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Improving Leadership in Nonprofit Organizations

ISBN: 978-0-470-40179-8
320 pages
December 2003, Jossey-Bass
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Well-grounded in theory, research, and practice, Improving Leadership in Nonprofit Organizations is a comprehensive resource that goes beyond traditional nonprofit management theory to offer the latest in cutting-edge thought on leadership for nonprofit organizations. The book offers a wealth of new directions and ideas for leadership and features chapters written by such well-known experts as Frances Hesselbein, Stephen Dobbs, Florence Green, and Jay Conger. Improving Leadership in Nonprofit Organizations discusses the most compelling leadership challenges and issues for nonprofit organizations and
  • Shows that transformational leaders of nonprofits lead more effective organizations
  • Includes a comparison of highly functioning for-profit boards with boards of nonprofit organizations
  • Provides an analysis of dysfunctional boards
  • Discusses for-profit "organizations of hope" that provide important leadership for social change and responsibility
  • Suggests strategies for managing and motivating a volunteer workforce
  • Presents a model for leading nonprofit projects
  • Offers a valuable model for program evaluation in nonprofit organizations
  • Considers the ongoing development of nonprofit leaders
  • Includes strategies to develop leadership capacity
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Tables, Figures, and Exhibits xi

Foreword xiii
Jack Shakely

Preface xvii

The Kravis Leadership Institute xxi

The Authors xxiii

PART ONE: CHALLENGES FOR NONPROFIT LEADERS 1

1 Future Challenges for Nonprofit Organizations 3
Frances Hesselbein

2 Some Thoughts About Nonprofit Leadership 10
Stephen Mark Dobbs

3 Ten Things Nonprofits Must Do in the Twenty-First Century 19
Florence L. Green

PART TWO: A FOCUS ON THE NONPROFIT LEADER 37

4 Missionary Leadership: Harnessing the Power of the Mission 39
K. M. Thiagarajan

5 Transformational Leadership in Nonprofit Organizations 49
Ronald E. Riggio, Bernard M. Bass, Sarah Smith Orr

6 The Ethical Challenges of Nonprofit Leaders 63
Joanne B. Ciulla

7 Managerial Pay in Nonprofit and For-Profit Corporations 76
Kevin F. Hallock

8 Succession and Its Discontents: The Perils and Promise of Change 102
Georgia Sorenson

PART THREE: BOARD LEADERSHIP 117

9 Transforming Nonprofit Boards: Lessons from the World of Corporate Governance 119
Jay A. Conger

10 Last Things First—Theories and Realities: A Perspective on Nonprofit Leadership 131
Susan M. Scribner

PART FOUR: A FOCUS ON THE NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION 149

11 Organizations of Hope: Leading the Way to Transformation, Social Action, and Profitability 151
Gill Robinson Hickman

12 Volunteers and Volunteer Organizations: Theoretical Perspectives and Practical Concerns 163
Mark Snyder, Allen M. Omoto

13 Leadership, Social Work, and Virtual Teams: The Relative Influence of Vertical Versus Shared Leadership in the Nonprofit Sector 180
Craig L. Pearce, Youngjin Yoo, Maryam Alavi

PART FIVE: NONPROFIT LEADERSHIP TOOLS AND TECHNIQUES 205

14 Leadership of the Nonprofit Strategy Development Process 207
Thomas J. Reynolds

15 A Leadership Model for Nonprofit Projects 219
Victor Sohmen

16 Using Professional Evaluation to Improve the Effectiveness of Nonprofit Organizations 234
Stewart I. Donaldson

17 Leadership Assessment and Development: Recommendations for a New Assessment Model 252
Paul M. Arsenault

Conclusion: Soul-Based Leadership: The Confluence of Ideals, Concepts, and Action 267
Sarah Smith Orr

Name Index 279

Subject Index 283

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Ronald E. Riggio is the Henry R. Kravis Professor of Leadership and Organizational Psychology and director of the Kravis Leadership Institute at Claremont McKenna College. He is the author of numerous books on the topic of leadership.

Sarah Smith Orr is president of Smith Orr & Associates in Pasadena, California. She is a consultant and coach for executives and organizations with a specialty in nonprofit leadership and for men and women making a passage through a life transition.

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