Leadership In Nonprofit Organizations: A Reference Handbook, 1st Edition

  • Published By: SAGE
  • ISBN-10: 1412979323
  • ISBN-13: 9781412979320
  • DDC: 658.4
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 1026 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2010 | Published/Released November 2010
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2010

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Welcome to the world of leadership in nonprofit organizations. This sector offers an opportunity to serve as well as to lead. Leadership in Nonprofit Organizations: A Reference Handbook engages voices on issues and leadership topics important to those seeking to understand more about this dynamic sector of society. A major focus of this two volume reference work is on the specific roles and skills required of the nonprofit leader in voluntary organizations.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Editorial Board.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
About the Editors.
About the Contributors.
1: The Nonprofit and Philanthropic Sector.
2: Legal Definitions, Legal Accountability, and the Roles and Responsibilities of Board Leadership.
3: Types of Foundations and Their Leadership Characteristics.
4: Definition of Scope, Scale, and Role of the Nonprofit Sector.
5: A Nonprofit Organization.
6: Roles of Government, Nonprofit Sector, Business, and Family and their Interaction in Democracy.
7: Understanding Social Capital, Civic Engagement, and Community Building.
8: Membership Associations.
9: Leadership in Service Clubs and Benevolent Societies.
10: Umbrella Organizations in the United States.
11: History of the Nonprofit and Philanthropic Sector.
12: Classic Thought Leaders Framing U.S. Philanthropy.
13: Origins of the Nonprofit Sector in the United States: From the Elizabethan “Poor Laws” Through the Civil War.
14: History of Nonprofit Leadership in the United States: From the Civil War to the Great Depression.
15: History of Nonprofit Leadership in the United States: From the Great Depression to World War II.
16: History of Nonprofit Leadership in the United States: From World War II to the 1969 Tax Act.
17: History of Nonprofit Leadership in the United States: From the 1969 Tax Act to the Present.
18: Philanthropic Leadership in Totalitarian and Communist Countries.
19: The American Presidency and Philanthropy Since the Civil War.
20: Common Interest Areas of Nonprofits and Foundations.
21: Advocacy Organizations.
22: Role of the Nonprofit Sector in Leading Innovation in Public Policy and Social Change.
23: The Arts and Nonprofit Organizations.
24: Community Development.
25: Education (Pre-Birth, Preschool, and Early Childhood).
26: Education (K–College).
27: Environment.
28: Health and Hospitals.
29: Youth and Character Development.
30: Nonprofit Organizations and Historically Disenfranchised Groups.
31: Gender Matters: Women Transforming Philanthropy.
32: Women’s Leadership in Philanthropy.
33: Role of the Nonprofit Sector in Providing Opportunities for Unpopular Causes and Disenfranchised People.
34: Understanding how Philanthropy and Nonprofit Activities Manifest in Minority Communities in the United States.
35: Leadership Competencies in a Diverse Culture.
36: Attracting Leadership from Across Diverse Communities.
37: Leadership of Philanthropy Through African American Sororities and Fraternities.
38: Leading the Nonprofit Organization.
39: Theories of Nonprofit and Organizational Leadership.
40: Dynamism in Action: Leadership of the Nonprofit Enterprise.
41: Progressive Leadership: Models and Perspectives for Effective Leadership.
42: Basic Skills of Nonprofit Leadership.
43: Roles, Responsibilities, and Characteristics of Nonprofit Leadership.
44: Traditional and Unique Features of the Nonprofit CEO Role.
45: Servant, Transformational, and Transactional Leadership.
46: Leading Volunteers in Nonprofit Organizations.
47: Policies and Procedures for Leaders: Conflict of Interest, Transparency, and Accountability.
48: Transitional Leadership.
49: Staff Leadership: Team-Building and Staff Development.
50: Human Resource Leadership and Management.
51: Tax Policy and Implications for the Organization: Tax Exemption, Charitable Deduction, and Charity Care.
52: Financial Issues for Leaders.
53: Fraud Awareness in Nonprofit Settings.
54: Budgeting and Forecasting: Implementing Sound Strategic Financial Planning.
55: Defining Fundraising Success Through Strong Donor Engagement.
56: Leading the Traditional Giving Pyramid: Overview of Types and Levels of Giving.
57: Grantwriting and Leadership in Working with Foundations and Government.
58: Social Entrepreneurship and Business Development.
59: Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leaders: The Becoming Business-Like of the Philanthropy Sector.