Nonprofit Governance and Management

Author: Victor Futter
Publisher: American Bar Association
ISBN: 1590310411
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Business & Economics

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

Author: Chris Cornforth
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781135022181
Release Date: 2013-07-04
Genre: Business & Economics

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.

Corporate Governance in Non Profit Organisationen

Author: Philipp Hirth
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 9783658031299
Release Date: 2013-07-16
Genre: Social Science

Non-Profit-Organisationen (NPO) stehen unter dem besonderen Druck, sowohl ein effizientes Management als auch eine ideelle Verpflichtung auf einen individuellen Organisationszweck zu garantieren. Sie unterwerfen sich daher häufig Standards für Corporate Governance. Einige NPO beziehen sich explizit auf den Deutschen Corporate Governance Kodex, der mit seiner Konzentration auf börsennotierte Unternehmen und deren Ziel der Gewinnmaximierung kaum als Vorbild geeignet scheint. Philipp Hirth zeigt, dass Corporate Governance gerade für NPO ein wertvolles Werkzeug sein kann, um den Ansprüchen der Stakeholder gerecht zu werden. Er identifiziert unterschiedliche Wirkungsdimensionen und Adressaten von Corporate Governance und passt das Konzept für NPO an. Damit schafft er einen theoretisch fundierten und praktisch anwendbaren Zugang für Corporate Governance im Non-Profit-Bereich und zeigt an Hand von Beispielen, wie Corporate Governance in NPO konkret ausgestaltet sein kann.​

Nonprofit Resources

Author: Victor Futter
Publisher: American Bar Association
ISBN: 1590314263
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Business & Economics

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 Organizations

Author: Chris Cornforth
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134515097
Release Date: 2003-08-29
Genre: Business & Economics

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.

The Governance of Public and Non profit Organisations

Author: Chris Cornforth
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0415359929
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Business & Economics

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.

The Handbook of Nonprofit Governance

Author: BoardSource
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470602465
Release Date: 2010-04-16
Genre: Business & Economics

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.

Best of Boards

Author: Marci S. Thomas
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781945498930
Release Date: 2018-03-20
Genre: Business & Economics

Not-for-profit organizations’ boards are justifiably passionate about their causes and eager to help their organizations. However, in today’s increasingly regulated climate, board members, who come from diverse backgrounds and may have little financial expertise, can feel overwhelmed by the regulations that are their duty to follow. This second edition provides not-for-profit board members and financial managers with the essential fiduciary knowledge and indispensable leadership guidance that they need to meet the challenges of the current not-for-profit environment. This book contains the following: Financial and ethical guidance for real-life situations Practical leadership advice for novice and experienced board members Assistance for not-for-profit managers tasked with governance challenges Tools, checklists, and templates based on common sense management techniques

Nonprofit Governance

Author: Bruce R. Hopkins
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470486198
Release Date: 2009-04-22
Genre: Business & Economics

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.

The Jossey Bass Handbook of Nonprofit Leadership and Management

Author: David O. Renz
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 047087547X
Release Date: 2010-10-01
Genre: Business & Economics

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

Performance Management in Nonprofit Organizations

Author: Zahirul Hoque
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317658429
Release Date: 2014-10-10
Genre: Business & Economics

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.

Understanding Nonprofit Organizations

Author: J. Steven Ott
Publisher: Westview Press
ISBN: 0813349613
Release Date: 2015-07-28
Genre: Business & Economics

Understanding Nonprofit Organizations examines the most important issues that face today's leaders and managers of nonprofit organizations through the writing of scholars, consultants, and practicing executives. It focuses on governing, leading, and managing nonprofit organizations and how such organizations differ from both the public and private sectors. Each part opens with a framing essay that identifies the central themes and issues and summarizes the significance of the contribution that each piece makes to the development of knowledge in the field. Completely revised and updated, the third edition includes new articles on legal frameworks, philanthropy, managing volunteers and accountability, as well as an original essay on capacity building by Michele Cole. In addition, the third edition now features brand-new case studies adapted by C. Kenneth Meyer specifically for Understanding Nonprofit Organizations—making it an even more student-friendly text for graduate and upper-division undergraduate nonprofit organizations and management survey courses.

Managing Nonprofit Organizations in a Policy World

Author: Shannon K Vaughan
Publisher: CQ Press
ISBN: 9781452240053
Release Date: 2013-01-08
Genre: Business & Economics

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.