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Motivation in Non-profit Organizations
An analysis of leadership styles and motivating factors for individuals within non-profit organizations.
# 108770 | 7,469 words | 13 sources | APA | 2008 | US
Published on Oct 27, 2008 in Business (Management)

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This paper examines the factors that motivate individuals in the non-profit organization. It looks at the primary principles of motivation that are available to leadership in not-for-profits in motivating their staff and discusses the limitations of the not-for-profit organizations in the area of resource availability. The paper also focuses on the specific leadership style and characteristics that best serve the initiative and intent of the not-for-profit mission.

Table of Contents:
Statement Of Problem
Purpose Of Study
Significance Of Study
Expected Outcomes Of Study
Literature Review
Self-Concept Validations
Goal-Identification Approaches
Required Leadership Skills
Maslow's Theory Of Motivation
Attracting & Retaining The Right People
The Three Factors Of Leadership Motivation
Motivation Of Part-Time And Volunteer Employees
Summary And Conclusion

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Daughtry-Weiss, Daniel (2005) Technical Versus Adaptive Leadership. National Resource Center. Compassion Capital Fund. 29 Mar 2005. Online available at:
  • Heifetz, R.A., Kania, J.V., and Kramer, M. Leading Boldly. Stanford Social Innovation Review. Winter, 2004. 21-31.
  • Steffen, David (2003) Transformation in Public Health: Catalyzing Meaningful Change Through Adaptive Leadership. Spring 2003 Turning Point.
  • Transformational Leadership (2001) What Is? Institute of Work Psychology. Online available at:
  • Wagner, Lilya (2005) Leading Up: Transformational Leadership for Fundraisers. Wiley Publishers. Preview online available at:

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