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Developing Nonprofit and Human Service Leaders
Essential Knowledge and Skills

An essential text that offers hands-on, skill-building practice



November 2013 | 192 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Developing Nonprofit and Human Service Leaders comprehensively prepares students with the skills to successfully manage human service organizations. Authors Larry D. Watson and Richard Hoefer explore core managerial competencies tailored to the unique environment of these organizations, including administrative responsibilities, values and ethics, organizational theories, leadership, boards of directors, fundraising, supervision, research, cultural consideration, and more. This essential text offers hands-on practice for the skills that future administrators will need to make a substantial impact in their organizations and communities.

 
PART 1 - CONTEXT
 
CHAPTER 1: THE CONTEXT OF HUMAN SERVICES ADMINISTRATION
 
CHAPTER 2: VALUES AND ETHICS IN ADMINISTRATION
 
CHAPTER 3: ADMINISTRATIVE AND ORGANIZATIONAL THEORIES
 
PART 2 - LEADERSHIP AND COMMUNICATIONS
 
CHAPTER 4: LEADERSHIP IN ADMINISTRATION
 
CHAPTER 5: PERSONAL COMMUNICATIONS
 
PART 3 – LEADERSHIP SKILLS
 
CHAPTER 6: AGENCY PLANNING
 
CHAPTER 7: LOGIC MODELS AND PROGRAM EVALUATION
 
CHAPTER 8: BUDGETING AND FINANCE
 
CHAPTER 9: HUMAN RESOURCES
 
CHAPTER 10: BOARDS
 
CHAPTER 11: FUND DEVELOPMENT
 
CHAPTER 12: MARKETING
 
CHAPTER 13: PERSUASION
 
CHAPTER 14: AVOCACY
 
CONCLUSION: PUTTING THE PIECES TOGETHER

Good for Macro overview. No accompanying online resources or support. Exercises could be more in depth and thought-out.

Dr Donald L Schuman
School Of Social Work, University Of Texas-Arlington
November 3, 2015
Key features

KEY FEATURES:

  • Each chapter focuses on a fundamental skill that future administrators will need to be successful in both general business management and applied human service environments.
  • A clear, conceptual framework assists readers in pulling all the pieces of nonprofit administration together.
  • Carefully tested in-class exercises and away-from-class assignments bring the ideas in the book to life and help students without much background in the area of administration be able to succeed.
  • Hands-on skill building exercises and assignments in each chapter address topics such as ethical dilemmas, administrative theories and practices, encouraging readers to put their knowledge to use in real-life scenarios.
  • A comprehensive, conceptual overview places administration skills into four quadrants: task vs. people orientation and internal vs. external orientation.
  • EPAS standards for administrators are addressed through the organization, design, and content of the workbook.
  • Each chapter includes a summary and glossary.
  • The text is written to be appealing to undergraduates while being comprehensive enough for graduate courses in nonprofit management and administration.

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