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Profiles of Excellence: Achieving Success in the Nonprofit Sector

Profiles of Excellence: Achieving Success in the Nonprofit Sector

E. B. Knauft, Renee A. Berger, Sandra T. Gray

ISBN: 978-1-555-42337-7

Mar 1991, Jossey-Bass

169 pages

Select type: Hardcover

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Detailed case studies reveal how nonprofits can achieve excellence by applying basic qualities of outstanding leadership: a clearly articulated sense of mission, a dynamic leader, and involved and committed governing board, and the ability to raise funds and motivate volunteers.


The Authors.

Part One: The Four Hallmarks of Excellence.

1. The Primacy of Mission.

2. Effective Leadership.

3. A Dynamic Board.

4. Strong Development Programs.

Part Two: Excellence in Action: Case Studies of Outstanding Nonprofit Organizations.

5. Atlanta Historical Society: Adapting to Changing Times.

6. Baxter Community Center: Getting an Agency Back on Its Feet.

7. East Bay Asian Local Development Center: Entrepreneurship at the Grass Roots.

8. Guadalupe Center: Leadership that Heals.

9. Indian Health Board: Challenging the Status Quo.

10. Interlochen Center for the Arts: Unswerving Dedication to Mission.

11. Northside Center for Child Development: Managing Leadership Transititons.

12. San Francisco Education Fund: A Pioneer Manages the Problems of Success.

13. Seattle Emergency Housing Inc.: Building Partnerships.

14. Upward Fund Afterschool: Leadership for Independence.

Part Three: Achieving Excellence.

15. Making Mission Meaningful: Building and Using a Strong Mission Statement.

16. Developing Leadership Skills.

17. Guidelines for Enhancing Board Effectivenss.

18. Raising Funds and Moblizing Volunteers.

Conclusion: Planning for Excellence.