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Leadership in Nonprofit Organizations

A Reference Handbook

Leadership in Nonprofit Organizations by Kathryn A. Agard
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Leaders of nonprofit organizations deliver programs and services vital to the quality of life in the United States. All the activities of our religious communities; the vast majority of the arts and culture, human services, and community development pursuits; as well as education and environmental advocacies take root and deliver their services within the nonprofit sector.

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.

Key Features

  • Presents contributions from a wide range of authors who reflect the variety, vibrancy, and creativity of the sector itself
  • Provides an overview of the history of nonprofit organizations in our country
  • Describes a robust and diverse assortment of organizations and opportunities for leadership
  • Explores the nature of leadership and its complexity as exemplified in the nonprofit sector
  • Includes topics such as personalities of nonprofit leaders; vision and starting a nonprofit organization; nonprofit law, statutes, taxation, and regulations; strategic management; financial management; collaboration; public relations for promoting a nonprofit organization; and human resource policies and procedures

Nonprofit organizations are a large, independent, diverse, and dynamic part of our society. This landmark Handbook tackles issues relevant to leadership in the nonprofit realm, making it a welcome addition to any academic or public library.

SAGE Publications; October 2010
1072 pages; ISBN 9781483305455
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Title: Leadership in Nonprofit Organizations
Author: Kathryn A. Agard