Managing a Non-Profit Organization Research Paper

Managing a Non-Profit Organization
A description of management ideas and concepts related to the operation of a non-profit organization.
# 119123 | 2,298 words | 20 sources | APA | 2007 | PH
Published on Apr 02, 2010 in Sociology (Social Work) , Business (Management) , Business (Marketing) , Accounting (General)

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This research paper takes a look at the necessary tools for operating a successful non-profit organization. The paper highlights the organizational models of the Make a Wish Foundation, the National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM) Organization, and Medecins sans Frontieres (MSF), to exemplify associations which were able to pursue their goals and missions through exemplary marketing, fundraising, and promotional tactics making them financially strong.

The Dynamics of the Non-Profit Organization
Organizational Models
Make a Wish Foundation
National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM) Organization
Medecins sans Frontieres (MSF)
Marketing for Non-Profit Organizations
Effects of Setting up in Marketing
The Marketing Plan
Sustainable Growth and Fundraising
Maintaining Industry Relations
Goal Setting
Organizational Activities
The Media
Promoting the Organization
Program Evaluation
Financial Management
The Accounting Process
Banking and Treasury
Human Resources
Finding and Hiring Staff
Work Environment
Globalizing the Organization

From the Paper:

"Non-profit organizations are important units of the society. They strive to take care of the smaller details of humanity. They append quality to life, especially for the marginalized and the needy. However, it takes courage and knowledge to be able to form and maintain a non-profit institution. Many associations have failed in their quest for helping others. There are many reasons to these failures. Some institutions lacked support from donors and sponsors, and without the financial viability they ceased to exist. Some lost their credibility, and in effect lost the support that they used to receive. Others closed down due to mismanagement of resources, funds, and the loss in unity within the group itself.
"Keeping this in mind, it is important to note that on these failures there are lessons on how to properly manage a non-profit organization. There are in fact many factors to consider. Proponents need to have the know-how in forming a non-profit association. There need to be a specific and strategic plan for foundation, requiring substantial knowledge in putting up an organization. Marketing is important as well to sustain fundraising activities and create a base of donors and sponsors. In the same way, public relations and promotions help organizations achieve their mission and goals. However, financial management is a sensitive yet important subject to tackle. In other points, human resources and a future-forward mentality that the organization will grow is also important. In connection to this, the group should be prepared on the demands of this probable growth."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • A guide to volunteer recruitment. (2006). Retrieved November 7, 2008, from the Indicorps website:
  • Busby, D. (nd). Deputized fundraising. Retrieved November 7, 2008, from the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability website:
  • Landau, K. (2004). Thinking of forming a non-profit? Retrieved November 10, 2008, from document website:
  • Chapter 3: Fundraising; Page 3 of 13. (2007). Retrieved November 7, 2008, from the Skatepark organization website:
  • Chapter 3: Fundraising; Page 6 of 13. (2007). Retrieved November 7, 2008, from the Skatepark organization website:

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