Leadership and Management in Nonprofits Term Paper by Nicky

Leadership and Management in Nonprofits
A look at effective leadership and management in nonprofit organizations.
# 145132 | 3,011 words | 24 sources | APA | 2010 | US
Published on Oct 26, 2010 in Business (Management) , Communication (Public Relations)

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This paper gives an in-depth analysis of the responsibilities necessary to sustain a nonprofit organization from the perspective of management. First, the paper shows the differences between a large, financially viable corporation and a nonprofit organization. Next, it discusses how to groom effective leaders from within the nonprofit organization in order to keep it viable. Effective decision making in the nonprofit is also explored, with particular emphasis on its relationship with the public. The paper concludes by highlighting that leadership in a nonprofit must remain flexible because of the probable fluctuations in budgets.

From the Paper:

"With respect to effective management there is a core necessity for effective long-term planning which responds to the structural inadequacies, internal philosophy and the implications of larger economic circumstances. With proper planning, it may be found that non-profit organizations are not necessarily at a disadvantage in competing for market viability. In many ways, in fact, such organizations are granted luxuries not afforded to profitable organizations. In terms of planning, we find the experienced management is crucial. This is particularly evident given that so many for-profit organizations enter the non-profit game with economic and social interests in mine. Though this a popular divestment for many corporations and estates, the unique idiosyncrasies of running non-profit organizations can be difficult to adapt to. One of the most commonly identified reasons supplied for the failure of companies to find successful diversification in non-profit corporations is their incapacity to foresee through effective planning the differences between their standard operations and this newly entered sector."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Barrett, H., Balloun, J., & Weinstein, A. (2005). Success Factors for Organizational Performance: Comparing Business Services, Health Care, and Education. SAM Advanced Management Journal, 70(4), 16+. Retrieved November 15, 2008, from Questia database: http://www.questia.com/PM.qst?a=o&d=5014693559
  • Bell, J. R., Bell, R. R., & Elkins, S. A. (2005). Embedding Ethical Frameworks in the Leadership System of Not-for-Profits: The Special Case of Volunteers. SAM Advanced Management Journal, 70(4), 29+. Retrieved November 15, 2008, from Questia database: http://www.questia.com/PM.qst?a=o&d=5014632679
  • Brinckerhoff, P. C. (1999). Faith-Based Management: Leading Organizations That Are Based on More Than Just Mission. New York: Wiley. Retrieved November 15, 2008, from Questia database: http://www.questia.com/PM.qst?a=o&d=114057019
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