Management of nonprofit organizations is characterized by several distinctive aspects in relation to human resources, communications, strategic planning and the fallacy of using profitability as an indicator of success. This book examines the challenges facing nonprofit organizations, particularly with regard to collaboration, trust and innovation.
La Gestión de las Organizaciones no Lucrativas pretende ser un manual que sirva para ayudar a las personas que dirigen las miles de asociaciones que hay en el país y que, a menudo, se encuentran sin los instrumentos de gestión necesarios para llevarlas adelante. Esta obra quiere suscitar la reflexión de los responsables de las organizaciones no lucrativas, que hace muchos años que se preocupan de ayudar al resto de personas sin pararse a pensar que con esto no basta, que la sociedad está en transformación continua y que, en definitiva, lo que la sociedad necesita son organizaciones que no sólo hagan el bien sino que lo hagan bien. Partiendo de los valores intrínsecos del sector no lucrativo, este libro quiere ofrecer al lector un conjunto de herramientas, instrumentos y técnicas de gestión que le ayuden a conseguir que su asociación obtenga un mayor impacto social.
The core purpose of social enterprise is to create value for the betterment of society. This aim lies at the center of the framework and is the end toward which all other elements in the framework must contribute. Greater alignment of these elements with the central purpose produces higher organizational coherence which contributes to superior performance.
This essential resource offers an overall understanding ofnonprofits based on both the academic literature and practitionerexperience. It shows how to lead, manage, govern, and structureeffective and ethical nonprofit organizations. ManagingNonprofit Organizations reveals what it takes to beentrepreneurial and collaborative, formulate successful strategies,assess performance, manage change, acquire resources, be aresponsible financial steward, and design and implement solidmarketing and communication plans. "Managing Nonprofit Organizations is the onlyintroductory text on this subject that manages to do three criticalthings equally well: It's comprehensive, covering all the keytopics leaders...
In an increasingly interconnected environment, shocks, crises, cascading failures, and surprising breakthroughs are features of our age. The ability to anticipate, intervene, innovate, and adapt is now seen as essential for governments. Public officials serve in an expanded public space that is being reshaped by the rise of social networking and modern information and communication technologies. The desired results on many public issues exceed the reach and resources of government.
In explicitly tying the policy realm to management skills, this book sheds new light on how nonprofit managers can better navigate policymaking and regulatory contexts to effectively lead their organizations.
Through a variety of analytical lenses - formal modeling, econometrics and case study comparisons - Carlos Rufín fills a gap in the political economy of second-wave, or microeconomic, reforms around the world. More specifically, he does so in the context of the electricity supply industry, where such reforms have been as problematic as they have been widespread. The author shows that ideological considerations and bargaining over the distribution of economic rents accruing from certain institutional arrangements are powerful shapers of institutional change. At the same time, the legacy of the past does not appear to have a clear or systematic effect on the direction of second-wave reforms that seek to transform existing economic institutions. If distributional conflicts can be resolved, these conclusions provide grounds for optimism about the ability to create new institutions even in countries where little favorable precedent exists.