Non-profit management

November 12, 2009 by Steve
Like well-meaning rich aunts, foundations are full of advice for nonprofit organizations and their leaders. From positions of relative financial security and isolated from the risks and challenges confronting most nonprofit executive directors, foundation leaders and program officers issue a constant stream of admonitions: Focus on finding dependable sources of income. Produce measurable results. Evaluate whether you are making a difference. Be strategic, not opportunistic. Build diverse boards. Spend more time on advocacy. Collaborate with other organizations. Read More...
November 12, 2009 by Steve
Native America at the new Millennium is a Ford Foundation-funded collaboration by the Harvard Project, Native Nations Institute, and First Nations Development Institute that serves as a primer on contemporary American Indian affairs. NANM addresses topics as wide-ranging as tribal government, non-profit organizations, political activism, economic development, housing, welfare, health, arts, and media. Read More...
November 12, 2009 by Steve
Editor Dennis R. Young offers practical guidelines to help nonprofit managers maximize the effectiveness of their valuable resources. Nonprofit leaders must advance their mission while balancing the agendas of trustees, funders, government, and staff. Here, expert authors explore the core operating decisions that face all organizations and provide solutions that work for nonprofits of any size. Read More...
November 12, 2009 by Steve
Investing in Capacity Building: A Guide to High-Impact Approaches Improving management practices—the most challenging aspect of capacity building—is essential to increasing the impact of a nonprofit's limited resources. Author Barbara Blumenthal helps grantmakers and consultants design better methods of helping nonprofits, while showing nonprofit managers how to get more effective support. Read More...
November 12, 2009 by Steve
Author Paul Firstenberg challenges grantmakers to proactively assist their grantee's management in maximizing the nonprofit's social impact, showing grantseekers how potential funders increasingly emphasize organizational capacity building. Read More...
April 30, 2009 by admin
2008, 8 pages. National Endowment for the Arts, 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, D.C., 20506, 202-682-5400, www.nea.gov http://www.nea.gov/research/TheaterBrochure12-08.pdf Read More...
April 30, 2009 by admin
2008, 295 pages. Brookings Institution Press, 1775 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, D.C., 20036, 202-797-6000, www.brookings.edu http://www.brookings.edu/press/Books/2008/searchforsocialentrepreneurship.aspx Read More...
April 30, 2009 by admin
2008, 31 pages. The Wallace Foundation, 5 Penn Plaza, 7th floor, New York, NY, 10001, 212-251-9700, www.wallacefoundation.org http://www.wallacefoundation.org/wallace/whitepaper_weiss.pdf Read More...
April 30, 2009 by admin
Gourd Girls Priscilla Wilson 2005, 220 pages Mt. Yonah Press, Sautee, Georgia Read More...