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Improving Leadership in Nonprofit Organizations

Improving Leadership in Nonprofit Organizations

Ronald E. Riggio (Editor), Sarah Smith Orr (Editor), Kravis Leadership Institute, Jack Shakely (Foreword by)

ISBN: 978-0-470-40179-8

Dec 2003, Jossey-Bass

320 pages

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$68.50

Description

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
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