit Governance covers the topics that are of most importance to those charged with creating and sustaining effective leadership, including building a board; succession planning; policies; financial oversight; fundraising; planning; strategic planning processes; risk management; and evaluation of the board, CEO, and organization. Praise for The Handbook of Nonprofit Governance "This is the first book I've found that covers the topic of governance from A to Z. I know what I'll be assigning the students in my governance class as a textbook next semester!" —TERRIE TEMKIN, founding principal, CoreStrategies for Nonprofits, Inc. "BoardSource has prepared an exceptional resource for nonprofit boards and leaders. This comprehensive volume offers timely and relevant information about board work and governance, including practical tools and resources that will be valuable to all types of nonprofits." —DAVID O. RENZ, chair, department of public affairs; Beth K. Smith/Missouri Chair in Nonprofit Leadership; and director, Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership; University of Missouri, Kansas City "If you are involved in nonprofit organizations, and if you ever have doubts about how they are best run, this is the book for you-and BoardSource is the place to turn." —FISHER HOWE, consultant, Lavender/Howe & Associates, and author, The Nonprofit Leadership Team BoardSource (formerly the National Center for Nonprofit Boards) is the premier resource for practical information, tools and best practices, training, and leadership development for board members of nonprofit organizations worldwide.

Nonprofit Resources

A Companion to Nonprofit Governance

Author: Victor Futter,Lisa Runquist

Publisher: American Bar Association

ISBN: 9781590314265

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 149

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Now in its second edition, Nonprofit Resources is a handy reference tool for all nonprofit professionals. With more than a thousand entries pointing readers to a wide variety of references in the nonprofit field, this accessible guide will provide users with a running start on researching any topic. Unique, user-friendly, and compiled by industry experts, Nonprofit Resources will point readers to key information sources on dozens of topics ranging from accounting to lobbying to volunteers.

The Governance of Public and Non-profit Organisations

What Do Boards Do?

Author: Chris Cornforth

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415359924

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 259

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Governing boards play a crucial role in ensuring that public and non-profit organizations are publicly accountable and perform well. Until now, there have been relatively few detailed empirical studies of what boards do in practice, but this book fills that gap by bringing together analyses based upon some of the best recent empirical studies. Using a new theoretical framework that highlights the paradoxical nature of governance, the book throws light on the questions at the heart of recent debates about non-profit boards: are boards publicly accountable or is there a democratic deficit? are boards able to exercise real power, or does management run the show? are boards effective stewards of an organization's resources? what effects are regulatory and other changes designed to improve board effectiveness having? This book will be essential reading for academics and students with an interest in the governance and management of public and non-profit organizations, and will also be of value to policy makers and practitioners who wish to gain a deeper understanding of how boards work and what can be done to improve their performance.

Stakeholder Performance Reporting Von Nonprofit-Organisationen

Author: Sandra Stötzer

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 9783834918680

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 460

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Nonprofit-Organisationen (NPO) stehen gegenüber ihren Ressourcengebern (wie Spendern, Freiwilligen, Mitgliedern, öffentlichen Förderern etc.) häufig unter Rechtfertigungsdruck. Diese erwarten eine effiziente und wirkungsvolle Mittelverwendung sowie aussagekräftige Leistungsnachweise. Daher ist ein adressatengerechtes Stakeholder Performance Reporting ein wichtiger Erfolgsfaktor bei der Gewinnung von Unterstützern. Sandra Stötzer entwickelt ein normatives Modell für eine stakeholderorientierte Leistungsberichterstattung von NPO. Sie gibt konkrete Handlungs- und Gestaltungsempfehlungen für die praktische Ausgestaltung des Performance Reporting und behandelt eine Vielzahl innovativer Einzelaspekte.

Project Governance

Implementing Corporate Governance and Business Ethics in Nonprofit Organizations

Author: Patrick S. Renz

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3790819271

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 260

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This book unveils a gap in the governance of development projects that ultimately hinders effective, transparent and accountable usage of resources. Illustrated with entertaining examples, the book develops a Project Governance model. The models six modules build an integrated, strategically oriented and ethically reflected platform for a more truthful and efficient cooperation in difficult projects or programs such as in development.